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Old 10-27-2013, 09:59 AM
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LED Drop Light?

Hi All,

I'm tired of of my drop light! I used to use rough service incandescent bulbs (too fragile), then switched to fluorescent bulbs but for some reason, whenever I get it within a few inches of my MIG torch they pop and quit. Not sure if it's from hot sparklers or some kind of magnetic interference... I need an LED light and I'm hoping they won't be affected by welding, as I really need the extra light. What are your favorites?

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I use the blue HF rectangle led lights. They have a magnetic back and a fairly large hook that swivels from the back side. 24 LEDs.
I haven't used one close to the welder tip. Usually enuff light except when under the vehicle, where the little blue light does very well.
They are very cheap, cost less than $3.00 on sale. I have several...Just like any tool I use a lot.. Set it down and can't find it.. Or stick it to something under the car.. So I get another out of the box!! Keep two in the wrecker, stuck to the inner wall behind the seat..
They take three of the AAA batteries and last a long time. They are bright..
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here you go and only $3.49

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I've had 3 different LED work lights and all of them failed. As with most drop lights they end up facing the wrong direction. haha None of them had enought light....I guess I can't see anybetter than I can hear but when it is dark under the car I need light. The rechargeable ones seemed to discharge too quickly.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:37 AM
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I ordered 3 cheapies like this and a good rechargeable 72 bulb handheld from Amazon. Just hope the MIG doesn't kill them...

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Old 10-28-2013, 09:04 AM
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I have had one of these for 14 years. It has worked flawlessly until last week and the bulb finally burned out. Replaced the bulb and it is new again.

Looking for 14 more good years

John

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