Can anyone recommend some reasonably bright portable work lights
better than the typical 11w or 13w ones that are commonly available.
Are the multi-led ones any good?
I'd prefer 12 volts (big boat batteries available) but could make do
with mains I suppose.
one of the most useful lights I have is a 20W link light that I never got
around to fitting in the kitchen. With a long 'printer' lead or similar, I
find myself using this everywhere. Use in conjunction with a cheap LED head
light, hands are free in ways undreamed of in early diy days.
On 15 July, 22:18, email@example.com wrote:
# Lumen Output: - 4000
# Colour: - Cool White 4000K
# 60 Watts: which is equivalent to 325 watts on a traditional non
energy saving light bulb and 180w Mercury discharge lamp
I've got a rechargeable LED inspection light which I keep in the old car,
but there's something about the quality of light from that which makes it
not as good as a subjectively similar in output fluorescent mains one I
*Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
Leds are directional so the light output can be scewed and
misrepresented falsely, they are great for flashlights and spotlights
but for overall light a Flourescent tube rules. Actual Led Lumen
output is just now begininning to reach Flourescents, many on the
marker are still no more efficent than incandesants at around 16-18
LPW, T8 flourescent go from 60-80 LPW and some new stuff is nea 110
LPW. Leds are still not prime time ready because of cost for most
aplications, but I like the flashlights. And a flourescent tube you
can buy anywhere when yours break.
I have one of these which is the mutts nuts.
I actually prefer the light from LED's - especially when checking plumbing -
water droplets seem to sparkle so the sligtest frip is easy to spot.
Dave - The Medway Handyman
On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 19:33:24 +0100, The Medway Handyman wrote:
Got 'discontinued on that link, but DIY - Torches gave:
Nice-looking light - I'm after a work light - thanks.
On Jul 15, 10:18 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I think no one light type is best for all jobs, and a few different
worklights are a good option.
rechargable LED - no cord, small & light, only lights small areas
close up, CRI is poor, robust
Fluorescent - king on quantity & efficacy, but fragile and more bulky
than other types
CFL in holder with wire cover - very cheap task lights, ideal where
risk of breakage is high
Do you have a cordless drill or similar?
Makita, Dewalt & Bosch do cordless torch bodies for their batteries.
Light is usually pretty good, directional head with beam so it doesn't
move around, typically splashproof, 9.6V-12V-14.4V-18V. Can be had on
Ebay relatively cheaply (more than a normal torch, but it uses your
existing multi amphour batteries and fast charger).
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