Bright work lights, preferably 12 volt

Can anyone recommend some reasonably bright portable work lights better than the typical 11w or 13w ones that are commonly available.
Are the multi-led ones any good?
I'd prefer 12 volts (big boat batteries available) but could make do with mains I suppose.
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one of the most useful lights I have is a 20W link light that I never got around to fitting in the kitchen. With a long 'printer' lead or similar, I find myself using this everywhere. Use in conjunction with a cheap LED head light, hands are free in ways undreamed of in early diy days.
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On 15 July, 22:18, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.co.uk wrote:

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/MGADVANT.html
# Lumen Output: - 4000 # Colour: - Cool White 4000K # 60 Watts: which is equivalent to 325 watts on a traditional non energy saving light bulb and 180w Mercury discharge lamp
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On Jul 16, 9:18 am, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.co.uk wrote:

I'd go for one with dozens of LEDs. They won't get hot and burn you when in a tight spot under a car. And I don't like 230 volt cables in tight spots either.
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On Jul 15, 4:18 pm, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.co.uk wrote:

Google 12v flouresent marine or RV work light, Leds will cost many times more and may not provide more light yet, flouresent can be 4-6x more efficent than an incandesant and fairly cheap
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I've got a rechargeable LED inspection light which I keep in the old car, but there's something about the quality of light from that which makes it not as good as a subjectively similar in output fluorescent mains one I have too.
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wrote:

Leds are directional so the light output can be scewed and misrepresented falsely, they are great for flashlights and spotlights but for overall light a Flourescent tube rules. Actual Led Lumen output is just now begininning to reach Flourescents, many on the marker are still no more efficent than incandesants at around 16-18 LPW, T8 flourescent go from 60-80 LPW and some new stuff is nea 110 LPW. Leds are still not prime time ready because of cost for most aplications, but I like the flashlights. And a flourescent tube you can buy anywhere when yours break.
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Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

I have one of these which is the mutts nuts.
http://direct.asda.com/Black-and-Decker-26-LED-Light-Bar/001224066,default,pd.html?cm_mmc=gb-_-merch-_-710-_ -
I actually prefer the light from LED's - especially when checking plumbing - water droplets seem to sparkle so the sligtest frip is easy to spot.
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On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 19:33:24 +0100, The Medway Handyman wrote:

http://direct.asda.com/Black-and-Decker-26-LED-Light-Bar/001224066,default,pd.html?cm_mmc=gb-_-merch-_-710-_ -
Got 'discontinued on that link, but DIY - Torches gave:
http://direct.asda.com/Black-and-Decker-26-LED-Light-Bar/001224066,default,pd.html
Nice-looking light - I'm after a work light - thanks.
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On Jul 15, 10:18 pm, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.co.uk wrote:

I think no one light type is best for all jobs, and a few different worklights are a good option.
rechargable LED - no cord, small & light, only lights small areas close up, CRI is poor, robust Fluorescent - king on quantity & efficacy, but fragile and more bulky than other types CFL in holder with wire cover - very cheap task lights, ideal where risk of breakage is high
NT
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Do you have a cordless drill or similar?
Makita, Dewalt & Bosch do cordless torch bodies for their batteries. Light is usually pretty good, directional head with beam so it doesn't move around, typically splashproof, 9.6V-12V-14.4V-18V. Can be had on Ebay relatively cheaply (more than a normal torch, but it uses your existing multi amphour batteries and fast charger).
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