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Old 11-29-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
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Rear worklight

I'm thinking of fabbing up a bracket for a work light at the back of the jeep. Thinking of using Hella's Matador work lamp. Does anybody have experience with this light? The adjustablilty looks good, but I don't know how well it "stays", on say washboard roads. Does this lamp have a locking mechanism for the adjustment? Any other suggestions for a worklamp with the same amount of adjustablity? Thanks.

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Old 11-29-2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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I'm thinking of fabbing up a bracket for a work light at the back of the jeep. Thinking of using Hella's Matador work lamp. Does anybody have experience with this light? The adjustablilty looks good, but I don't know how well it "stays", on say washboard roads. Does this lamp have a locking mechanism for the adjustment? Any other suggestions for a worklamp with the same amount of adjustablity? Thanks.
Want a good work light? Get a nice Surefire and keep it in your pocket at all times. Daylight when you need it, indestructable, amazing customer service, and about adjustable as you can get. Point at what you need lit up

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I'm not sure EXACTLY what you need, but I installed rock lights under my Jeep that provide all the light I need when doing repairs at night.
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Ground Effect lighting under your Jeep??? RICER!!!


lol j/k
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Ground Effect lighting under your Jeep??? RICER!!!


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Old 11-30-2007, 02:21 AM   #6
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:09 PM   #7
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Clearification. This light/lamp would illuminate the rear of the jeep; this will be good for setting up camp in the dark, lighting a work area for field repairs, as well as provide light for cooking and food prep. The surefire is a good idea but if I'm by myself I may need both hands. Thanks for the replies so far.
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thats why Surefire's have pocket clips. You clip it to the bill of your hat when you need both hands. Mouth works too, but Surefire the owner, designers, an employees actually use the pocket clips that way. In fact, I did it last night. Worked well with my L4

You could always get some cheap fog or spot lights from walmart, and rig them to the rear roll bars or the back bumper.
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I worked with a guy at a truck accessory shop once who was a huge jeeper (got me into it). He took an old rectangular running light we had at the shop and made a really long lead for it. He drilled a hole in the rear vertical roll bar and ran the lead wire through it to the power hook up then would stick all the excess wire into the rool bar when he didn't need it and put a light bracket on the side of the roll bar so he could mount the light to it and it wouldn't interfere with the top. Whenever he needed the light he could use it off of the bracket or take it off the bracket and pull out the extra length of lead wire stuffed in the roll bar. I would basiclly reach anywhere around the jeep he needed it then when he was done hed stick the slack back in the bat and attach the light bact to the bracket w/ a wingnut. Is that kinda what ur thinkin???
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:51 PM   #10
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Thanks for the input. If I get around to the fab/install over the holiday I'll post a picture.
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I use a similar 27-watt LED worklight on my hardtop where the windshield wiper and washer were located on the rear glass. Removing the factory windshield cleaners left two holes in the glass. One of the holes I used to mount the LED, and the other for the 12 volt power wire. The LED provides lots of light needed to clean game, as an extra-bright backup light, etc.

I use another of the LEDs strapped to the roll bar pointed upward toward the white inside ceiling of the hardtop. It really "lights up" the interior. This LED is easily removable, and I have it powered with a 15-foot wire that allows me to bring it to anywhere around or under the Jeep it might be needed for repairs, etc.
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Holy necropost Batman!!! Reviving a 7 year old thread for an ad???? Is that some kinda record????

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