Work Lamp for Fall Wood Processing?

velvetfoot Posted By velvetfoot, Sep 30, 2011 at 9:49 AM

  1. velvetfoot

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    These work. They put out a fair amount of heat too which might be useful when it gets colder.

    They put out a lot of light so overhead mounting can help a lot with glare issues.

    You may not want them at ground level just to avoid fire issues. I believe the cover glass gets hot enough to start a fire should some errant wood contact it.
     
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    LED headlamp is the way to go. I split about 4 cord with one last fall. I was skeptical, but thought I'd give it a try...and it worked great. You only need light where you are looking, and the headlamp does a great job at that.
     
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    The bulbs in those lamps don't take a lot of shock abuse especially when they are hot. If you go that route, you will want extras on hand if you can't live with work stoppages.
     
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    I have one of those lights [literally - just one lamp] that I use to light up my backyard hockey rink in the winter. I put it up on the roof of the chicken coop [about nine feet off the ground] and it illuminates most of the rink, which is 35x50.

    A dual set-up like that should work fine, though you might want to get the one that comes with the stand so you can elevate it a bit.
     
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    I have an old set from craftsman like that one side the glass is even busted out. Still have never replaced the bulbs yet. Knock on wood.
     
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    I use a LED Head Lamp and a single 500 Watt elevated work light like you shaow. It works well.

    Enjoy,
    Mike
     
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    Used my headlights last night. Used a headlamp a few nights ago. Theheadlamp was good but wanted more light around so i could see trip hazards. The headlight or any stationary light is going to give you shadows and glare. I cannot wait to finish my new wood splitting area so I can have some real lights installed and not worry about this crap anymore.
     
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    Thanks for the tips.

    It's such a shame that the weather is perfect for cutting and splitting and it's just about dark after work.
     
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    Not bad - and fluorescent too...so no worrying about it catching stuff on fire...like when working on your car in the garage.
     

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