DIY worklight

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Lennart
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DIY worklight

I have seen some threads on DoItYourself diffusers and camping lights on the internet but not this one?

When I was doing some work under my car I got this idea of an easy way of making a worklight. Torch will not get dirty,but you lose some light.Also chose flashlights,so the icecream box do not melt.

 Your comments and input,please.

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That's not an ice cream box! It says Perunasalaatti on the cover. For the Finnish-impaired BLF:ers that would translate as potato salad. Or do they make potato salad-flavoured ice cream?

But yeah, good DIY'ing. I have heard (on this forum) that table tennis balls should make a decent makeshift diffuser too. 

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

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Good easy mod, I like the "keeping the light clean"-part. I sometimes use bottlecaps that fit over the head of a light. But most times when I am on need of pure flood, I use Scotch tape or some similar translucent but not shiny tape of the "invisible" variety. No new idea by any means, but works surprisingly well. Stuck to itself or onto a piece of translucent flat plastic (like, say, a piece of a solarforce flashlight blister pack ) and cut to size, preferable for a light with screw-on bezel like the solarforce (which you took out of its blister pack to cut that to bits), and you got a perfectly servicable, easy to install, yet almost completely free diffusor lens. It doesn't do 360° illumination like the potato salad ice cream box though Wink

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A simple one pound container of sour cream or any 1lb transleucent container  works .. Take the top and cut an X in the center bigger than the head of the flashlight and simple stick your light into it and you have a makeshift lamp ..easy as pie .

       καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

                            

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HID45,It is a form of pedagogy called "learn from the mistakes".

 

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I think it's an awesome idea and, the light doesn't get banged around either.

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That's a great idea and as Foy said it keeps the lght safe as well... bonus.

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  I have a story about keeping things clean.
My sister got into a discussion about all the stuff that were on their respective Swiss knives.The one she had was the only one that smelled perfume.Not brake fluid or motor oil.

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