This is great for all uses. Its portable so you can take it anywhere. The light is super bright "dont look at the light". The charge last a pretty long time. Well lets just say It has not went dim on me yet. The hook on it is good for attaching to anything when you need both hands. After all said it does not cost an arm and a leg like you would find elsewhere. Buy one and one for your freind.
Craftsman Cordless Rechargeable Work Light with 35 LED lights was a poor experience for me. Maybe, I just got a bad one out of the box, but had a few issues with this work light. It worked great at first and then about a month after purchase, I started noticing that the use times between charges was getting shorter & shorter. Before the degrading battery life, I had plenty of light for working under yard tractors & lawn tractors. I was not thrilled with the hanging hook. It was too small to really hang & keep light pointing where you wanted it to point (a bit too flimsy for me). I did like the ability to be able to recharge the light from my pick up truck or to be able to charge directly from a wall socket on my work bench in my shop. The plus's for this light were; good light, portability, ability to charge using a/c or d/c power sources. The negatives for this light were; battery did not last very long after about a month of use, the top hanging hook was too flimsy, mounting magnet would not hold the light all of the time or would be knocked loose pretty easy, I really was not too thrilled with the switch for the different light engagements (click for flas light, click for work light, & click again for all the lights, too much cycling of the switch to get the light you needed). This light had a 1-yr warranty, but due to unexpected illness, I was unable to exchange. I did go to the store to see if could be exchanged, but was too late. I did have one other friend that got the same light as a gift for Christmas, when I got my light & he had the same battery issue. His only lasted about 2 weeks before he started loosing the battery. If it had a more reliable battery, I might give it another chance, but with other reviews I have seen, me & my buddy were not the only ones, that had bad battery experiences with this light.
the button is hard to push to turn it on and off especially when it is below 30 degrees and I noticed it is a 12 volt DC unit with a 12 volt DC charger but the AC charger puts out 6 volts DC so that might be why people had issues with this unit not holding a charge as long as when it was new. I am putting lower ball joints in my Subaru and so far I like the light and it is lasting for hours and has not lost power as of yet. I keep forgetting its cordless but it makes it so convenient. as far as recommending it to a friend, a friend came over and saw it and went to Sears and bought one.
I have had one of these work lights in my shop for years and it works well, holds a charge decently, and has the flexibility of both flood and spot lighting. I'm happy they have added a DC charger to this item -- now I can charge it on the road! As other reviews have stated, the only real hassle with this light is the "step-through" switch to get the setting you want. Only a minor annoyance, though.
I have been wanting a cordless LED work light for a long time. The death of my old corded fluorescent, coincident with Sears giving me an unearned dose of FreeCash points was thus too good to pass up.
Moreover, I picked it up right before my electricity went out due to a storm.
The LED light is strong, bright and clear, excellent for illuminating dark rooms and engine compartments. Most of the bulbs face perpendicular to the vertical axis as shown in the picture, and there are some bulbs in the top part as well, which enables this to be used as a flashlight. You toggle between them with the switch.
The light, as shown in the picture, comes with a magnet, though the mounting is a bit clunky, and the magnet can get in the way when carrying the light.
My main difficulty with this unit is the switch. It takes a good bit of force to push it in, which makes this thing difficult to use. Rather than turn it on or off easily with one hand, I sometimes have to stop what I am doing and use both hands. Wet or slippery hands also cause problems.
It is, so far, an excellent light source, giving off more light than any fluorescent or incandescent worklights that I have used before. Because it has LED bulbs it doesn't get hot, an added bonus.
I can't yet speak to the long term durability of this unit.
The main reason for 4 stars is the difficulty in pushing the switch. The poor fit of the magnet and the chintzy plastic hook in the top received small demerits, and the convenience of cordless with the brightness of LED are the main positive attributes.
Overall it is good deal for what I paid for it with the discount, and would even be reasonable if caught on sale
This light is perfect for under car/hood work and as a backup light for power failures. It comes with a wall & car charger as well as a magnetic mount. I keep it stuck to my fridge for convenience.