I had a conventional trouble light hanging in my garage,
like yours it sounds like, but on a retractable reel.
Incandescent bulb type. And I would usually bump this just
enough to kill the bulb filament. Frequently.
For a lot less than the usual cost of the stick-type units,
I bought a self-contained fluorescent bulb that replaces an
incandescent bulb. Screwed it right in to the same
cage-type light. No more "dropped" drop light filament
kills. At about $15 each at Home Depot, I've had a full
return on my investment in the last two years in broken-bulb
There are various physical sizes that change with wattage,
so find the biggest that fits your cage.
Joe Flake wrote:
> I've seen several mentions of using a florescent
> trouble light vs the traditional "light bulb in a
> cage" type. Mine has a plastic cage, but it's the
> same basic style which has been around for a LONG
> I'm thinking the florescent might be a good suggestion
> for Santa...
> Any suggestions of good or bad brands? I've seen
> what looks like a traditional florscent tube in
> a plastic cover, and what looks like a multi-mini
> tube arrangement in a more bulb shaped housing.
> Thanks in advance,