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sae70

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........I was on the cusp of buying myself a LightForce magnetic base work light http://www.lightforce.net.au/products/p ... yworklight for the sum of £65+P&P :shock:

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When I remembered that I had an old/unused CB magmount in the shed & I got to thinking about buying a work light from off of the bay & fixing it to my old mag mount viewtopic.php?f=53&t=8636 :)

So after a bit of a trawl I came up with this Wipac work light for £11.99 free P&P :)

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:cool: :cool: :cool: :D It turned up today so I did this to it :D

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Found an old curly cable with a cig lighter plug on one end :thumbup: It used to be for a rechargable tourch that has long since died :)

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Poped it all together :)

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And hey presto :D :thumbup:

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It even fits nicely in my cetre console ready for action :D :D :D

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So one work light for just £11.99 :D A saving of @least £55 :dance: :dance:
 

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'Brilliant' :lol: idea, I've just bought a worklight for the back of the truck and have been wondering how/where to fix it :think: , now all I need is a magmount.
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Good job! Now you got me thinking - I've got a mag mount gathering dust. :thumbup:

What is the wattage on that lamp?
 

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ignat said:
What is the wattage on that lamp?
55 :) It pulls approx 4amps when on depending upon if the engine is running or not (3.86-4.28Amps) :) My only worry is the gauge of the cores that were inside my curly cable as they appear to be no thicker than one of my pubic hairs :lol: But I thought I'd take a punt with it as it looks cool :thumbup:
 
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Heath Robinson has a lot to answer for - but I like that - good use of bits 'n pieces - well done!
 

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sae70 said:
ignat said:
What is the wattage on that lamp?
55 :) It pulls approx 4amps when on depending upon if the engine is running or not (3.86-4.28Amps) :) My only worry is the gauge of the cores that were inside my curly cable as they appear to be no thicker than one of my pubic hairs :lol: But I thought I'd take a punt with it as it looks cool :thumbup:
A worklight shouldn't need to be fantastically bright :idea: so you could put a lower wattage bulb in to reduce the current draw :thumbup:
Chas
 

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Funny you posted this I made one a few weeks ago for my camping trip to Wales with Jon, it worked very well IMO. (30w Halogen)
 

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It gets better :D IMO :D ;) Found myself down the town this morning in the Motor Factors after having had a hair cut & I bought this 3meter 5Amp 12volt extension reel for £9.99 :D

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I spotted that at the caravan shop the other day but resisted!!! I may have to go back... :oops:
 

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I've got one of those 12v ext leads that has disappeared :confusion-confused: into the black hole :shock: that exists in my garage, but one of these days I shall boldly go where no man has gone before and re-discover it :lol:
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Gav Peter said:
I spotted that at the caravan shop the other day but resisted!!! I may have to go back... :oops:
Go on :) What can you buy for a tenner these days :?: :!:

I have to say that I'm very happy with how it's turned out for a little under £22 including the extension lead I've ended up with IMO a very versatile search/work/camping light :D That's a saving of more than £40 over the LightForce one I was so close to buying :shock: :)
 

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Cossack said:
I've got one of those 12v ext leads that has disappeared :confusion-confused: into the black hole :shock: that exists in my garage, but one of these days I shall boldly go where no man has gone before and re-discover it :lol:
Chas
Don't go in without a good team & make sure you wear a safety line to expidite your retreat :D :lol: ;)
 

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sae70 said:
Cossack said:
I've got one of those 12v ext leads that has disappeared :confusion-confused: into the black hole :shock: that exists in my garage, but one of these days I shall boldly go where no man has gone before and re-discover it :lol:
Chas
Don't go in without a good team & make sure you wear a safety line to expidite your retreat :D :lol: ;)
Thanks for the advice Steven :thumbup: , I shall attach my winch line to my belt and give my wife the remote control :pray: in case of any emergencies.
Chas
 

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Cossack said:
sae70 said:
Cossack said:
I've got one of those 12v ext leads that has disappeared :confusion-confused: into the black hole :shock: that exists in my garage, but one of these days I shall boldly go where no man has gone before and re-discover it :lol:
Chas
Don't go in without a good team & make sure you wear a safety line to expidite your retreat :D :lol: ;)
Thanks for the advice Steven :thumbup: , I shall attach my winch line to my belt and give my wife the remote control :pray: in case of any emergencies.
Chas
If I were you I'd take the remote in with me :) You know what these girls can be like with anything mechanicle :p :D ;) :)
 

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sae70 said:
Cossack said:
Thanks for the advice Steven :thumbup: , I shall attach my winch line to my belt and give my wife the remote control :pray: in case of any emergencies.
Chas
If I were you I'd take the remote in with me :) You know what these girls can be like with anything mechanicle :p :D ;) :)
It's OK, I trust her implicitly :pray: :lol:
Chas
 
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