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Old 11-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 11-11-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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Another design to reverse engineer, How well does the light work?
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:30 PM   #3
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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!)
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:34 PM   #4
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More fun than this!
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And some more to add
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:39 PM   #6
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And who hasn't done this..

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And you alway wanted to know why
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I don't know
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Cost about a buck...
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Thanks for the laughs
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Cost about a buck...

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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?
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:45 PM   #13
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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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