I wear my worklights at night – Husky LED Worklight Review – THDProspective Season 2
I have a day job, have you noticed that yet? My 9-5 as a technologist and my 5-9 (well 8-12, because I have kids too. I am a crazy person.) Most of my woodworking, content creation, home renovation, photography, you name it, after the sun goes down. I even recently found myself mortising a door as part of our recent bathroom remodel in the dark outside (don’t ask me why.) This is where these LED work lights from Husky that came in as part of season 2 of the THDProspective came to play, and they play for keeps. I will breakdown what each of these are, what they are good for, and maybe a few shortcomings along the way.
First we have this little guy, the 200-Lumen Multi use LED clip light. I will call him kickstand.
Kickstand is a great little LED lamp with 2 brightness settings and a nice even dispersion of light in a small area. The light costs just $10 and takes a couple AAA batteries. The battery life is pretty good. I have been using it off and on for tasks around the house and in the shop for about a month and a half now and haven’t had to change out the batteries. I really like the magnet on the clip for hanging it on metal if you were working on a car, I don’t know something magnetic. Doesn’t help me much with wood. But my favorite feature is the little kickstand, it works like the little stand on a 5×7 picture, you can just tilt it on that thing landscape or portrait at whatever angle works for your task. Its a simple yet thoughtful feature.
Next we have a little round 200-Lumen LED light, I will call him…hooky puck
This light has all of the same features as the previous light in terms of magnets and hooks and whatever, but it has a little wider dispersion pattern (damn photography has me noticing those kinds of things now.) I like the hook because well, it works like a hanger so…that’s all I have to say about that.
I will probably honestly use this as an accent light in video more than as a utility light. At this size it would be great to keep in your glove box if you ever had engine troubles and wanted to pop your hood and pretend to know what you were doing under there. Again this little guy is 10$ and is pretty good to have around.
Finally we have the 300-Lumen LED Dual beam Unbreakable Headlight…I will call him, my third eye
My third eye is very bright and clean, and nearly indestructible (I literally dropped a torsion box on it [not sure if you know how heavy that is, but VERY.]) Like kickstand this head lamp has 3 different brightness settings: bright, hella bright, and SO bright, it also has the flashing red caution lights if you are the safety officer of your household. This is not an el cheapo lamp you buy as an add-on from some sketchy offshore company, this thing is legit. It has a comfortable adjustable headband and the battery pack is on the back of your head and holds 4AAAs to give you tons of battery life and not have some gargantuan thing on your forehead. This setup runs 15$ and is totally worth it, if you need a headlamp.
Husky makes good lights…To be fair it is pretty hard to mess something like this up. Husky has added a few useful features while keeping the price totally reasonable. I do wish they would have included lithium ion batteries for extended run time and recharge-ability. This was probably a conscious design decision though to keep the price low enough that mother-in-laws everywhere will be able to pick this up for the son-in-law that has everything. Good design, good value, gets the job done.
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This post is part of a paid partnership with the Home Depot, all impressions, opinions, and words are my own.