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DIY Referee Lights


#1

Hi All,

Has anyone had any experience building a set of referee lights?

Our club has little.. well, zero funds and we figured a big bunch of boys could probably whip something together.

Thanks In Advance


#2

I have never done it, but it would be pretty simple and easy. The way I thought was just use 6 light bulbs, 3 white and 3 red. Wire the sockets into switches and wire it up to a wall plug. money in the bank. Just go to a hardware and get as long as wiring you would need to run it to the switches and wire everything up.


#3

Are these manually operated?

If so, some cheap ass lamps and red cellophane into a powerboard with individual switches and done.

You can wire it up yourself (instead of buying lamps) for basically nothing too.


#4

Google search “powerlifting referee lights electric” and the first thing that pops up is a blueprint for making the referee lights. It looks pretty simple. Just buy some wood to mount the lights on, 6 bulbs, 6 sockets (ceiling socket would be easy to mount to the wooden board), 3 SPDT switches for red/white lights, 1 SPST switch for on/off, and the wires. I’m guessing that’ll cost around $30. You could get fancy and make it a closed box but the budget already seems tight.