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Brushjockey 11-11-2011 05:06 PM

Homemade work light
Posted this on the pro board, thought id show it here.

for about $30 in parts inl 4 bulbs this light box can be made. I haven't used a Halogen since I came up with this. But dropping them will break the bulbs. Florescence bulbs are touchy. At least this uses the standard cheap twistys.
Doesn't get hot- doesn't burn carpets kids or dogs.
Put a hanger on top- hang it anywhere. Base to help stand up, doubles as cord wrap. 360 light- clear box from target or somewhere.
Reverse engineer and it's yours!

Jackofall1 11-11-2011 05:27 PM

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Another design to reverse engineer, How well does the light work?

Brushjockey 11-11-2011 05:30 PM

Great- usually have 2 of them in a room in a winter day- but like i said - 360 degree light-
I put a twisty in a hand held trouble light for close work (sanding)

( BTW- who doesn't want tunes in the pool!)

Brushjockey 11-11-2011 05:34 PM

More fun than this!

Jackofall1 11-11-2011 05:37 PM

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And some more to add

Brushjockey 11-11-2011 05:39 PM

And who hasn't done this..

Jackofall1 11-11-2011 05:41 PM

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And you alway wanted to know why

chrisn 11-12-2011 03:58 AM

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I don't know

Matthewt1970 11-12-2011 07:49 AM

Cost about a buck...

mrs fix it 11-12-2011 08:21 AM

Thanks for the laughs

chrisn 11-12-2011 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by Matthewt1970 (Post 769295)

you got it:laughing::laughing::laughing:

jsheridan 11-12-2011 11:24 PM

:thumbsup:Good job Brushjockey. A regular Edison I say.
I'm impressed. But, I'm not sure that cfl's are the best to paint by. How well do they illuminate the workspace?

Brushjockey 11-12-2011 11:45 PM

They work great- much better than a halogen. set a couple of those babys in a room and it is the equivalent of 800 watts. For detail i put a twisty in a handheld trouble light.
Not great for matching color- but will light up a space great.

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