No matter how hard we try, we always seem to end up in front of the BBQ after dark. And while night-‘quing makes it easier to see if the charcoal’s fully ignited, it makes checking the state of the food a bit tricky — unless you have a BBQ light. H. Wesley wrote in to tell us about the LED light pictured above, which we fully intend to add to our grilling arsenal.
The pictured version comes from the “Designer’s Edge” catalog and features six LEDs. It’s available in either a clamp or magnetic version with separate models of each offered for use with AC and battery power. (Personally, we’d go for the clamp-on battery powered version and just leave it attached.) Apparently these were originally intended as “workbench lights,” but they’ve been “reappropriated” for BBQ use. Good call!
A word of caution, though, when shopping for one of these: prices seem to vary wildly. One crack-smoking place we saw on Froogle wants $110 for it, and most of the “BBQ specialty” shops ask $75 — but there are plently of online vendors happy to sell it to you for $20 — including Amazon.
Or you could try the poor man’s solution and just slap the magnetic lamp you keep on your drill press on the grille. Use ’em if you got ’em.