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Old 06-27-2019, 02:00 PM
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Portable Work Light?

The two of the last three I bought were total crap and didnt last mor than a few months...the other decent one was an Astro rechargeable but my Dad stole it from me when I was working on his van . Any recommendations? I like them with magnetic bases and rechargeable.
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:39 PM
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I have several of the CAT lights that we picked up from Costco. Haven’t seen them there in a while, but they work great and are rechargeable. Maybe look for those. They are smaller, so i keep one in each vehicle and the larger one in my truck toolbox. They have definitely helped on side-of-the-road repairs on mine and other’s vehicles.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:00 PM
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I'm using the Oracle handheld work light that I bought at 4wheelonline. A bit pricey but works great. It has a spot light and flood light. The magnets are adjustable so you can place it almost anywhere.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:51 PM
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I've had this Ryobi 20w lamp for a couple years now, and while it's not magnetic it does have a nice hook on it. This thing is BRIGHT, and will go about 6 hours on one of the 6AH batteries.

https://www.ryobitools.com/products/...led-work-light

They don't give em away, but I've put mine through the ringer several times, and it's held up amazingly well.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:23 PM
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I am embarrassed to say, I live on the free lights (both the black flashlights and the blue puck ones) from Harbor Freight.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:33 AM
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I just got the Astro rechargable light as a gift: https://www.amazon.com/Astro-Pneumat...S5Y/ref=sr_1_8 ... Seems pretty nice. Bright! It's a lot smaller and lighter than I imagined. Nothing wrong with gifting the "stolen" light to your Dad and buying another for yourself.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:47 AM
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I just got the Astro rechargable light as a gift: https://www.amazon.com/Astro-Pneumat...S5Y/ref=sr_1_8 ... Seems pretty nice. Bright! It's a lot smaller and lighter than I imagined. Nothing wrong with gifting the "stolen" light to your Dad and buying another for yourself.
HA! Your exactly right....and thats what I did! Gotta make sure I tell that dirty hippy to keep his hands off my new one!
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:23 PM
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If things like that seem to walk, that's where a few good Sharpies come in handy. Put YOUR name in big, bold letters on it. Mark your spot in other words!

I've found that where one light works well in one place it may not work as well in another, and vice versa. I've got a few of those HF blue puck lights and don't mind using them in certain places....afterall, they are pretty much disposable, being free most the time. They do come in handy in certain places, and doesn't hurt to keep one in a glove box.

I've also gotten a couple of those Blackfire clamp lights, like these:

https://www.amazon.com/Blackfire-BBM...sr=1-1-catcorr

Got the 100lumen ones before Sears left town last year. I have more powerful flashlights, but I love the flexibilty of these. Can position and rotate them in numerous positions. They can clamp or stand as well. Easy to carry by a pinky if your hands and arms are full as well. Got some other lights as well, but I'd say if I had to choose a single flashlight, it would be between my 6D billy club and a similar stick style or these Blackfires that I'd grab in most cases.

The Astros look great, however...just have not used one....yet.
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I've been using a couple of these lately. Seems to work good so far.



https://www.harborfreight.com/390-lu...ght-63958.html
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:53 PM
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The verdict is in....I got Coquimbo COB work light for $22 for a two pack...and the are freaking awesome. Super bright, small, rechargeable , rotate, three different settings. Link here for anyone in the market.
https://www.amazon.com/Coquimbo-Rech.../dp/B07G9X19G1
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