We raved about the MAXXEON Workstar 220 pocket flood light when we reviewed it here. MAXXEON sent us the WorkStar 2000 Technicians Floodlight and we knew it had a lot to live up to. One thing I am starting to see with MAXXEON is that they have a bright shadow free light that makes your work illuminate perfect with no dark spots.
This light produces a blinding 300 Lumens via it’s 5W Cool White Cree XP-G LED. It has 2 modes high and low on high. You get 2 hours of runtime and on low you can get up to 8 hours. It is all controlled via the switch on the back, above the switch is a red/green LED to alert of charging status and battery run-time. The unit takes about 6 hours to recharge, which in my opinion is a bit long. The battery is a 6 AA NiMH pack that is user replaceable, strange why they used NiMH instead of Lithium Ion. Included is a 12V car charger and a 120V wall charger. The warranty is one year. The light does heat up a bit when on high for a while, but the cooling design of the head does a good job of dissipating the heat.
The unit is made of a High Impact Polycarbonate except for the neck and hook which are glass reinforced ABS. We did a few drop tests and the unit survived. The head rotates 360 degrees with notches that lock it into place, there is a rubber gasket that seals the glass lens to protect LED. On the side of the light is 2 nickel-plated, neodymium rare earth magnets, they do a good job of holding on. Also included is a metal belt clip that slide on and is locked into place by the top magnet which is a cool feature. The unit is 10 1/4 inches long and weighs 1 lb, at the bottom is a hook that slides out 3″ to give you plenty of room to hang it. Something that I really like is that it has a tripod mount on the bottom. This makes it awesome for doing videos when you need light, it is shadow free and makes videos look great.
Overall this light gives off a professional quality shadow free light. At $119.75 its certainly not cheap, but if light is critical to your work this is light for you. Once you see this light action you will understand what I am talking about. Check out Maxxeon.