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When the cavemen first discovered fire, it was the start of the Fire Age and a step towards progress. It lengthened the days, warmed the cold nights, kept the wild animals away, and cooked meat into something more palatable. Controlling fire and the light that it produced was the next step towards progress. Crude torches were made from dried wood and twigs. Candles and oil lamps were invented and man can now have a much longer and wider use for light. It can be placed down at a flat surface with caution, avoiding anything near that may catch fire but still so much safer than torches. They may be left to burn throughout the night for bedside light or a vigil. Almost every home was starting to catch on to the convenience of an illuminated night. Gas lamps were invented and the streets had lights. Then electricity gave way for the invention of the light bulb, until here we are.
Cities, homes, and work places have been improved drastically. Hospitals and clinics started offering full service 24 hours a day. The distance between places has shortened because of night driving and safety during the night is easier to find. Carrying the power of light in your hands is now something of a common thing. It is no longer the mythical or mysterious skill that it once was. Thousands of flashlights, lamps, and work lights are purchased every day for use in different places. They are not just for handymen to carry around. Even simple housewives and school children may find a use for portable lights. One of the most versatile kinds of portable light is the work light.
Portable work lights differ in design and function. One of the most common images of a portable work light that one may imagine are those used in mining sites. But you may also imagine work lights as those big light contraptions found at highways or checkpoints. Some work lights have simpler uses such as for garage work and hydroponics. Others can have much bigger purposes such as guiding pilots and aircrafts at runways. The bulb on work lights may also be changed to suit the need of the user or he may purchase one that has multiple light functions such as emergency or SOS lighting.
Woods Clamp Lamp with 8.5-Inch Reflector
This portable light is in clamp form and may be used anywhere such as a studio, workshop, an indoor garden, office, basement or garage. The adjustable polished aluminum reflectors (which measures 8.5 inches) and the clamp will allow you to direct the light at a certain spot. It has a maximum wattage compatibility of 150 watts and this model comes with a free grow light of 12 watts. There is a power switch on the base of the lamp for convenient use; you no longer need to pull the cord off whenever you want to turn out the light. Every Woods 0151 18/2-Gauge SPT-2 Clamp Lamp unit has a double ball universal joint, non-marring grips, a 6-foot cord, and a clamp-on bracket. Since it is a popular choice among gardeners who love growing vegetables and other plants indoors, a pH and moisture meter, 2 plant clamps, and 2 plastic plant labels come free with the purchase.
Hallomall 15W/24LED Portable Work Lights
This portable work light has a frame that serves as a solid base, perfect for when you just want the work lights to stand on the ground without toppling over even from strong winds. The light may rotate 360 degrees facing up or down, or 90 degrees on its stand. The handle is also functional since it can also be used to hang this unit. This might just be the perfect outdoor lighting companion because it also is a power supply to charge phones and other devices. The waterproof rating on this thing is IPX5 which makes it a must have for night fishing, camping, roadside and emergency gear. It comes with a 15-watt 24-LED light, and 2 blue and 2 red flashing LEDS that can be used for signaling. It comes with a cord for charging the unit. The glass on the front is also replaceable if in any case it breaks.
Nebo Big Larry Magnum Flashlight
The Nebo Big Larry is an anodized aircraft-grade aluminum flashlight on steroids. It is water and impact-resistant with a powerful magnetic base. It is equipped with a main and secondary light, both of which use the COB LED technology. The main light gives out 400 lumens while the secondary is a low 160 lumens and can also switch to an emergency red flash mode. It is powered by 3 AA batteries, allowing you light anytime, anywhere. The Big Larry is a trooper: it can help you in dire and emergency situations. Depending on its settings, it may work for 5 hours to 40 hours. This is a flashlight that will work unfailingly and consistently for years.
LOFTEK 15W Cordless Floodlight
This cordless floodlight can be taken anywhere to help you work or move around at night, it is a good light source for camping, hunting, fishing, and working. It is compact but packs in a mighty punch with 15 watts on its bulb that can also save up 90% on power, with the option to flash 11 watts of white light, 2 watts of blue light, and 2 watts of red light. With a maximum of 8800 mAh battery capacity, minimum of 4400 mAh, it can last for hours on end and can even be an alternative power source for device charging at 5V/2A. The battery can be detached from the main body. The lighting unit is mounted on a steel frame where it can swivel up to 90 degrees, or rotate to 360 degrees. The unit also has a handle for maximum portability. It is IP65, which means it is dust-proof and can withstand low pressure water jets, it is also fade-resistant. The Loftek comes with an SOS button, truly a life-saving unit at hand!
Torchstar Portable Rechargeable LED Flashlight
This multi-purpose light can serve as a flashlight, work light, floodlight, spot light, and emergency light. The flashlight is very versatile and can be taken anywhere for work or leisure purposes. A home cannot go on without one of these. It has magnetic bases and 2 hanging hooks for easy storage and accessibility, while still being able to adjust and pivot to an 80 degree angle for better lighting focus. The exterior does not heat up but is actually very cool to the touch. It is shock-resistant and safe for constant use, even rated an IP20. It works on the COB LED technology with two operation modes: as a light bar with 3W LED, or as a flashlight with 7 pieces of SMD LED. The rechargeable batteries are 2200 mAh and can carry 2.5 hours of use after fully charged. Since it comes with an AC charger and a car charger, you can never lose a light source in any situation. The lifespan of the unit marks at 30,000 hours which is a lot.
The main purpose of having a portable work light is being able to work wherever you wish while being able to carry a powerful light source with little to no hassle at all. Generally, there are three benefits to owning a portable work light.
- Mobility – the ability to move however and wherever is a big deal for workers who are on a schedule. Even people who are working on their own time or their own projects will find it convenient to be able to pick a time a place without any hinder to safety and visibility. Worrying about having a generator is no longer a big deal.
- Time-saving – being able to work with both hands will guarantee a faster and more effective work flow. Instead of spending time setting up or taking down the work light, you can go right ahead to the work.
- Cord-free – having no wires or cords lying around will make your place easier and safer to navigate. You can work as far from a power supply or a wall outlet as you like, go wherever you are more comfortable, because portable work lights have their own built-in power source.
When choosing the best portable work light for you, always determine your current and possible future projects. Like, should it be waterproof or not necessarily? Should it be able to stand upright, attach to a surface, or hang from anywhere? Should it have different lighting options or can I work with just one? From there, you will be able to build up a list of the features and functions that you need and may want in a work light.
Portable work lights a life saver. You may do any work, wherever and whenever you wish. It is cost-effective and helps with productivity in a big way. It does not have any cords or wire that may interfere or slow down work. Portable work lights have many uses and you will surely get so much more mileage with one than with corded lamps and light fixtures.