Hi-light for working : low cost

Hi-light for working : low cost

Post by Martin Eastbur » Sat, 29 Mar 1997 04:00:00



I noticed the need for bright lights while turning.
I agree.  What I did was replace my headlights -
Then wondering what to do with these bright bulbs.

I scrounged around the shop (with a different hat on)
and came up with a 10 amp 12v transformer. - Yes A.C.
a.k.a. - 120VA or ~Watt - ....maybe that old yard light xformer...
I then put on another hat, built a*** box with
airflow and safety sizing -
Then with hood on - plugged it in - and wow - nice
HI-Beam spot - at 4ft from centers - I could really
see.  
I kept the other - one side burnt out for another day.

Works great. - White light.

Martin

 
 
 

Hi-light for working : low cost

Post by Bill Pound » Sat, 29 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I noticed the need for bright lights while turning.
> I agree.  What I did was replace my headlights -
> Then wondering what to do with these bright bulbs.

> I scrounged around the shop (with a different hat on)
> and came up with a 10 amp 12v transformer. - Yes A.C.
> a.k.a. - 120VA or ~Watt - ....maybe that old yard light xformer...
> I then put on another hat, built a*** box with
> airflow and safety sizing -
> Then with hood on - plugged it in - and wow - nice
> HI-Beam spot - at 4ft from centers - I could really
> see.
> I kept the other - one side burnt out for another day.

> Works great. - White light.

> Martin

Nice idea. I did it this way. The depot has an hinged arm spot lamp, the
type used on a desk, and I mounted it to the wall behind my lathe. Cost
less than 10 bucks. Swings up tight against the wall when not in use,
and easily swings into any position I need, such as into a hollow vessel
or along the length of a spindle.
--
Bill Pounds

http://www.FoundCollection.com/~bpounds/index.htm
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