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    Standby lights for site

    I have tried and tested many many lights for site work, todate I have only found one light that I would recommend, its could do with some improvements.

    I am sure you all know by now which light I would recommend - The magneto, you can find then cheaper if you look around, just dont mix up the R129 one with this one below.

    https://www.game.co.za/DIY/Lighting/...hoCn5EQAvD_BwE

    Pro's

    1/ Backup time, it last the entire day on site.

    2/ 2 brightness settings, to save battery power.

    3/ Bright enough for site work, especially in the roof space.

    4/ Compact enough to go in the tool bag.

    5/ No magnet to stick it to the DB door or inside the DB.

    Cons

    1/ Battery lifespan, it only last about a year, then you need to replace the battery, you can buy replacement batteries for about R120.

    2/ Battery fails if left for an extended period of time.


    If this light had a lithium battery I would invest in one for each room in my house and another 6 for site work. I have thought of making up my own lithium back.


    I am busy making up a site lights and home backup lights, using the 7 amp lithium battery and 12 volt strip lights. I need to find affrdable lithium battery packs with a PCB to charge the battery and under voltage and polarity protection.

    If I can get that right I have a winner which will replace the magneto light. The price is not the concern, I want something to last, not fail if left for a couple of months.

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    Those lights rock!

    Found an even smaller one at Leroy that fits in the tool bag very well.

    Also thought of those ones and then a stand to create some task lighting in areas and position it etc.

    The Lithium pack would be very cool

    Sent from my CPH2197 using Tapatalk

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    Those lights are great.
    I've installed them as emergency outdoor lighting in enclosures with transparent covers.

    They come on automatically with loadshedding. Been up for about 2 years and still working perfectly.

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