Wednesday, February 15, 2012

This is what happens when I get to thinking...

So I was working on my daughters car last week and of course, never had enough light to see what I was doing. I probably have three of those strap on skull lights but do you think I could find any of them?

Conversely, I had gotten a couple of OSHA hard hats last summer in case we got caught outside in hail while on a chase. They also double as head protection if we got pulled into a post storm S&R situation. If that were the case, we'd need light, and lots of it.

I keep seeing these 3 1/2 aluminum LED flashlights seemingly everywhere for next to nothing they're bright, portable, and cheap.

Went into my local Harbor Freight Tools location. Do yourself a favor and stop in one sometime. It's pretty incredible what they carry.

Picked up a couple flashlights, some hook and loop wire ties, I had the hard hat but yes, you can get that there as well.

Most hard hats have a slot on either side for an optional chin strap. Take the wire tie and wrap it once around the flashlight. This takes up any excess material.

Then, thread the remaining length of tie material through the chin strap slot and mate the hook and loop together. Do this for both sides. This gives you the ability to remove the flashlights to change batteries or if your friends or coworkers start to look at you funny.

You'll have no shortage of light and I made two of these (one for my chase partner) for under $20.

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