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Old 12-07-2016, 02:46 PM   #1
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GIVEAWAY: Festool Helping Light The Way For Santa!


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We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Festool to giveaway a SysLite DUO Plus Work Light 769967 to TWO members!

To enter, simply reply to this thread with your response to the following question.

As a contractor, how do you deal with shorter days and lack of daylight on the jobsite during the winter months?

On December 22, 2016 we will do a random drawing to select TWO winners.

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IP 55 rating against dust and water intrusion coupled with a robust and tough exterior shell and more than ample interior sealing and heat shielding helping to ensure a jobsite-ready and tough light for years to come. All backed by the Festool-exclusive Service All-Inclusive warranty.

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Even and wide diffusion (180 degrees) with a color temperature of 5,000 Kelvin brings the closest thing to natural light to the jobsite. 8,000 Lumens of dark-shattering light is provided by two 40 LED banks (80 LED total) rated for 10,000 hours, over 5 years of work (250 days @ 8 hours per day).

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Old 12-07-2016, 02:52 PM   #2
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Festool Helping Light The Way For Santa!


I try and start the day with just enough time to do set up during the darker period of the mornings, and begin install work during light.
If we are working late, we roll out the lighting.

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Old 12-07-2016, 02:54 PM   #3
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I use a cheap Husky LED portable work light, and I sometimes hold a Nitecore flashlight in my teeth
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I adjust the work day as much as possible or when I have to work in poor lighting I make sure reflective clothing is worn if proper lighting can not be made available. Providing the right lighting is the best outcome so the job can get done on time without delay.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:23 PM   #5
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Lots of different lights, these new led lights are great! I think I may still have one of those old halogen lights I don't use much just to big and clumsy,

Never can have to much light!

This is a great light for portable!

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Staying ahead of the darkness is particularly important for me being that I am a one-man-show. When I can start the day early, as in setup and ready to start just after the sun comes up.

In the instances that things run late and I'm forced to work into the darkness, worklights are my best friends. I've even been known to use my truck headlights when I'm looking for those last few lumens.
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Start early. But seeing as how we are electricians, we usually just turn on the lights.

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We typically work outdoors, and only 8 hours per day. This time of year, starting at 730 can mean setting up in the dark though. On the really dreary days when we are punching out indoors, I will run one of those strings with the 6 sockets.
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I just use clip on lights with a third hand/zipwall poles and garage door opener bulbs...those things take a whining and keep on shining!
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Been on a job for 3 mo ths 7-330 everyday no matter what. Its crazy not having to worry about things like this.

BUT we are remodeling 150 baths 6 at a time and the lighting is absolutely horrendous. Keeping track of lights between carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, and demo guys gets absolutely nuts.

Great tip on the garage opener bulbs definitely implementing some of those asap

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I'm so used to being inside units and dark places using artificial light that sunlight plays little part in anything I'm involved in.
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I try to work indoors through the winter more because of the cold.

For when I work outside I have the big Milwaukee m18 light and a few flood lights on the back of the trailer.


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I have a ridged set up long cord with plug in's, bulb holders with a cage to protect the bulb and the dumb ass that want to grab it, i buy rough service bulbs.

i also have a couple of tri-pods with halogen bulb lights, i use to cook drywall mud, they are to hot to work under.
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We try and adjust our schedule if we can. Usually keep to 8-9 hours a day so it isn't terrible. We have the string of temp lights for interior and a couple of big halogens for outside. In a pinch there is always truck headlights...lol!
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I adjust my start time 30 minutes, clean-up in the twilight--even on the winter solstice there is still 9 1/2 hours of daylight in the Bay Area
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Considering that a lot of our work is interior remodeling, it's not usually an issue as there is power and lights. We use the M18 Flood Lights a lot and I'm planning to get a Duo light if I don't win this one.
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Done the halogen thing, junk. Just blew the budget on all new Milwaukee M18 tools and am looking at the stand up lights, but at only 2500 lumes and doing winter time concrete pours. Some times the headlights have to come on and everyone knows how hard it is to finish concrete in the dark. Every little area looks like a huge ripple in your floor until you see it the next day and its all flat as a pancake. Some professional lighting like this would make a world of difference.
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String up temp. lights like a Xmas tree! Happy holidays to everybody from contractortalk world! I could've used that light when my brother and I sanded this busted up ceiling last week

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Hard to stay motivated this time of the year when it's dark and cold. I try to adjust my day to be working in the daylight as much as I can. I also do mostly interior work this time of the year so I use a variety of lighten depending on the job. Longer jobs I have string lights that I use. Otherwise I have a couple smaller lights you plug in that use a standard LED bulb. Have some halogens laying around somewhere but don't use them much at all. Was looking at some LED jobsite lights the other day but they are pretty expensive. Will pick one up sometime in the future.
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I've been know to use the old over the vanity bathroom fixture I removed on a scrap 2x4 stand with a sacrificial extension cord when I stayed on a job longer than originally planned.
Otherwise, I just use a basic halogen work light when planning on working into the dark.


Come on big money -- Daddy needs a new work light!

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