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Decided to make a new light for my assembly / finishing bench. Hat tip to Ron Stewart who gave me the idea (https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/413599 ). I used a retrofit flat recessed LED ceiling light that has a switch so you can change the color temperature from 3000K up to 5000K with 940 lumens ($17.88, link below). I also put a dimmer switch on it so I can get the perfect light for whatever project I have going. I put joints in so the light can be adjusted to any angle including the base that can turn 360 degrees. I put sandpaper at the joint intersections to give it a good bite when cinched down. I'm really happy with it and will probably make a dual-headed one for my actual workbench that will hang from the ceiling.



I put a wooden washer on the base of the lamp arm and secured it with a long screw.



I shaved down the corners of the plywood to make it round so it would rotate in the hole.

Here is a link to the light I used:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Halo-HLBSL-6-in-Color-Selectable-New-Construction-or-Remodel-Canless-Recessed-Integrated-LED-Kit-HLBSL6099FS351EMWR/311575585#product-overview

Regards,
Hutch

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A real neat project I need to build one of those to aid in applying finish.
 

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Okay, that's just kinda cool. I have a light similar to that over the counter in my camper. Thin, easy to install, and pretty bright too. Love LED's. Thanks for posting!
 

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I can damn sure see where that could come in very handy. Good job there.
 

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Clever and useful.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys, love sharing ideas!

Hutch
 
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