Bright Idea

Our old eyes lit up when we saw Scangrip's (scangripusa.com) range of bright, daylight color-matched work lights in the AirVenture vendor's hangar A.

Scangrip headlight

The I-VIEW headband lamp show here projects a wide, round, even flood of light to minimize head turning; offers variable brightness and switches on-off with a rapid hand swipe in front of the unit. It's $89 retail.

There are also an equally high-featured pencil lamp ($49); a portable, very powerful floor-mounted flood lamp ($349) and a handheld rechargeable lamp ideal for illuminating aft fuselages and under the panel for $149. Again, brightness, evenness of coverage, and color rendition are superior.

Sorry to fuel your tool lust, but after years of horribly lit hangars we're ready for something better!

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson is a professional magazine writer and nurtures an ongoing affair with all things internal combustion. His writing is most often found in automotive magazines, but aviation is his first love. Working as a line boy, he learned to fly while in high school, but still hasn't mastered the art of keeping a paper chart in an open cockpit.

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