Monday, April 23, 2012
Homemade ICE Light
Just the other day I mentioned a new light from Westcott that's garnering all sorts of buzz. It's the ICE Light, and it looks like a combination of a flashlight and a light saber. At almost $600, this handheld light source is not the sort of thing most of us can afford to buy by the dozen. But just after writing about the ICE Light, I was at my local home improvement store when I stumbled on the next best thing: a half-fast knockoff. It's a combination work light and flashlight, but its specs are somewhat similar to the ICE Light. Namely, it uses LEDs for bright, cool, constant illumination, and it really does look an awful lot like the real thing. Unlike the ICE Light, though, a pair of these bad boys will set you back less than $15. (And a built-in magnet makes these work lights easy to attach to all sorts of locations—including light stands. Okay, okay… I know this light pales in comparison to the real thing—especially since the light isn't daylight balanced, it isn't nearly as bright, and it isn't as soft as the ICE Light—but it still could come in handy in the right circumstance. And at this low price, you can't afford not to buy one! (Plus, the thing really is handy as a work light too.) Pick them up at your local Home Depot. http://www.homedepot.com/buy/commercial-electric-17-led-handheld-work-light-291869.html.