Ridgid 18V Cordless Work Lights

Ridgid Adds Three New Lighting Solutions to Its 18V Lineup

Whether you’re a homeowner or a seasoned tradesman, having a dependable light source on hand can make your life a whole lot easier. This goes double for cordless models that don’t require an outlet, providing a light source even when you don’t have access to power. Such is the case for Ridgid’s 18V cordless work light lineup, which the brand is expanding with three new additions. I’m going over each new entry to help you decide which one is best for the way you work.

Ridgid 18V LED Floodlight

Ridgid Cordless work light
  • Model: Ridgid R86902
  • Max light output: 2500 lumens
  • Runtime: up to 12 hours (on low)
  • Light modes: 800 / 1200 / 2500 Lumens
  • 265° pivoting head
  • Top carrying handle
  • Three mounting options

The Ridgid R86902 flood light delivers up to 2500 lumens of clear white light, with three illumination settings. On the lowest setting (800 lumens) it can run for up to 12 hours using a 4.0Ah battery. Ridgid designed this light with a 265° pivoting head so you can angle your light to the task at hand.

This light includes a universal tripod mount for hands-free use. You can also hang it using the integrated rafter hooks or keyholes. A rubberized carrying handle lets you easily transport it around the jobsite to provide illumination wherever you need it.

Price: $99 bare

Ridgid 18V LED Magnetic Task Light

Ridgid cordless magnetic work light
  • Model: Ridgid R86901
  • Max light output: 900 lumens
  • Runtime: up to 24 hours (on low)
  • Light modes: 900 / 400 Lumens
  • 225° pivoting head
  • Head rotates 270°
  • Magnetic base and retractable hanging hook
  • Belt hook compatible

As one of Ridgid’s more compact lighting solutions, the R86901 Magnetic Task Light delivers brightness levels of up to 900 lumens. Like the previous entry, it features a clear white color tone that lets you see fine details and accurate colors. It features two brightness settings, achieving a runtime of up to 24 hours on the lowest setting (400 lumens).

This model enables hands-free use thanks to its magnetic base and retractable hanging hook. You can also pivot the head up to 225° and rotate it up to 270°, letting you hone the light’s direction for the task at hand.

Price: $69.97 bare

Ridgid 18V 360° LED Area Light

  • Model: Ridgid R86903
  • Max light output: 2000 lumens
  • 360° illumination
  • 3 brightness settings
  • 3 directional modes
  • Up to 18 hours of runtime
  • IP54 rating
  • USB-A and USB-C charging ports
  • Dual carrying handles

Finally, the last entry from the new batch of Ridgid cordless lights is the R86903 360° Area Light. It delivers up to 2000 lumens of clear white light, letting you see accurate colors and fine details. Featuring three brightness modes (500 / 1000 / 2000 lumens) and three directional modes (360° / 180° front / 180° rear), you can customize it to provide the best lighting for the job.

Using a Ridgid 18V 6.0Ah battery, this light can run for up to 18 hours on the lowest setting. It’s also IP54-rated for water and dust resistance. Like the 18V Floodlight mentioned above, the R86903 area light can be mounted using the integrated hanging hook or a tripod via the 1/4-inch -20 thread.

Price: $129 bare

The Bottom Line

Ridgid’s lighting lineup was already impressive, but with these new additions, 18V users can enjoy an even greater variety of lighting options. Whether you’re gearing up for hurricane season or finishing a project after the sun goes down, these Ridgid work lights provide cordless convenience, portability, and extended runtimes. If you’re on Ridgid’s 18V platform, consider adding one of these lights to your repertoire when they release in summer 2024.

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