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Old 07-22-2009, 01:30 PM   #1
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Anyone have a good source for something like this long fluorescent work light shown in these posts:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=333
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=335

red5001 provided a link to Saf-T-Lite's "adjustable hood lite" which provides some model numbers and specs.

A
search on Amazon for "underhood light"search on Amazon for "underhood light"
gives several results, even a rechargeable version.

I also found several models on SJDiscountTools.com.

There's not much feedback on there and they're not cheap, so I was wondering if anyone has any less expensive sources and/or feedback.

Would LED be better than fluorescent?

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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Should have checked Harbor Freight first, duh.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=66990

$40

LED might be better, and rechargeable would be nice, but at 1/3 the cost, the HF version looks pretty awesome.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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Should have checked Harbor Freight first, duh.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=66990

$40

LED might be better, and rechargeable would be nice, but at 1/3 the cost, the HF version looks pretty awesome.
good call on harbor freight.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:10 PM   #4
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$221 from Snap-on.

Model ECU444AKT
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:11 PM   #5
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Cool thread. I've got a rechargeable LED stick, but it's only about 8" of LEDs and maybe 16" long.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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$221 from Snap-on.

Model ECU444AKT

Crap I hate how much we charge for stuff some times.

I do like this idea though.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:21 AM   #7
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Crap I hate how much we charge for stuff at all times.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:35 AM   #8
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meh, I just put in one from a chevy silverado. It's not a full time service light, but for emergencies and small stuff it's been pretty handy. There's enough wire to extend all the way to the trunk.

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Old 02-07-2010, 07:59 PM   #9
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Just an update, I ordered the Harbor Freight version, only to get a postcard saying they are back-ordered, and eventually another postcard saying they are discontinued.

I'll have to look at the alternatives now...
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Damn, that sucks. It's fraktarded that all the alternatives are $100+
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:02 PM   #11
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I just order the ATD Tools 80050 for $89 shipped from SJ Discount Tools. I found it on ebay for $85/shipped as well.
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Make your own. Shouldnt cost more than 30 dollars.
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Make your own. Shouldnt cost more than 30 dollars.
Care to elaborate?
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:49 PM   #14
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Care to elaborate?
That's what I was thinking. $30 to build something like this would be awesome.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:50 PM   #15
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I received the light from SJ Discount Tools and it looks to be very good. I haven't tested it out under the hood yet, but it seems pretty bright and better than I expected. The mounting hooks extend out from the handles on each end and are under tension so that they want to retract. That should make sure the light doesn't slip off whatever its hanging on. The hooks also rotate so that once you've got it mounted, you can twist the light up to 180 degrees in each direction to direct light in the desired direction.

Even though its a lot more than whatever Harbor Freight used to sell, it looks well worth the money. I'll try to post up pics and the manual when I get a chance.
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