DeWalt ToughSystem 2.0 Adjustable Work Light Review

DeWalt Toughsystem 2.0 Work Light

DeWalt Adds An Adjustable Work Light To Their ToughSystem 2.0 Lineup

Over the last few years, we’ve had the opportunity to review a variety of modular tool storage systems, and let’s just say, tool boxes have come a long way! These modular designs give you a ton of options when it comes to accessories and storage options to fit your specific needs. One of the latest offerings from DeWalt is the ToughSystem 2.0 Work Light—a versatile solution for your on-the-go lighting needs.


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DeWalt ToughSystem Work Light Performance

DeWalt Tough System Work Light
  • Light Output: 4000 Lm
  • Panel Adjustment: 160° (pivot), 270° (swivel)

The DeWalt Toughsystem work light produces up to 4,000 lumens of natural white light. It has 7 brightness modes and can run up to 3 hours on max brightness with a 20V 5.0Ah battery.

Speaking of power, you have a few different options. This light is compatible with all DeWalt 20V Max batteries as well as their 20V/60V Max Flexvolt batteries. For added convenience, this light also has an AC outlet in case your batteries are needed elsewhere.

DeWalt Tough System Work Light

This modular light features two adjustable panels that you can use separate or in tandem. These panels pivot up to 160° and swivel up to 270°, allowing you to direct light right where you need it most.

As part of DeWalt’s Toughsystem 2.0 modular storage lineup, this light is fully cross-compatible with any of DeWalt’s modules. If you’re working with the DeWalt TStak system and want to add some Toughsystem 2.0 components, you’ll need to pick up an adaptor plate.

DeWalt ToughSystem Work Light Design Notes

DeWalt Tough System Work Light
  • Model: DeWalt DWST08060
  • Power Source: DeWalt 20V battery, Flexvolt battery, or A/C
  • Weight: 11.2 lbs (bare), 12.6 lbs (with 5.0Ah battery)
  • Tripod Mounts: 1/4 x 20 in., 5/8 x 11 in.

The light by itself weighs 7 pounds, but when paired with the accompanying tool box and a 5.0Ah battery, the total weight rises to 12.6 pounds. The entire unit measures 13.75 inches wide, 10.5 inches deep, and stands just over 14 inches tall.

Modular design

The open-top tote’s internal area is roughly 8 x 13 inches and is 9 inches deep. That’s plenty of room for a drill or impact driver, and a few hand tools. Plus, the molded slots on the inside walls can hold dividers for better organization.


Rafter hook

As far as mounting options go, DeWalt certainly did skimp out. You’ll find two threaded tripod mounts and a folding multipurpose hook on the back. This allows you to hang the light from rafters, 2x studs, or even just a simple hook.

DeWalt ToughSystem Work Light Price

This setup has a bare tool retail price of $219 and comes with a 3-year limited warranty and 1-year of free service. DeWalt also offers a 90-day money-back guarantee.

The Bottom Line

Overall, this combination is a fantastic 2-in-1 tool storage solution. The compact tool box is perfect for carrying essential tools for smaller jobs and the modular design helps free up your off-hand. The adjustable LED panels do a great job of filling a room with light and eliminate the need for multiple lights, thus, less for you to carry! Plus, with multiple power source options, you’ll never be stuck in the dark.

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