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    Grill Light

    With it getting dark out so early, I was finding it hard to see what the heck I was grilling. Using house lighting was ok, but not bright enough on the area I needed and it seemed like it was always being blocked by me or something else. I saw this in a Menards add and I am having the daughter get it for me for Christmas. I have a cheapo one that has a clamp base but it didn't hold good and was hard to find a good place to mount it. This one has both a solid clamp and better yet, magnetic feet. It will be great on the porcelain control panel or even stuck to my rotisserie mount or steel shelf brackets or grill frame on my Genesis 1000 via the magnets so I can position it where I need it. As long as it puts out a good amount of light and the magnets hold solid, I think it will be great. I didn't want to deal with an electrical cord or dedicated yard/house light or spend $50 plus for a name brand light so this looks like a good solution for me.

    What do you guys think?

    https://www.menards.com/main/outdoor...2373251&ipos=1
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    Not sure how stable that would be? Have you thought about one that mounts on the handle! They mount there but can be easily removed. I had one like that that lasted many years. The switch finally gave out last year. I replaced it a few months ago with this one. This one is even better. More stable and plenty bright.
    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...56K3CK/tvwb-20

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    I thought about the handle lights, but I figured they would be expensive and if not, cheap and probably melt on a hot cook. Also, I thought they might not provide much in the way of directing the light. The light you posted looks pretty good. Maybe I get that for my Q100? I probably could have done more research. I will post up my thoughts after I get it and use it.
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    That's the one I use on my 1000. It throws plenty of light. It hasn't melted yet and I don't expect it too since its meant to be used on a grill handle. The nice thing is once you have it mounted and adjusted it stays that way.

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    Bruce, It looks like a newer version (LED) of the same one I have. My magnet magnet works great and is very stable. The ability to direct the light wherever, such as the side of your grill, is also nice. I think you will really like it, and I would be curious to hear about light output. Mine is fine, but I will bet that your new one will be very bright.

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    And here I'm thinking of putting some serious floodlights in near the grill .... I'm on a natural gas line and the grill pretty much stays put, so I don't need to worry about being mobile ... but I am interested to hear how you all like the handle lights. Seems like not enough light to be able to really see the food, but I could easily be wrong!

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    Itís a ďblow outĒ here, I might go get one and test it this weekend! At 15 bucks how bad can it be?
    I have one similar but itís designed for a gas grill handle and is not really worth the set up challenge. If the blasted things were water/weather proof, Iíd use a LUXO artist clamp lamp! Sadly, itís way too wet around here when I really need it so, where it is a reasonable idea alas, it is not for this climate, until they make one submersible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by THyde View Post
    And here I'm thinking of putting some serious floodlights in near the grill .... I'm on a natural gas line and the grill pretty much stays put, so I don't need to worry about being mobile ... but I am interested to hear how you all like the handle lights. Seems like not enough light to be able to really see the food, but I could easily be wrong!

    Tim
    Tim the one I mentioned above throws plenty of light. Seems well made and like it will last but who knows?

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    On your recommendation Greg I got that light for my 1000. Seems well made and plenty bright. Iíll have to get used to the switch (you have to hold it two seconds to light, then tap to the desired brightness) but gobs of light for sure. Think this is the one I was looking for
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    Huh. I still kind of want to put two floodlights behind where I stand at the grill, but for fifteen bucks it's pretty tempting ....

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