Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

January 23, 2014

 

Wobble Lights – Read the manual before you use them

Wobble Light

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:

These Wobblelights are equipped with a 120-volt electrical accessory outlet that has a maximum total service rating of 12 amps.

If you have misplaced your Wobblelight manual or you don't have one, you can download it here.

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