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When I see the words “saber” and “Light” together I get very excited, and I’m sure that’s what ATD had in mind when they named their 30 LED rechargeable work light the Saber Light.  Sadly, this is a device more suited for Chad Vader than Darth Vader. 

Still, it might make a decent replacement for your overly-fragile fluorescent shop light.  ATD claims you can throw it, drop it, or bang it without rendering it dark.  It also sports an 8 hour run time, two heavy duty rotating hooks for hanging, and a grippy rubber handle.

I’m still bothered, though, by the way ATD hung it out there and named their $45 LED work light the Saber Light, but didn’t bother with a cool tag line like “It’s wookie strong!”  IMHO, unless it comes with a little backwards speaking green alien, the words “light” and “saber” shouldn’t be in a product name — regardless of order.

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6 Responses to The Saber Light: Sadly, It’s Not What You Think

  1. Gene says:

    It is vaguely shaped like a light saber handle at least. But then it goes all Captain Hook or something on the ends.

    Except price, it looks like a nice tool. It’s not just fluorescents that are fragile. My old incandescent shop light / extension cord is very sensitive to bumps once the light heats up. Bump – poof goes the bulb.

  2. Eric says:

    now if someone could combine this with the wobble light…. ie wobble light with built in holder/charger… if need a flashlight, just grab it off the wobble light where its charging all day, or design it so if you accidentally unplugged the cord the flashlight would turn on… (yay combining different products…)

  3. Chris S. says:

    Gene- Next time you kill a bulb in your old shop light replace it with a screw in florescent bulb. They take a good beating without breaking.

  4. Toolaremia says:

    Chris S. is dead-on. I replaced about the hundredth burnt-out “harsh service” incandescent in my aptly-named drop light years ago with a fluorescent.

    The first one wasn’t really “compact”, being one of the earlier straight-tube models. It has since been replaced by a very compact twisted-tube model that puts out even more light. Dropped it hundreds of times with nary a flicker.

    Oh, I would recommend a “warm white” instead of a “daylight” or “bright white” bulb. That latter two are hard on the eyes under a car, and the warm white gives better color rendition, IMHO.

  5. Mark says:

    I have used this tool, and i like it. It is very bright, lasts the whole work day, you can take it anywhere (outdoors- on a road test). The only problem i have is losing them because there is no cord. I have left a couple in cars.

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