As is often the case when doing studio wiring, some type of work light is needed, especially when working inside studio furniture. Having a good work light makes it easier to see wire colors and usually means fewer mistakes, thus the installation work goes faster. I remember being questioned by the CFO of the last company I worked for when making purchases like this in the past:
CFO “Fifty-nine dollars for a work light? Did we really need that?”
CFO: “Uh, care to expound on that at all?”
The studio I was working in yesterday didn’t even have its overhead lights installed yet, so work lights were a must.
Normally, some type of halogen or incandescent light is used. The downside to these types of work lights is excess heat, especially inside studio furniture cabinets. I have often felt like the side of my face was getting sunburned when working in close quarters with one of these units.
Fortunately, we bought this light:
Say or think what you will about global warming, environmentalists and so on. The high-efficiency LED light works very well and kept me from boiling when punching down wires. As with most LED lights, it has a high blue content, which most people find a little harsh. I like this light temperature for detail wiring work. It has an internal battery plus a plug-in wall wart for recharging and using as a wired light.
Not that I have any loyalty to that particular brand, but the light worked very well. I am not sure how durable it is, it seems a little light duty. That being said, I’d recommend it.
5 thoughts on “The LED work light”
Thanks for that, Paul. I’d been wondering about these. I’ve had situations where the old incandescent or mercury-tube worklights either failed with no spare bulb, or – in one instance – ignited some vapors in the area due to their heat output.
Can you tell me what “expound” means? lmao!
I thought it was Tom or T-bone. What is “binzer”
Pete MacArthur called me that once. I’m still Tom, Tommy, or T-Bone. Which ever you prefer. I actually run the show in the ‘burg now. My, how the time has gone by.
3 amp battery 4 hours of light isn’t bad. Having a battery strong enough to go 12 hours would be much more better. I know some of you are thinking the same