Wobble Lights – Read the manual before you use them
The Wobblelight is a self-righting work light made by Petersen Brands that combines high-output lighting with versatility and ease of use. A number of Wobblelights are available including 120-watt Fluorescent, 175-watt Metal Halide, 400-watt Metal Halide, and 500-watt Halogen, 400-watt Metal Halide super-duty models.
If you're using a Wobblelight – whether you purchased it or you're just borrowing it – be sure that it's appropriate for the type of work that you're doing. If you don't know whether it's appropriate, read the manual. Your safety depends on it.
Here are important safety considerations for 175-watt Metal Halide, 400-watt Metal Halide, and 500-watt Halogen Wobblelights:
- Do not connect the Wobblelight to a power source until the bulb is installed and the unit is completely assembled.
- Do not attempt to remove the protective lens to change bulbs unless the Wobblelight unit is disconnected from the power source and the bulb has completely cooled.
- Do not use the Wobblelight where there is potential for exposure to excessive moisture from rain, snow, ice or water spray or standing water.
- Connect the Wobblelight only to a 120-volt, 60-Hz power source that is protected with a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) and over-current protection rated no higher than 15 amps. Any other connection voids the warranty.
- Keep away from flammable materials.
- The Wobblelight must be operated only in the upright position. Do not mount Wobblelight units upside down or restrain them such that they lay on their side.
- Use only approved extension cords in good condition and of the appropriate type, gauge, and length. To connect Wobblelight units to a power source and to each other, it is recommended to use three-wire, 10-gauge extension cords that do not exceed 25 feet in length.
- Keep extensions cords dry and use ground fault circuit interrupter (GCFI) devices in accordance with all applicable electrical code requirements.
- Do not operate Wobblelight units with the protective dome and cap missing or broken. Do not use Wobblelight units with a broken housing or damaged electrical receptacles. Immediately take any damaged units out of service. Replacement parts and repair services are available from Petersen Brands or a local authorized service center.
- Do not exceed the labeled amperage for the Wobblelight accessory outlet.
- Do not attempt to remove, alter, or disable the Wobblelight circuit breaker.
- Use only designated replacement bulbs of the appropriate type and wattage.
- Do not expose the Wobblelight to intense heat or sparks from welding slag, cutting torches, metal saws, etc.
- Do not expose the Wobblelight to corrosive chemicals, excessive paint spray, or abrasive blasting materials.
- Disassembly of the Wobblelight will void the warranty. Contact Petersen Brands or a local authorized service center for repairs and replacement parts.
These Wobblelights are equipped with a 120-volt electrical accessory outlet that has a maximum total service rating of 12 amps.
- To avoid possible electrical overload, Wobblelight should only be plugged into 120-volt, 60-Hz electrical service that is protected by a circuit breaker of 15 amps or less.
- Do not overload the Wobblelight accessory outlet with power tools and other high-amp devices.
- The accessory outlet on a Wobblelight is intended for low-amp devices such as radios, fans, and other portable lighting.
If you have misplaced your Wobblelight manual or you don't have one, you can download it here.