Interior grill light

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tweaked, May 9, 2016.

  1. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    I have been wanting to add a light on a toggle to the inside of my smoker and finally spotted something I could use off of the RecTec pellet smoker. I emailed support, but just interested if anyone else has suggestions on where to get one?
  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Do you think it will get all smoked up 

    so you can't see with it anyway.

    Maybe you want to consider mounting it outside.

    You could build one yourself, wouldn't be hard to do.

  3. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    Well I have to wipe the Tappecue probes and other items after each smoke so just part of clean up. The RecTec comes with removable glass shield for this purpose. Seems like it's manageable to me.
  4. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    Got a message to call the GM at RecTec direct. Fingers crossed, keep you posted. Below is the light their units come with btw. 

  5. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    I have a Rec Tec and I can honestly say that the light is the most useless piece of equipment on the grill.  If you are anal about cleaning it, it will be ok but I definitely have issues keeping it clean.  I think a light mounted outside would work much better.
  6. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    Its glass so I would wipe after every smoke, and remove and scrape every few months? Is it that much of a pain? Looks like one screw and the glass is off. 
    Last edited: May 10, 2016
  7. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    I'm just sayin. . . . . . . Your mileage may vary.
  8. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I asked the same question about two years ago when I got my GMG, and got pretty much the same response. Fitted a light above smoker. This also gave me light around the smoker and light in the smoker when lid was opened.
  9. You could get one of those "cute" forehead mounted led's and wear it when needed... [​IMG]
  10. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    ahahahah nice thanks.

    Just got it ordered direct from RecTec with the 10 ft lead, housing, glass, bulb, and toggle. Also picked up the transformer and will wire in along with my custom Tappecue job in through the back and into the controls area. Ill keep you posted.

  11. edwardc

    edwardc Newbie

    Choosing the right interior light can enhance not just your mood but the lift color of the wall too. Spotlights close to grill would be helpful to determine if it is cooked to perfection especially when it is dark. Pendant lighting are available in different shades,sizes and colors. They are perfect for the bar and serving areas. Light bulbs emit different shades of color  which vary from 2700K to 6500K for indoor use. I read an article which says that not all bulbs are created equal , depending on our requirement one can choose the form of lighting . Halogen ones are energy efficient. 
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  12. Tweaked - Looks like you'll be all set.

    For others,    The interior lights sounds great, if bright, and not too difficult to clean.

    Of course, there is also the option of somekinda flexible goose neck like desk lamp, some have magnetic bases.

    One could always take the time to mount a outlet/switch on the smoker, if appropriate for the situation.

    Could be battery powered,no cord,  but if so, yet a different hassle.

    Course, it is something else to carry out, and in when done, so not super convenient.

    I'm a late night guy, so I plan on setting up something soon.

    I think w a strong mag base, and flexible neck, will be good.

    I picture it stuck on the side, not over the lid.

    Bend neck after opening door.

    I know I've seen a few in past marketed for BBQ use.

    I think one needs to decide FIRST, if, in their situation, they'd rather screw w a cord, or don't mind having/ buying batteries.

    In fact, if anyone can point me to a strong good mag base 120v, NOT idiotically priced for Millenials, I would be very interested.

    Just a quick example -    Marc
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2016

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