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Egg light?

dubahdubah Posts: 59
edited 4:24AM in EggHead Forum
Hi, anyone have a good light for Egging in the dark?
My incandescent on the wall, about 10' from my egg, doesn't put out near enough light. Now that it's dark by 5:00 it seems like a necessary item to get.
I searched Amazon and google and haven't come up with anything that looks really good. Wondering what you folks use.
Thanks, Larry
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  • Well if you want "Really Good" I suggest a Surefire headlamp. Next best thing to a flood light on your house.

    http://www.surefire.com/Headlamps
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  • I went to Lowe's and got a camo baseball cap with some radical light options. I think $14.00
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  • Hayhonker has a good idea and I have one similar to that but I found this at Lowes $20+.and got the idea from another egger on here to put two fender washers on the table for the magnet.
    The pics not the greatest but you get the idea.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,377
    I've been holding a 3 D-cell Maglite under my arm. Which sucks. Thanks for the Surefire thought. I have one of these - only 60 lumens, not 100, but still pretty bright. I just clipped it onto a baseball cap and I think that extra long belt clip might actually hold it where I want it. Will find out tonight.

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,377
    Are the magnets strong enough to hold that light horizontally? Would it stay put if you stuck it to the lower band on the egg or would the curve of the band kill that idea? I don't have a table, just a nest.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • I do a combination of a headlamp and this solar-powered LED lamp that I grabbed for $20 from Ikea. Puts off a lot of light, and don't have to worry about batteries. I leave it sitting in the window next to my charcoal pallet in my barn, so it always stays dry and charged, and just bring it over when I need it.

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90154371

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    -John
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  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
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  • CQ,
    It would probably hold.They are strong magnets.Most of the weight is in thebase. I would be concerned about the batteries that are in the base and heat from the band .I never measured the band temp.
    Those head lamps work good too.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,377
    Thanks, Jon. If the flashlight doesn't work out, maybe I'll give it a shot. It's pitch dark now and I just walked outside with the Surefire clipped to the baseball cap. Seems like that's going to work pretty well. I rarely use that overpriced little toy so now, with the egg, at least maybe I'll get some use out of it!
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • Surefire makes some great flashlights. They are the BGE equivalent at being the best at what they do.
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    Yup, I've got a great light for the egg.
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    I replaced my outdoor light that was killed in Hurricane Charlie with a 120W halogen flood. I only need and use it for grilling and it is perfect. It has a color close to daylight and the wiring and switch were already in place. With parts from Lowe's it was a very inexpensive do it yourselfer. This photo is pretty darn close to the amount and color of light.

    Gator

     
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,400
    Hi Larry!! Good to see you post!! Here is one of mine.

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    :)
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,400
    I need a picture of that!! :)
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,377
    Use your imagination. :lol:
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • This tip from a while ago http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=715676&catid=1#
    has worked for me.
    I had a couple of the goose-neck types that died a premature accidental death after getting bumped into the fire.
    This is an almost fit, takes a little flexing. Mines been on for a year and is still working.
    TTFN WLL
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,377
    Forgot to report back on this. The flashlight clipped to the cap, above my ear, is awesome! It even stays put when I bend over to take a peek at the under side of a pizza. Pretty strong clip so it also stays at whatever angle I want. It also doesn't feel heavy - hardly noticeable in fact.

    This one has two settings, 60 lumens and "might as well be off" (3 lumens, I think). High provides an amazing amount of light. The cap idea would be great for anything where you just don't want to bother holding a flashlight or running an extension cord. Remains to be seen how long the two CR123 3V batteries will last. Mine are not rechargeable, but they have already lasted quite a while.

    As someone posted here, Sure Fire is pretty much the BGE of flashlights. Extremely well made and a lifetime warranty too. I'm sure any small flashlight with a decent belt clip would work too.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,566
    This 7 LED head lamp bolted to an old hard hat is comfortable and bright...and the amazing thing is it always is shining where I'm looking! How does it do that? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,377
    That's even more stylish than MINE!! :laugh:
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,566
    I used to use this heavy Nite Blaster that used 4 batteries and was heavy which caused me to use the hard hat in the first place. This summer it died so I went with the light weight LED that is just as bright and more waterproof besides!

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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Doods, you can get a cheapie LED headlamp for about $6 at Harbor freight.

    Check it out: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93549

    It's not the kind of thing you'd take spelunking, but it'll light up your grill!

    Cheers,
    smokingaspirant
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  • hayhonker said:
    Well if you want "Really Good" I suggest a Surefire headlamp. Next best thing to a flood light on your house.

    http://www.surefire.com/Headlamps
    I LOVE surefire!!  All of their products are excellent quality, and the customer service is top notch too.
    Persistence and determination are omnipotent!
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  • Rick1Rick1 Posts: 77
    Yes I have great lighting. Living in the rainy Pacific NW we had a covered deck added to the house years ago. The soffit lights provide lots of usable light. Here if you don't do outdoor cooking in the rain you can only cook outdoors a couple of months a year.
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  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 454
    maybe?????? :)) image
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  • GK59GK59 Posts: 501

    I have a Grill Pro I got from Cabelas. I can put it around the handle . It's called a Q-lite , about $20.

    Works well for me.

    Smitty's Kid's BBQ

    Bay City,MI

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