Good and reliable lighting is absolutely important when you're doing DIY tasks on your ride. Whether it's a critical fix or just maintenance touch-ups, it pays to have a good worklight that will help you see what you're working on, so you can pull off the job safely and easily. While the importance of worklight cannot be disputed, it's kind of difficult to find the right type of light for your needs and budget. Allow us to help you in making an informed decision before your purchase by sharing with you our experience with the ARB worklight, specifically the ARB LED adventure light.
- Compact and lightweight
- 70% more efficient current draw than most fluorescent camp lights
- Makes use of new LED technology (56x60-degree wide-angle beam LEDs)
- LED life expectancy of 50,000 hours
- Can be connected to 12-volt car cigarette lighter socket or a portable battery pack
- 12-volt operation from accessory socket or direct battery
- Includes socket and alligator clips
- High Visibility, durable canvas storage bag
- Comes with a 16-foot power cord with in-line switch
- We've used the light in doing some maintenance jobs under the hood and even underneath the vehicle, and so far, it didn't disappoint. We've tried connecting it to an accessory and to a portable battery pack, and it worked pretty well on either power source.
- Thumbs up for the quality of light emitted by this adventure light. It's clear and bright enough to help us clearly see what we are doing. We've even used it as a camper light, and we're amazed at how well it has lit up our huge tent.
- We also love its being compact and lightweight, making us able to take it anywhere we want to go particularly when we're off-roading.
- We've also tried using it for extended period, and we're surprised that the light didn't overheat. It didn't even come to a point when it becomes too hot to touch.
- While it's tough, the cover of the light is still fragile, so we think it would be better and safer if the storage bag that comes with it is made of a sturdier material.
- It costs more compared to the worklights from other brands. We think it could be because of its off-road toughness. But if you're looking for a worklight under $50, it may not be the one for you.
For us who have found other uses for this ARB work light than just providing us with our much-needed illumination when we're doing automotive fixes, this is such a great investment. It fared well even after several uses, and so far, it hasn't shown any sign that it will give up on us soon. However, because of its steep price, it may not be the best choice for vehicle owners who are on a tight budget.