Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Coast HP314R LED Flashlight

Coast HP314R LED Flashlight Announced

Coast recently announced the dual-powered, rechargeable Coast HP314R LED Flashlight. This unique light uses Coast’s Flex Charge Dual Power Rechargeable System with either lithium-ion or four standard D-cell alkaline batteries. The lithium-ion batteries are recharged through the Pro-Tek charging port, located under the tail cap (which allows the recharging of other devices that use USB cords via the […]

Maxxeon WorkStar 420 Inspector Maxx

Maxxeon Pen Light WorkStar 420 Inspector Maxx Review

I use pen lights all the time to illuminate tight spaces. When you’re underneath a truck, for example, a traditional cordless light isn’t going to do you much good. Illuminating from above is also inefficient since you’ll likely blind yourself at some point. The WorkStar 420 Inspector Maxx is the designation of the Maxxeon pen light that offers either […]

Review8.7(out of 10)

Milwaukee M12 LED Metal Flashlight

LED technology has absolutely changed the landscape for lighting in general and particularly in the realm of flashlights. They’ve gotten smaller and lighter while at the same time growing massively in power and throw distance. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the lights in my collection. They’re great for hiking and other outdoor activities, […]

Klein Lighting Group

Klein Lighting Solutions Review

Lighting has absolutely exploded in the tool industry the past few years thanks to the falling cost of LED chips. These light emitting diodes produce illumination at levels beyond what a traditional bulb is capable of at a greatly reduced power consumption. Toss in the fact that they run cooler and you have a revolution […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Maxxeon WorkStar 620 headlamp

Maxxeon WorkStar 620 Headlamp Review

Having looked at and reviewed several LED headlamps over the years, like the Coast FL60 headlamp and the Coast HL8 headlamp, we wanted to see how the new Maxxeon WorkStar 620 headlamp would stand up under intensive use and wear. A couple distinguishing features set this headlamp apart form the crowd. First, like a good LED flashlight, […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Coast FL60 LED headlamp front

Coast FL60 LED Headlamp Review

I was an instant fan of Coast products the day I turned on a Coast HP314 LED flashlight and held the smooth, hotspot-free beam on the wall—all 1130 lumens of it. Then I experienced the run-time and the generally solid build quality. I appreciate companies that do a few things well, and Coast doesn’t complicate things […]

Coast LK375 Deployed

Coast LK375 Light Knife Review

It’s a knife. It’s an LED flashlight. It’s the Coast LK375, and a lot of people still aren’t quite sure what to make of it yet. I’ve seen complaints that it’s too bulky and that there’s no need to combine these two products. Well, I’m not sure that there was ever a need to combine screwdrivers, […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
qlite pro smartphone led floodlight

QLite Pro Smartphone LED Floodlight Review

I’ve been both a home renovator and a smartphone user for a long time. Invariably both of these factors coalesce into a solitary problem where there simply isn’t enough light to take a photo of something I need to see clearly or document. It doesn’t matter if it’s a plumbing situation behind a washer and dryer, […]

Review7.8(out of 10)
OxyLED MD50 flashlight

OxyLED MD50 Flashlight Review

There’s been a tremendous amount of new flashlights to hit the market since the price of Cree LEDs dropped, and more and more manufacturers have access to the systems and lenses required to manufacture quality LED flashlights. We got ahold of the MD50, a 500-lumen model from OxyLED which hits the market at a remarkably low price […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Fenix UC50

Fenix UC50 Flashlight Review

We came across Fenix when we saw their ad in a magazine. The light that they were promoting looked promising. When I took a closer look at their website, I realized that the lights they are producing are not the ones you’re going to find at your local Wal-Mart. They are producing lights with the […]