Hands free lighting, a different approach. My home built neck lights.

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Hands free lighting, a different approach. My home built neck lights.

I have a couple of head lights, but I am not a huge fan. If I am working, or outside, I usually have a hat on. I often end up holding a flashlight in my mouth when I need both hands free.

I saw there are a couple of different companies that sell neck lights. I was not impressed with the amount of adjustment of each of the lights. Also I wanted a high CRI.

I ordered 2 Prometheus Beta QR lights, 2 Beta flex arms, and some 1/4” Loc-Line and this is what I came up with. It was a little pricey, but it has met all my expectations.

It works very well. You can adjust the tension so it grips around your neck, or just hangs resting on the back of the neck. You can use one light or both lights. You can overlap the beams for a wider viewing area, or have them pointing in entirely different directions. I have used it with one pointing at my feet and one shining further ahead. You can use it for working overhead.

It looks kind of goofy when I am using it, but it works so well, I don’t care how it looks.

https://i.imgur.com/h1TWwMN.jpg
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I have everything but the lites. Time to go shopping. Nice job

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long time ago, we did about the same thing with some old headphones.
cut the cord, removed the ear pads and duct-taped two Mini-Mags.
we were cool for about two weeks until everyone made one.

we like yours better.

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That is clever. I am very tempted Smile

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easy ..

 

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Cool… I have always preferred hands free, non-lantern lighting. I never would have thought about using a joby gorillapod like that. I have a small joby camera tripod, so I am familiar with the concept too.

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Loosen up a headlamp strap all the way and wear a headlamp over the head and loose around the neck .

 I have a small magnet heatshrunk to the clip on a lumintop tool ..considered adding a small piece of metal into the shoulder of clothing .   unfortunately  fortunately I change my clothes .. Shoulder mounted is a nice place to have a light imho .

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If it works then looks are 2nd. IMHO that doesn’t look to bad.