Forget holding the flashlight in your teeth, or depending on that underpowered light the manufacturer puts under the hood — instead shine some real light into your engine compartment with this under-hood work light sold by Jack’s Tool Shed.
The light’s spring-loaded arms extend to fit any hood 70″ wide or less. The foam-padded ends are hooked to catch the edges of the hood without causing any damage, and the aluminum frame holds the light on a rotating pivot to get the best angle. You can connect the light directly to a car battery, a cigarette lighter port, or an AC outlet. It weighs only 8lbs and uses a standard 30″, 30W fluorescent tube, which is included.
A few manufacturers make similar but more expensive under-hood lights, but the $65 price tag and the ability to connect the light directly to the car battery or cigarette port make this a hard product to beat.