Rear Mount Camplight

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 20:54
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I'm trying to rig up a light on the back of the Disco to help with camping.
I've modified a gutter mount uhf aerial type bracket to fit along the rear gutter near the door. To this I will fit a light and connect it through to the rear cigarette lighter.
I'll leave the bracket on, but take the light off while I'm driving to save any stone damage.
Does anyone have any suggestions to use for the light? I've looked at cheapie driving lights but this will give a harsh pencil beam. I really need a broader softer light e.g. white fog light.
Narva and the like make a "work light" but this is around $90-100. Any cheaper options spring to mind?
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Reply By: Marc - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 21:01

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 21:01
Try ebay. This guy has sold a few for around the 30 mark.
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Reply By: awill4x4 - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 22:39

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 22:39
If the pic comes out, here's a picture of a "Britax" rear worklight it's a twin 55watt globe version where each globe faces slightly outward to give a large spread. It seems to be nicely built with good sealing and a stainless steel mounting foot. (goes quite nicely with the stainless rear light holder I built for the back of my GQ I think) From memory it was around the $40 mark.
If the pic doesn't come out I'll post a link.
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Follow Up By: awill4x4 - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 22:44

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 22:44
Oh, and by the way I haven't got it wired up yet, I'm still trying to decide the best way of wiring power to it and since I'm OK as a fabricator but cr@p as a sparkie I'll get it done by an auto eleccy when I also get wiring done for dual batteries, wiring to rear cargo area for fridge and lights and an Anderson plug for the caravan.
Regards Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox (WA) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 00:41

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 00:41
Were do you buy it? I need 1
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 19:16

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 19:16
Hey Rox, I love Dirk Hartogs' thoughts . i guess it sums up Australia and how wonderful and different it is to the other continents. How lucky we are... We get to spend our 80years here!!! Australia!! Michael.
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox (WA) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 19:21

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 19:21
Thanks for that It comes from a kangaroo web site www.kangaroo-industry.asn.au/index.html
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Reply By: Member - uncle - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 06:48

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 06:48
We opted for the ARB flouro light.At $80 a steal and that way its not out there on display for every theiving mongrel to see.All we do is open the back door and plug in!You can also hang it whjere you want as well,try swinging a mounted light under the rear of the car in the dark to see where the roo is that you've just ploughed over.cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 07:03

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 07:03
You'll get a lot more light with less battery drain if you use a Compact Flourescent type lamp.
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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 07:52

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 07:52
Autobarn (Qld) has 55w work light - Narva for $50.
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox (WA) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 19:23

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 19:23
Thanks I'll try them in WA
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Reply By: Rob Ackland - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 09:54

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 09:54
Another thought is to look out for some of the cheap LED lights that are coming onto the market. These are particularly useful if you intend leaving the light on for long periods as they use minimal resource from the batter. Consider easy removal and fitting to prevent it being lost or vandalised. Apart from that a telescopic pole to improve spread and range is always useful.

The lights that give the best spead and least glare are called worklights or foglights. Narva and Hella make good ones and you pay for what you get

Rob
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