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  1. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Got a CU to change in a couple of weeks and there is no natural light!

    So I'm looking for recommendations for rechargeable work lights ............. preferably from personal experience

    Thanks
     
  2. stevethesparks
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    stevethesparks Electrician's Arms

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    Northampton
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  3. suffolkspark
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    suffolkspark Electrician's Arms

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    suffolk
    I got a luceco one cheap, it also has a micro usb slot so you can charge your phone off it, only downside is it has no low battery warning just dies on you, lasts about 3 hours though
     
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  4. rolyberkin
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    rolyberkin Electrician's Arms

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    Chelmsford
    The dial one is good apart from the attachment which holds it to the base, it has a charge monitor on the side so you don't get plunged into darkness, I have two so if one suddenly goes I have a backup.
     
  5. 123
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    123 Electrician's Arms

    What battery power tools do you use? Most should have very good 14/18v lights.

    I have this LED light from Makita and it's first class.
     
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  6. pirate
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    pirate Regular EF Member

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    Glasgow
    What Steve said , a good light for not much money. I also like these for everyday work
    LEDlenser E41 LED Headlamp 3 x AAA - https://www.screwfix.com/p/ledlenser-e41-led-headlamp-3-x-aaa/5584p
    At that price it's a bargain, and you can have one in your bag, another one in the car/van, and buy the wife and kids one each for their vehicles...and the battery life is surprisingly good. I wouldn't spend £££££s on expensive ones, they simply aren't worth the extra, unless you are working underwater!

    I have an old Petzl which has 2 bulbs, zoom function, waterproof...it's heavy, it eats batteries, and is frankly too old technology...but it cost £70! 10 years ago.
    Conversely, a good quality torch is essential, and I have a LED Lenser that was ridiculously expensive but is the Rolls Royce as far as I am concerned...unbreakable and very powerful.
     
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  7. Ian1981
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    Ian1981 Forum Mentor

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    I have the same one and it’s excellent especially for the price.
     
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  8. rapparee
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    rapparee Electrician's Arms

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    Ireland
    I have a sealey led torch, but the time has come to do what 123 says and get a battery drill torch
     
  9. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    Tyne and Wear
    I have the same Screwfix one as per above. Over the last year or so it has been replaced twice due to the switch going. The one I have now was fully charged and switched on when it decided to just switch off when I was in a loft (which was nice!). I still have it though and for the price it is good enough.
    I also have an Elwis one that Screwfix sell. It is very handy for two reasons; it has a hook which has proved utterly invaluable. And you can hold the button and dim it to the light you need, which if down low means the battery lasts well. I would say the battery is on par with the cheap Diall light.
     
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  10. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Good ideas all. Thanks.

    I've got dewalt products so I'll take a look at their products first.
     
  11. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    Kingston upon Hull
    I use a LED worklight that fits my tool batteries and a head torch, which works great for in cupboards on board swaps.
    I would like a decent rechargeable area worklight though.
     
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  12. Marvo
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    Marvo Admin and gender confused Staff Member Admin

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    South Africa
    I've had the Bosch 18v worklight for years that came with my cordless drill, works great but I never use it because it's just too bulky especially with the battery attached.

    For everyday use I have a small rechargeable worklight that also has a smaller torch on the end, it's just really convenient. It takes about an hour to charge on any micro USB charger and it runs for about 4 hours. It's very bright for its size, has a good strong magnet in the clip and it was really cheap (equiv of about 4 UK quid).
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  13. Marvo
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    Marvo Admin and gender confused Staff Member Admin

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    South Africa
    For bigger jobs where I'm going to be stood in front of a panel for a few hours I have a couple of rechargable floodlights. They're a bit bulkier and less portable but they work well. Also about an hour to charge and they last for about 6 hours. I have a couple of 10watt and a couple of 30watt, they're rediculously bright and you go blind for several minutes if you're stupid enough to look directly into them.

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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    got similar.dual setttings. 10watt and 20 watt. forbigger ,longer jobs, this.
    [​IMG]gets a bit hot though.
     
  15. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    Tyne and Wear
    Defo get one Andy. I rarely ever use my headtorch anymore. For a CU change in an area that would be dark they are invaluable. Still use my lenser hand torch as well. With the Diall one I have stripped it down to the bare unit with just the handle, which means it fits really snugly in my tote.

    Generally I think the Diall Elwis and the one like Marvos are a fair bit brighter than the typical Makita/Bosch/etc etc ones..
     
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