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GEARWRENCH Professional Ultra-Thin Flex-Head Work Light, 500 Lumen $45.54

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Ya I don't care that this is the lowest price ever, I'm not paying $45 for something you can get on Amazon for $15 without a brand name. Here is $20 for 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RC6K...UTF8&psc=1
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Thanks for posting. I didn't know GW had a light like this. I definitely like how it does a full fold- unlike the HF version I have- but HF was only about $24 so I'll deal with the limitation. You can catch it for about $24 on sale/with coupon. https://www.harborfreight.com/390...work+light
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Thanks for posting. I didn't know GW had a light like this. I definitely like how it does a full fold- unlike the HF version I have- but HF was only about $24 so I'll deal with the limitation. You can catch it for about $24 on sale/with coupon. https://www.harborfreight.com/390...work+light [harborfreight.com]
I got one of those Harbor Freight Braun lights and it died a couple weeks after the 90-day warranty expired. The littlest of taps, even just sticking the magnet to something, will cause it to turn off (or on, if the switch was on but light was off). I thought Braun was supposed to be the high quality HF stuff, but nope, 25 bucks wasted...

I really like the form factor, so I might try one of these - especially since it will actually fold all the way over.
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Thanks for posting. I didn't know GW had a light like this. I definitely like how it does a full fold- unlike the HF version I have- but HF was only about $24 so I'll deal with the limitation. You can catch it for about $24 on sale/with coupon. https://www.harborfreight.com/390...work+light
I have one from BF last Friday. Still surviving my DIY jobs
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Thanks for posting. I didn't know GW had a light like this. I definitely like how it does a full fold- unlike the HF version I have- but HF was only about $24 so I'll deal with the limitation. You can catch it for about $24 on sale/with coupon. https://www.harborfreight.com/390...work+light [harborfreight.com]
Funny thing is that I also have the HF light that I used the coupon on I bought a few months ago, its a fine light but not the same as this one. Main difference is light output is much better on this light and magnet is MUCH stronger while being lighter weight on the Gearwrench light as well. Size is also smaller so overall its much easier to actually use in tight spaces as compared to the HF Braum version.

Too soon to speak about battery life runtime comparison.
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Thanks for posting. I didn't know GW had a light like this. I definitely like how it does a full fold- unlike the HF version I have- but HF was only about $24 so I'll deal with the limitation. You can catch it for about $24 on sale/with coupon. https://www.harborfreight.com/390...work+light
My brother and I really liked the harbor freight light at first. Unfortunately both of ours ended up cracking in the same spot at the swivel hinge. Its too bad they used plastic instead of metal there. Mine still works with electrical tape wrapped around it. Its a nice light, but not very durable.
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My brother and I really liked the harbor freight light at first. Unfortunately both of ours ended up cracking in the same spot at the swivel hinge. Its too bad they used plastic instead of metal there. Mine still works with electrical tape wrapped around it. Its a nice light, but not very durable.
Always good to hear different and respectful feedback. I wish there was more of this on SD vs. people just trying to slam everyone.
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There are a ton of lights like this on Amazon as people have said. Here are 2 that I have personal experience with that have been excellent.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1

That one is a somewhat compact and similar to the Gearwrench and has one 3.6V battery.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1

This one, and there are many sellers of this style, has space in the handle for a second 3.6V if you want to really add capacity. It's not really easy to be pocketable unless it's a jacket or a holster, but it's very bright and has a lot of features.

Both much better deals in my opinion.

On another front, if you want something really compact, this is the other light I use.

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Rech...400&sr=8-4
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I'm going to try to make my own work light by modifying a GE 13W LED T8 UBEND 4000K led tube that I got from Lowes for $2.99. Should cost me less than $5 total material.
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And it seems the head rotate in it's axis
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There are a ton of lights like this on Amazon as people have said. Here are 2 that I have personal experience with that have been excellent.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1

That one is a somewhat compact and similar to the Gearwrench and has one 3.6V battery.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1

This one, and there are many sellers of this style, has space in the handle for a second 3.6V if you want to really add capacity. It's not really easy to be pocketable unless it's a jacket or a holster, but it's very bright and has a lot of features.

Both much better deals in my opinion.

On another front, if you want something really compact, this is the other light I use.

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Rech...400&sr=8-4

If price is your main consideration, then you should go with the no-name China brand (urlhasbeenblocked). I looked only at the batteries, and the two you posted come with 2000 mAH batteries while the Gearwrench comes with a 3350 mAH battery. No doubt there a differences in the circuit boards and LED bulbs as well.

Comparing a name-brand light to a no-name China brand is like expecting the eBay LED headlights you bought for your car to shine the same as your neighbor's LED headlights on their new Mercedes. They might both be LEDs, but there are major differences in quality and implementation.

I don't own this light, but I do own a Gearwrench penlight (83122) and it is a fantastic light. Much better than similar penlights I have used from Harborfreight.
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