As you know Klein pretty much makes some of the best tools for electricians. Klein is a family owned business that is located right here in the United States, plus they have a long history. I am sure if you talk to any old timer or even check his tools (if he will let you), you will probably find or hear some story about their Klein tools. Now Klein added a couple new lights to their large list of tools. Klein lights are designed to help show off your work space. Now Dan doesn’t think they are Klein quality, but personally I think they are great lights. Are they the best lights I have ever seen, no. But what they will be used for, I think they are a great option.
Klein Clip Light – 56221
This is a cool little light to have around. You have so many options for this light. You can clip it to your shirt pocket or somewhere on your work to light up an area. You can even clip it to your bag, if that works better. However if you have metal around, which why wouldn’t you, the clip has built in magnets so bam, there you go. Just place on the metal object and you have light. The light has two modes, a high and a low. Now don’t expect the high to blow you out of the water, but it does a great job spreading the light around. The light is also impact and water resistant. My only concern with this light is the power button on the side. The button is very sensitive, so if you just throw it in your bag, chances are the light will turn on and stay on. The light is powered by 3 AAA batteries, which produces 150 lumens. You should get about 6 hours of run time with this light.
Klein Pen Light – 56222
Pen lights are always a handy solution to have around. They tend to produce a lot of light, they don’t weigh a lot and you can stick them in your pocket. This light has an aluminum body with a nice rubber handle which helps with grip. The light also comes with a clip if you want to keep it in your top pocket. That way it won’t fall out when you bend over. This light is impact resistant up to 10′, so that’s a pretty good fall before you have to worry about it not working. As with the clip light, this light is also water resistant. This light runs off 2 AAA batteries which produce 36 lumens and about 5 hours of run time.
Klein Headlamp – 56220
Hand free light that shines where you look. The new Klein helmet headlamp is pretty cool. The plastic rubber band easily attaches to your helmet and stays in place. You can even adjust the angle of the light. While the other lights have a higher drop rating, this one will still survive a 6′ drop. This light has two modes, a spot light and a flood light. In spotlight mode, you get 150 lumens and in floodlight mode, you get 50 lumens. This light is powered by 3 AAA batteries and has a run time of about 6 hours in spotlight and 10 hours in floodlight.