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Old 12-22-2018, 12:35 PM   #21
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4 lights and batteries will be over a grand. I'm sure he's looking to spend a couple hundred at best.
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4 lights and batteries will be over a grand. I'm sure he's looking to spend a couple hundred at best.
I have to read over the last round of posts to figure out what product this is ^

..no need for cordless stuff though..

Looks like the Festool light has a cord..so not the one i think.


I love Festool stuff..I have several of their sanders and a CT Midi dust remover / vac. Not sure im ready to pop for a Fest Light..tho im sure it's awesome..Im already considering their drywall sanding system for this job so my Festool budget is pretty done

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I have to read over the last round of posts to figure out what product this is ^



..no need for cordless stuff though..



Looks like the Festool light has a cord..so not the one i think.





I love Festool stuff..I have several of their sanders and a CT Midi dust remover / vac. Not sure im ready to pop for a Fest Light..tho im sure it's awesome..Im already considering their drywall sanding system for this job so my Festool budget is pretty done



Still reading over and looking at the other stuff mentioned in the last round of posts..thanks for the responses, great!
http://www.milwaukeetool.com/Product...Lights/2135-20

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I have to read over the last round of posts to figure out what product this is ^

..no need for cordless stuff though..

Looks like the Festool light has a cord..so not the one i think.


I love Festool stuff..I have several of their sanders and a CT Midi dust remover / vac. Not sure im ready to pop for a Fest Light..tho im sure it's awesome..Im already considering their drywall sanding system for this job so my Festool budget is pretty done

Still reading over and looking at the other stuff mentioned in the last round of posts..thanks for the responses, great!
https://www.google.com/search?client...+rocket+lights

All cordless though
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I've tossed all my halogen lighting. Can't stand the crap.

I spend 100 bucks on a stand light, and the stand is garbage. They eat bulbs, and bulbs are 9 bucks a piece.

The sockets break constantly. The bulbs blow up. All of this was a regular occurrence, as I used them for 15 years.


But as LED has improved, I've now switched over. I have this as my main work light, and if I ever needed more lighting, I'd buy a couple more.

This light is awesome. Cord connected, or battery. The light is not too cool. Durable, very bright, and no more bulb changes. And I'm already on the Milwaukee M-18 platform.

Unless I was doing a large outdoor job at night, and then I'd probably go with the Wobble Light.


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I agree about Halogen in every respect..my reference to it was for color

..my main need with LED lighting is that it has a somewhat reasonable CRI (color rendering index) for finish work (this IMO is THE most important spec in LED lighting)..and that it's not burning in that weird blue cool..the closer to roughly 3200K the better
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If you want true color you want to be in the 6000K range. 3200K is very yellow. It's also very pleasing. But if you are talking CRI that's about where you want to be. My sprayroom has 5900K with a 93+ CRI T5 bulbs.
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The latest Milwaukee Rocket Light is dual power. You can plug it in if you want to, or run it off of batteries.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...2-20/305704443


Combine a couple of those with couple of radius lights, https://www.homedepot.com/s/milwauke...20light?NCNI-5 and you'd be well lit for the duration of the project.

I don't know about the CRI for these lights. But they aint cheap.
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I really like this version of light by Milwaukee.

https://toolnut.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=2365-20
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If you want true color you want to be in the 6000K range. 3200K is very yellow. It's also very pleasing. But if you are talking CRI that's about where you want to be. My sprayroom has 5900K with a 93+ CRI T5 bulbs.
Color temp and CRI aren't really related. Nothing beats incandescent which is ~2700k and all are 100 CRI. No gaps in the output spectrum even though it's heavily in the orange and yellow.

Our eyes are very good at adjusting for color temp, as long as all light sources in the room are the same. If there's a window, we get thrown off since window light is often well above 6000k.
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Color temp and CRI aren't really related. Nothing beats incandescent which is ~2700k and all are 100 CRI. No gaps in the output spectrum even though it's heavily in the orange and yellow.

Our eyes are very good at adjusting for color temp, as long as all light sources in the room are the same. If there's a window, we get thrown off since window light is often well above 6000k.
Correcto..for me, right around 3200k feels best and is close to a lot of interior lighting setups..artificial 6000K, no matter the CRI feels 'off' to me..i can adjust, but i dont want it.

Anyhow, heading out to scan Menards and Depot and maybe Lowes to see what the current stuff looks like..haven't checked lights out in a while..took notes on these posts..thanks again but do keep the stuff coming, very helpful..Im hopinh i come across some of the Milwaukee stuff..
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Pete,

Which side of Chicago you on?

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I just picked up the powersmith voyager. Good amount of light and it stores away very nice so its not broken the next tie I go to use it.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/PowerSmi...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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My favorite lights before the Sys Light were the "missile launcher" lights HD sold.

I’ve heard good things about the Wobble Light.

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I was fortunate to get mine for 129 each. I've seen the Dewalts here at the same store for 99 bucks. I almost picked a couple of those up as well, but am moving away from the Dewalt stuff. Just depends on what battery platform he uses.

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Lumens shmumens. I dunno.

Actually I think the regulat rocket light is 2000 or 2500 lumens. The newer one is 3000. If you had one 14,000 lumen light, that would be like the sun in a small room.

The GC on my current job has some if the big dewalt area lights. They light up a room, but they are low to the ground, so you are always looking into them. However, they do out out a lot of light.

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Lumens shmumens. I dunno.

Actually I think the regulat rocket light is 2000 or 2500 lumens. The newer one is 3000. If you had one 14,000 lumen light, that would be like the sun in a small room.

The GC on my current job has some if the big dewalt area lights. They light up a room, but they are low to the ground, so you are always looking into them. However, they do out out a lot of light.

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So 7 x $129 = $910

Or this one with the same light output for $90.



https://www.menards.com/main/lightin...887033&ipos=14
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...0-20/302904776

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...1-20/302787242

9000 lumen radius light plus 5400 lumen rocket light.

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So 7 x $129 = $910

Or this one with the same light output for $90.



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Lumens shmumens. I dunno.

Actually I think the regulat rocket light is 2000 or 2500 lumens. The newer one is 3000. If you had one 14,000 lumen light, that would be like the sun in a small room.

The GC on my current job has some if the big dewalt area lights. They light up a room, but they are low to the ground, so you are always looking into them. However, they do out out a lot of light.

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My permanent shop lights are 30,000 lumens. It is like the sun, but not in a bad way.
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Beyond the overall room light, I've been keeping a small headlamp in my pocket or the toolbag and it's great for seeing what you're doing in that dark little corner that the big light isn't reaching. Pretty much can't live without it this time of year.

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