I've been working on a rather extensive attic project in an older house we recently moved into. The attic is roughly 50 feet long and 40 feet wide and had only one pull-chain light at the attic entrance. I had temporarily strung lights on extension cords all over the attic so we could see what we were doing as we worked. That meant too many extension cords with light socket adapters, too many separate lights and cords, and too much dependence on flashlights and headlamps. I finally decided to invest in one of these Husky 50-foot, 5-socket Temporary String Worklights. It has made a tremendous difference in conveniently and efficiently lighting the attic space and took only a few minutes to set up in the attic
The cord assembly is first rate (durable and heavy duty). It is specified for both indoor and outdoor use by the manufacturer. The specs say to use no more than one 150-watt bulb per receptacle, so what I did was to go with a set of five Leviton twin-socket lamp holder adapters to split each socket from one to two sockets and picked up ten 23-watt compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs rated at 100-watt equivalent, then set up each socket with two of the CFL bulbs. Doing that made the actual light setup (two bulbs in each splitter) too large to fit the cages that came with the string worklight, but that was fine for my purposes. The entire setup puts out a tremendous amount of light, easily lighting the entire 50x40 foot attic, and with the CFL bulbs each socket stays relatively cool compared to higher wattage incandescent bulbs.
I highly recommend this product.
Pros: Easy to Use, Compact, Nice Design, Easy Installation, heavy duty
First off, these lights are well built. Heavy guage wire, tough molded plastic lamp connectors, convenient hooks (provided), and thick plastic bulb protectors. We are doing an extensive home addition and remodel on an older home. The basement is being finished and we are installing a dropped ceiling to still give us continued access to the myriad of pipes, wires, etc. I hate using flashlights or headlamps when working on something so prior to the ceiling grid being installed I strung 2 sets of these lights through the floor joists and had the electrician add a receptacle above the ceiling grid. Now all I have to do is pop one ceiling tile, plug the lights in and no matter where I want to look or work in the ceiling it is lit up.
We are craft vendors and we attend fairs and festivals all over the state of Kentucky. Most of our events are outside and last until after dark. We have been depending on just the street lights for lighting up our tent and any other vendor next to us. Then last month we went to the Nibroc Festival and the vendor next to us was using the lighting string with 5 bulb cage and it lit up our tent as well. We were so pleased with this that we came home and ordered one to use at future events. It is so handy with the cage guarding the light bulbs and makes it easy to replace any blown light bulb. The way the cages are made it provides us with optimal lighting which is a big plus for us. When we expand our tent size we are definitely buying more of these light sets.
i put this up in my attic. i plug it in when i need light up there. It comes with little hooks you can use to hang it. It also has an extension cable outlet at the far end of the cable which is convenient.