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We found a replacement at Shot Show 2018.
The new Light-Load™ features a brighter 18 Lumen LED.
The Light-Load™ illuminates the shellplate of your Dillon 550 or 650 reloading press. It mounts in the central toolhead hole and shines light directly onto the shellplate so you can more easily see and monitor the reloading process. A neoprene bushing (included) supports the Light-Load™ in the central toolhead hole.
Also Fits in Any Unused Die Station!
The neoprene bushing supports the Light-Load™ in any hole up to 7/8" diameter. For example, on an XL 650 press, the Light-Load™ can be installed in the Station #3 die position if a Powder Check System is not installed.
Also Works on Horhady Lock-N-Load AP™ Press!
The Light-Load™ also fits the central hole of the Hornady Lock-N-Load® AP™ press die plate.
Regardless of which press or toolhead location you install the Light-Load™, it can be easily moved from one toolhead to another or one press to another.
Powered by Economical AAA Batteries
The Light-Load™ is powered by one AAA alkaline battery*, which is more economical than button cells. Like the original Light-Load™, the On/Off button is on the end, so it can be switched on or off without removing it from the toolhead. It also comes with a pocket clip and makes a handy pocket light.
Q: Can it be used on an RCBS Pro 2000 Press?
A: Yes. But it will require drilling a 9/16″ hole in the center of the die plate. The die plate is solid metal and plenty strong enough that this will not weaken the die plate.
Q: Can it be used on an RCBS Pro Chucker 5 or 7 Press?
A: Yes. But if you do not have an unused die station, it will require drilling a 9/16″ hole in the center of the die plate. The cast iron die plates are plenty strong enough that this will not weaken the die plate. You can similarly drill a hole in the UniqueTek CNC Pro Chucker 7 Die Plate.
Note: Due to the close spacing of dies on the Dillon RL 550B press, there may be clearance issues if you have non-Dillon accessories installed on the toolhead. For example, the Light-Load™ will not fit onto an RL 550B press that has been outfitted with a Hornady Case Activated Powder Drop.
* The Light-Load™ is designed to work with Alkaline batteries. Substituting rechargeable batteries including NiCd and NiMH can damage the LED and voids the manufacturer's warranty. Lithium batteries or "Heavy Duty" (carbon zinc) batteries are OK.
Light-Load is a trademark of UniqueTek, Inc.
|LED Brightness||18 Lumen|
|LED Color||Bright White|
|Battery||One AAA Alkaline (included)|
|Weight (with battery)||0.9oz (25.5g)|
|Mounting Bushing||Neoprene, 7/8" O.D.|
|Bright White LED Lamp||LED for Long Battery Life|
|Battery Powered||No AC Power Near Powder & Primers|
|Fits 550 & 650 Toolhead Center Hole||Convenient Centrally Located Light|
Also Fits in Unused Die Location
(e.g. 650 Powder Check Station)
|Great for Turret Presses|
|Pocket Clip Included||For Use as a Pocket Flashlight|
|Average rating from 4 reviews: 4.8|
Don't forget to turn it OFFWorks good till you forget to turn it off. Keep extra batteries by your bench as it's also a quick grab to for other uses.
Also - if not using Dillon lock rings it will be lifted up about 1/4" off the head by larger lock rings on the dies.
I Like It Better That A Powder Check DieAbsolutely the slickest accessory for the 550B I have seen lately. UniqueTek is known to sell a lot of neat stuff, but this little light is right up at the head of the class. Personally I like it better that a powder level check die. I can see the powder and don't depend on a mechanical devise.
Really Helps Me See What's Going OnThanks for the Light-Load™ Shellplate Illuminator. I use it for every loading session. Really helps me see what's going on. A must for every loader!
It's Just What I've Been NeedingYou guys rock. I saw your latest Newsletter and immediately ordered the Shellplate Illuminator - it's just what I've been needing for my reloading. Now I can ditch the awkward clip-on desk lamp I'm using now. Thanks again.
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