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Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:40 pm



The Nebo Big Larry worklight is a simple light that I wouldn't normally write about - except that it is so exceptional, I have to let you in on this great device.

Available for about $20, including batteries, it is an absolute steal! It uses COB (chip on board) technology to group the LED elements close together, to produce an incredibly bright light.

Using three common, cheap AA batteries, it puts out 400 lumens of intense, white light - and will do so for 4.5 hours with fresh batteries. It has a second, less intense mode of 160 lumens, which it will produce for 15 hours on fresh batteries. The third mode is a very bright flashing red light, which will run for 40 hours. The flashing red light would be fantastic for use as a roadside flare.

Light next to ruler for scale
Light next to ruler for scale


The light itself is constructed of machine-grade aluminum, and is definitely sturdy and meant to take a beating. It's not something you want to carry around in your shirt pocket, but I regularly stuff it in my pants pocket when working.

Rubberized top button
Rubberized top button


Operating the light is done with a rubber button on the top. One button press for bright mode, a second button press for low output mode, and a third press for flashing red mode.

Magnet mount on bottom
Magnet mount on bottom


The bottom of the light houses a powerful magnet. This magnet is more than strong enough to hold the light horizontal - sticking straight out. You can stick it to pretty much any piece of steel in any position, and it will stay there.

Super bright white light
Super bright white light


It's hard to describe the amount of light this thing puts out. Obviously, taking a picture of it doesn't do it justice. Suffice it to say that you cannot look at the light - it's simply far too bright. When working with it, I actually regularly use it in the dim mode, as the bright mode simply isn't required.

Super bright red flashing light
Super bright red flashing light


The flashing red mode is piercing, and flashes about three times a second. It would be fantastic to use in place of a road flare, during a roadside emergency.

I originally bought this light to carry around in my car, but I liked it so much that I've bought another one to stash in my bike. Definitely recommended!

It's available at many retailers, or from Amazon.com.



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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby thomba » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:52 pm

Thanks for the link Scott. I ordered one when you first posted the review and received it today. I must say that sucker is bright. Your review, as always, is spot on. Quite impressed with this flashlight. Now, I've only had it since this morning but friends and family thought it was so handy that I ended up ordering 4 more. Will make good inexpensive Xmas gifts. Great little item. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:27 pm

Received mine today. Pretty darn neat and definitely bright! Thanks!!
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby FM-USA » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:12 am

For all these lights I wish there was a standard of viewing its output. From tabletops to outdoors nothing seems to portray it's useful or realistic light.
Most inexpensive flashlights light up a 2 Cubic Foot area fairly well but not a bathroom. Then there's those high powered flashlights that throws a beam for (seems like) miles.
Any suggestions?

My quire, how well does this light light up an average size bathroom with lights off?
(Of coarse this be subject to its intensity)
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby thomba » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:25 am

I just tried it in a dark average sized bathroom. I would say it lights up equivalent to a 40w bulb or more. Doesn't throw a beam, just a wide bright light. Really impressive. Get you one. You won't be disappointed.
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby FM-USA » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:50 am

thomba wrote:I just tried it in a dark average sized bathroom. I would say it lights up equivalent to a 40w bulb or more. Doesn't throw a beam, just a wide bright light. Really impressive. Get you one. You won't be disappointed.

Now that is something I can work with to understand its output.
I have three frosted 40w bulbs in our bathroom and just unscrewed 2.
Yup dim but useful light in a small portable package.
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Was the PERFECT camping light, was cause batteries were left in it in the camping box and we haven't used that box for 4 years.
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:52 am

Yes it lights up a bathroom that way, but keep in mind that unlike 40 watt bulb, which sends light out in all directions, this thing sends it all out one side - so when you put it on a bike (car, under the sink, whatever) and point it towards what you are working on within a few feet away, it lights up the area like bright sunlight - VERY bright.

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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby FM-USA » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:24 pm

Understandable about directing light.

I had an old metal caged drop-light cage that went rusty. Wondered how I could get the shields reflective propertied back. Tried aluminum foil, didn't work well, seemed to absorb light. Tried gloss white spray paint. OH YA, now I got good reflected light that has a slight fluorescent washed quality.

Reminds me of that old Micky Rooney playing a young Edison movie. (?)
Doc doing surgery and didn't have enough light.
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby lopeha55 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:41 am

While you've got the front end tore apart upgrading to stainless steel brake lines would be a good improvement. Also don't foget to check the subfilters for the cruise control
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby Simon Templar » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:45 pm

If I am not mistaken, these are the same LED-based flashlights I saw a couple weeks back for sale down at my friendly neighbourhood NAPA. Their price was roughly $8 and change.

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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:16 am

Simon Templar wrote:If I am not mistaken, these are the same LED-based flashlights I saw a couple weeks back for sale down at my friendly neighbourhood NAPA. Their price was roughly $8 and change.

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My local NAPA has them as well, but for $21 + tax. Are you sure of that price? Everywhere I see them for sale has them right around $20.

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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby FM-USA » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:27 pm

There is a light similar in shape at Harbor Freight but it's LED lights, 5 Leds I think.
Price is around $3.50
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:45 pm

FM-USA wrote:There is a light similar in shape at Harbor Freight but it's LED lights, 5 Leds I think.
Price is around $3.50


Yes, I've seen that before, it is not even remotely anywhere near as bright as this one. This light uses "COB" (chip on board) LEDs, so instead of a few discrete LEDs each with its own lens, this thing packs hundreds of LEDs into a relatively small area. You literally cannot look at it when it is on, it is that bright.

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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby Simon Templar » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:32 am

WingAdmin wrote:My local NAPA has them as well, but for $21 + tax. Are you sure of that price? Everywhere I see them for sale has them right around $20.



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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby spiderjack » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:42 pm

Yup I got one of these at my Napa store too, but it was more - like $24. It's seriously bright!!!!!!!! Best light I've had in a long time.

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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby AZgl1800 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:30 am

I used SearchTempest to find the absolute lowest price, and I did find them priced all the way from $18.95 with free shipping.... and this is where I bought one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1819700489 ... rmvSB=true

all the way up to $25 or more plus shipping.... buyer beware, don't take the 1st thing that pops into your search windows.

That is why I prefer SearchTempest.... I set it for 3,000 miles and let it search for me. it only gives you links to the product, not all of the accessory crap like a search on Amazon or eBay will.....

anyway, Hat off to Scott for sending out the December newsletter. another good one as before.
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby FM-USA » Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:59 am

SHAME I didn't see this thread before buying all our lights for X-Mas.

"Big Larry" High Power LED Work Light - $18 ($17.99)

If you live near Hokah, MN...
7 Rivers Surplus
4905 MN-16
Hokah, MN 55941 (7 crow MILES SW of LaCrosse, Wi.)

"IF" anyone gets a BULK discount of max $15 or less,
I'm good 4 one.
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby FriesianBoy » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:01 pm

I couldn't find any in Canada so as I was visiting my brother in Ohio I bought two at Batteries+Bulbs for $26.99 each. This is definitely the brightest flashlight I have ever seen. Many thanks to WingAdmin for finding them.

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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby Mh434 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:22 pm

I did find them in Canada (on Amazon.ca), the cheapest being $33 + $20 shipping from one seller, and another being $92 + $10 shipping ( :shock: :shock: :shock: ). Not surprising - Amazon.ca often has the same items as Amazon.com, for anywhere from 2X to 20X the price...PLUS shipping.

For those lucky enough to not have to deal with Canadian prices, I post the following (screen grab from Amazon.ca, for the above search for the Big Larry), so you can see what we have to work with. Check out the price of the kid's DVD!!! :lol: -


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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby marvincshepard » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:04 am

I read your reviews I went immediately to Batteries Plus bulbs and bought one. I work in the aviation industry in this light is exceeding my expectations. I will probably go back and buy one for home also. This is such a small light for the amount of light it gives out. At work a couple of guys found some on Amazon two for thirty bucks!
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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:14 pm

marvincshepard wrote:I read your reviews I went immediately to Batteries Plus bulbs and bought one. I work in the aviation industry in this light is exceeding my expectations. I will probably go back and buy one for home also. This is such a small light for the amount of light it gives out. At work a couple of guys found some on Amazon two for thirty bucks!


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Re: Nebo Big Larry Worklight

Postby marvincshepard » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:28 pm

You are so right the pointy heads. Are for those of you who don't know that means avionic techs. Will kill me if we have to tow the aircraft in circles over and over and over.


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