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Why are halogen gooseneck lights so expensive?

Discussion in 'MACHINE ACCESSORIES (Tables, Vises, Indexers)' started by markba633csi, Apr 21, 2017.

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    markba633csi United States Active Member Active Member

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    Dazor especially. It's just a bulb on a stick man!
    Mark S.
     
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    Ikea JANSJO isn't pricey. And, it's available in colors...
    be prepared to replace the switch, though: mine has issues.

    Halogens sometimes bother me; working close to the lamp,
    the ozone isn't always negligible.
     
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    markba633csi United States Active Member Active Member

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    Looks like LED is an easier path and they are plentiful, I just don't really like the quality of the light. I'd rather have a CFL.
    I never noticed the ozone from my 50 watt halogen desk light- my senses must be failing at this extreme age (61) :crushed:
     
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    I couldn’t believe it! I just bought the other day 10 each 35W replacement bulbs for the halogen gooseneck light from China. All for 3 bucks and free shipping! And they work great! Took about 10 days in the mail.
     
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    Machine lights are marketed to industry. And a one time perches, Just replace a cheap bulb once in awhile.. And the fixture is very well made .And last for years in harsh environments.
     
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    An hour under the car, fiddling a few inches from my 500W worklight convinced
    me that (1) jackstands aren't tall enough, and (2) the UV from the light was
    generating enough ozone to make me feel ill.

    Halogens are great for color rendition, but for something that works
    next to my drill press or grinder, rugged counts. Rugged LEDs are cheap.
    Rugged halogens, not so much. CFL is scary around rotating machines,
    much worse for strobing than a good electronic-ballast fluorescent.

    The LED lamps that use a regulated power brick are GREAT.
    My drill press got much more accurate when that lamp was installed.
     
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    Ah that's more like it Ken
    MS
    ps Yes whitmore I can see the flicker even on full-wave rectified LED lamps, that's why a regulated brick supply would be better, pure DC, no flicker.
     
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    Helpful info,thx.
     
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    I know you're asking about halogen (I don't have a clue why they're so expensive), but someone here recommended these little LED gooseneck lamps from Ikea for $10. I picked up 3, and will be buying a bunch more. The light quality is good, they stay in position, and the price is definitely right!
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20169658/
     
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    The store near me shows 80 in stock. Also shows ready to ship online.
     
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    Yep, shows they're in stock locally, but not available online? Bummer. Guess I'll have to head to E. Palo Alto. Wish me luck!:gangster:
     
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    I was able to find 5 white ones. Now I just need to get time to get them out of the box and set up!
     
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    Does a single one put enough light where you want it?
     
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    They are amazingly (surprisingly) bright and effective. I've used one on my drill press and will add two to my bench grinder. I've got one as a spot light on my lathe, and another one on my wood bandsaw. Well worth the $10. I actually like them better than the $50 one I got from Highland Woodworking because the goosenecks are more rigid and the lamps are lighter so they actually stay in place.
     
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    I checked those Jansjo Ikea lights out and wasn't impressed. As for halogens, no thanks. My G4003G's halogen light got so hot the other week it burned the outer plastic hood and switch. I'm gonna retrofit it with a 12V LED. Less heat and same light output. You can't go wrong with LEDs for lighting up the work.
     
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    But a Jansjo light is an LED. Only 88 lux/ 2 watts though apparently. They do have one that is 3 watts that looks better, 39 dollars though and not available online, only in store.
    Mark S.
     
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    Mark,
    I was skeptical, but they actually do a pretty good job putting light where I want it. Pretty amazing for how puny they are.
    Evan
     
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    markba633csi United States Active Member Active Member

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    I bet they would pay you for doing an endorsement. Of course you'd have to change the word puny. Diminutive, perhaps.
    Mark
     
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    That's why I stick to knuckle-draggin' rather than marketing! By the way, I learned about them from someone on here (I think), so I'm just a copy-cat endorser.
     
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