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Old 03-21-2017, 05:51 PM   #1
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Rechargeable work light recommendations

I'm looking for a rechargeable work light, preferably rechargeable from 12V, that I can carry along in my vehicles.

There's the ARB Adventure (I think that's what its called) light, but I'm not finding many similar alternatives, at least not of any quality. I have plenty of LED flashlights, and plenty of LED headlamps, but I'm looking for more of a long tube light I can place in areas where I'm working on a vehicle.


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Old 03-21-2017, 06:53 PM   #2
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The ARB light looks similar to the EZ-Red. Price is about the same. Is there something you dislike about the ARB?

EZ-RED
  • 3W COB LED
  • 3.7V 4400 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • 450 Lumens High, 250 Lumens Low
  • Up to 4 hours high / 7 hours low continuous use
  • About 6 hours of charging time
  • USB charging port
  • Over-charge protection
  • Impact protection, ergonomic grip handle and bumper
  • Easy operating soft touch switch
  • 100% field repairable
  • 360 degree rotating hook for easy maneuverability
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:54 PM   #3
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StingerĀ® Lite Pipe

Probably pricey, but their stuff is top notch
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:49 PM   #4
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... Is there something you dislike about the ARB?...
Nothing I necessarily dislike about the ARB, but it's been out for a while, and LED lighting has come a long way in a few short years, so if there are some more refined devices (multiple brightness levels, total lumens, battery life,...) I'd be very interested.


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I bought a $20 Craftsman unit from Sears. It works ok, but it doesn't hold a good charge. It does come with a 12v charger cable though.
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These are really useful.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:57 PM   #7
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These are really useful.
I have a similar cheapo but that is the ultimate magnetic home refrigerator light. I'd like to have a couple of those on board the SMB.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:35 AM   #8
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As unexpected as it is to recommend a product from Harbor Freight - they do have a few treasures...

I have two of these. They might be a bit large - but they work pretty darn good.

120 LED Rechargeable Under Hood Work Light

120v and 12V charging. Two light levels (maybe three - don't recall)

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These are really useful.
yeah - not the cheapest but they work really well. And if you leave them up under your vehicle the magnet is strong enough to hold it there until you remember and go looking for it. Not that I've ever done that or anything...
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Not cheap but rugged and puts out lots of light, in all LAFD rigs.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0039D1MQG...a-274498320881
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