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Recommendations for a new led work light

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Recommendations for a new led work light

Looking to replace the old halogen flood light for working on renovations in the house.

Looking for something preferably on a tripod. I'm invested in the dewalt line up and I know they have a $200 work light but the lack of a plug in option kills the deal.

Is there anything that is a good bang for the buck with a tripod?
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adblink182 wrote: Way too small, I have that one actually. I'm more looking for one of those 1 to 2 head led flood lights on stand.
How is it? Home DIYer... need to power off powder room and install fan timer... 500 lumens good???
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stansoltz wrote: How is it? Home DIYer... need to power off powder room and install fan timer... 500 lumens good???
I didn't say it was for installing a timer. I wouldn't use a halogen flood light for that either which I originally said I was trying to replace.

Repairing drywall and painting a room, putting up walls, finishing a basement. That kind of thing.
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Quentin5 wrote: This might sound crazy but would this work with a 5000K bulb?
5000K is color temperature, not brightness.

The lamp you suggested emits only 1,600 lumens. Work lights start at 3,000 lumens and go much higher, often up to 20,000 lumens.
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middleofnowhere wrote: 5000K is color temperature, not brightness.]
Correct. 1600 lumens is cheap, you can buy bulbs that are much brighter but they cost a lot more.
Here is one example, also 5000K:
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/feit-e ... 1001657918
The lamp you suggested emits only 1,600 lumens. Work lights start at 3,000 lumens and go much higher, often up to 20,000 lumens.
If you can find a 20,000 lumen LED work light for under $30 then please link it here.
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Costco, online shows a couple.
One example, https://www.costco.ca/lightway-led-dual ... 21508.html

I think I've seen one in store, but I don't recall details.

Princess auto would be worth checking out.
I bought a couple of on sale (no tripod) LED's there, and they are a lot nicer to deal with than the [space heater] halogens.

I've seen lots on Amazon, without tripods.
Might be worth a look.

IF your old halogen is on a tripod, you may be able to save money just replacing the heads with LED.
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I'm already in the Milwaukee M12 system, so I picked up this tripod light:

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001214572

Only frustrating thing with all cordless solutions, is running out of batteries when you need it. But it does allow you to plug in a power cord as back-up.

It does provide enough light for DIY projects in the dark, inside and outside.

I tried adding a LED bulb to my halogen fixture, but lights were not bright enough.

Sometimes I just use a headlamp if it's a project that is directed into a small area such as changing a light switch.
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I got the Rigid hybrid LED panel that was on clearance years ago. It can run on 18v or straight into the wall. Plenty bright and I like how I can move the panels around to get the light spread I need, my other LED flood lights are like a batman signal and can't adjust the spread.

currently its $137 with a free battery kit (promo).
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ridgid ... 1001011803

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