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Cheap rack light

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by gafftaper, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    I just discovered something amazing and cheap! Sewing machine lights! Strong magnetic mount, very flexible goose-neck, perfect level of output, it's exactly what I've always wanted when I'm trying to figure out something in the back of my rack. I was worried about moving the goose-neck would make it detach, but it holds on tight! It's perfect for just leaving inside your rack, move it wherever you want. This is the one I got for $12 on Amazon. I'm so happy I'm ordering one for each rack in my theater. A big thumbs up from Gaff.
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    RonHebbard Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @gafftaper GREAT, assuming your racks are ferrous metallic. Less so if your racks are wooden or molded plastic.
    Steer clear of magnetically sensitive devices (And their concealed internal components)
    Toodleoo!
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    Wow that's amazing. Way better than a $50 BNC light
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    I'm skeptical about how durable it'll be compared to the products our industry sells, but I can buy four or five of these to one of those, so if I have to replace them it's not a huge loss. I think because it isn't so rugged, it's much easier to twist around and place in just the right position than the products we typically encounter.
     
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    Yea absolutely, longevity plays a huge part expically in a rack that's constantly being loaded and unloaded.
    When I wrote this, I was thinking of a particular rack I'm in rather often in a closet. When the room was designed, the overhead fluorescents are mounted to the wall on the front side of the rack and illuminate everything fairly well, except the backside of the 4 racks.
    I'd happily plug this little guy in instead of constantly pulling out my phone light to remove the SD card with the stupid background music.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Yep, I have three racks just like those in different parts of my theater. I bought one for each rack.
     
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