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    the thread on the power gate device got me thinking
    how many of us have emergency lighting in our shops?
    ie, power goes off or you trip a breaker and the lights go off
    particularly important if you have a basement shop or a garage shop and the door is closed, nothing like wondering around in a pitch black shop with powertools winding down
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont

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    I have an emergency light from CTC in my lathe room which casts a bit of light into the remainder of the shop. I am more concerned about working on the lathe in a lighting loss situation.

    Shop lighting should be on its own circuit so nothing can trip it off.

    If you are using a tool and the power goes off leaving you in the dark, don't move anything including yourself until everything comes to a stop. Then turn off the power switch if non-magnetic type.

    billh

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      Hi Steve, I have an emergency lighting unit in my shop, and aside from my grinder and drill press, all the other machines have mag starters.

      My saw/shaper however loses the electric brake in a power failure, so the emergency light is a good idea............Rod.
      Work is the curse of the riding class.

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        i do have battery emerg lighting, wouldnt be without it!!
        my lighting is on a seperate breaker, doesnt help of course when the hydro goes off!!
        my shop is a beaver lodge
        steve, sarnia, ont

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        1940's Beaver Jointer

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