lighting?

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by justthetipmx, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. justthetipmx

    justthetipmx Newbie

    Hey everyone. I just wanted to check and see if you bother with lighting INSIDE your smokers and what kind of temperatures bulbs can take. 

    My build is for a grill for tri-tip and is sort of a hybrid between the 125 gallon propane tank reverse flow smokers and an argentine grill. I will be trying to hold around 350 to 370 and as such figure I cannot use LEDs made out of plastic. Do you light from inside? If so, how?

    Im attaching a picture of build progress because that seems like the thing to do here. 


    -Just the Tip
     
  2. I guess a few grills have interior lighting, My grill and smoker do not, I think what most use are the attachable grill lights and just a regular old flood light.

    Gary
     
  3. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    The light on my MES is mounted right outside the door and is aimed inside. I would be worried about mounting one inside as it would be hard to keep the lens clean. 
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    High temp wire and an Oven Bulb will get the job done...BUT...Total waste of time. Almost impossible to keep it clean and with all the moving meat around, broken glass waiting to happen. My MES has a light and I never used it. Spend the money on an external light...JJ
     
  5. justthetipmx

    justthetipmx Newbie

    Yeah, you're right. Nobody wants shards of lightbulb in their tri-tip. I'll track down a simple shop light or something that can be out of the way.
     
  6. Last edited: Nov 9, 2015
  7. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

  8. Couple of the 10w LED's will light the area of a 10 x 10 canopy with ease.
     

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