|Project by tyvekboy||posted 45 days ago||1253 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
June 17, 2014
This may be the strangest repurposing project you’ve ever seen.
A friend of mine gave me a surplus OBGYN exam light. The parts of the light consists of:
A Power Supply / Light Source Box that weighs 5 pounds.
A Power Cord.
A Light Tube
If you find one of these, just remember that it is a great source of light.
To be useable in the shop the light tube (which plugs into the box just to the left of the green switch in the above picture) has to be pointing up. The solution was to make this little mobile stand.
The light tube port on the power supply/light source box had to be located about 27 inches above the floor so I added the 3 little drawers beneath the light source box. Never too many drawers in the shop. It also added weight to keep this from tipping over.
Under power supply/light source box location is a hole through which the power cord exits out the back of this mobile stand. A wooden cord clamp serves as a strain relief for the cord.
The light source box keyhole slots are placed over 4 screw heads and pushed down to lock in place. This is the correct position of the power supply/light source box.
The power cord is plugged in first.
The light tube is pushed in the cone shaped bump on the top and removed by pulling it out. Pulling out the light tube may unmount the light source box from the keyhole screws. A upside down U-Shaped lock that has 2 dowels glued into it is pushed into placed in 2 predrilled holes. This lock is easy to install and remove.
This is the back of the stand. It has a light tube storage area and a cord wrap to store the cord.
This is how it looks with everything stored. Casters are all swivel light duty 1-1/2 inch plate mounted.
Here is the light in use.
The light can be either a SPOT of light or ….
a FLOOD of light.
As I get older, at times I just need more light. Is it just me? lol
Comments encouraged and questions welcomed.
Thanks for looking.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA