What is the one light/lamp you can't live without?

Discussion in 'Tools - Machine Polishers, Pressure Washers, Detai' started by Peacemaker, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Peacemaker

    Peacemaker Two Bucket System Washer

    I'm currently trying to figure out if I'm going to buy a spotlight or a headlamp. I was curious to know which would be more useful to the weekend detailer.

    So which one can't you live w/o?
  2. Deep Gloss Auto Salon

    Deep Gloss Auto Salon DB Pro Supporter

  3. Peacemaker

    Peacemaker Two Bucket System Washer

    Cool. I have been eye balling the HP11. Saw it at the (dd) shop and it seemed really nice w/ the various brightness modes. Need something to help me out w/ my white paint.
  4. mrgolfrider

    mrgolfrider DB Forum Supporter

    I love my HP11. My only gripe is the headband has seemed to have stretched out already and I can almost not make it tight enough. I like to use it in a dark garage on the lowest setting. Its almost too bright on the other settings and I end up getting a headache from the reflection. Other than that it is an awesome headlamp!!

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  5. Pureshine

    Pureshine DB Pro Supporter

  6. Peacemaker

    Peacemaker Two Bucket System Washer

    Yep, I think lowest setting is going to be required here. A look at the TK35, its snazzy and pricey. I don't really need bright for white. I need something that will spot swirls.

    Is the brinkman pretty much not suggested at all over a headlamp? I'm getting that feeling.
  7. mrgolfrider

    mrgolfrider DB Forum Supporter

    The Brinkman does really well. I had the Brinkman for a while until my garage was broken into and someone stole it :(
  8. Peacemaker

    Peacemaker Two Bucket System Washer

    I guess you would still pick the headband light over the brinkman though?
  9. LostHighway

    LostHighway Jedi Nuba

    I have a Spark ST6-460NW head lamp which I'm pretty happy with. It is slightly more front heavy than I'd like and as with mrgolfrider's Fenix the headband could be snugger/smaller. The light from the Spark, however, is really great as is the build quality and control function.
  10. hamza7

    hamza7 Welcome to Detailing

    I love the headband LED lights from Fenix. There so useful and the less wires the better.
  11. Bunky

    Bunky DB Forum Supporter

  12. Kilo6_one

    Kilo6_one DB Forum Supporter

    Streamlight TLR-1 HL, serves dual purposes. Just have to remember to remove it off the thing its attached to before I use it in the garage. Its 630 Lllumen.

    also my 20.00 Hallogen is awesome.
  13. RaskyR1

    RaskyR1 Jedi Nuba

  14. mrgolfrider

    mrgolfrider DB Forum Supporter

    The strap over the head is a big plus. It will help it from sliding down your head later on when the band starts to sag. I'm interested to know its run time since it has that large battery pack. I know my HP11 last about 30 hours on a single double A.

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  15. Upper Class Detailing

    Upper Class Detailing DB Pro Supporter

    I use LED Lenser H14 :)
  16. React

    React Birth of a Detailer

    fenix HP11... love for interiors as well
  17. Bunky

    Bunky DB Forum Supporter

    Yes sure makes it easy to see the dirt especially since it is hands free.
  18. 604_Snooze

    604_Snooze Obsessive Detailer

    Is the hp11 or the ledlenser sufficient enough to see the paint defects for a 1-step polish?
    or would you guys still use this with the work light and the brinkmann?

    Should I get the Husky 1720 Lumen LED work light at home depot for $80 or get the led lenser H7/14 for around $40/70?
  19. Peacemaker

    Peacemaker Two Bucket System Washer

    I have the same question pretty much. I would like to know what is the most versatile light.
  20. BoostedMk6

    BoostedMk6 Jedi Nuba

    I would say the headlamp. I love it because when I travel to do cars I don't have to lug around bulky lights.

    I still use the Husky 800 Lumen handheld LED work light for general light.

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