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Technical Rough service bulbs

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Frank Carey, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Frank Carey
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 442

    Frank Carey

    Are the new LED light bulbs suitable for use in a drop light? Will they hold up like the rough service bulbs we've all been using for years? Is there a rough service version of LED bulb? Are the old rough service incandescent bulbs still available?
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 42,068


    I've been using a rechargeable LED work light for a cord.
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  3. bdynpnt
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 354


    I bet the led bulbs will outlast the old rough service ones plus no heat generated .the only thing I don't like is the way the light is distributed its like it doesn't get into all the nooks and crannys .seam dim

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  5. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 9,826

    from Zoar, Ohio

    That’s all I use now. The cheap LED replacement bulbs outlast the rough service. They take a beating.
  6. bdynpnt
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 354


    Yep when you drop them the filament doesn't break like with incandescent bulbs

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  7. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 947


    Walmart carries the incandescent rough service bulbs or at least they did a couple of months ago.
  8. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,752

    from Dublin, OH

    I have been using LED bulbs in drop lights for quite awhile.
    No heat, seem to be very resistant to breakage during the oops moments.
    Best way to go!
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 1,661


    The “drop light” is the best for a corded light as the ballast is down by the plug the light can take a beating

    Been using cordless led lights for a few years now work great
    No cords no heat
  10. Los_Control
    Joined: Oct 7, 2016
    Posts: 513

    from TX

    led is all I have been able to find here at my local ace, and seems to be fine in my droplight.
    Granted I have only been using them for past year, but use it often and still on first bulb I installed.
  11. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,171


    No heat or anymore melted carpets!:eek:
  12. led lights are the way to go, IMHO I took a $20 led 4ft shop light, a pc of 1x4" 3ft long scrap wood, 4 wheels from harbor freight, tow heavy duty zip ties and now I have a killer roll around 4ft led light that lights up the underside of a car light day light. The rechargeable under hood clip on lights are killer too! My house and shop have all LED lighting, only way to roll, IMHO
  13. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 2,876

    from Berry, AL

    I have a small fluorescent drop light I still use some, but I find myself using a couple of small LED lights more and more. Easy to get into tight places, no cords, and no risk of a explosion if you drop one in a puddle of gas.
  14. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 187

    from Alabama

    If you go to some of the larger swap meets or car shows they always have the guy hawking LED Drop Lights by throwing them on the concrete in front of you then reeling it back in. Probably throws it on the ground hundreds of times. They sell just the bulbs for the drop light or you can buy the whole think. I use the battery powered portable lights they are bright, don’t use a lot of batteries and you don’t have to mess with a cord. Do a google search or amazon search for drop lights.
  15. I’ve been using led battery type for several years. I buy about 1 each year, they keep getting better. Biggest problem is the battery runs down just when I’m counting on it the most.

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  16. The LED bulbs I buy at Lowes are plastic and wont break easy at all.

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  17. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,265

    Atwater Mike

    You have to ask for the 'penetrating LEDs'.

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