I have suspended auto headlights over my lathe - remember they say
change both when one burns out ? - the spare I wired both filaments
to together and took the common and ran them to a 12V (AC) transformer.
It was a nice high intensity bulb.
Neat concept Winston - wonder if the larger EMT connectors hold
larger Mag lights ?
W> I sawed off the threaded portion of this EMT connector.
I like it!
Possibly, though the larger lights might be too heavy.
Perhaps two or more magnets and connectors would work if they
were spaced far enough apart.
The connector labeled 1/2" is actually about 0.715" ID.
With sizes labeled from 1/2" to 4" diameter, there should be
an EMT connector for everybody.
Yeah, but... Unlike a household 3-way lamp, halogen car headlight
bulbs are designed to use either the low-beam or the high beam
filament one at a time - you are dumping too much heat into the lamp
envelope running both at once.
I'd have to measure, but it's possible - the Rigid Conduit sizes
follow Pipe sizes, but the EMT tubing OD sizes only follow pipe sizes
at 2" and above - and a D-cell Maglite is around 1-1/2".
Try both 1-1/4 EMT and Rigid fittings, one or the other.
Worst case, you might have to make a shim for the compression ring.
Myself, I'd just use a hose clamp and not worry about fancy fittings.
Or rig up a gooseneck light on the machine tool permanently, so the
light is always there - Littlelite makes nice ones. 12V 5W or 10W
halogen lamps with a close fitting shroud, and a rheostat dimmer on
the base. Six foot cord to a wall-wart, or do a wart-ectomy and use
it in a car.
These are rather incredible little lights for the price. Very
lightweight, very bright, very cheap. OK, the 3 AAA batteries are
apparently carbon-zinc, but I'm still on the originals after 5 months.
I use it to check the end of the driveway (130') in the morning to see
if the paper is delivered yet. Worked fine at 2 AM to check the roof
when something went thump in a windstorm. I bought extras for the car
and for my wife so SHE can check the roof next time!
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:04:26 -0500, the infamous Larry Kraus
scrawled the following:
I finally upgraded my 2AA Mini Maglite to LED. What about these
switches for them? Anyone use one? It says it's for the mini maglite
but doesn't mention LED conversions. $6.99 sounds fair.
I bought one of these for half price on sale and like it. 3AA, 5LED.
But these are what I usually reach for when needing a flashlight.
They're not all that bright, but they're real handy. $3 on sale.
Every day above ground is a Good Day(tm).
I have four mini mags - so far.
D and I both have a personal one, and there are a pair on the boat for
guests to use (and as back up - which has never been needed).
All have been converted to LED, but not bothered with the switches.
Twisting the nose piece is a very positive indication of whether the
light should be on or not. Click on - click off - doesn't indicate
if it's supposed to be on or off...
If you unscrew the lens cap, and yank out the refelctor.
Pull out the bulb. Now, you can put in the Nite Ize LED
module. You end up with a LED headlamp that takes AA cells,
and totals about ten bucks. I have several, and really love
them. HF has the LED module by Nite Ize. Walmart used to
have the Nite Ize module, but havn't seen them recently.