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Offline 4x4American

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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2016, 06:28:39 pm »
Funny this should come up again as we were looking at it today.  We were thinking to just grab battery power from before the starter solenoid, and have a switch right there next to it.  I was trying to figure out where I should mount the lights for the most optimal placement.  I really like those you posted, Marty.  Good stinkin!
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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2016, 09:50:53 am »
The strip lights on the mill pictured...anybody have a source?How are they attached?
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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2016, 01:46:23 pm »
The strip lights on the mill pictured...anybody have a source?How are they attached?
just search for "led 12v strip lights"
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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2016, 06:17:43 am »
Hello,
  The owner is from Virginia. I asked him the same question about the source. He has a business and the guy just stopped in. He wanted him to try them.  I will see if I can get more info. The LED lights looked like they had a adhesive on the back. So they were just stuck on. The one on the mast was very very thin. Again I thought it was a sticker you could hardly feel it. I would think these lights would be very low amp draw.
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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2016, 08:17:51 am »
Global Industrial Sales has them.The brand name is Truckstar Led strip lights.They have a variety of the lengths.I ordered a 24''and a 48'' length to mount on my LT30.
The 24 was $23.00,the 48 was $37.00.They are no doubt cheaper elsewhere but I like the peace of mind buying from folks I know.The lights are adhesive backed as well as include clips and screws.
 Marty thanks for your post,as always,we learn something new and useful.
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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2016, 08:31:52 am »
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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2016, 10:42:41 am »
Someone gave me a couple 5 meter rolls of the LED strip lights that look very much like the ones on the mill.  They came from ebay and were about $15 a roll.  Cheap.  These were 30 lumens per LED, so a 1 ft strip was about the same as 60 watt equivalent LED bulb from your local store, but only pull about 250 -300 ma.  They are adhesive backed and be cut to any length you want.  I've used some here and there and they make a pretty good and cheap solution for some odd situations.  I may even try using some in a 4 tube ceiling light instead of replacing the bad ballast.

There are a lot of different offerings, so you need to pay attention to things like color temperature and output to get what you want.  They also come in a weather proof version, which means there inside some tubing with the ends sealed.

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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2017, 12:48:56 am »
This LED light bar on my forklift mast is great!!!  Turns night into day! 

 

 
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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2017, 07:23:54 am »
Got mine on the other day















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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2017, 04:30:34 pm »
I like it, it gives plenty of light!   8)
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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2017, 05:05:06 pm »
I like it too.  Bet there will be UFOs reported in your area soon.
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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2017, 06:37:50 pm »
I like it too.  Bet there will be UFOs reported in your area soon.

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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2017, 01:30:40 pm »
Hi...i am a new user here. In my case i used to saw under flood lights and I put 4 lights around the mill pointing right to the center.  Doing this I eliminated most of the shadows that the head, log and myself caused. It was easy to move the lights where needed but if you're looking for mounting on the mill.

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Re: LED Lights on a Sawmill
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2017, 09:44:22 pm »
Welcome to the forum LulaNord!
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