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Day Light Saving Time

OK, it stays light longer now but here's my question.  I live in an old house and don't have outside lighting on the patio.  How do some of you light your cooking area?  I wear a baseball cap with little battery operated lights in the brim.  Works OK but not great.  Have any other suggestions?   I looked at some pole type lamps at Lowes but they involved too much work to set up.  Had to pour concrete for the base the guy-kid said.  Just so you know, I'm a "mature" woman of significant age who does all the BGE smokin' and grillin'.  So what other options do I have for lighting my space. Nineee
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,057
    I have tried many lighting options - gooseneck type bbq grill lights, headlamps, visor LED lights, solar lights, and all were somewhat effective.

     I finally just bit the bullet and had an electrician put in a regular floodlight (the kind with 2 lightbulbs) with a GFCI plug in each of the 2 areas I have my cookers. I can't begin to tell you what a difference it made!. Was mad at myself for putzing around with inferior lighting for this many years. It was the single best lifestyle improvement in the last 2 years. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • Yep, floodlight.
    Lovin' my Large Egg since May 2012 (Richmond, VA) ... and makin' cookbooks at http://familycookbookproject.com
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
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  • bweekesbweekes Posts: 460
    Floodlighting is probably the best way to go, but if you're leaning towards something easier, check this out. 
    Ajax, ON Canada
    (XL BGE, KJ Jr., La Caja China #2)
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,792
    I assembled this from off the shelf stuff.  Microphone goose-neck, flange, clamp and powerful but cheap LED flashlight. Puts out way more light than any of those grill lights.

     
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    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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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,444
    @Nola, I wish I was you. Will you make one for me npand pay for the supplies, use your labor, and cover the shipping? Please...
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,792
    @Chubbs - I bought a bunch of that stuff for tools in the shop - I'd love to supply one to ya, but you'll have to send me your address - just write it on the back of a 1960 Rickenbacker 370 12-string guitar and send it to me! I'll take care of the rest, hell, might even send ya two!  :D
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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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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,907
    I've got some solar lighting that I picked up at lowes and used some old landscape lighting parts to mount it to my pergola. 
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    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,845
    Similar to another thread but I use this: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos can be bought for like $30-50 from Lowes, easy to move, and I use for a couple diff things. Can turn on each light individually and they each have a low and a high setting. Can adjust angle and height in seconds.
    Boom
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 851
    @nolaegghead, I'm jealous about your mechanical capabilities. Wish I could do that, but I don't know where to even find the parts.

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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,792
    @jlsm - ain't no skill involved in this rig.  Amazon parts.  Dealextreme.com flashlight.  Look for something that uses 18650 batteries, get a charger.  I've posted all the parts a few times, they all screw together with minimal tools.
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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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  • nineeenineee Posts: 41
    Hey, Thanks for all your suggestions.  I can use these ideas.  Really appreciate it.  Nineee
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