Thursday, December 29, 2005


Yes! Finally I get this 500W halogen work lamp. Total light output is roughly 5000lm, very bright and certainly very hot. After switching on for about 15 minutes, the whole aluminium casing went ultra hot with abit of smoke coming out from it. I suspect the heated rubber gasket produced the smoke.

This work lamp will be mainly used for illuminating the vertical panels while I'm working on the car, such as doors, trunk lid, rear bumper and front bumper. With it, I can know when to stop buffing, i.e. To make sure the diminishing abrasives are fully broken down; but also at the same time making sure that I didn't buff too long until the polishing oil dries up.

Unfortunately Bayco work lamp is not available in Malaysia, so I have to bear with this Made in China work lamp.