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Collyn,
Thanks for the tip . They look like a nice unit but
with only 7 W fluoro per tube, I'd have to construct a head clamp to hold it
just above my scalp to read with it ! The search continues.
David
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:19

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:19
Still the equivalent of a 40 watt incandescent - but agree not enough light for comfortable reading.
Collyn
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:20

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:20
I'd like to find a 2 x 20W fluoro, that's enough to
read under.
David
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:21

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:21
Dave, Leave the reading to the daylight hours and spend the dark hours cuddled up in bed with your good lady. Problem solved. Brian.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:22

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:22
Hey Brian,
Not much cuddling in our van, it's fitted out like
a boat with single beds. All I can do in the dark hours is read about it
!
David
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Reply By: fjk21 - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:23

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:23
Hello David A suggestion ......why not look at the Petzl E449 Zipka LED head lamp. They give a great light to read by, its weight is minimal, about the size of a roll of film, and if you are reading at night in bed the light is angled onto the book and does not disturb others in the van. They have a retractable fine cord, and on three AAA batteries they say give around 150 hours continuos light. When we purchased ours about 18 months ago it was approx. $90 but I am sure they have come down since. Just a thought. Regards Francis
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:24

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:24
Francis,
Many thanks but I am looking for an external light
for mounting on the side of the van for reading at night. We use halogen lights internally for reading.
David


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Hello David

A suggestion ......why not look at the Petzl E449
Zipka LED head lamp. They give a great light to read
by, its weight is minimal, about the size of a roll of
film, and if you are reading at night in bed the light is
angled onto the book and does not disturb others in the
van.

They have a retractable fine cord, and on three AAA
batteries they say give around 150 hours continuos
light.

When we purchased ours about 18 months ago it was approx.
$90 but I am sure they have come down since.

Just a thought.

Regards
Francis


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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:25

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:25
Dave, I'm working on a replacement for those 20w halogens over the bed .... very bright, UV on head etc. I found a 10w halogen bulb I can adapt ...... but I'm working on a LED one. 9 x 10mm High Brightness LED's mounted on a piece of round circuit board the same diameter as the halogen bulb housing. Could be a fizzer .... well big fizzer chance anyway ? Have a look at the bulbs on the web site Griff supplied these seem to be bright enough ... so it might work ? www.boatsafe.com under products .... If it is not bright enough I could leave one halogen in for reading and the LED as a "mood" light ..... [wink] Glad they have 100,000hr life those mood lights ..... [grin] Anthony
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:26

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:26
Cobradave

Try this one. It seems what you need and it waterproof.

It's a boat Halogen Docking Light. 175 mm by 115 mm made of white ABS plastic with stainless mounting.
Takes 55 watt halogen but would probably accept the smaller watte diochroic halogen globes. These come at beam angles up to 64 degrees (from memory). Cost about $50.

Cat No is 31860 -from Whitworth Marine. Has superb catalogue and sells huge range of stuff - mostly very good quality. Ask for catalogue. Tel: 02 9939 1055. They have branches in NSW, Vic, Qld and WA.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:27

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:27
Dave, 2 other options could be. Get another internal reading light, fit it to a board or backing plate that could be hung on a hook on the side of van and run a flexible cord to a 12 volt power outlet on the side of the van. OR Buy a suitable 240v light and run it through your inverter. Brian.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:28

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 06:28
Collyn,
Thanks, that sounds like the right one for me. Will
follow up.
David
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