A few years ago when Chuck wrote about the Snap-on magnetic flashlight holder, he asked, “Have any of you seen something like this on the market for less?” Well, Lee Valley recently started retailing a flashlight/trouble light holder that’s not only cheaper but looks to be a lot more versatile.
The adjustable gripper can hold the smallest flashlight or trouble light, or ones up to 2-1/2″ in diameter. A high-friction pad covers the 1″ rare-earth magnet in the base and lets you secure the holder on a vertical surface without it sliding down, and it can rotate practically 360° to shine light where you need it. When it’s time to put the the holder away it folds down to just 1″ by 2″ by 4-1/2″, about the size of a set of Allen wrenches.
This little light holder will lighten your wallet by $9.
Light Holder [Lee Valley]