Spotlight projector from scrap

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Project by Lenka Design Workshop posted 07-25-2012 08:43 PM 1492 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

There can never be enough light in the workshop, right?

Here is a quick spotlight that I built from scrap material. I use it to bring more light when I need to do detailing or when there is not enough stationary light in some part of the workshop where I am currently working.

Besides saving some money by avoiding buying a spotlight with a tripod it has the advantage of being more compact and taking less space (there is no bulky tripod :-) ). I can fit it in virtually any small spot.

The only thing that was purchased is the lights themselves (3 bucks each).
I used an old brake rotor from my Dodge Ram pickup truck (heavier than the one from a sedan car), two different width pipes, 4 old large nuts, couple of bolts with wingnuts, some old shabby cable and a mains plug.

Three large nuts are welded onto the base of a rotor (more stability). Thicker pipe has two holes at the top (one – half-cut) to allow fixing with a thinner pipe and is also welded onto the rotor. The fourth large nut is welded at the base of the pipe – this prevents the installation from tipping over when you accidentally pull the cable by walking into it.
The thinner pipe has holes drilled at regular intervals to allow for adjustment of light height. Two spotlights are fixed at slightly different angles to allow for a wider spread of light.

All finished with a leftover rust-stop paint.

Total cost: 6 bucks.

P.S. forgive me for the horrible workshop in the first pic. I recently moved in and am doing restoration.

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#1 posted 07-27-2012 06:40 PM

very cleaver , i need to make some of these

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