Well, I burned my arm for the last time with that dad-burned metal droplight. I had a fit and smashed it so I'd be forced to buy a new one.
That one never worked for me (rubber handle, incandescent bulb, metal reflector and guard). No matter how I positioned it, no matter where in the vehicle, it always managed to cast a nice dark shadow covering only the work area while shining brightly in my eyes. The fixed hanger never allowed me to place it "just right". And if I tried to sneak past it with my arm it avenged itself by giving me a nice hot burn
Only the light is broken, the reel works nicely. I thought I'd ask here to see what a good replacement would be for a DIY mechanic like myself. One that would stay put, that would let me position it without the cord twisting it back into my eyes, and one that would cast a good light for me (gettin' old don'tcha see). Then I wouldn't have to reach past it and burn myself in the process....
What about those long fluorescent tube types??