new shop light

new shop light

Post by Anthony Y » Tue, 12 Nov 2002 10:51:11



After buying and returning 3 flourescent fixtures in 2 weeks , all
bought at a mega hardware store I went to my local Sears hardware. I
was looking for a 4ft fixture for over my lathe and found they had the
normal ones, then I found one that looks like a 4 footer but has 2
small 300 watt halogen bulbs in it. I now have daylight in my shop.
For $22 it's the best light I've had plus it will keep me warm in the
winter.
 
 
 

new shop light

Post by mt » Wed, 13 Nov 2002 00:09:32


Can you give us the part number or exact name? I'm having trouble finding
it. Thanks.


Quote:
> After buying and returning 3 flourescent fixtures in 2 weeks , all
> bought at a mega hardware store I went to my local Sears hardware. I
> was looking for a 4ft fixture for over my lathe and found they had the
> normal ones, then I found one that looks like a 4 footer but has 2
> small 300 watt halogen bulbs in it. I now have daylight in my shop.
> For $22 it's the best light I've had plus it will keep me warm in the
> winter.


 
 
 

new shop light

Post by mike wa » Wed, 13 Nov 2002 01:43:50


Quote:

> After buying and returning 3 flourescent fixtures in 2 weeks , all
> bought at a mega hardware store I went to my local Sears hardware. I
> was looking for a 4ft fixture for over my lathe and found they had the
> normal ones, then I found one that looks like a 4 footer but has 2
> small 300 watt halogen bulbs in it. I now have daylight in my shop.
> For $22 it's the best light I've had plus it will keep me warm in the
> winter.

Watch for dust build up on top of the halogen lights, they get a lot
hotter and the potential for a problem could exist. Someone on a
woodworking site reported they set theirs to smoldering after sawdust
built up and then got too  hot.

If you keep them clean they should provide a long and bright life.

MP Wall
Member AAW, CWT

 
 
 

new shop light

Post by Tony Manell » Wed, 13 Nov 2002 00:25:32


Not to mention that lovely year round tan. : )
Tony Manella


Quote:
> After buying and returning 3 flourescent fixtures in 2 weeks , all
> bought at a mega hardware store I went to my local Sears hardware. I
> was looking for a 4ft fixture for over my lathe and found they had the
> normal ones, then I found one that looks like a 4 footer but has 2
> small 300 watt halogen bulbs in it. I now have daylight in my shop.
> For $22 it's the best light I've had plus it will keep me warm in the
> winter.

 
 
 

new shop light

Post by Anthony Y » Wed, 13 Nov 2002 11:21:18


Quote:

> Can you give us the part number or exact name? I'm having trouble finding
> it. Thanks.



> > After buying and returning 3 flourescent fixtures in 2 weeks , all
> > bought at a mega hardware store I went to my local Sears hardware. I
> > was looking for a 4ft fixture for over my lathe and found they had the
> > normal ones, then I found one that looks like a 4 footer but has 2
> > small 300 watt halogen bulbs in it. I now have daylight in my shop.
> > For $22 it's the best light I've had plus it will keep me warm in the
> > winter.

It's called a ShopMaster III model # 8300 by American Power Products.