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Days are getting shorter

pmckinney4pmckinney4 Posts: 17
edited September 2012 in EGG Table Forum
Hey Everyone,   I picked up my egg in February.   Finally got around to building a table last month.  Never uploaded pic, so I attached one now.

Never had an issue all summer, but days are getting shorter and it is going to be harder to see out before we know it.   I need recommendations on lighting options.   I have a standards size table.   I am looking for battery operated LED lights.   I want to be able to light both the grill and the table work space.   I don't mind getting multiple lights, however, I have a grill cover that fits nicely over the table, so I either need lights that can fold down against the table or quickly and easily detach and reattach when I need them.

I don't have a ton of outside lighting, so I need something that can light the table independently of other lights.  I am probably going to add a solar LED light to give me a little extra in the area, but can't add any more permanent outside lighting until I get my electrical box upgraded in the next 6 months or so.  

I was hoping that this group would have some previous experience with table lighting that might help me out.

Thanks!
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,271
    Great table. Might consider a light mounted on a post separate from the table....fed off the floods maybe.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,055
    I use microphone goosenecks and clamps to hold LED lights for my egg table and most of my bench tools in the shop. 

    The gooseneck is around $6, the base $3 and the clamp something like $6.  A good 18650 battery flashlight is around $18.  Two 18650 batteries and a charger around $13. 

    This light puts out about 250 lumen - almost too bright on full. 

    The light swivels and handles the cover fine - never have to remove it.  Everything is water resistant.  I don't worry about anything getting wet.  You can remove the light in 2 seconds and you have a flashlight. 

    stand parts, batteries and charger bought from Amazon, the flashlight from dealextreme.com



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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,863
    edited September 2012
    @nolaegghead - I am impressed, great advice, of course when it comes to stand by lighting you folks in the Big Easy are among the world's experts. The use of a light that can double when the power goes south is a nice side benefit and it is an inexpensive easy solution to @pmckinney4 problem until he reworks his electrical panel. And I thought you were just a #36 axe wielding chicken splitin', gas powered leaf blowing fire starting maniac. 
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  • Skiddy,

    Almost dark here in southern Ontario right now. 38* when I left for work this morning

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,055
    @nolaegghead - I am impressed, great advice, of course when it comes to stand by lighting you folks in the Big Easy are among the world's experts. The use of a light that can double when the power goes south is a nice side benefit and it is an inexpensive easy solution to @pmckinney4 problem until he reworks his electrical panel. And I thought you were just a #36 axe wielding chicken splitin', gas powered leaf blowing fire starting maniac. 
    That made me laugh! 

    I thought I was doing well with our standby generator running the whole house until the damn thing broke right in the middle of hurricane Isaac.  Fortunately, it was just the temp sensor failing (shorted closed), so I just checked the block temp with an IR thermometer and opened the circuit, and it ran for another 5 days until we got power.  I was so trashed when it failed (around 4AM) I just said F-it and went back to sleep for a couple of hours before going out into the hellish rain and wind to fix. 
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • I just put in 4" round led's that swivel in the soffits.  I ran the power from the light on the outside of the door that is switched inside.  I guess i could put a dimmer on it if needed, but it seems to operate well.

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

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  • I use microphone goosenecks and clamps to hold LED lights for my egg table and most of my bench tools in the shop. 

    The gooseneck is around $6, the base $3 and the clamp something like $6.  A good 18650 battery flashlight is around $18.  Two 18650 batteries and a charger around $13. 

    This light puts out about 250 lumen - almost too bright on full. 

    The light swivels and handles the cover fine - never have to remove it.  Everything is water resistant.  I don't worry about anything getting wet.  You can remove the light in 2 seconds and you have a flashlight. 

    stand parts, batteries and charger bought from Amazon, the flashlight from dealextreme.com



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    That looks like a good solutions.   I'll have to look more into this, but just the type of thing I was looking for!  Thank You
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  • henapple said:
    Great table. Might consider a light mounted on a post separate from the table....fed off the floods maybe.
    Thanks for the comments on the table.    Can't tap off of that circuit, it is way overloaded already and I have issue tripping breakers.   Hence the electrical upgrade down the road.   Need to go to 200 amp and split up some of the circuits in my house.  
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  • I use microphone goosenecks and clamps to hold LED lights for my egg table and most of my bench tools in the shop. 

    The gooseneck is around $6, the base $3 and the clamp something like $6.  A good 18650 battery flashlight is around $18.  Two 18650 batteries and a charger around $13. 

    This light puts out about 250 lumen - almost too bright on full. 

    The light swivels and handles the cover fine - never have to remove it.  Everything is water resistant.  I don't worry about anything getting wet.  You can remove the light in 2 seconds and you have a flashlight. 

    stand parts, batteries and charger bought from Amazon, the flashlight from dealextreme.com



    http://cdn.vanillaforums.com/biggreenegg.vanillaforums.com/FileUpload/f2/6187ccfa4ee07459814569a756914a.jpg
    Do you mind looking in your amazon history and posting the links to the parts list? Thanks
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Just get a headlamp and light up wherever you're looking.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • this what you have?

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  • Thanks so much for the info....does not appear that the fl is waterproof...is yours?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,055
    Mine is.  Most of those types are - they have o-rings in the barrel.  I have about 15 different LED flashlights, I think the one on my egg table is from dealextreme.com
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,055
    You want a flashlight were you can focus the beam - most lights have a long throw - that equates to a bright small spot on the food with the light that close.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • headlamp
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  • headlamp
    Have one....too limited.
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  • I got a light in the BBQ section at Lowe's. It has a magnet on the bottom and also a clamp mechanism. I have mine clamped on the countertop. It works well and is plenty bright. I don't have a picture of it to post. My table is about the same size as yours. I have my light mounted to the left of my egg toward the front. You may want to get a second one to light up the left side of your top.

    My egg is on the opposite side of my table in comparison to yours.

    Mark Annville, PA
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  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 570
    edited September 2012
    thanks for the info Nola!
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  • If there are lights on the circuit, you could change them out to LED and have enough left over for your cooking lights. Cheaper than replacing your panel.

     

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  • I bought an outdoor flood light kit from home depot for 13 bucks and wired it to an extension cord. You can easily mount fixture to a 4x4 or something extending from your table. The fixture provides an ample amount of light .
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  • I have one of these:  http://www.burninglog.com.au/accessories/sitro-bbq-grill-light-flexible-arm.html

    and it does "okay" for lighting up immediate areas but I like to light up the whole area so 99% of the time, I just use an extension cord, a cheap shop light with a clamp, and a daylight CFL bulb. 
    Knoxville, TN
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  • GLWGLW Posts: 178
    Is this one any good?  They're cheap, less than $20.
    When in doubt add more pepper.
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