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    Does anybody know where (I stay in Pretoria) to purchase the spot light that is typically mounted on the rear of a roofrack/roll bar/canopy. It is inside a rubber type casing and has a handle and a switch on the light (I think??) See pictures.
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    Its a Hella light, I know Mida's used to sell them, as well as 4x4 Megaworld. Don't know what they currently cost. Really useful to have if you are working at night, even just packing or unpacking a trailer, etc.

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    Went to have a look at the Hella light at Midas.

    Decided such a light is purely a nice-to-have in my case and can do without it!! At a price tag of R680 (no wiring & no bulb!!) I am sure I can use the money more efficiently. Must admit, well made & strong!!

    Any such second hand lights lying around in someone's garage?? Please let me know if you want to get rid of it!!

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    I really like those Work lights...

    but has nobody made a light in the same fashion with a LED or Krypton bulb... well at least something that is more power eficient...

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    Most useful bit of kit, the Hella working light. Safari Center has them too.
    I have 3 of them rigged up (rear corners and rear center) and wired to a dash switch. Excellent for reversing in dark tight spots.

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    I just use an old spotlight.You dont need all the rubber and fancy handle.

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    Tha farmers use something similar on their tractors, but made out of metal. It is usually fitted onto on of the fenders. Don't know the price, but they are quite durable as well. Try one of the co-ops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HermanvdW View Post
    Tha farmers use something similar on their tractors, but made out of metal. It is usually fitted onto on of the fenders. Don't know the price, but they are quite durable as well. Try one of the co-ops.
    It is called a plough light, used to be cheap. Normally had a switch on the lamp itself.

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    Try these guys:

    http://www.cariboodistributors.com/toledo_lights.htm

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    Thanks to everybody for their input.

    H2F, I will contact them - it seems they have what I need - price will determine.

    Regards

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    You do get a cheaper copy of the Hella work light - got mine at 4 x 4 Megaworld (Cape Town) not sure of brand name - shop around - its out there somewhere at a reasonable price !!!

    Brilliant for setting up camp, working at night, trailering boat at night etc !!!

    And if you set it up nicely and control from inside the vehicle ....... good for blinding idiots driving behind you with brights on !!!!!!

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    Does this light (Hella) with the handle (discussed here) work off 12V or would I need to hook it up to my inverter? What's the Watts??
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    Works of 12V, either permanently coupled (fused obviously) to the vehicle power supply or it could have a lead with a cigarette lighter plug. Your choice.

    I am waiting for prices from Cariboo Distributors on their Toledo working light - seems considerably cheaper that the Hella. Also the option of spot or flood light.

    Follow the link that H2F supplied earlier.

    http://www.cariboodistributors.com/toledo_lights.htm

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    Yes, these lights are very durable and very usefull. I had hella plugs fitted in various places on my vehicle and on my trailer in order to plug this light and other lights into. I also made a stand for it and a base with non/scratch and non/slip material underneath. I now want to know if you could fit a suction cup to the bottom of it. Where can you buy something like this? It will then be able to be mounted nearly anywhere i want to on my rig. I also wired up an extension cable for it. I now want to expand its functionality.
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    Default hella work light

    I see you are staying in Pretoria.In Vermeulen street there is a small littel shop just after the big metro general store.If you pass the metro store on your left the shop is about 50m on you left hand side it almost look like a spare shop try them got my hella's from them for cheap and also saw the work light there they got the hella and a much cheaper one there (+-R120) try them I'm sure you will get what you whant there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoB View Post
    Yes, these lights are very durable and very usefull. I had hella plugs fitted in various places on my vehicle and on my trailer in order to plug this light and other lights into. I also made a stand for it and a base with non/scratch and non/slip material underneath. I now want to know if you could fit a suction cup to the bottom of it. Where can you buy something like this? It will then be able to be mounted nearly anywhere i want to on my rig. I also wired up an extension cable for it. I now want to expand its functionality.
    JonoB

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    Maybe have a look at your local angling store ath the fishing rod holders - those things can suck a tennis ball through a garden hose and will not slip of the side of the vehicle. I assume some mods will have to be made, or an attachment bracket, but i'm sure they'll work.

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