HARBOR FREIGHT BAUER 20V CORDLESS STICK LIGHT

WHAT IT IS: HARBOR FREIGHT BAUER 20V CORDLESS STICK LIGHT

The Harbor Freight Bauer 20V cordless stick light is a compact, 295-lumen work light powered by a rechargeable Bauer 20-volt lithium-ion battery pack. The same battery powers many Bauer tools. The pistol grip-shaped light has a lamp head that pivots 180 degrees, two power modes and a retractable hang hook. The stick light is $29.99. It doesn’t come with the $24.99 Bauer 20-volt battery pack or the $22.99 Bauer Hypermax rapid charger. The stick light can also be powered with a higher-capacity Bauer 20-volt, 3.0-Ah battery that costs $44.99 and uses the same charger.

A retractable hang hook lets the stick light illuminate larger spaces, like camp areas, garages or storage containers. It also works well as a reading light.

PERFORMANCE:

Good lighting is a must for working on or finding things in low-light conditions and just walking safely in darkness. With two power settings and a pivoting head that holds its position at numerous positive stops from straight forward to straight down and beyond, the Bauer stick light lets you choose the strength and direction of the light. The pistol-grip handle gives us a comfortable, secure hold on the light. The battery serves as a broad, stable base, and the retractable hang hook lets the stick light illuminate larger spaces, like camp areas, garages or storage containers. It also works well as a reading light.

Quite a bit of thought went into the Bauer stick light, and it’s far better than conventional flashlights for a number of tasks because it stays aimed where you want it, leaves your hands free and offers very long run time. The stick light can provide 36 hours of runtime on the low setting with a fully charged 3.0-Ah battery. The Bauer stick light would be even better if the lamp head could be pointed upward and straight up for work under vehicles with the light resting on its base, but laying the stick light on its back works nearly as well.

THE VERDICT:

The Harbor Freight Bauer 20-volt cordless stick light aims light where you need it, in the strength best suited to the task, and it offers impressive runtime.

CONTACT: Harbor Freight stores or www.harborfreight.com

RATING: ★★★★★

PRICE: $29.99 (tool only)

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