Got A Light? This Ryobi LED Flashlight Won’t Leave You in the Dark
The Ryobi 18V PCL660 One+ LED Flashlight joins Ryobi’s extensive line of LED lighting products. On the smaller side, we wanted to get a better understanding of how this light can help you on and off the clock.
- Easy to adjust
- Compatible with all 18V One+ batteries
- Only one light intensity setting
Using the Ryobi PCL660 18V One+ LED Flashlight
“I need a third hand!”… sound familiar? Outside of using a headlamp or a bulkier work light, there aren’t a ton of options for a compact adjustable hands-free flashlight.
This Ryobi flashlight features a 130º pivoting head to align its 280 lumens of output and 500 feet of throw. The big deal is that it puts out much more light than the previous P705. That LED light put out 130 lumens and had 100 feet of throw.
You can stand the flashlight up on its battery to use it as a base. It lets you set the PCL660 light down, position the head where you need it, and leave your hands free for the work at hand.
Notice the tight spot beam, though. It’s not adjustable and with only one setting, what you see is what you get. While you can use it as a task light, you might want to give it some distance from what you’re working on so it’s not too intense.
It makes for a really great flashlight for moving around when there’s not enough light for your eyes alone. The lens keeps the majority of its light where you’re pointing it while the side spill still offers plenty of peripheral vision. Thanks to its pivoting head, you can hold it like a traditional flashlight, a 90° flashlight, or anything in between.
When it comes to runtime, expect up to 22 hours with a 4.0Ah battery and around 11 hours with a 2.0Ah. Even on a long weekend camping trip, that should be more than enough to cover your needs.
Ryobi PCL660 18V One+ LED Light Additional Field Notes
Depending on your choice of battery, you’ll notice the obvious bottom-heavy nature of this light. The bigger the battery, the greater the effect because the flashlight itself is very lightweight. As a bare tool, it’s just 8.5 ounces but when you throw in a 4.0Ah battery, that weight jumps to 2.12 pounds.
- Lanyard loop
Ryobi Flashlight Quick Comparison
|MODEL NUMBER||RYOBI PCL660||RYOBI P705|
|Throw||500 ft.||100 ft.|
|Runtime||Up to 22 hours||Up to 35 hours|
|Special Features||130º rotating head||Rotating head, mounting slot for 2×4, integrating mounting hooks|
Ryobi PCL660 18V One+ LED Flashlight Price
The Ryobi PCL660 ONE+ LED Light is available at The Home Depot for $24.97 as a bare tool or $49.97 kitted with a 1.5Ah battery and charger. Like other Ryobi tools, it has a 3-year warranty.
The Bottom Line
The Ryobi PCL660 is a huge upgrade over the previous P705. Both are LED but the PCL660’s increased lumens and effective range make it a much more favorable choice as a flashlight that works with your 18V One+ batteries. Whether you need one for your toolbox, your house, or your next outdoor adventure, its reasonable price and flexible uses make it a no-brainer to add to your Ryobi collection.
To check out the full Ryobi One+ 18V lineup, click here
Ryobi PCL660 LED Light Specifications
- Model: Ryobi PCL660
- Output: 280 lumens
- Throw Distance: Up to 500 ft.
- Head Pivot Angle: Up to 130º
- Warranty: 3 years
- Available: October 2021
- Price: $24.97