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When Maxxeon designed the Workstar 1200 specialty work light, they had mechanics in mind. Where a lot of LED shop lights boast an array of LEDs that flood work areas with light, the Workstar makes a tighter beam that focuses on just the task at hand. It features a hideaway hook and also two floating, rare earth magnets, so you can securely mount it to any ferrous object — for easy, hands-free lighting.

The Workstar will shine for up to five hours on a single charge. The single Luxeon LED puts out 60 lumens, and you can adjust the swivel neck to put the light right where you need it. Its rubberized body makes it easy to grip, and its square cross section means it won’t roll away from where it’s placed.

Street pricing is around $110.

Workstar 1200 [Maxxeon]
Street Pricing [Google Products]
Promo Video [YouTube]

 

7 Responses to Maxxeon Workstar 1200 Puts Light Where You Need It

  1. Dan says:

    As an ASE Master Certified Automobile Technician, I can attest to the fact that the ‘drop light’ is usually the first tool that I reach for. I also do a fair amount of work from my home ‘shop’ (garage).

    In a practical sense, I do not see many positives to this design. A good shop light is one that can take a fair amount of abuse. This pivot-head design doesn’t look like it could take much rough handling, or the occasional drop.

    I’m also not completely sold on the rechargable lights. If you’re working under a vehicle, the light will be on constantly. I need full lighting for a full shift of 8+ hours. A cord is a fair trade-off when the alternative is no light, because I forgot to plug it in to recharge the previous day.

    Personally, I use a flourescent ‘bounce light’ on a retractable reel with a simple hook and rubberized ends. For many years I used the old-style ‘trouble light’ with the metal cage. Since the flourescent models came around, I no longer burn floor mats (or my arms) when working under dashboards.

    I also shy away from models with magnets, as they may damage a painted finish.

    I do look forward to a good corded LED drop-light that can take the daily abuse that these tools get. Also – if I’m buying one for home use – it’s got to be black (or another dark color); anything else is going to end up looking dirty really quickly. Yellow is an unfortunate color choice when the target market’s hands are always dirty.

  2. Chris says:

    Surely you can get a rugged, rechargeable, hang-anywhere work light for a lot less than $110. That’s almost $2/lumen, which seems a bit ridiculous to me, even for high-output LEDs.

    cl

  3. Toolaremia says:

    Since the flourescent models came around, I no longer burn floor mats (or my arms) when working under dashboards.

    I kept the metal cage drop light and put a CFL bulb in it. Cheap, cool, and bright! The CFL stands up to drops better than the filament of the indandescent too.

  4. The WorkStar 1200 work light is a little more money than an ordinary light because of the features and the reliabliity built into it (it is designed for daily use in a shop environment) but it is available at our store for $79.95.

  5. Sorry Guys, I left out the store address that has more info:

    http://www.led-worklight.com/product/MXN01200

  6. Eric Dykstra says:

    John, Are you affiliated with Maxxeon?

  7. Roger Bishop says:

    Even better, the WorkStar 1200 is available from Unique-GiftsForMen for only $74.95. The price per lumen is improving!

    There are pros and cons to any product. Incandescent bulbs create 90% heat and 10% light. In its beam area, the WorkStar 1200 is about as bright as a 60 watt bulb, but it only uses 2.5 watts. The efficiency of a compact fluorescent is in between, but every fluorescent tube contains a drop of mercury, which is a very toxic substance. The WorkStar 1200 isn’t going to save the world, but it is a step in the right direction.

    The WorkStar 1200 is very versatile. It’s good for 5 hours of light during a power failure. It’s great for camping too. Recharge in your car with a 75 watt inverter, which are about $10 these days. It’s good for close-up hobby work too. Other products don’t measure up.

    http://www.unique-giftsformen.com/product/MXN01200

    To answer Eric’s question, yes both LED-WorkLight and Unique-GiftsForMen are related to Maxxeon.

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