11 new lighting solutions for automotive techs

April 17, 2023
Don't get left in the dark — check out these worklights and flashlights to give you the lumens you need.

Lighting may be one of those things that gets overlooked at times. It's not until you find yourself in an awkward position under the hood or vehicle squinting trying to see the task at hand — or, worse yet, left in the dark completely — to look at investing in proper lighting. 

Here are some worklights and flashlights worth checking out to give you the lumens you need. 

Undercar Light, No. NT-6648

The NextLED Undercar Light, No. NT-6648, is designed to work in low-profile situations. With its compact design, it allows users to place it under any vehicle or crawl space.

P7R SE Flashlight

The Ledlenser P7R SE (Special Edition) Flashlight takes the company's P7R Flashlight and gives it more illumination power (1,100 lm), a further beam distance ( 200m), and a longer run-time (40 hours).

LED Penlight, No. 904 980

The Mueller-Kueps LED Penlight, No. 904 980, features a 3x zoom lens for wide or narrow beams. With a 40m beam spread and ability to emit up 260 lm, the penlight is ideal for under the hood or under the vehicle applications.

Stinger Color-Rite

The Streamlight Stinger Color-Rite is a rechargeable LED flashlight that uses a high color rendering index (90 CRI) LED for enhanced visualization under low light conditions, allowing users to see the color spectrum as they would in natural light such as to match and identify colors in auto applications. 

350+LM Firepoint X Li-ion Duo-Light, No. W2677

The Performance Tool 350+LM Firepoint X Li-ion Duo-Light, No. W2677, features a heavy duty design with improved thermal efficiency. The duo-light includes a side-emitting worklight for a wide flood beam of light.

TRiLIGHT ShopLight V2

The STKR TRiLIGHT ShopLight V2 combines the features of a shop light with the benefits of a drop light. It quickly transforms from a 360-degree 5,000 true lumen drop light into an omni-directional shop light, and any light pattern in-between.

Pro-Charge Wireless Rechargeable Folding 850 lm Worklight, No. PCFOLD

The Matco Tools Pro-Charge Wireless Rechargeable Folding 850 lm Worklight, No. PCFOLD, is a versatile worklight that offers three light sources, including a 400-850 lm main light, 400 lm back light, and a UV top flashlight for leak detection. 

3,000 Lumen Underhood Slim Light, No. ECUHE300

The Snap-on 3,000 Lumen Underhood Slim Light, No. ECUHE300, is an extendable, low-profile light built with accessibility and versatility. With padded 4.8" hooks and a 48.4-80" extension range, the underhood light is ideal for a wide variety of vehicles.

Compact COB LED Work Light, No. SP81448

The SP Tools USA Compact COB LED Work Light, No. SP81448, is ideal for any workspace with its 360 degree full swivel head and magnetic base. 

40V Max XGT Cordless Work Light, No. ML009G

The Makita USA 40V Max XGT Cordless Work Light, No. ML009G, delivers bright illumination, versatility, and convenience. The ML009G has three modes of operation that provide 10,000 lm on high, 4,000 lm on medium, and 2,000 lm on low. 

REDLITHIUM USB 400L Neck Light, No. 2117-21

The Milwaukee Tool REDLITHIUM USB 400L Neck Light, No. 2117-21, is ideal for delivering lighting for inspection work and general tasks.

This product compilation originally ran in the March 2023 issue of PTEN.

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