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Work shop light

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With winter around the corner, my bikes are about to go into hibernation for a few months... :(
So it is soon time to tackle the "WINTER" list!

I have decent lights in my workshop but I am always trying to shine light a little closer to help.
So what portable LED rechargeable light are you using? With Christmas closing up on us, that would be good timing :o

Hopefully that question will not rise up to the level of what the best engine oil or what he best tires pressure for our 1500's :lol:

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Streamlight Strion (non HL) the HL version run time is too short and way too bright. The Strion stays in my pocket most of the day. :) My Streamlights are engraved with my avatar.
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For a rechargeable light, I picked this up at HF for $30 on sale. I use it as a work light and it is great as a camping light too as well as I can recharge my phone if need be. 1250 lumens.
I use it as a backing up light on my trailer for night time arrival to a campsite. I like to back up to a picnic table to slide off my top storage box, so I move the handle to prop it on the back of the trailer to see where I'm going in reverse. It lights up the campsite well.

https://www.harborfreight.com/lighting/ ... 56163.html
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The little blue (squarish) led flashlight you get at Harbor Freight for free -it's not rechargeable but the AA batteries are easy to change when needed- is small enough to fit in tight spaces and bright enough for Stevie Wonder to see. The magnet on the back helps you to place it where you need it.
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Went for the Nebo Big Larry. Not rechargeable but it will be OK. Price was just below $35.00CA including shipping on Amazon.ca.

Let you know how much I like it once I use it for a bit...

Thanks for the input.
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My garage has many overhead fluorescent lights, a third of which have upgraded to LED bulbs. I have three handheld corded mechanic drop lights and several halogen stand mounted work lights (also act as great heaters during the winter!). I have five different battery operated flashlights, including each of the one listed above. And I have a light with a head strap.

And I still can't find that dropped 10mm socket.
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Andy Cote wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:35 am And I still can't find that dropped 10mm socket.
Can't tell you how many sockets, extensions, nuts and bolts etc have been dropped under the hood of Deb's '99 Grand Prix and forever lost. That car has so many inaccessible places it is unbelievable.

I told her if she ever wrecked it, she'd find enough tools to put the car back together on the spot! :lol: :lol:
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Andy Cote wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:35 am My garage has many overhead fluorescent lights, a third of which have upgraded to LED bulbs. I have three handheld corded mechanic drop lights and several halogen stand mounted work lights (also act as great heaters during the winter!). I have five different battery operated flashlights, including each of the one listed above. And I have a light with a head strap.

And I still can't find that dropped 10mm socket.
Yuk Yuk!

Just be thankful we are not still stuck in the 1960s technology of garage lights, and barns....of a single 40 watt incandescent bulb to work with when you've dropped your work light and popped the filament.....in the -30 degree and colder wind chills in the deep dark of the frozen north winters.....
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I have found that a little 3 Led head mounted light to be the best for me.
I started using it to walk the dog in the winter evenings so I could see what I was doing to pick up after him.
Has turned into my do everything after dark light.
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My main concern when buying a shop light is finding one that is small and will light up the shadows in the nooks and crannies when working in the daytime in the garage. I have yet to find one that works well to overcome the natural light.
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I keep 2 of these around so one is always charged. Good light for close work and 4-6 hours per charge.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G97N7LK/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... b_ap_share
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Your link is no good.
It takes me to the GoldwingDocs welcome page.
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Try again. I believe I fixed it.
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I own and borrow a bunch of different rechargeable work lights and I long to use a regular old incandescent drop light. Some of the LED, Snap-On included, work lights throw very harsh near black shadows only lighting what is directly in front of it, incandescent bathes the work area better with light. The multiple magnets in handhelds when having to reposition the light are at times always grabbing my removed fasteners, sockets and other small tools. :lol:
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Yes, I’ve searched for lost parts only to find them stuck to the magnetic base LOL.
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ct1500 wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:51 pm I own and borrow a bunch of different rechargeable work lights and I long to use a regular old incandescent drop light. Some of the LED, Snap-On included, work lights throw very harsh near black shadows only lighting what is directly in front of it, incandescent bathes the work area better with light. The multiple magnets in handhelds when having to reposition the light are at times always grabbing my removed fasteners, sockets and other small tools. :lol:
And the magnets are never positioned correctly so the light lights up what you need to see.
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The magnets are positioned fine for me however finding some ferrous metal to stick it to can be a challenge on a Goldwing.
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(below pix has 4 per head, mine 2)
I found this rather small light can get in those areas where light is difficult to reach.
It has a springed alligator catch but finding something to attach to can be difficult but poking in a long screwdriver or wrench gives you ideas.
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There are other new designs with led panels & 4 bulbs, check'm out.
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MAYBE consider a short rope light? It can be fished all around & lots of bulbs for near shadowless areas tho their usually dimmer than what most want.
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