Someone lost a decimal point. Nextec Batteries (not included) are rated 1.3Ah at 12V which is 15.6 W-hrs capacity. That can drive a 13W light 72 minutes (1.2 hours). New batteries a little more, after 2 years a little less. Getting 300 lumens for over an hour out of a 1.3Ah 12V battery is great. Even better, these charge in 30 minutes so two batteries can take turns and last you all day, or all night. 12 Hours is 10 times more than anyone should hope for.
This Craftsman Nextec fluorescent is great. Lots of light, a very strong magnet to hold it in place, and no cord to mess with. I will be using this when I am working under the hood of my vehicle as well as other places such as in my crawl space doing the drainpipe cleanout job where I do not want 120 Volts around.
Very durable, great magnets very useful in getting the light where you need it, in tight engine compartments. Around 30 mins. per charge so buy 2 batteries (not included).
Very bright light.
Magnets are great, positioning for best lighting is a snap.
Cheap fluorescent bulb - not for tossing around the garage. You either have to already have a tool that uses the same rechargeable battery or you need to buy a battery AND charger
Had a hard time deciding between this light and the led work light. In the end I'm glad I picked this one (even if I will buy the LED in the future). I have used this light mounted to the underside of a hood, undercarriage, and laid it down on floorboards. Lights up the place. As others have said the specified runtime is inaccurate, but I have a second battery for a reason.
Bottom Line: This tool is exactly what I've come to expect from buying other tools in the Nextec family. Amazing value for money, very well built, and well designed. If I had to do it all again I would buy it again anytime.
This light is excellent. A must have if you work in tight areas. I had this light in a customers driveway at night. The magnets held the light on the trunk lid while I worked. It was just perfect. I will buy more.
This has quickly become my "go to" worklight. It's nice and bright and very portable, I like it better than any of the LED or incadescent flashlights you usually have available in portable power tool kits. The only complaint (however minor) would be it does go through the battery faster than many of the other tools, that being said I found I can get 20-30 mins of full run time before I have an issue. Add in the new charger and within a few mins you can be back up and running to finish a project if needed. I would highly recommend this worklight!
<p>Bright, great for power failures, good bbq light.</p>
<p>I really like the sleek small size. Very bright. Easily lights up a 10x10 room</p>
<p>Bought this for my boyfriend, he work with cars all day and he needed a light to use under the hood and car that will not get hot and burn his. This did the trick WELL. It was light and the light it gave him did not blind him, made his job easy. It also came with a hook so it was easy to hook it in the hood and have his hands free. This is a great product.</p>
Someone lost a decimal point.
Nextec Batteries (not included) are rated 1.3Ah at 12V which is 15.6 W-hrs capacity. That can drive a 13W light 72 minutes (1.2 hours). New batteries a little more, after 2 years a little less.
Getting 300 lumens for over an hour out of a 1.3Ah 12V battery is great. Even better, these charge in 30 minutes so two batteries can take turns and last you all day, or all night.
12 Hours is 10 times more than anyone should hope for.
<p>This is a great addition to my tools. I use the drill on a daily basis and the circular saw and sander have come in handy on a lot of project. In my current job occupation, I find myself in need of a good light source many times (basements, attics, behind couches, garages, etc.). The Nextech LED work light works well if a more focused beam is sufficient and longer battery life is required. But this fluorescent light offers a much brighter and wider agle of light. It's very versitile to, as it has a handy pull out hook for hanging the light, and very strong intergraded magnet that easily holds it in multiple positions on metal surfaces. It's also slim and compact and stores fairly easily in my tool bucket. The battery consumption could be better, but it is to be expected as it only runs off a pretty small 12volt battery. I had no illusions of it running for hours on end but it only last about an hour and a half. The battery charges in only 30 to 35 minutes also. Given all the pros, it's a small price... speaking of price, for only $30, I did not expect it to come with a Free $25 battery, as it did not. It's really just an accessory for your current collection of Nextech tools.</p>
Even though the picture clearly shows a battery, there is not one included. Nor does the write-up say "battery not included" as the write-ups for other products when that is the case.
Sears would not honor their ad and provide a battery, so I returned the light. $30 for a light that does not work until you buy a $20 battery for it is ridiculous.