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Old 12-23-2018, 02:37 PM   #41
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I love these but they're hard to find Lowes around me are out of stock and doesn't look like they'll be restocking.

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Old 12-23-2018, 08:01 PM   #42
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More than string or stand lights, my preference is temporary lights at the fixture locations. I want to see the room how it will be lit, but brighter.

Except for spraying the ceiling, they are never in the way, I can easily carry a couple dozen in a smallish box, and the bulbs are cheap.

Only problem is I have to convince my sparky to actually wire up switches at rough-in.
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More than string or stand lights, my preference is temporary lights at the fixture locations. I want to see the room how it will be lit, but brighter.

Except for spraying the ceiling, they are never in the way, I can easily carry a couple dozen in a smallish box, and the bulbs are cheap.

Only problem is I have to convince my sparky to actually wire up switches at rough-in.
Not saying I haven't done the same, once or twice, maybe.....

....But that is a violation of a couple electrical codes and a couple OSHA regs.
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Not saying I haven't done the same, once or twice, maybe.....

....But that is a violation of a couple electrical codes and a couple OSHA regs.
All of my temps have these cages on them. Solves the code/safety issues.

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I think that being "supported by the wire nut" would still be an Electrical Code violation.

At least that's what an Inspectigator told me.
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Those temporary sockets are great on remodeling jobs where the light fixture is being changed anyway or a new fixture is being added. I've got one installed on a job right now.

No inspectors or code enforcement in Vermont and I work by myself so OSHA doesn't apply.
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More than string or stand lights, my preference is temporary lights at the fixture locations. I want to see the room how it will be lit, but brighter.

Except for spraying the ceiling, they are never in the way, I can easily carry a couple dozen in a smallish box, and the bulbs are cheap.

Only problem is I have to convince my sparky to actually wire up switches at rough-in.
Long time ago, on a hospital remodel, had a sub show up for work on his first scheduled day. He saw a setup like that in the work area, said to me, "let me know when the site is up to standards, and I'll be back." And away he went.
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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.


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Still reading over and looking at the other stuff mentioned in the last round of posts..thanks for the responses, great!
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I think that being "supported by the wire nut" would still be an Electrical Code violation.

At least that's what an Inspectigator told me.
According to the manufacture they’re designed to be hung by the leads.

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Open box was his complaint.

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Open box was his complaint.

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On a temp setup? 527 & 590 address temps, I’d have to look better at the wording.

Aren’t boxes supposed to be open for inspection until the final?

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At the time, I was not hdic, so I did what I was told, and accepted that boss man was correct when he made me put a cover on it and use plug in lights.

Ever since, I haven't questioned it. I also haven't since been on a job where I was responsible party for such things, with any chance of OSHA showing up at least. So I haven't researched it.

Maybe the dude was just flexing his nuts, or maybe he was right.

Be nice to know the real skinny.

You think OSHA would be ok with it on a temp lite setup?


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Aren’t boxes supposed to be open for inspection until the final?

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Inspectors haven't looked real hard at the temp outlets on my jobs, but I also make sure everything is ship shape before I call it in.

Job in question was a federal job, so no inspectors, except for Federal representative.
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I have one inspector. He's never mentioned my temp lights. As far as OSHA, what's the violation, bare bulb? Even a plastic bulb?
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I have one inspector. He's never mentioned my temp lights. As far as OSHA, what's the violation, bare bulb? Even a plastic bulb?
The inside of the box is exposed. Worker can slip and jab tool in box sending sparks everywhere and frying innocent workers into oblivion. The struggle is real.

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Or maybe it suddenly floods and your guys are trying to save the light bulbs before they get washed away and get zapped. You never know.

Or maybe your guys think it's funny to hose each other down after a long hot day at work and then as one is turning the bulb so his buddy can see to hose his good side... hose, water, electricity, zap.

I'm just saying. Ya never know. This is a tough business.
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Or maybe it suddenly floods and your guys are trying to save the light bulbs before they get washed away and get zapped. You never know.

Or maybe your guys think it's funny to hose each other down after a long hot day at work and then as one is turning the bulb so his buddy can see to hose his good side... hose, water, electricity, zap.

I'm just saying. Ya never know. This is a tough business.
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Happy New Years peeps..
Sorry I haven't posted an update to this light thread..

My son, who messes around in photography suggested i look for some used photo light stands on Craigs and then modify lights to work reasonable well on them, so I did, and I found some..pretty great but i cheaped out on the light fixture aspect..just to needed to get something happening with an easy rigging to get through this

I dug out some old pan lights with porcelain bases and rigged them for the light stands...im using old school 300 watt utility bulbs.

gotta say, im kind of thrilled with this setup and with better actual light fixtures i think it'll be great..two of the stands are 12 footers and two are 8 footers.

One major thorns for me over the years has been the 'stand' part of these box store light rigs. I'll solve the better fixture thing later.

Keep posting tho..been interesting to see all these products..
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I use to have the small/handheld halogens then upgraded to the LED versions as well as the rinky frame systems with multiple heads and feet that swing out.

they did the job but not well. Found the Milwaukee Rocket led's w/ built in charger (which means they can run off shore power) and picked up two for $200 each.

they've been really good for me. Pretty bright, but at 3,000 lumens each it's not major. the adjustability of the 'rocket' head is great and the height adjustment is the bomb. Well work the coin.


bonus is I'm not dragging out the M18 charger any longer b/c it charges in the rocket light.

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