Working Lights

What are working lights?

Working lights are one type of accessories that are widely used in workplaces and provide sufficient light source in order to help the workers or the users to proceed their works efficiently. Most working lights are made with LED light source, which offers strong beams and long durability at the same time. In addition, with the novel design of working lights, they allow the users to take them anywhere without problems.

Imagine you are dealing with the malfunctioning car in the garage where lacks sufficient lights for you to work, operating with mechanical devices in a factory, or even entering through a sewer to fix the drainage systems, you need not only your tools, but also a working light! Working lights can be applied to a variety of places, they provide illumination for the users to see the objects around them clearly, and enhance the better working environments.


Types of working lights

There are many different working lights you can see on the market, which vary from the sizes and functions, to name a few. While working lights can be simply divided into two types based on how they are set up, including handheld working lights and hands-free working lights.

● handheld
Some working lights are made as small and compact sizes that allow the users to hold them by one hand. Handheld working lights have both pros and cons depending on the users’ need. In some small areas which the space is limited such as a sewer, the worker may use a handheld working light to view the object right in front of him. While when the work requires you to work in two hands, a handheld working light may bother you and increase the inconvenience.

● hands-free
Considering those who need to work with two hands or don’t want that piece of thing which should be held annoys them, there are hands-free working lights for being your other choices. With hands-free working lights, when you are fixing the components under a car, your two hands are free to help you find where is wrong with the car more easily and conveniently.


Features of working lights

● multiple power sources
There are three main power sources of working lights, including rechargeable, plug-in, or battery powered. Some working lights provides USB ports for the users to charge, making sure they provide long-lasting durability. Other working lights should be plugged in to operated, which have some limitation of the places they can be placed. There are still others that works with batteries, which requires the users to replace the batteries regularly to keep their power.

● energy-efficient light source
Modern design of working lights provides energy-efficient light source, whether using LED light bulbs or CFL light bulbs. Besides the sufficient lights they offer, most working lights are equipped with appropriate protection on the surfaces of the lights, which prevent the users to burn when they touch the surfaces accidently.

● can be used indoors or outdoors
Although most working lights are used indoors for the purpose of illuminate the workplaces. While working lights can also be used for outdoor activities, such as camping. When people camp on the mountain, where would become extremely dark when the sun goes down. As this time, a rechargeable or battery-powered working light becomes the necessity for them. Since some working lights are made as waterproof, they can avoid sudden shut-off when it rains unexpectedly and keep the lights on. Therefore, no matter indoors or outdoors, working lights are your best helpers.


LED light source vs. CFL light source

● energy efficiency
Comparing LED light source and CFL light source, LED light source may be the first choice in a working light, since LED lights are more energy-efficient. When we are choosing a light source, the one with energy-saving feature but still provide sufficient lights would stand out the most in the customer’s buying list. Therefore, people would definitely choose LED light source when it comes to energy efficiency.

● durability
According to the research that compares which one last longer between LED light bulbs and CFL light bulbs, the statistic shows that LED light bulbs can last for 25,000 or more hours of life, while CFL provides 8,000 hours of life in average, which is shorter than LED light bulbs. Thus, considering the durability of the light source, LED light source would beat the CFL light source.

● costs
Despite of the fact that LED light source are more energy-efficient and has longer durability, the cost of using LED light source per year is less than CFL source. In addition to the efficiency and practicality that we should consider when choosing a product, we should also think about our budget. With the features of energy-efficient and cost-effective, choosing the LED light source may not only allow the user to work well with the working lights, but also save their budget that is spent on the electricity.

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