Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GaterLater amazing little light
The second of previous reviews pretty much laid out details as I would list them for both pros and cons. I especially found the fact that you have to cycle through to get back when you may just want to cycle on and off the same light. But, hey, it's only two extra pushes of the button.
Mainly, the brightness of the flood light is amazing, almost like you have turned on the normal room light and it lights a large area. You can turn it on in a completely dark area and go on working like you would almost in daylight. It doesn't have to be re-aimed every time you move a couple feet. Additionally, the light color is a much more natural light than we are used to with LEDs which I consider a BIG Plus. Most LED lights have been basically straight white. This has a great deal of other color, maybe yellow, making it look very much like a standard incandescent light or the color of the modern compact florescent.
I had found another model of Defiant area flood light that I went into the store to buy and found this one beside it on the shelf. This one had a higher rating for brightness and was smaller so i decided to buy both of them. I will be returning the model I originally intended to buy, called the "Rechargeable Swivel Work Light" because this little light so far outperforms the Swivel light. The "Swivel" is only about half as bright, and is that annoying white white light with no color. IThe swivel head is a pretty neat feature, and would be great if it had the brightness and color of this little light, but this LED Dual Function light is so much better and it is easily worth the extra five bucks.
Pros: In addition to the previous review, - Natural light color. Brightness. The flashlight in the end is also very bright and has the natural color. The magnets seem to be quite strong.
Cons: refer to previous review.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony good but could use upgrade
This light is able to light up large areas efficiently. The light is lightweight and easy to handle.
The light is sturdy but could be beefier for oilfield work.
The lens cap for the flashlight portion of the major weak point. If the lens cap was designed to install from the threaded end, the lens cap would stay better.
April 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cwinton A great worklight, with a few minor design flaws
This a very versatile work light with a few minor design flaws. It is a tool that has already become my go to light for projects around the house. Given that it is rechargeable and has both a powerful work light and a spotlight is a huge plus. It is definitely better than any other such light I've seen in its price range. I can certainly recommend it, but have to lower my overall rating by about 1/2-star for a few minor design issues I think it would be helpful to be aware of.
Here are the light's basic characteristics:
1) it is surprisingly light, yet seems to be plenty rugged.
2) there is a magnet for holding it in place horizontally and one to hold it in place vertically; a wire loop on one end enables hanging it as well.
3) a high intensity LED on the end provides a pretty good spotlight.
4) 14 high intensity LEDs mounted in a reflector provide a 600 lumen work light, plenty bright enough for almost any conceivable need.
5) The handle is plenty long, is comfortable, and presumably holds the rechargeable battery to provide nice balance.
So what are the cons? There are 4, none of which is a deal breaker:
1) for recharging, the light comes with a wall adapter and a car adapter, either of which provides a standard 5V, 0.5A supply, using a cable with a USB plug to connect to the adapter. Unfortunately, the other end of the cable (the one that plugs into the light) uses a round power plug rather than a mini or micro USB plug, which means you have yet another kind of cable to hang on to - it would have been nice to use the kind of cable most cell phones are now using.
2) there is no light to let you know charging status.
3) a single switch controls both the work light and the spot light, so after you turn off, say the work light, you have to cycle through the spot light to get back to the work light, an annoyance.
4) the battery is not accessible (or at least it doesn't appear you can screw off anything to get at it).
It may be nit picking on my part, but a little more design work could have addressed any one of these easily.
In summary, this is a really nice work light to have on hand, with the bonus of a having a spot light, plus a wire loop and a couple of magnets to help with positioning.
January 16, 2016