Best Work Lights to Illuminate Your Workspace

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 19, 2017
To do your work properly, you definitely need a high-quality work light. There are lots of situations where it may come in handy! Whether you're working in your garage or searching for meowing kitties in your garden at night, a reliable lighting tool can help you get the job done. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Bulb type
Light
Power consumption
Power Supply
Warranty
 
PROS

The Snap on 922261 LED work light doesn't tend to get hot due to its unique design. 

CONS

Doesn't rotate.

OUR VERDICT

The SNAP on 922261 LED work light can become your ideal source of light in various situations. It boasts excellent technical characteristics and high-level of protection.

detailed parameters
Bulb type

LED

Light

Brightness: 2000 lumens,

Color temperature: 5000 K

Power consumption

25 W

Power Supply

Сorded-electric (cord length - 6 ft.)

Warranty

1 year

PROS

It comes with a telescoping stand extendable up to 68 inches, which allows users to illuminate a larger area. 

CONS

Might get hot during work.

OUR VERDICT

The L14SLED model by Designers Edge is a powerful, flexible and super bright work light. An ideal choice for construction sites!

detailed parameters
Bulb type

Halogen

Light

Brightness: 16,000 lumens

Color temperature: ~3200 K

Power consumption

2 x 500 W

Power Supply

Corded-electric (cord length - 5 ft.)

Warranty

2 years

PROS

This is a two zone light pattern (brighter in the center and more diffused at the edges).

CONS

The DCB080 battery and the DCB095 charger should be purchased additionally. 

OUR VERDICT

Everyone who performs minor repairs or simply those looking for a good and affordable lighting device should definitely get the DEWALT DCL023!

detailed parameters
Bulb type

LED

Light

Brightness: 80 lumens

Power consumption

N/A

Power Supply

Rechargeable battery (not included)

Warranty

3 years

PROS

With top LED lights working both in SOS and Flash modes, this work light is a great emergency gear.

CONS

The battery life is just 10-11 hours.

OUR VERDICT

With the ability to charge your mobile devices, the Hallomall 15W 24LED will come in useful on any occasion. 

detailed parameters
Bulb type

LED

Light

Brightness: 1800 lumens

Color Temperature: 6000 K

Power consumption

15 W

Power Supply

Rechargeable battery

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Due to peculiarities of plastic construction, this lighting device can be mounted either with a hook or built-in magnets.

CONS

Magnets may demagnetize under intense use.

OUR VERDICT

Compact and lightweight, this flashlight can outperform even more expensive work lights.

detailed parameters
Bulb type

LED

Light

Brightness: 200 lumens

Color temperature: 5000 K

Power consumption

3 W

Power Supply

3 AAA batteries (not included)

Warranty

1 year

What is a Work Light?

A work light is a kind of illuminating equipment which can ensure good visibility of objects you need to see. When performing building works, you surely need to brighten up your work site or any other dim environment to avoid mistakes. In our review, we've picked the 5 most popular illumination devices to suit any need. So, keep reading and make your choice!

If you need a portable source of light to carry with you, then you should pay your attention to our flashlights review. And those who prefer to work late on evenings might be interested in LED table lamps.

Snap on 922261

Perfect Functionality

Whatever work you need to do, the LED-spotlight from Snap-On will be a helpful gear. The main advantage of this worklight over other models is its perfect ratio of power consumption and emitted light - for only 25W, it produces 2000 lumens enough to lighten quite a big working area. To make it even more efficient in terms of heat, the manufacturer fitted this worklight with economic bulbs using LED technology. This allows you to use this light even stuffy environments in pretty hot seasons. The Snap-On 922261 has a simple design with an ergonomic padded handle for easy transportation and bust legs for additional stability. The spotlight can be tilted forward and backward so that you can focus the light onto a specific area. We should also mention that this work light is made of a reliable shockproof plastic and has a grounded cable with a three-prong plug to ensure a user's safety of use. 

Review of Snap on 922261 LED Work Light

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Snap on 922261
Snap on 922261
 

Designers Edge L14SLED

A Great Assistant for Repairing Jobs

Every engineer, builder, or worker knows how important it is to work in good lit conditions, which is why most of them choose the Designers Edge's spotlight as the main source of a working light. Not only is it extremely convenient to use, it is also a very durable device that can be safely used in different environments. So, let's consider the package. The Designers Edge's spotlight comes with a telescopical stand for mounting on a collapsible tripod. This allows you to extend its height several inches and target a bigger working area. If not needed, the stand can be removed. The Designers Edge's worklight rests on the legs to stay steady on uneven surfaces and has heavy-duty handles for effortless transportation. The package also includes two halogen lamps, 500 W each. The total power of 1000 W provides amazing 16000 lumens; this amount of brightness should be more than enough for most of your lighting needs. The lamps work from either an outlet or a generator connected via a 7-inch ground cord. 

Review of Designers Edge L14SLED Work Light

Designers Edge L14SLED
Designers Edge L14SLED
 

DEWALT DCL023

A Splendid Working Tool

The flashlight from a well-known DeWALT company is a small and useful device that is able to provide you with the amount of light necessary for most basic jobs - a powerful LED bulb delivers 80 lumens of light output. Note that the package doesn't include an original 8V DeWALT battery with a charger, so you'll need to buy it additionally if you don't have one yet. And this won't be a waste, more so, if you've got some other electrical tools by DeWALT as you will be able to use it with all of them. A fully-charged battery can deliver up to 5 hours of continuous work which is far more than enough for performing most basic tasks. The item is lightweight and feels very comfortable in hands thanks to its ergonomically-shaped design. On the body, there's a single button to turn the light on and off, so even your child can use it. The emitted light has two zones - a brighter internal zone and a less bright external one.

Summing up, we can easily say this DeWALT DCL023 worklight will be helpful in any work situation that you may deal with and become your reliable source of light that you can carry with you in a pocket. 

Review of DEWALT DCL023 Worklight

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DEWALT DCL023
DEWALT DCL023
 

Hallomall 15W 24LED

Planning a Trip into Woods? Take This!

This Hallomall rechargeable work light boasts of many technical and design characteristics that make it an irreplaceable companion for any trip. Let's consider its design peculiarities first. The light has sturdy legs to stand steady on any surface and can be rotated 360 degrees round. The worklight body is waterproof. Made of durable aluminum, it is strong enough to withstand even harsh weather conditions. The light is powered by a rechargeable battery and features two USB ports to charge other USB-driven devices. The brightness of the light has been achieved with 28 LEDs, 24 glowing white and the other 4 glowing blue and red for sending sos signals. Thus, having this worklight at hand, you can notify other people about an emergency situation switching to the SOS mode. The best part about this light is that it consumes very little power. The average power consumption of 15 Watts seems nothing. 

Review of Hallomall 15W 24LED Work Lights

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Hallomall 15W 24LED
Hallomall 15W 24LED
 

Torchstar Portable LED

Compact and Functional

If you need a super compact flashlight to carry around in your pocket, this model from TORCHSTAR will fit the bill! With 200-lumen output, it consumes only 3 Watts. Note that the device is powered by 3 AAA batteries that should be purchased separately. The flashlight has quite an unusual design. It features a hanging hook which you can pull out to hang the light above you when working on some project. Also, you can swivel it 360 degrees round to hit a specific spot. The lower part of the base can also be fixed in 5 positions to arrange the light in a vertical position. The base has two built-in magnets for attaching the unit to a metal surface. Given the compact size of the light that makes only 5.23" x 2.36" x 1.25", its usability features are incredible. Thus, you'll hardly find a better pocket-size light to travel with.

Review of Torchstar Portable LED Work Light

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Torchstar Portable LED
Torchstar Portable LED
 

Sources:

1. David C. Smith How to Choose a Jobsite Work LightProtool Reviews. January 2, 2015.

2. Work Lights Buying Guide, Menards

3. LED Buying Guide, YLighting.

4. Quality of lighting is an important influence on performance at work, TheGuardian. 

5. Jean Murphy Workplace Makeover: The importance of lighting, Daily Herald

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Publish Date: 2017-07-24 16:05:30