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You light up my life, er, I mean table

RRPRRP Posts: 14,134
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Last fall several of you posted pictures of a battery operated light you bought at Lowe's or such. I just bought one this week but wasn't sure how I was going to mount it to my wooden table. Much to my surprise the two bottom pieces have very strong earth magnets in them. So, I bought a couple 1.25" plated fender washers and after countersinking the hole I was able to mount them so the flathead screw was flush to the washers. Now the light is easy to set up and easy to remove - and those magnets do have a bite! BTW if this mounting idea isn't new I apologize!
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Ron
Dunlap, IL
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,018
    RRP,
    That is very cool, indeed. Great idea......

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  • ronbeauxronbeaux Posts: 988
    RRP,
    Well it's new to me and you just solved my draggin out the extension cord problem!! Thanks!

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  • RRP,
    Where did you get the light? Nice job on the mount and thanks for sharing. Jupiter Jim

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,134
    Jupiter Jim,
    At Lowes - just $19.95 - takes 3 AAA batteries but has 6 lamp "bulbs" and really puts out the light. The hood and base are mostly aluminum.

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Jupiter Jim,[p]I got the same light and price at Lowe's a couple months ago. I've gone thru a bunch over the years....and this is the best one I've found for the price.
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  • BOBFBOBF Posts: 177
    RRP,[p]That is a great idea and will probably save me money on a dental bill. Too lazy to drag out the extension cord so I have been holding a Pen Light in my teeth while checking the food.

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    <p />RRP,
    i have the same light clamped on to my egg mate. the magnet olds the temp probe under the shelf... plus it makes for some dramatic lighting effects for the camera!
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  • Rick's Tropical Delight,[p]That's a fine setup you have, RTD. Question: how do you keep your Daisy Wheel so clean??[p]Good eggin'
    Paul

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  • TexinID_egger,
    that photo was taken 18 days after i purchased her! heheh[p]i scraped some of the smutz off the top and underneath with an old wood chisel this past weekend.

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,134
    BOBF,
    check your email

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • BOBFBOBF Posts: 177
    RRP,[p]Thank you.

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  • swamprbswamprb Posts: 97
    RRP, Nice idea!, I bought the BBQ Grillware Super LED light, but the gooseneck isn't strong enough to support the head, so I may return it for the AAA size.

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  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    WOW! That looks like something out of War of the Worlds!

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  • LoNOxLoNOx Posts: 27
    RRP,
    I've had that same light since last fall. It's great. I have changed the batteries one time. Yesterday, I saw that Lowe's has a second version of that light. It has a hockey puck style head with several led's.

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