LED lights for reloading press

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LED lights for reloading press

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Post by AndyC » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:23 pm

I recently ordered Inline Fabrication's 6-LED lighting system for my Hornady LnL progressive press - $29.50 shipped. The package arrived 2 1/2 days later and it's a NICE little system - you'll notice that the power-cord can be unplugged, which I like:

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Very easy to see into the case:
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Extremely bright - but without being blinding:
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Nice kit - thanks, Dan :thumbs2:
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Post by MoJo » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:42 pm

I love it! I'm going to get me one ASAP.
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Post by OldCannon » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:53 pm

Nice stuff, thanks for posting!
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Post by Jumping Frog » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:25 pm

When I put LED lights on my press, they didn't have those slick kits back then. I used a few LED's, an old cell phone charger, and some resistors, if I recall correctly. I spent about $4.00 at Radio Shack.

Your light strip definitely looks sharper than my home brew. :thumbs2:

Mine aren't on the side of the press. I mounted them above the priming system station and above the bullet seating station, shining straight down into the press.
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Post by NcongruNt » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:26 pm

That's pretty neat stuff. I'll have to take some measurements of my Lee Challenger press to see if one of the kits will fit..
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Post by v-rog » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:56 pm

Brighter than I expected (the lights, of course)! :cool:
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Post by slinco » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:21 pm

I have that same light kit on my Dillon 550, love it.
it puts light right where you need it.
The website will tell you which presses they fit.
inlinefabrication.com
They also have LED light kits for your gun safe, they work really well and install in minutes.
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Post by Mike1951 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:39 am

Y'all forgive me if I use it for something else.

I just ordered one of the extra pigtails ($6) to supplement my failing instrument panel lights on my '95 F250.

Several years back, when I was more capable, I pulled the instrument cluster out to try to replace several of the 168/194 bulbs on the left side. However, after getting that far, I still couldn't access the bulbs, so I put it back together.

Recently, the bulbs at the top went out, blacking the top of the round speedometer. At night, you couldn't see your speed between 30-60 on the dial. I kept my Nuvi GPS on to see my speed.

I had actually spent quite some time browsing to locate a suitable LED that was cheap and would be effective. I figured to stick it to the housing in front of the instrument cluster. I should be able to control the brightness by wiring into the interior lights rheostat.

$9 ($3 shipping due to small order) includes mounting hardware suited to my use.

Thanks, AndyC

When I start using my 550 again, I'll probably buy one of the kits.
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Post by Don2 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:40 am

LED's and their uses have come a long way..!!
I like that kit AndyC has though...it's on my short list. :thumbs2:


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