I have had the same worklight for almost twenty years. In the last year, one of the fluorescent tubes stopped working, so I replaced it - but it still didn't work. I noticed that if I whacked it against things, sometimes it would flicker to life briefly. Time for the old worklight to be replaced.
My wife obliged by buying me this new worklight for Christmas, a DeWalt DC020. It's big, it's bright, and I have to say I am very pleased with it.
It puts out a ton of light, and unlike my old light, is easily positioned to point in various directions to illuminate what is being worked on. It has a stand that pops out of the back that allows you to angle the light in various directions. The front polycarbonate lens is surrounded by a rubber shock absorber, and it has a beefy handle. It does lack a hook for hanging it on things (which my old light had) - however, the hook on my old light was constantly getting hooked on things accidentally, so perhaps that is a good thing. I sling a bungee through the handle when I want to hang it on something.
One of the neat features is that you can plug it in like any normal worklight, or you can put any DeWalt rechargeable battery into the back of it, and the light will run off of the battery without being plugged in. Any battery, 12-18V, that works in DeWalt tools will power the light. The light will not charge the battery if it is plugged in, but it will run for well over an hour on a charged battery.
It has a large switch which is easy to operate, and two outlets on the back which can be used to power anything up to 10 amps - very handy. I was worried as fluorescent lights can work poorly in cold temperatures until they warm up, and I had read some reviews that this unit had issues working in cold temperatures. However, I have turned it on when it was below freezing, and it started right up, and came to full brightness within a minute. No issues there!
Overall I'm quite pleased with it, and can definitely recommend it.
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