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Old 12-08-2016, 06:48 AM   #21
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I do most of my outdoor work in winter time because the weather is so nice. So after Turkey day, I start loading what I need out of the shop when I get back at night instead of the morning. I can still get about a 10 hr day in during winter time, if I'm on site by 7 am. If I'm in the shop, I deal with it by flipping on a switch
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:52 AM   #22
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We try to take the winter months off. If we had a SysLight DUO, wed still try to take the winter months off, but it would make it easier to work when we had to.
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Mainly work indoors, but that doesn't mean there's always adequate indoor lighting. Almost always need auxiliary light source. Currently using a cheap Husky LED light and always have a small LED flashlight handy. The Husky light works alright but it often seems too "directional" rather than lighting up a larger area.
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Silly DST usually had us starting earlier in the morning so we did not have to deal with the dark.
In fact, the only time I worked in the dark was when I worked an off shift.
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I'm old enough to work 9 to 5 no matter what the season. Makes me feel like a banker.

For serious light I've always used halogens, but I'm making the change to LEDs. Gonna miss the warmth.

First and best move was adding LED strips in my van. I'll be mounting a LED light bar on the roof this weekend.

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Easy answer--Festool Syslight DUO-Plus and Syslights.

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EDIT---The Duo in the giveaway does not include the tripod. It's shown in the posted picture by Cricket starting this thread, it is an accessory.
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Easy answer--Festool Syslight DUO-Plus and Syslights.

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EDIT---The Duo in the giveaway does not include the tripod. It's shown in the posted picture by Cricket starting this thread, it is an accessory.
Damn, that thing is pretty bright.
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Damn, that thing is pretty bright.
I made the mistake of having the light set at eye level, my back was to it, I turned around and got temporally blinded.

8000 lumens, 5000 K, CRI 80.

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I'm old enough to work 9 to 5 no matter what the season. Makes me feel like a banker.

For serious light I've always used halogens, but I'm making the change to LEDs. Gonna miss the warmth.

First and best move was adding LED strips in my van. I'll be mounting a LED light bar on the roof this weekend.



I'm no sparky so what kind of led lighting do you have in that van? How's it running on the 12v of the vehicle?


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Don't usually have to worry about light that much. The shop has plenty. But on occasion I need more light, especially when finishing or sanding. And this year I have a job that will have me in the field a lot more than usual. And right now about 3:30 the house starts to get dark. It certainly would be nice to have that lighting.
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As a contractor, how do you deal with shorter days and lack of daylight on the jobsite during the winter months?
I squint and promise myself I will eat more carrots.

Been through a bunch of halogens. The bulbs are just way too delicate. I've had a few LED lights that were under-powered and cheaply constructed. At the moment I'm using an old fashioned drop light (that the hook broke off of) with an old fashioned "rough service" bulb". I also have a bunch of head lamps and flashlights. But I have not found anything that I'm totally happy with.
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We just take winters off... it'd be nice to duct tape some of those Syslights to our plow trucks, lighting on them isn't worth a hill of beans, as they say.
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we have been using these lights for general lighting with these for task lighting
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I'm no sparky so what kind of led lighting do you have in that van? How's it running on the 12v of the vehicle?
We're not supposed to clutter the thread with chitchat, but I have to answer. These things are fantastic.



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Yup, use the 5050s and they give off a good amount of light. Run off of 12vdc. I used them to light up a bookcase system.

I used these because they have a more pleasing color than stark white.

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Wake up early, get setup before the sun is up....and try to get as much indoor work as possible. Been pulling some late nights lately and the flood lights have been a god send. Can't have too many.
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Are Canadians able to win the lights?

I use my cellphone for light.

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Nowadays, I get up with the cows and I go home with the cows.
They're about the only critters I know of with common sense.

In-between my youth and my old age, I worked mostly 12s, and all along, the cows had it right.
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Usually use my head light or my husky led work light when absolutely necessary. Typically when I need a light to see it means I have worked too many hours already.
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Are Canadians able to win the lights?

I use my cellphone for light.

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Wait, wait, wait just a minute, you guys have light in Canada? I thought you hibernate

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