Taking the Light With You

My wife laughs when she sees me wearing a headlamp. It’s usually when I’ve just gotten done working in the crawlspace, or changing oil in the driveway, or unclogging a pipe somewhere around the house. But when the power goes out at home or when I’ve got to throw the rain-fly on the tent because of a sudden storm in the middle of the night, she’s the first one asking for the spare headlamp so she doesn’t have to fumble around in the dark.

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It’s those times that she learns what field crews everywhere have always known: there’s nothing like a portable light when you’ve got to get a job done where it’s dark.

There are portable work lights for every need these days. From lights on motors for indoor gardeners to filtered lights to help photographers recreate the golden hour, there’s a portable lighting solution for virtually any purpose. Of course, having access to an outlet box opens up those options considerably, but power-packed battery technology coupled with energy-sipping bulbs have combined to give us work lights that can shine for days on a single charge. Take a look at this simple Cooper Lighting 60 LED Plug-in Work light.LED-Work-Light

Milwaukee Tools has a M18 LED Flood Light that shines 30% brighter than a corded 250w halogen and offers an 8 hour run-time. It also comes with a limited lifetime LED warranty. It’s impact resistant and will be there in the toughest conditions when you are relying on that light to get the work done.

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There’s also the Banner LED Work Light that is best for area lighting and offers several mounting options so you can place it and shine it where needed. It will illuminate a huge area without shadows and it consumes less than 2 watts.

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Remember us the next time you have any portable lighting needs. Because no matter how goofy someone looks wearing a headlamp in the light of day, no one wants to be left fumbling around in the dark.

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