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There's a Better Way: A work light for cramped conditions

This long, twisty work light won't leave you burned

Length: 1:01
Produced By: John Ross

Reader Peter J. Gootos, of Grapevine, TX, had to make some urgent plumbing repairs under a kitchen sink, and hunted around for his flashlight, only to find its batteries were dead. After reluctantly setting up a 300w halogen work light in the base cabinet, poor Peter scorched himself twice and kicked over the lamp several times. His solution for low-heat, battery-free lighting is a rope light, made from flexible, clear PVC. In this video, Fine Homebuilding editor Chuck Miller shows you how drop lights earned their name, and why rope lights are a better choice.

Video by: Kevin Ireton

July 17, 2008