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    Shop Light for My Basement

    Looking for recommendations for a light I can use while working on my bike. Would be nice if it could adapt from floor standing to workbench. Also I like the idea of the dual lights pointing in to give me more options for avoiding working in my own shadow. I’d like to hear about the really good stuff, but my budget is weak. Thanks and cheers

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    Badgerflorida------- You are describing the Holy Bible and they can be found for free. Dirts a Flyen SanDue

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    Just don't get this style. They have driven me crazy for 40 years.
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    Check Home Depot and Lowe’s for their holiday sales. The Husky dual halogen light is good quality, the Harbor Freight one is junk and may last 6 months if you are lucky. For the workbench I installed https://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia...P-RE/202192989 flush to the shelf above so I have enough light for small parts and detail work on carbs, fishing reels or gun parts. I leave it “on” and plugged into the powerstrip so that everything can be turned on or off at once.
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    I have 4 T8 dual lamp fixtures in my office and for the second time in 7 years some ballasts went south. So instead of replacing the ballast I bought some 48" LED tubes that completely removes the need for a ballast and runs on 110v direct. You have to do some re-wiring but it was a simple enough job and the lights look great, are pretty well instant on. Most of our home lights have also been replaced with LEDs of various configurations to fit their respective fixtures. So if you are looking at a portable worklight I would say for sure to look twice at the LED models.
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    For floor standing the Husky brand duel head LED is a very nice work light.
    I use the 48" 4 tube LED lights overhead in the shop & they made a world of difference for my old dim eyes. Lol
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    I like this supplemental light. 110V or simply un-plug to use built in battery for cordless operation. Good to move around easily to shine up at carbs, or peer under cabinets for that 10mm socket that rolled away. Magnification lens is handy for detail work. Whole thing weighs less than a pound so easy to more around . Carson DeskBrite 200 LED Illuminated 2X Magnifier & Desk Lamp (LM-20)

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    I definitely need this. Great price too. Seems my bifocal lenses are often useless when doing a lot of micro type work. Thanks for the ideas guys.

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    I like this supplemental light. 110V or simply un-plug to use built in battery for cordless operation. Good to move around easily to shine up at carbs, or peer under cabinets for that 10mm socket that rolled away. Magnification lens is handy for detail work. Whole thing weighs less than a pound so easy to more around . Carson DeskBrite 200 LED Illuminated 2X Magnifier & Desk Lamp (LM-20)

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    I have recently replaced all the flourescent garage lights with led's from Sam's. About thirty some bucks each, they aren't dirt cheap, but they work well, come on instantly, and provide excellent light. They can plug together with a supplied cord so you can join up to five from one outlet. Love that Carson DeskBrite as Fred recommended. They would make good Christmas gifts.....hmmmmm.
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    I too have the Costco led light overhead fixtures in my shop... Along with that I have one of these flame throwers! LED instead of Halogen. I have 3 Halogen lights, 2 doubles and 1 single, Have not used them since I got my Snap-on light....Bummer that they are so expensive... https://www.amazon.com/Snap-922261-W...p+on+light+led

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