A well lit work area is one of the starting points of any project in the garage or shop, and when we recently went looking for a light to go in one of our work areas, we came across the diamond plate utility light from Lithonia Lighting. This unit hit all the high points that makes a true Toolmonger grin.
The diamond plate utility light is a 48” shop light featuring a 6-1/2 In. reflector with a pull chain on/off switch and mounting chain hangers. There’s no extra wiring to speak of; You just plug the unit into a normal electrical socket — if you’re installing it in your garage you could use the same outlet your garage door opener is plugged into — and hang it from the ceiling using whatever hooking device you deem suitable for its 8 lb. bulk.
It uses two 40 watt T-12 bulbs, which are not included in the package but will only cost a few extra dollars more. Best of all, did we mention its diamond plate? Seriously, what’s cooler than diamond plate?
We found our light at The Home Depot for just a tad over $20, a cool-looking value for the money.
Diamond Plate Utility Light [The Home Depot]