Noob ready for long dark nights delivering pkgs

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by novadriver, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    Friday i got sent out on in the blind on a new route im going to be covering from now on. I have late pickups, and got stuck doing resi's in the dark, with no mailboxes or curbs with numbers on them.. I didnt get back to building until 945pm. So today i bought a spotlight at homerdepot hoping i can shed some light on there addresses easier.. Anyone ever use a spotlight during the dark for deliverys?
     
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  2. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

  3. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    i bought this one... im anxious to try it out... anything that will lower the stress level is worth spending moneys on..
     
  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I use a cheap and powerful rechargeable LED spotlight from Home Depot every night during the winter months.
     
  5. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Never. :D

    Reason I hate brown on brown house numbers.

    I also enjoy flashing windows. That's right bitches! I'm here!
     
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  6. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    yea. i was looking at the rechargeable ones but they were so big i didnt want all that bulk in my bag all day... ima try this one tonight and see if it works well. if it doesnt then ill return it.
     
  7. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    get the smaller LED with 125 lumens minimum... works great &fits nicely in front vest /jacket pocket.
     
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  8. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    ive used those big ass spotlights in the past... you can jam em in your cup holder but sooner or later she's gunna fly out your door going around a corner.
     
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  9. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    I use a 310 lumen flashlight rated at 216 yards. Runs on 3 AAA. Fits right in coat pocket. Plenty of light for those dark nights
     
  10. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    Make sure you pack extra drinks for that 3 hour tour that 3 hour tour. Gilligans island
     
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  11. degill7994

    degill7994 Active Member

    Stanley makes a nice rechargeable led spot light. It's small enough to fit in cup holder in truck or jacket pocket. I charge mine in the car on the way home and on the way to work in the morning .
     
  12. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    The one I have is ridiculously bright and small. It turns night to day. The light part of it fits in the larger side of the cup holder and the handle sticks forward so it doesn't flop around much. It was less than $20 at Home Depot but is probably discontinued now. I only have to charge it like once a week.
     
  13. Its amazing,how different your route looks in the dark.
     
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  14. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    Youre right, they were calling me asking me why its taking so long to deliver these last stops, cuz its dark and house numbers arent lit.. i took my time. no reason to rush lol
     
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  15. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    I also strap a light to my forehead so I can dive to the back of the truck with confidence.

    Can't hide from me box
     
  16. Be safe first! Do the best you can and dont get hurt.
     
  17. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    i bought a 3 pack of headlamps too.. so when im carrying the hoarders junk i can see where im stepping
     
  18. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    If UPS thought I needed one they'd give me one.
     
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  19. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    they gave me a hatlight but i dont wear a baseball cap i wear a skullcap winterhat, plus the battery in that light prolly lasts an hour
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    These help you see where you are stepping
    shoe2x600.jpg
     
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