MAXXEON WorkStar 2000 Technician’s Floodlight – Review


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.


  1. Looks interesting. I like how small it is, and it seems to put out quite a bit of light. When I was a low-voltage technician, I often worked in poorly-lit closets (or crawlspaces, tunnels, ceilings, etc.). I would have definitely considered this light.

    Six-hour recharge is a bummer (especially if you’re used to ~30 min li-ion batteries), but if plugging it in every night became a habit, then I guess it would be fine.

    Thanks for the review. This is the first place I’ve heard of it.


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