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    spot light for Dart Board

    Hi all,


    Was think about the below from a popular auction site has anyone bought this or anything similar what do reckon should i buy it?


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    Hi electrify, Is you`re board upstair? Or could you have some proper lights installed? I had this sort of light about 5 years ago and it worked ok but caused bad shadows on the board as it was a single light. I also find those type of lights make the board feel closer.

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    My board is in a room with an attic above it so i could install some lights alright with no issue i was being lazy buying one ike this that i could switch on and off at the board i have a ready made switch i could use as well
    I was mainly worried about a shadow alright
    What kind of light/s do you use now?
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    just 1 runner with 3 movable spot lights on. Similar to the link. 7

    http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/lightin...skuId=12628386

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    i bought a desk lamp, took the weight out of the bottom and screwed it to the wall above the board

    done the job ;lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hustler View Post
    i bought a desk lamp, took the weight out of the bottom and screwed it to the wall above the board

    done the job ;lol
    i done this for the board in my front room for the one in the garage i have three spotlights(it is after all the tournament room lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hustler View Post
    i bought a desk lamp, took the weight out of the bottom and screwed it to the wall above the board

    done the job ;lol
    My friend did this.. works really well provided you can find a suitable desk lamp that has a flat enough base to enable you to screw it to the wall once you've removed the weight.. oh and you need to make sure the neck is flexible too (or at least extends far enough up and out from the board)... and you probably want the old style bulb to spread the light and cast as few shadows as possible.. not much to consider there then

    I looked around for ages when it came to lighting my board.. I settled on something that was meant to light paintings and stuff.. (I think "cabinet light" was the search that returned the most results).. the advantage of the light I went for is that it didn't need to be wired in.. I can run the cable down and plug it into a socket, meaning it's not a permanent fixture.. the other advantage is that I could screw it into my case, not the wall (again - not permanent).. finally, the light is on two telescopic arms that I can move back up when not in use and that also retract the light back down a little..

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    you can get cheap spot lights fron argo,and take your light out the socket and replace it easy around a tenner for 3 spot light,i have one,they use them smaller bulbs.looks like crystal,( 3 costs 2 - 3,come in packs ) perfect light,bright,no shadows.

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    We bought the other one from the online shop and it really is bad for shadow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauljm1969 View Post
    you can get cheap spot lights fron argo,and take your light out the socket and replace it easy around a tenner for 3 spot light,i have one,they use them smaller bulbs.looks like crystal,( 3 costs 2 - 3,come in packs ) perfect light,bright,no shadows.
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    This is what I fitted, took ten mins, and has two gu10 bulbs (50w each) pointing at the board.

    It's in my kitchen, so I also have another the other side of the room, with one light pointing back the other way.

    This cuts down on the shadow a lot.


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    I currently use a couple of flexible desk lamps either side of the room and have them fitted with energy saving spotlight bulbs.

    I've spotted some sweet lights which I plan to get when I buy my first house and fit them properly.

    Check out 'LED Pinspots':-

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/led-pinspot-...t=Spotlighting

    I'm assuming that with the different lenses you could get a beam perfect for the face of a dartboard and then use a pair of these to cancel the shadows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Hagliatelli View Post
    I currently use a couple of flexible desk lamps either side of the room and have them fitted with energy saving spotlight bulbs.

    I've spotted some sweet lights which I plan to get when I buy my first house and fit them properly.

    Check out 'LED Pinspots':-

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/led-pinspot-...t=Spotlighting

    I'm assuming that with the different lenses you could get a beam perfect for the face of a dartboard and then use a pair of these to cancel the shadows.
    Are these hard wired?
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    I use what buzz 180 showed,my bulbs look smaller though,no shadows and really bright,bulbs are halogen ones I think,(maybe less than 50w)come in a box of 3 for couple quid..old light out new one in from catalogue place,ten to fifteen quid,my mrs put it up.lol. didn't trust me to do it..
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    Hung a set of lights similar to buzz, same bulbs as well. Does the job perfectly, but the missus is not keen on the whole "dartboard being hung in the baby's nursery" thing......
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    As mine was off centre, and I can't move the placement of the light as we are renting, I now have the light at the top of the page fitted, and use both.

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