The holiday season is here. The stores are packed with last-minute shoppers, stockings are hung by the fire with care and holiday lights are shining in neighborhoods everywhere.
But the holiday lights you see around town shouldn’t be the only lights shining bright this year. Make sure your shop or work site is, too, with work lights.
Work lights play an important role in ensuring optimal visibility, productivity and safety in your shop or work site. But not all work lights are the same. Depending on where and what you need lights for, the type of work light can vary.
Here are some factors to consider when looking of the perfect work light.
A superior work light offers sufficient brightness to illuminate the entire work area. If you have a large work area, you’ll need a work light with a high light output. Light output is measured in lumens, which are the amount of light visible to the human eye. The higher the lumen rating is, the brighter the light.
The Portable LED Light is perfect for illuminating large areas as it has 12,000 lumens.
Some work lights are more fragile than others. Depending on the work environment, you may need to consider a light that is durable enough and designed to withstand all the elements of it.
Portability and Versatility
Are you looking for a work light you can easily move around the shop or from site to site? If so, you’ll want a light that is portable. Make sure it is easy to grab and take with you anywhere.
You may also consider how versatile a light is. Versatility in mounting options − whether it's a magnetic base, hooks or stands − enhances the usability of a work light. The ability to position the light according to the task at hand is priceless.
The Quantum™ Pivot 2 is a great for portability and versatility as it has a compact design and can mount to any ferrous surface.
Consider how long you’ll need to have a light on. If you are using it for an extended period, a light with a long-lasting battery life or that can operate while plugged in ensures uninterrupted work sessions.
For work outdoors or in harsh conditions, a good work light should be weather-resistant and capable of withstanding moisture, dust and other environmental factors.
The Quantum™ Charge 2 is a great light to use when the weather is unpredictable. It provides protection from water splashing and dust intrusion and can be used in inclement weather.
This holiday season, illuminate your workspace with confidence. Talk to your Kimball Midwest sales representative and learn more about our comprehensive collection of work lights. They will be able to find you the perfect lights that meet your specific needs. If you don’t already have a rep, we can help you