Cooler Worklights

A new generation of lighting has taken over the workshop. The days of white-hot halogen work lamps are numbered. LED lamps are now affordable!

LED work light produces 7,000 lumens!

For years the 500 watt T3 halogen bulb has been the heart of worklights. But the heat produced by these monsters can burn skin and melt nearby work surfaces. Handling these glass tube bulbs is also tricky. If your bare hand touches any part of the bulb during replacement it can cause the bulb to fail prematurely… or even explode!

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Some Disassembly, Inspired.

Do you love to look at exploded views?

Things Come ApartSo does Todd McLellan. The Toronto-based photographer disassembles common household objects and arranges all the parts neatly to photographs them. Then he “explodes” them into the air. These images capture the minutiae in a truly exploding view.

A toaster, a lawn mower, a Blackberry– they all give up their assembled state for this exhibit of technology in the buff.

Things Come Apart is on display through May 19, 2013 at the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry.

Battery Chargers from the 21st Century

This time of year is hard on batteries. 

New technology has made car, truck, RV, motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile batteries more reliable and much easier to maintain. But the cold months of winter will inevitably reduce the cranking amps of any type of battery- gel, AGM, Li-Ion, etc.

NOCO Genius G1100 6V/12V 1100mA (1.1A) Multi-Purpose Battery Charger and MaintainerFortunately battery charger technology has kept pace with all these new-fangled batteries. But the wrong charger will kill a high dollar battery in a matter of minutes. Inexpensive float chargers are only suitable for your old school lead-acid battery.

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