DEWALT 18-Volt Cordless Fluorescent Area Light-DC527 - The Home Depot


Model # DC527

Internet # 202514541

18-Volt Cordless Fluorescent Area Light

DEWALT 18-Volt Cordless Fluorescent Area Light

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$37.06 / box


Model # DC527

Internet # 202514541

Store SO SKU # 1000952681

The DEWALT DC527 18 Volt Area Light is built to take the rough handling of a professional jobsite. Inside the rugged, resilient, dust-and-dirt resistant housing is a 13-watt fluorescent bulb that shines bright, but runs much cooler than other types of bulbs found on the job site. In fact, this light has become a favorite with a wide range of trades people, including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, HVAC contractors, millwrights, and marine and automobile mechanics. It is a tool you’ll appreciate when working in small, cramped spaces, such as attics, crawlspaces, closets and under decks and porches.

  • Built-in telescoping and 360 degree rotating hook allows unit to hang from 2 in. materials and multiple locations
  • Over-molded lens cover provides increased durability on the jobsite
  • 13 Watt fluorescent bulb provides bright area lighting
  • Twist and lock tool free lens cover allows for quick and easy bulb change
  • Pre heat circuit helps eliminate blackening at the base of the bulb
  • Runs on the 18 Volt battery system for longer run time
  • Battery sold separately
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Assembled Depth (in.)  3 in  Assembled Height (in.)  16 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  3.5 in  Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.)  16  Product Width (in.)  3.5 in 
Battery Type Required  Ni-Cad  Bulb Type  Fluorescent 
Casing material  Plastic  Color  DEWALT Yellow, Black 
Color Family  Yellows / Golds  Distance (ft.) 
Flashlight Features  Rechargeable  Flashlight type  Freestanding 
Lumens  13  Number of Batteries Required 
Package Quantity  Power Source  Rechargeable 
Product Weight (lb.)  3.6 lb  Returnable  90-Day 
Run time (hrs.)  3.5  Safety & Security Product Type  Flashlight 
Solar  No  Voltage (volts)  18 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  Manufacturer Warranty  90 Day Money Back Guarantee, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 3 Year Limited Warranty 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by No replacement bulbs available Home Depot does not carry the replacement bulb for this light, and they are not easy to find. Major mistake by HomeDepot. The light itself is great, if you can find a source for the bulbs. November 19, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good potable light for the price Works great for a small to medium work area. Light weight, has a hook to hang up. The light will last 8 plus hours on one battery. Great buy for the price, I wished dewalt made an led 18volt light. March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect product Lightweight and inexpensive. Great work light. Also perfect for camping. March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Liked so much I bought a second light.. My second light. Always handy for chores, repairs, emergency, and general lighting in camp or cellar lighting. Keeping my first light in my RV. December 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good reliable area light has a good volume of illumination. Easy hanger hook or put it on a flat surface, it won't tip over. Lasts for 1 and half hours to two hours on a fresh battery. I have two of the flourescent lamps and a replacement bulb. this works perfectly for my jobs around the house and shed. If DeWalt wants to improve this lamp, design a much better internal lamp shock absorbing/mounting bracket, and a little thicker bulb shield. JMHO. - thank you. mark s. July 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Purshase The light is very durable and with the hideaway hook very easy to use. Excellent purchase. July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very handy and well thought out light. Great light for broadcasting light to a large area. I use it in the attic most often. No, it is not the brightest light, but it was not made to be a spotlight. Dewalt makes another light, commonly included in discounted kit packages (which I have), for that purpose. I saw a review from 2011 that said the replacement bulbs are hard to find. Maybe then, but now you can find them easily on Amazon for about $10. Unless you drop the light and break the bulb, I do not think the average homeowner will need a new bulb more than once every 5 years or so. I also saw another reviewer who said he had trouble using the XRP batteries with this light. They work just fine in my light, so I do not know what the issue could have been there. December 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Like the stability of the product Like the features of stand alone or hanging, ease of battery change, change the tube and the on off switch January 14, 2014
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