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Ring adds three connected Spotlight Cams to its Floodlight Cam lineup

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Connected home security device maker Ring has a growing product line – and it’s now three products bigger. Joining the Floodlight Cam the company debuted at CES this year, Ring is now also offering three Spotlight Cam variants, each of which offers a different power source option to work with a variety of potential installation scenarios and locations.

The Spotlight Cam – Wired works as you would expect from its name, by plugging physically into a power outlet via an included 20-foot cable. The Spotlight Cam – Battery includes spots for two 6,000 mAH removable, rechargeable Ring batteries (the same used on the new Ring Doorbell 2) for long-lasting power, with one automatically tapping in when the first is drained, so you can charge the first for continuous use, though only one ships in the box with the unit and you’ll have to get the second separate. The Spotlight Cam – Solar ships with a bundled Ring solar panel to power the unit’s 6,000 mAH battery.

All the cameras feature 1080p HD cameras, 160-degree motion detection and 140-degree fields of view, with two-way audio and live streaming capabilities to your smartphone via the Ring app, along with two powerful LED light strips to illuminate what they spot when motion is detected. Each goes on sale today, July 31, with the wired version at $199 shipping in 7 – 10 days. The battery ($199) and solar ($229) versions are up for pre-order, with shipping beginning later this “fall,” per the company.

 Ring’s product roadmap ramp has been impressive, with recent releases including the Floodlight camera and the second generation of their initial Wi-Fi doorbell with a swappable battery design all released already this year. It’s rare to see a hardware startup achieve this kind of product variety this quickly, in fact, so it’ll be interesting to see if Ring can keep up the momentum.
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techcrunch.com/2017/07/31/ring-adds-three-connected-spotlight-cams-to-its-floodlight-cam-lineup
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Access Fixtures Launch New SHOO LED Wall Packs with Photocell

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WORCESTER, Mass.Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Access Fixtures launches new SHOO LED wall packs with photocell, designed to replace HID lighting systems. These fixtures deliver extraordinary light and are ideal for lighting property entrances, storage facilities, commercial and residential spaces, medical facilities, industrial parks, and other exterior applications. These easy-to-install, forward-throw fixtures send light outward and downward in a rounded distribution pattern and their polycarbonate and borosilicate glass lenses allow for durability and thermal resistance.

Available from 9 to 104 watts, the SHOO LED wall pack with photocell features automatic line voltage detection as a standard feature. These powerful fixtures deliver up to 17,724 light source lumens and boast rated lives of up to 165,000 hours. They feature standard or optional photocells to help you save money on your electrical bill; also, directional LEDs optimize light output so you can achieve high light levels with SHOO LED wall packs can be customized to suit your requirements; choose from 3000K, 4000K, or 5700K on most SHOO wall packs, with additional options including custom painting, built-in photocells, dimming, and more. All SHOO LED wall packs provide a minimum CRI of 70 and range up to 80+.

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“Many of these wall packs ship quickly—some will ship within 72 hours or less,” says Alex Guarco, of Access Fixtures. “The SHOO family makes upgrading to LED easy and lucrative.”

Depending on your selection, SHOO LED wall packs are built with either die-cast aluminum bronze powder coat finish or a durable polycarbonate housing. Additionally, most SHOO fixtures feature an IP65 rating, meaning the fixture is protected against dust and water. Featuring borosilicate and polycarbonate glass lenses, these are known for their thermal resistance; their ability to adapt to extreme temperature fluctuations. Don’t be surprised to see your SHOO LED wall packs last 20 years, 30 years, or more.

About Access Fixtures
Access Fixtures is your source for high-performance lighting solutions. Specializing in factory­-direct commercial, industrial, hospitality, and sports lighting, Access Fixtures offers luminaires and packages including wall packs, area lights, bollard lights, garage lighters, vandal-­resistant lights, exit and emergency lights, high bays, low bays, and vapor-tight luminaires. For more information, visit Access Fixtures at

www.accessfixtures.com.

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Lumu Power

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  • PROS

    Compact. Measures light and color. Very accurate. Less expensive than dedicated meters with similar capabilities.
  • CONS

    Requires iOS device to work. Lightning port might not be around forever.
  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Lumu Power is an accurate light meter with a clean, modern app interface, but it needs an iOS device with a Lightning port to work.

    We liked the first Lumu light meter. The Kicktarter success story—funded and delivered to backers as promised—was a compact incident light meter that used your smartphone’s processing power and an app to take readings. When we reviewed it in early 2014 we couldn’t predict that its seemingly eternal interface—the 3.5mm headphone jack—would disappear from phones so quickly. The new Lumu Power ($299) uses Lightning to connect to an iPhone (there’s no Android version), and adds a lot of functionality you didn’t get with the original Lumu. It costs more, but it also does more.

    Design and Features

    The new Lumu Power is similar in design to its predecessor. It’s a small hemisphere with a flat back and a lone data connector—in this case, Lightning. Its diameter is about the size of a quarter, and a small black carrying case is included.

     You’ll need an iOS device with a Lightning connector and iOS 8 (or newer) installed. I tested the Power with both an iPhone 6 Plus and 8 Plus. It’s easy enough to get started; just plug it into the phone and iOS prompts you to give it permission to use. If you grant it, the Lumu app opens automatically.

The app shows you everything the Lumu can do. It can measure Illuminance (in Lux), take ambient or spot light readings (the latter using your phone’s camera rather than the meter), work as a flash meter, and measure both color temperature and chromaticity.

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The interface sets the Lumu apart from handheld meters. If you’ve used a light meter you know that they’re not always intuitive devices. Instead of a small LCD, the app show information in large type, and the touch interface takes the guesswork out of what button does what.

Light measuring uses the domed side. To take an ambient reading you’ll want to position the meter directly in front of the subject of your image, with the dome facing toward the camera lens. Photographers can use the Photo Ambient module to see the proper aperture, shutter speed, and ISO needed to get a good exposure.

You can change any one of these components and the others will adjust automatically. The meter also gives you the ability to take a reading to intentionally underexpose or overexpose a shot, and can adjust its output to compensate for any ND filters you may be using. There are also tools to calculate values for multiple exposure images and pinhole images.

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The Cine/Video module is quite similar, with the same options for exposure compensation and ND. It adds frame rate, an essential component for cinematography.

For both video and imaging, I found the Lumu to deliver deadly accurate results. I dialed in its suggested exposure settings into a digital camera and netted properly exposed stills and video. This was done in a tricky exposure setting, with a white backdrop that tends to cause in-camera meters to underexpose by a third to two thirds of a stop.

Flash metering is new to the Lumu Power—it wasn’t included with the original when we reviewed it. When this module is active it measures the exposure you’ll want to use with studio strobes, and also shows duration of the flash output in a graph. We found that our group of studio strobes fired for 1/297-second. Dedicated meters with flash measurement capability start selling for around $200, a bit less than the Lumu Power.

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Color measurements are another new addition. I used the meter to measure the temperature of the LED lights we use in our studio testing scene to confirm a suspicion I had for some time—they are not truly 5600K as advertised, but actually a little warmer than daylight, 4470K, with a slight magenta cast. If you’re using lights that output different temperatures the app includes a tool that lets you know which filters to use to balance them.

Finally there’s Chromaticity. This measures the actual hue of colors and maps it on a graph. This isn’t a tool I need for photography, but if you need it for you work, you’ll be happy to know that it’s there.

It’s in the color measurement function that the Lumu shows up as a value proposition. The least expensive color meter I could find, the Kenko KCM-3100, sells for $800.

Conclusions

The Lumu Power is a strong follow-up to the original meter. It is just as accurate and useful when it comes to measuring light, but swaps out the now dated 3.5mm connector for a Lightning port. It’s accurate, compact, and a fine tool for measuring the intensity and color of light. We have no hesitation recommending it on functionality alone—it’s a modern meter and its app-based interface is easier to use and more intuitive than the buttons used to control standalone meters.

There is one caveat. Lumu itself has been around as a company for a few years, but there’s no guarantee that it will update its app forever, and as much as Apple has invested in the Lightning connector, we don’t know if it’ll remain the standard for iOS devices in years to come. There’s a chance that, at some point in the future, you’ll have an excellent light meter, without a modern device with which to pair it. If the Lumu app stops getting updates, or if Apple ditches Lightning, you’ll need to an old device around to keep running it.

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Give street lights time to adjust as clocks go back

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As the clocks go back this weekend and the nights draw in, North Yorkshire residents are likely to be paying more attention to the street lights around where they live.

Recently, North Yorkshire County Council embarked on a three-year project to replace its 50,400 street lights with new LED technology. The more efficient LED equipment will cost about 40 per cent less to power and is expected to offer an annual saving of almost £1.3m on completion of the project, as well as reducing carbon emissions.

This follows a four-year programme completed by the County Council last year to reduce its street lighting energy consumption and associated carbon emissions by switching many lights to part-night lighting. The savings from this are expected to be almost £400,000 a year.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “Maintaining our street lights as part of a well-run highways network is a priority for us, so we would encourage people to tell us about any problems they spot as the longer nights encroach. They can easily report faults via our website.

“However, we would point out that each part-night light has a photocell that responds to the available light. After the change from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time, these cells can take several days to readjust to the new timings. Therefore, we would ask people to allow time for the lights to adjust before reporting any issues to us.”

Faults can be reported via the County Council’s website, www.northyorks.gov.uk/streetlighting. Online reporting allows residents to pinpoint the faulty light so that the report can be investigated as efficiently as possible. It also allows them to see updates on progress.

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northyorks.gov.uk/news/article/give-street-lights-time-adjust-clocks-go-back

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Larson Electronics LLC Releases Explosion Proof Emergency Light with Backup Battery

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Larson Electronics LLC, Industrial lighting expert, has released a brand-new explosion proof emergency light that features a backup battery for a reliable lighting solution in hazardous locations where working failsafe lighting is a must at all times.

Larson Electronics LLC, Industrial lighting expert, has released a brand-new explosion proof emergency light that features a backup battery for a reliable lighting solution in hazardous locations where working failsafe lighting is a must at all times.

The EXP-EMG-5W-2L explosion proof emergency light with back up emergency battery from Larson Electronics is a Class 1 Division 1 Class 2 Division I & 2 emergency light that provides users with a very reliable and effective safety light system. This fixture includes two 5-watt LED lamps, that produce a total of 900 lumens powered by basic external power. However, in the case of a power outage or interruption, the units’ maintenance-free, sealed, high temperature Nickel-Cadmium battery backup will kick on automatically, powering the unit for up to 3 hours, or until normal power is restored. A built-in charger recharges the battery once this happens.

The EXP-EMG-5W-2L can withstand temperatures from 0º to 50ºC and its T-Style LED lamps are built to last with no filaments or fragile housing. The tube that these LED lamps are mounted on is constructed of extruded copper-free aluminum that is coated with epoxy power for maximum durability, with an unbreakable polycarbonate lens that protects the internal LEDs. Because LEDs have no filament there is no lag time when switching them on and off. No warm up or cool down time before re-striking means instant, reliable illumination when you need it most. With up to 10 years of operational life, this emergency LED light is very low maintenance. This emergency light is universal voltage capable and can operate with voltages ranging from 120V to 277V@ 50/60HZ and is surface mounted.

“This emergency light is all around just a great compact unit for locations that need reliable failsafe lighting,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “It does everything automatically, even recharging the battery and monitoring changes in input, so it’s virtually maintenance and worry free for operators.”

About Larson Electronics LLC: Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

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Pelican Products Offers New Work Light | Firehouse

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Pelican Products, Inc. (Pelican), the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced portable lighting tools, has introduced the world’s most versatile professional-grade flashlights with the Pelican 3410 and 3410M (magnet) LED and the Pelican 3415 and 3415M LED.

With an articulating head that changes the light angle, an optional magnetic clip for hands-free lighting and dual spot/flood beams, these flashlights will perform in just about any situation. Safety-certified models are also available for use in hazardous areas.

“Meaningful innovation is in Pelican’s DNA and these new models represent the next step in the evolution of professional lighting,” said John Luna, Director of Product Management – Commercial Products. “The efficiency of the latest LED technology, well-thought out features and legendary Pelican engineered toughness makes this light perfect for use in just about any situation a worker might encounter.”

To focus brightness where it’s needed, these new multitasking work lights are designed with a 90 degree articulating head that converts the light from a handheld position to a variable right-angle light. They also include three lighting options: flood (wide), spot (focused) or flood/spot combined (which allows for both closed space visibility and distance lighting).

The integrated clip easily attaches to a pocket or vest for easy hands-free illumination. The “M” (3410M/3415M) models feature a powerful magnet that adheres to nearly any metal surface, including automobile hoods, conduits or water lines.

The Pelican™ 3410/M models offer three high performance lighting modes: high, medium and low. When set on the highest mode, they project a powerful 653 lumens and deliver a beam distance of 184 meters. A run time of 61 hours is provided in the low mode. The Pelican™ 3410/M models are available in a “glow in the dark” photoluminescent material, making them easy to locate whenever the lights go out.

With the ultimate safety certifications of Class I II III Division 1, the Pelican™ 3415/M models provide the security needed for almost any hazardous location. Offered in a “high visibility yellow” color, these models generate over 336 lumens, providing up to 15 hours of runtime as well as a beam distance of up to 135 meters.

All models carry a submersible IPX8 ingress protection which allows use in the most inclement conditions and run on 3 AA batteries (not included). Pelican 3410 and 3415 flashlights are covered by Pelican’s legendary lifetime warranty.

Pelican Products is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 21 countries, with 22 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU.  For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.

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firehouse.com/product/12370488/pelican-products-inc-pelican-products-offers-new-work-light

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The best flashlights for DIY, camping, and work

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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

The Insider Pick:

  • The best flashlights have several different modes, a high-lumen zoomable beam, and a durable casing. All of these features are found in the OxyLED LED Flashlight Bundle, which also has the added benefit of being water resistant and coming with a rechargeable battery.

Whether you are camping, hunting, or working, a flashlight is an indispensable tool for seeing in dark places. In the case of backpacking, a compact flashlight is a must when you want to keep the weight of your gear to a minimum. On the other hand, law enforcement and security officers turn to flashlights with some heft that can serve as a nightclub in a pinch.

From just these examples, you can see that the best flashlight will depend heavily on what your needs are. The flashlights on this list are between 140 and 800 lumens with a zoomable beam that allows you to see objects up to two football fields away. Or, you can choose a wider floodlight. Low beam, high beam, and strobe modes are fairly common, but some models have additional modes, including an SOS signal.

The best flashlights are IPX-4 water resistant at the very least. We did not find any models worth buying that could be submerged in water, though our top pick can handle high-pressure water jets.

Lastly, you should factor in the battery power needed to operate the device when shopping for flashlights. Some models in the following slides require up to six D-Cell batteries. Others have their own charger. If you plan on using your flashlight heavily for work or other uses, you might consider rechargeable batteries to save on costs.

While performing our research of the top flashlights, we looked at hundreds of reviews and ratings from both experts and ordinary users. In the end, we chose the best flashlights based on a long history of reliable performance, durable construction, strong output, and versatility.

Although the OxyLED Flashlight Bundle tops our list of the best flashlights, we present strong arguments in the following slides for the LE CREE LED Flashlight, the Maglite Heavy-Duty Incandescent Flashlight, the BYBLIGHT LED Flashlight, and the J5 Tactical V1-PRO Flashlight.

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PX1R Rechargeable LED Flashlight

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This light provides exceptional beam clarity, run time and power. Coupled with its ability to recharge using the included lithium battery pack or AAA batteries. Whether in flood or spot mode, for indoor or outdoor use, this light is the smart choice.

Through relentless ingenuity, COAST’s LED flashlights continue to impress adventure seekers, whether on the trail, at the campsite or during any recreational activity. The new COAST PX1R is the latest example of the company’s precision engineering and intuitive knowhow – producing industry-leading, highly useful, flexible and powerful lights. Adding a rechargeable feature to the popular PX1 model, the all-new PX1R works with either lithium or alkaline batteries.

Optimized Flexibility Shines Brightly for a Variety of Outdoor Projects

With COAST’s unique Flex Charge Dual Power system, the PX1R can operate on either rechargeable lithium or alkaline power. This maximizes the light’s usefulness and flexibility in all environments and temperatures. Plus, this ingenious light also uses a micro USB which can be inserted directly into the battery, so you can easily recharge the battery outside of the light. The sleek design features a tail cap that pops up to reveal a micro USB port for charging the battery inside the unit.

Equipped with COAST’s Pure Beam Focusing Optic and easy-to-use Twist Focus, the light seamlessly transitions from a crystal-clear flood beam to a spot mode with a transition halo that clearly lights up a large viewing area surrounding the tight spot beam. You can see this in operation here. Controllable with a simple twist, this rechargeable light shines at distances over 500 feet and delivers up to 460 lumens of brightness, ideal for nights around camp, treks in low visibility conditions or dark and remote locations.

While in flood mode, the PX1R casts a wide circle of light that shines consistently through the area, without any dark spots. With just a twist, the light can be in spot mode. When navigating through caverns or hiking through darkened trails, the flashlight will project far downrange.

For the ultimate in versatility, the PX1R has a reversible clip to either secure it in your pocket or attach it to the bill of your hat. There are high and low power modes allowing you to choose maximum brightness or to conserve battery life. Users can select from five colors that will match their style, mood or simply the time of day. This light is available in black, blue, green, orange and red.

“With its multiple recharging capabilities, our new PX1R gives adventure seekers light when and where they need it,” remarked COAST President David Brands. “This all-new light provides exceptional beam clarity, run time and power. Coupled with its ability to recharge using the included lithium battery pack or AAA batteries, the PX1R is an essential, clear, bright light for outdoor enthusiasts’ pursuits everywhere. Whether in flood or spot mode, for indoor or outdoor use, this light is the smart choice for a variety of projects.”

Following are the specs, tested and rated to ANSI/FL1 standards.

The PX1R can be powered by three AAA batteries or the lithium (Li-Ion) battery pack which are both included.

With Included Lithium Battery Pack

  • Lumens: 460 (High), 50 (Low)
  • Run time: 3 hours, 30 minutes (High), 14 hours (Low)
  • Beam distance: 508 feet/155 meters (High), 164 feet/50 meters (Low)

With 3 AAA Batteries

  • Lumens: 330 (High), 40 (Low)
  • Run time: 2 hours (High), 24 hours (Low)
  • Beam distance: 427 feet/130 meters (High), 131 feet/40 meters (Low)

With COAST’s commitment to quality, the PX1R flashlight is impact resistant, weather resistant and its LED is virtually unbreakable. The PX1R flashlight is backed by COAST’s lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship.

SOURCE:

officer.com/tactical/flashlights/product/12354214/coast-products-inc-rechargeable-led-flashlight-the-px1r

 

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Cobalt LED Retrofit Series From Nora Lighting

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Nora Lighting’s expanded Cobalt LED Retrofit Series offers 4”, 5” and 6” models that rotate and adjust while never exposing a recessed can opening or breaking the ceiling plane.

 Nora Lighting has expanded its Cobalt LED Retrofit Series with new 4”, 5” and 6” models that rotate and adjust while never exposing a recessed can opening or breaking the ceiling plane. 

Desired by lighting designers, the perfectly-trimmed appearance is particularly well-suited for residential installations and commercial settings such as hotels and restaurants.

The fixture’s patent pending design includes a glide mechanism that allows precise aiming, including an optimal 30° illumination of artwork and wall displays. The new adjustable Cobalt also can be used in slope ceiling applications.

Nora’s Cobalt LED Series integrates the latest CREE® COB family for bright consistent light output and low power consumption.

All models have 850 lumens at 90+ CRI for realistic color rendition. The fixture is available in 13W with 120V, 277V or 120V/277V for a range of voltage and triac, ELV, and 0-10V dimming options. Field changeable reflectors are standard and include spot and narrow flood beam spreads.

Cobalt is available in reflector or baffle trim styles in bronze, diffused clear/white, haze/white and white. It is Energy Star® certified, cULus wet label listed and Title 24 compliant.

Nora Lighting features one of the industry’s most extensive selections of LED products including: LED dedicated and retrofit downlights; LED track and rail fixtures; LED edge-lit panels; LED Center basket troffers; LED MLS (multi-lighting systems); LED linear and under cabinet lightbars; LED puck lights; LED high-output, Hy-Brite, side-lit, CCT (color correlated) RGB, RGBW and standard tape lights; LED pendants; LED step lights; and LED emergency / exit signs.

Along with LED fixtures, Nora manufactures incandescent, fluorescent and HID sources in track and rail systems, recessed lighting, multiple lighting systems, under cabinet and an expanding series of accent lights, including pendants and sconces.

Nora products can be seen in professional electrical distributorships and lighting showrooms in North America.

 

SOURCE:

facilityexecutive.com/2017/10/cobalt-led-retrofit-series-nora-lighting/

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ProBuilt Wobblelight V3 LED Self-Righting Work Light

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Since the dawn of work, we’ve had to come up with creative ways to illuminate the jobsite. Sometimes the work was done at night, maybe in a mine, or down a hole. We worked by torch or lantern light, with bulbs attached to our hats, and now with LEDs that clip, clamp, telescope, and can even be controlled by apps on a mobile device. But among the more unusual jobsite lighting solutions comes from ProBuilt, inventors of the Wobblelight, and its all-new Wobblelight V3 LED Self-Righting Work Light. There’s no mistaking it for anything other than a light, yet it has a strange form factor. But that form factor reveals its functionality – its signature wobbling ability. Let’s see if the Wobblelight casts a long shadow over other jobsite lights.

Top Features

Base, Material, and Handle

That unusual form comes from the weighted, hemispherical base which allows the Wobblelight to go with the flow when pushed, knocked over, run into, or dropped – and then quickly return to its upright position. It’s like one of those bottom-heavy “socko” or “bopper” toys your kids (or you) had that bounced back when punched. As you might imagine, the Wobblelight’s material is pretty tough to withstand the hits and drops it’s designed to bounce back from.

Output

The Wobblelight V3 LED Self-Righting Work Light is a 15,000-lumen, LED-driven device shining in 360-degrees with a 75-foot range. It’s IP55 rated for dust and water resistance and features an integrated cord and integrated handles.

Design

Unlike other Wobblelight models, the V3’s handle is molded into the tool body as is a loop to lock it up with a chain or hoist it up. At nearly $500, it’s a tempting item for someone to walk away with, so locking it to a beam seems wise. The handles are particularly important because, at 31 pounds and oddly-shaped, the Wobblelight feels a little unwieldy. But it’s the weight (and its imbalance) that allows for its function.

Control Panel

The control panel is quite simple: a power switch and a light that illuminates when the power is on. There’s no half on/half off function like the ProLight 360. It’s just a straight-up plug it in, turn it on, and get to work area light.

Integrated Cord

The cord connection isn’t usually a talking point on most lights. However, the specific design of this one does bump the light’s rating up to IP55 so it’s suitable for wet locations.

Performance

15,000 lumens is a lot of output for any light, but how you harness it makes a difference. The Wobblight V3 is an area light, broadcasting its throw in all directions. With that kind of dispersal, it’s tough to think of this as a solution for a work light – and that’s not what it’s designed to be. Area lights like the V3 are more for safety and security. When you’re ready to get to your specific workspace, turn to the ProLight XLE series.

As an area light, the Wobblelight V3 excels, throwing its 5000K LED light into every corner of our shop. It’s 40′ x 60′ and it provides adequate safety light with just one unit. ProBuilt claims you’ll get up to a 75′ diameter with this model, or roughly 37-1/2′ in any direction from the light.

While it may not be as critical with an area light, the V3 produces 5000K color temperature, so identifying color accurately is easier.

ProBuilt tells us the light produces no hot surfaces, but thermal cameras don’t lie. So what did ours tell us?

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After 30 minutes, the hottest point I could find was 123 degrees Fahrenheit. Some of our LED lights get as high as 150 or more, but if you listen closely and place your hand near the top of the LEDs, you’ll hear and feel the fan that’s constantly moving air through the light to keep the temperature down. Now that’s pretty cool.

The Bottom Line

ProBuilt’s Wobblelight is one of the most recognizable names in the lighting industry and the Wobblelight V3 LED is another win for area lighting. With 15,000 lumens, you can give safety lighting to more than 3,000 square feet. In order to get more than that, you’ll need to move to ProBuilt’s WobbleLight 36 (111104) – a 40,000-lumen unit that uses a metal halide bulb. But do you really want the hassles of metal halide when there’s an LED option?

With a tough build, well-known self-righting design, and integrated handles, it’s debatable if there’s much room for improvement left. More than 50,000 hours of life on the LEDs? More lumens out of it? Probably the only thing Pros will wish for is a lower price point. At $499, the Wobblelight V3 isn’t cheap. But consider what you get for the money and whether you can find a comparable light for a better price. My guess is that you’ll have to at least double up the number of lights to cover the same area with cheaper options.

So for now, it looks like ProBuilt is the go-to brand for all your LED area and work light solutions when you’re looking for a combination of industrial quality build and extremely high output.

Wobblelight V3 LED Self-Righting Work Light Features

  • Self-righting technology
  • 360° lighting
  • LED Panel Technology
  • IP55 Rated
  • Integrated Power Cord
  • Integrated Carry Handle
  • No Hot Surfaces
  • Durable

Wobblelight V3 LED Self-Righting Work Light Specifications

  • Model Number 111303LED
  • Lumens: 15,000
  • Lighting Range: 75 feet
  • Bulb Type: LED
  • Lamp Life: 50,000 hours
  • Kelvins: 5,000
  • Wattage: 200
  • Amp Draw: 1.8
  • Voltage: 120
  • Temperature Range: -40° to 125° F
  • Certification: cUL
  • Cord Type: 16/3 SJOOW
  • Weight: 31 pounds
  • IP Rating: IP55

SOURCE:

protoolreviews.com/tools/power/lighting/wobblelight-v3-led-self-righting-work-light/32264