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13 Best LED Work Lights For Any Construction Job

If you’re looking to illuminate your workspace, LED work lights are the way to go. Not only are LED lights one of the brighter lights out there, but they also consume less energy than other lights. Most LED lights can also last up to 20 years, so you don’t have to worry about consistently replacing your bulbs.

With a plethora of LED work lights available on the market, selecting the right light for your needs can be a difficult decision. To help, we’ve found 13 of some of the best-LED work lights there are on the market. Before we delve into the details however, here are a few things you need to look out for when purchasing an LED work light.

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The first thing to consider is what type of job this LED work light is helping you with. If it’s for something on a higher floor, for example, you’d need to get a light that has either a hanging hook or an attachment. There are also LED work lights on a pivot stand – especially helpful if you’d need to adjust the position of the light to adapt to your workplace. Another thing to take note of is the size as there are different sizes for various applications.

The next thing to consider is the portability of the light. If you purchase a portable LED work light, you’ll be able to take it around with you. For portable LED work lights, you should look out for one that’s lightweight, handy, and has a compact design. Ideally, your LED work light should also be easily mounted and recharged quickly.

Finally, you’ll have to think about the power source. If you’re going to be using it in a fixed place, plug-ins work just fine. While rechargeable batteries are great – especially if you’re bringing your light around with you, it doesn’t last very long, and you’d need to constantly recharge it. Battery-powered lights, on the other hand, are an ideal choice for portability reasons. If you’re using batteries, you should also look for lithium-ion batteries. Not only do they provide excellent performance, but they’ll also last for several years.

Top 13 Best LED Work Lights To Choose From

1. Lumen LED Work Light with Tripod

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This LED work light comes with a tripod stand and is made of heavy-duty professional-grade die-cast aluminum body for a strong and sturdy construction. The light emits 7,000 lumens of brightness and has pivoting heads that can be rotated 90-degrees vertically and 330-degrees horizontally. Other features of this light include an adjustable tilt and is equipped with a power cord and built-in cord wrap system. It’s suited for wet locations and requires an electric power source. It has a total height of 5.6 feet and doesn’t get screaming hot like some of the other lights there are on the market.

2. Stanley LED Work Light

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For a portable LED work light, this particular model does the job well. It provides ample lighting and is integrated with long-lasting LEDs. It’s also light, handy and portable – so you can bring it with you to work or have it at home. The light comes with a rear-mounted sealed on and off push-button control along with a grounded cord. It’s also got a rugged distinctive design, and those that have purchased this light has mentioned that it provides excellent illumination.

3. Dual Head 100W LED Work Flood Light

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This LED work light is perfect for illuminating any indoor or outdoor space. These fantastic LED lights can last for a considerable period of time and have a lifespan of about 50,000 hours. It also comes with adjustable heads so you can adjust the light to wherever you need it the most. Since the stand is made with steel that’s been powder-coated it’s got a sturdy construction, and the tripod design helps with stabilizing the light. If needed, you can also detach the light heads from the tripod, and it’s also a weather-resistant light that’s perfect for those days where you’ve got to work late into the evenings. The light stays cool to reduce the risk of burns and as a bonus, it comes with a convenient handle for easy transportation.

4. Stanley LED Work Light – 5000-lumen

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For ample lighting, this LED work light has you covered with its three heads. The light emits a total of 5,000 lumens of brightness and has two adjustable heads. Since it’s light and handy, it’s also portable and you can bring it to any area that needs light the most. Using this light is also incredibly easy as it comes with a mounted sealed on/off push-button control along with a grounded power cord. For easy storage, the light can be folded flat and it’s well-suited for damp locations.

5. Ross Portable Security Light

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This LED work light is a great choice for those that want a light that’s portable and easy to carry around. It’s made with aluminum for a lightweight and sturdy construction, and the light can last for up to 35,000 hours. It’s got a CRI of 180 and produces up to 1,000 lumens of brightness. There’s also a handle on top of the light for easy portability and is a great purchase for those that want something inexpensive but can still light up any space.

6. 3500 Lumen Portable Work Light

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This lightweight portable work light is made with professional-grade aluminum for a sturdy finish. It’s compact and easy to carry but will still provide 3,500 lumens of brightness to any home or work area. Other features of this light include a rear-mounted sealed on/off button along with a 3-prong cord along with an adjustable angle knob. It’s also suited for wet locations and is a great portable light to bring around with you when you’re working.

7. AC Powered Dual Head LED Flood Light

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If you’re looking for an ultra-bright LED work light, this particular model has you covered as it emits up to 10,000 lumens of brightness. It’s also got flexible light positioning for optimal light coverage with its extendable tripod and detachable stand. You can also rotate the dual head LED lights to your desired position and the durable aluminum die casting is sturdy and allows for long-lasting use. As a bonus, this light also comes with an inspection flashlight with a magnetic base and clip.

8. 2-Light LED Flood-Security Light

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These twin head tripod work lights are perfect for your workspace or illuminating any DIY projects. It produces a total of 16,000 lumens and your purchase comes with two 500-watt bulbs along with a sledge and tripod base that’s portable. If needed, you can adjust the light heads and attach or remove it at any time. The tripod light is both UL and cUL listed and comes with an extra bulb storage tube. If you’re not a fan of shadows, you’ll also be happy to know that this light comes with a grill that allows light to pass through without the casting of any shadows.

9. Spotlights Work Lights Outdoor Camping Lights

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Need an ultra-bright LED work light? This is the perfect purchase for you. It comes with a 360-degree rotating design to illuminate any space and is also waterproof. Crafted with an aluminum alloy shell, it’s both lightweight, portable, and easy to carry. In case of an emergency, you can also use the two blue and two red flashing LEDs. Whilst it may be battery-powered, it’s got a powerful high-quality lithium battery along with two USB ports in case you need to charge your mobile devices.

10. Makita DML805 18V LXT Lithium-Ion

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If you’ve always wanted a LED work light that provides two varying degrees of brightness, this is an ideal purchase. There are two modes in this light – high mode or low mode. The high mode delivers 750 lumens of brightness while the low mode delivers 440 lumens. The light is battery-powered and will provide at least 8.5 hours of illumination on high mode and 17 hours of continuous illumination on low mode. Its unique construction means that the light is engineered to be protected against dust and water, and the adjusting knobs allow you to direct the light to your desired angle.

11. DEWALT 20V MAX LED Work Light

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This LED work light provides natural white light for excellent illumination, and it can be set up in two ways. Choose to either have it tripod-mounted, set up freestanding, or hung with a hook. It provides up to 5,000 lumens of brightness and is both compact and portable. The light is battery-powered and can work for up to 11 hours. If need be, you can even connect the light to your free tool connect app to control and monitor the light remotely. It’s also impact resistant and comes with a three-year limited warranty.

12. Bosch GLI18V-1200CN 18V Connected LED Floodlight

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This high-powered LED work light can be controlled remotely through a mobile device. All you need to do is download the free Bosch Toolbox App and connect the light to your device. From there, you can control the work light’s functions such as turning on and off the light, setting it on a timer, checking the battery status, and more. What’s great about this light is that it also comes with an adjustable brightness setting that varies from 700 lumens to 1,200 lumens to suit your needs. The light itself is battery-operated and can run for up to about 10 hours at full brightness.

13. Snap-on 922261 LED Work Light

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This easy to use LED work lights emits a total brightness of 2,000 lumens. Unlike halogen lights, this particular light remains cool to the touch when in use. It’ll provide your home or workspace with the ideal illumination and you can easily pair it with other work lights for the ultimate lighting solution. Since this light is also lightweight, it’s easy to move around and transport. The angle knobs can be adjusted for easy tilting of the light, and it comes with an ergonomic padded carry handle along with a sealed on/off switch.

The Bottom Line 

There you have it, some of the best LED work lights that we’ve found. There are plenty of options to choose from, and you’re sure to find a LED work light that meets your needs. The great thing about these options is that they come with various degrees of brightness along with different features so you’re sure to find something that suits your needs from all the options listed above.