Professional Builder continues its illuminating journey through the JCB Work Lights range
In our December edition we covered some of the JCB Work Lights solutions that will brighten a builder’s day and you can recap on the previous products we reviewed in part one by visiting Brighten your day with the JCB Work Lights range – Professional Builder (probuildermag.co.uk).
For luminosity in a lightweight package then get to grips with the USB-C rechargeable JCB-WL-PALM, a powerful 1,000 lumens inspection and work light that sits very nicely in the hand. Indeed, at just 140g you’ll hardly feel you have a hold and, thanks to a fold out hanging hook and magnet, you don’t actually have to. A built in USB powerbank means you can charge mobile devices, including your smartphone.
A secure and independent fixing from which to shine is, in fact, a recurring theme of the JCB Work Lights collection, none more so than with the JCB-WL-TUFFCLAMP. The clue is in the name, and we made use of its limpet-like hold on the metal racking in the garage conversion we were working on, but it will equally take a firm grip to scaffolding, doorframes, and much more. From there, it will rotate through 360° spreading stepless dimmable light from 150 to 1,500lumen.
These durable, multi-functional, and genuinely portable units come together as an extensive range for every eventuality and all of those qualities are exemplified in the JCB-WL-TUFFXONE. If you want robust then this light was actually driven over by a truck and still remained in working order, whilst its IP68 rating means it can be fully submersed in water. There’s two settings – 1,500 and 750 lumen – each of which can banish the gloom from either the security of a magnetic stand or mounted on a tripod. Given the waterproof credentials plumbers could find it a home but, with the added convenience of a rechargeable battery, this is a solid performer for any number of trades.
Everyone should have a good headtorch in the van and the JCB-HT-XTRA has the advantage of also functioning as a work light, with a wide-angle beam in both applications. We found it sat comfortably on the head and, again, there’s a rechargeable battery. With two settings of 260 and 130lumen it will dispel the dark in exactly the direction you need it to, with an added feature making it genuinely hands-free at every turn. Thanks to a wave sensor simply wave a hand in front of the headtorch to switch it off or on.
For further information on the JCB Work Lights range visit Welcome to JCB Work Lights: Brighter. Tougher. Greener.