Steadystand light parts
Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:26 PM
So we sometimes work in dark enviroments, Studios and stages can be very dark especially where we end up staging our gear and stands.
I set off to find an easy and cheap way to light the area.
First I thought of making something like what Tom Gleason made for Erwin with a Gooseneck light on the side of the Hill/Gorelock bracket., But that involved running a cable down to a battery.
I looked on ebay for some sort of Battery box with a USB connector and an On/Off switch.... Here it is.
The link for the battery box is
Then a short gooseneck LED light for a laptop. Here is the link for that.
I then added some velcro to the battery box and whala, all done. The wait for these parts to ship from China is like 3 weeks, but total cost is $10. plus the velcro.
Here are some pictures on the set.
Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:32 PM
How long have the batteries been lasting?
Think i'll order one anyway!
Edited by James Puli, 24 May 2011 - 10:32 PM.
Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:41 PM
I put in 4 Energizer Lithium batteries when I got it, I turn it on when I get to set, build the rig, then turn it off, and I only need to turn it on at the end of the day to pack up. I have not replaced the batteries, but it has only been 3 work days since then. So I have not tested the battery box to it's limits.
The box has a side panel that slides off quite easily, I put the velcro on one side, and then a couple of strips of black paper tape. It's a really nice set up.
PS, Look for several different listings on ebay, some are cheaper than others on the shipping. get some friends together and buy like 10 at a time of each.
Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:44 PM
I was wearing the ruby slippers all along! I'm definitely going to try this out. Thanks for sharing this.