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Made this in 2017, my shop back wall is half covered by the backyard. Only 5 feet from the ground to the roof. Rather than get a ladder I came up with this short set of stairs to get to roof. Shop roof overhangs the house roof slightly so you have access to all the roofs with one staircase and NO ladder. Added a pole and some LED floodlights and enhanced the yard lighting at the same time.
Reality check, none of us are getting any younger. Where we once could see in the dark we now drag out a flashlight. Same is true when making cuts. You want to see the line, clearly. Okay see it at all some days. Task lamps are easy enough to buy but rarely fit where we want them. So enter 12 volt fog lamps. 30 watts of very bright light in a small package that is meant to survive outside and mounted on a bumper being bounced around in the outback. Or Georgia roads, take your pick. The lamp arms are 9 ½ inches long. Inside each arm a channel was made to accept the wiring. While I was unable to hide all the wiring, most of it is and that means less to get stuck or grabbed by something. The arcs of the swing portion were cut offs from aluminum seat pieces my Dad gave me, I believe from a 737. These fit nicely and give it a tad bit more swing back into the window when not in use. 12 volt power is supplied by a power source I build some time ago. I currently have 3 in use in the shop for other task lamps or LED strip lights I installed. The lamps do not come with a on off switch. For this I used a car alarm valet switche and grafted the wires into place then put covering over them. Had too be creative and make a small switchblade then JB weld in two studs for mounting. Perhaps not pretty but for this application it works well. Enjoy and be inspired.
This post is referencing the lights I used in the project pictured below Lights ON - surprise - the light kit has several different modes, battery operated and remote controlled (would be difficult to turn lights on and off with this hanging on a wall.) I paid $14.95 for the light kit (source will not be mentioned in this post). Thinking this price was a little steep, I researched the manufacturer of the lights and stumbled upon them at Amazon. I have since changed supplier of this light kit. In fact, I ordered more from Amazon. The same light kit that I paid $14.95 at ________, is 2 for $10.99 ! ! ! ! ! I have included the url for these lights below. Did I do good or what ? ? ? ? ? Light Kit Deal Here