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Offline riptide

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« on: November 02, 2011, 10:07:38 PM »
hi,
just wondering what lights other brigades use for scene lighting(not run off truck)e.g lighting up front of house for ba jobs, rcr....our brigade currently use the halogen lights 2x150W on each stand, but we find the bulbs blow all the time and they are now up for replacement (the whole light) do other brigades use LED? other lights? we run ours off a generator

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Re: lighting-stowege
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 10:12:25 PM »
We purchased a portable LED light, called a Smith light.

Only around $600, and won't light up the front of a house, but was useful for us for things like trees down, as you could easy carry the light to where you were working.

We have very little space left on the appliance to stow anything, and being at its weight limit already, adding gen sets etc was not going to work!

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Re: lighting-stowege
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 06:36:00 AM »
We have a set of 3 square lights that are flourescent, came with stands which are cumbersome to setup hence we dont use the stands but the lights can be setup on the ground can be setup on a car for rcr work, cost us 600 for 3 i believe from fire and rescue... and also believe we are looking at portable LED ones to add to that too
They are able to be setup in very good time compared to the halogen on stands and dont strain the generator because they use very little power
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Re: lighting-stowege
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 09:08:08 AM »
We have two Remote Area Lighting Systems (RALS) made by Pelican. Rechargable battery that gives up to 14 hours. They have a diffuser so you can use them as a spot or broad beam. Conveniently packed in a hard case on wheels. Easily stowed!

http://pelican.com/lights_detail_aalg.php?recordID=9460

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Re: lighting-stowege
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 09:26:39 PM »
We have two Remote Area Lighting Systems (RALS) made by Pelican. Rechargable battery that gives up to 14 hours. They have a diffuser so you can use them as a spot or broad beam. Conveniently packed in a hard case on wheels. Easily stowed!

http://pelican.com/lights_detail_aalg.php?recordID=9460

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Re: lighting-stowege
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2011, 10:59:18 AM »
4x Goliath lights. Very good lights, cold to touch, easily strapped to anything or sat in their stand. Cheap as well compared to some of the systems mentioned above, and far more appropriate for close quarters work, eg: RCR
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Re: lighting-stowege
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2011, 12:43:34 AM »
4x Goliath lights. Very good lights, cold to touch, easily strapped to anything or sat in their stand. Cheap as well compared to some of the systems mentioned above, and far more appropriate for close quarters work, eg: RCR

The Pelican lights are also cool to touch, very bright and unlike the Goliath lights (fluro tube system) are battery powered (sealed lead acid - approx 12hrs at full brightness), so do not require a generator to run them - reducing noise around say an RCR job. Though as you mention, the Pelican lights aren't cheap.... then again you get what you pay for.

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Re: lighting-stowege
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2011, 07:45:43 AM »
4x Goliath lights. Very good lights, cold to touch, easily strapped to anything or sat in their stand. Cheap as well compared to some of the systems mentioned above, and far more appropriate for close quarters work, eg: RCR

We have the same and agree with numbers, great for RCR work.
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Re: lighting-stowege
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011, 10:00:53 AM »
Also agree with numbers, Goliath lights are really good, we got them from a local supplier over the internet, very good light.

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Re: lighting-stowege
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 07:53:16 PM »
Goliath lights, very happy with them

 

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