OK, I originally posted a review of these shop lights on woodcraft.com and then copied it here because I was to lazy to write it all over again. I just thought that there may be others out there looking for a light and a magnifying light for use in their shop.
Well I have had the chance to use these two lights a lot more recently so I thought I should update my review of them.
I still love these lights. I have now had the chance to run both of them on AAA batteries for about 50 hours (rough guess). I found some old AAA batteries that I did not even remember buying in a drawer. I thought well if nothing else I will at least be able to see what it is like to use the lights without their power cords attached. That was approximately 50 hours of use earlier. I had a ton of Christmas Ornaments that I had promised to people to get done. Which it turned out was perfect because that meant using the magnifying lamp on the scroll saw and the other lamp on my drill press. Even though I spent most of my time at the scroll saw, I did not bother to turn off the lamp on the drill press. I just thought I would see which gave out first.
As it has turned out thus far, they are both running strong.
I can not be 100% positive, but I do believe the lamps are a little dimmer while using the batteries. But that could be a couple of things. One OLD BATTERIES, two I had only used them in the evening hours before. In other words, it was slightly darker when I used the lamps before, most of these last 50 hours were done during daylight hours and it was brighter in the CAN (shop).
So lets cut to the chase. Do I like them? YES Would I recommend them to others? YES (I should also say that these may not be for everyone. Some have said they are not bright enough. Well they are defused LED light, and are not a harsh light like an incandescent bulb so I can see where that comes from. But I like em!)
I prefer to use them without the cord, but will continue to experiment.
I have given my honest and open opinion of these lights or lamps and I hope that if you do read this, it helps you make your decision.
From inside the CAN!
Warmest Regards and Watch Out for Splinters.
-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina