It’s hard to work when the area is dark. Thankfully, there’s a work light for every job. While you may want to use what you have on hand, not all lights work best in all situations. Some lights take up too much space or give off excessive heat. These tips can help you choose a light that provides illumination to the work area.

Bulb

Work lights use a variety of different bulbs. Wholesale LED bulbs Denver deliver a bright, white light to the work space. Halogen bulbs run hot but emit the most light of any bulb. Fluorescent bulbs can skew colors by adding a greenish hue, yet they burn quite cool. For the cheapest option, an incandescent bulb may work.

Size

For large areas, use a standing or hanging light to deliver the power you need for quality illumination. Smaller areas can benefit from the tiny LEDs to illuminate a specific area such as under the sink.

Case

Wherever you work, you want the light to have a sturdy case. Job sites can be rough. The light can be kicked, knocked over or have something dropped on it. The last thing you want is for the light to go out while you are working simply because you bumped it. A sturdy case can withstand some abuses before cracking or breaking.

Type

Lights are available to hang, stand or sit. Some lights offer 360 degrees of light while others offer a more focused beam. Cordless lights can be very helpful in crawl spaces where dragging a cord isn’t always the best option. Headlamps let you take the light wherever you look.

Uses

The ultimate deciding factor may be what you plan to use the light for. The job site conditions and what you need to see all influence the type of work light that works best for your situation.