HF has 18 volt light and drill combo. With the "pistol magazine" style
battery. Another unit with a "slide on" battery.
But, they don't list replacement bulbs. Will the 18 volt Skil or Black
and Decker bulbs work?
You may wish to consider Ryobi, who makes a 18v light. I'd look at
the socket, if you knew the HF type.
I'm not that crazy about the light though, the little multi LEDs are
more even and handy. Incandescent is history, even the Amish use LEDs.
With any luck, the HF lights are some bastard design of bulb which
isn't compatible with anything else. But, who can tell. I hate buying
a tool, break a part of this or that, and can't find replacement
parts. Filament bulbs are such an item.
Filament bulbs still have thier uses. When you want white light (not
blue fog) and when you need a light to shine a distance. Though, the
LED mag lights are very good. The mag or Garrity or Nite Ize bulbs
sold separately are blue fog.
I can easily imagine Amish folk using LED. Much more economical.
Although I agree that incandescent is yellowish, I see how many people
Personally, I tend to like something whiter, but less blue than most
white LEDs are. What I really like is a color about that of incandescent
and halogen lamps pushed to approaching immediate burnout, around 3600 K,
maybe achieving closer to 3700 K. Or carbon arcs, around 3900 K.
Nowadays, the variety of white LEDs is increasing and they continue to
improve. However, I have yet to see any 3500 or 4100 K LED flashlights.
(I have modified one into 4100 K and another into 3000 K by getting such
LEDs and using them to replace the higher color temp. ones already used.)
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
The lights that I find to be pure white. Include the D cell Mag lights
with the factory installed LED bulb. Most Mag equipment, has krypton
or Xenon bulbs, which tend to be good white.
I agree, most inexpensive lights with filament bulbs tend to be yellow
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