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12 Work Light Options for DIYers

Whether you're working on your car in the garage, in the crawlspace doing some plumbing work or even working on a craft project, good lighting is necessary to get the job done right. Here are 12 work light options for DIYers.

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Wobblelight Work light

When you need a bright and dependable work light that delivers maximum light output while working in tight quarters, such as in a crawlspace, try the Wobblelight. And the light is self-righting, meaning if it gets accidentally bumped or kicked, it will spring back to attention every time. It's ideal for lighting areas 15 to 110 feet in diameter.
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LED Magnet Light

The Stalwart LED Work Light with Magnet Back lasts up to 50,000 hours before it needs a new bulb. The Stalwart has two different modes, including a work lamp mode and flashlight mode, so it's also great for camping. And with a hook and magnet, it's easy to keep it in place for steady, dependable light.
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NEBO Larry Light

Perfect for working on a leak under the kitchen sink, the Larry 8 LED Work Light is essential for the everyday DIYer. The rotating magnetic clip gives you hands-free lighting by attaching to virtually anything. It is also water and impact resistant.
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Versatile LED Work Light

Lightweight, yet durable, this LED work light from Ironton features a versatile tube stand that can be adjusted to a variety of angles, whether you're hanging cabinets or fixing a leaky sink. And the flood light has five long-lasting LEDs for up to 30,000 hours of life.
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OEM Rechargeable

No electrical outlet? No problem! The 200 lumen Rechargeable Multi-Use Li-ion Work Light by OEM Tools is the ideal light for doing an oil change. And it is good for fixing a leaky pipe under the sink or working on anything outside at night. Also, this LED light has a three-hour runtime on high and can be regulated down to a low of 18 lumens for a 28-hour runtime. It also features magnets, allowing you to attach it to a metal surface.
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Satellite Work Light

The rechargeable Satellite work light from STANLEY provides 300 lumens of ultra-bright LED light. And this will surely be able to help get you through any project or road emergency, such as a flat tire at night. The light also provides portable power with the 1 amp USB charging and power supply port.
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Adjustable LED Work Light

When you need a light with versatility, the 18V Lithium-Ion LED Work Light from Bosch is the brightest work light in its class with three dynamic, innovative LEDs. You can adjust the light to control diffusion. And it also has a swivel stand to help you get the light in just the right position for any hard-to-reach area, such as when you're working to insulate basement rim joists.
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Halogen Work Light

The Craftsman 4-IN-1 Halogen 500 Watt Work Light will provide light in any direction, whether you're working in the laundry room or in the garage. The skid-resistant feet will help keep the work light in place while the weatherproof switch will keep it safe from water damage. It includes a hook, clamp and stake for versatility.
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Retractable Work Light

Reviewers describe the Ironton Retractable Cord Reel with Work Light as easy-to-use, very bright and solidly made. It offers 30 feet of cord and a hanging hook. It's also wall- or ceiling-mountable, perfect for when you're working to finish a basement.
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Magnifer Desk Lamp

With two super-bright LED lights, the LM-20 DeskBrite Magnifier Desk Lamp provides a large viewing area for any woodworking project, craft or hobby. It also has a flexible neck that allows you to position the magnifier just where you need it. And the lamp plugs into any standard outlet or can be powered with three AA batteries.
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Dual-Head Tripod Work Light

With 1,400 watts and 26,400 lumens, this halogen tripod work light will help you get the job done and won't take up much storage space in your garage. And it has a 7-foot power cord and features a light-weight stand.
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LED Work Lamp

LED Work Lamp

Perfect for crafters, this JANSJO LED Work Lamp is super-flexible, allowing you to direct the light exactly where you need it and provides 25,000 hours of light. And the light is great for small DIY kid projects, too. Photo: Courtesy of IKEA

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