Grill Light suggestions - Solution found

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Grill Light suggestions - Solution found

I have a gas barbecue grill , I have been using my Skilhunt H15 as well as the Coleman Peak One lantern, for light.
So I am considering an alternative. I want to use rechargeable cells as the power source, as I don’t have an outlet nearby.
The choices are the clamp-on the handle style, or the table top desk type.

I don’t want to spend much I’d like to be under $20
Here are samples

BBQ Light
Table Top

I’m wondering if anyone has any experience with either of these styles.

So I bought this from GearBest.
Bike Handlebar Mount
Today it arrived, I couldn’t be happier. I have the Skilhunt H15 AA/14500 in Neutral White, This device fits both my grill handle and the headlamp.
This is a two clamp design, the single clamp works well for my headlamp, and I’ll the other pieces on my bicycle.


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Edited by: Paul321 on 04/24/2017 - 20:54
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Anything you use while grilling MUST MUST MUST have a natural, high-CRI tint. I built a flashlight just for grilling in the winter months, it was just a P60, with a high cri emitter. I have never used any of the dedicated grill lights, but if they have generic CW emitters, it will be much more difficult to gauge the doneness of the meat.


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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Agreed, high CRI would be crucial. I don’t know how you feel about headlamps but a high CRI one may be your best option since it’s always pointing where you’re looking. Unfortunately with a $20 budget it’s going to be tough to find.

Armytek has the Tiara C1 Pro v2 XM-L2 (Warm CRI90) on sale at the moment.

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keltex78 wrote:
Anything you use while grilling MUST MUST MUST have a natural, high-CRI tint. I built a flashlight just for grilling in the winter months, it was just a P60, with a high cri emitter. I have never used any of the dedicated grill lights, but if they have generic CW emitters, it will be much more difficult to gauge the doneness of the meat.

+1. High CRI is critical to assess how well cooked the meat is.
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As suggested, a headlamp with a high cri nichia would be a good option. It wouldn’t be too difficult to find a cheap option that uses a 3535 emitter and just swap that with a 219b. I made that mod with my headlamp and got great results.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/44204


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Don wrote:
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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I saw some grills today that had built in LED lights and they were definitely on the cool white side, not good. Also saw an add on grill light that had the same cool white tint. At times I’ve used a neutral light flashlight, but that takes up 1 hand. I suggest you buy a neutral white headlamp. Not only would it come in handy grilling, but for other stuff too when you need 2 hands free.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Thanks for the input everyone I edited the OP with my solution.

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elegant simplicity, no hands (or headmount) needed, rainproof (IPX-8), dual purpose

plus I have a Skilhunt H15 AA/14500 in Neutral White that I relegated to car trunk duty

hope it fits my Brinkmann handle butt it looks like it will.

Thanks!

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Nice solution! Also looks like it fits just right without needing shims or anything else.

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It looks like it works perfectly. Nice mod. Its the first barby mod I recall seeing here. Thumbs Up

 

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Very nice set-up. Does the light heat up from the grill? Just wondering if heat or grease will become an issue. I do like the clamp, it would make a nice mount for more than bikes or grills.

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Would the light get too hot?

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