We seriously thought it was a new robot from Sphero. I mean, look at it. Though it may look like a robot for your toy collection, the Klein Tools Clamping Worklight is definitely the kind of tool that will earn its rightful place in any handyman’s toolbox.
Designed to light up all sorts of handyman chores, the clamp design allows it to be easily mounted onto ladders, rails, and various edges, allowing you to set it up in any type of workspace. Whether you’re working on something under the sink, fixing up a wall while on a ladder, or clearing something off the roof at night, this thing lets you add much-needed illumination that you can mount at the exact position you require.
When collapsed, the Klein Tools Clamping Worklight consists of a straight bar with a lighting element at the end, making it space-efficient to stash in your toolbox while being able to serve as a functional flashlight when gripped in hand. Flip the switch to unlock the lever mechanism, which allows the rig’s X-shaped frame to be locked in different positions to accommodate different sizes of edges for clamping. Once the clamp is flush, simply flip the switch again to lock everything in place and secure its hold.
Need to set the light down on a desk? Not a problem. Simply unlock the clamp mechanism, form it into an X-shape, flip the clamping surfaces to serve as feet, and set it down on a table. You now have a functional desk lamp that you can use to add extra illumination to a workbench, a counter, or any other desk, making it useful far beyond handyman duties at home and in the garage.
The Klein Tools Clamping Worklight’s head can rotate a full 360 degrees, as well as pivot up to 90 degrees, allowing you to really adjust the head to where you want it facing. That’s on top of being able to clamp it or set it down on the exact place that you want, giving you plenty of options as far as the work light’s placement goes. The actual LED comes with two brightness settings: High and Low, with the former providing 250 lumens of illumination and the latter giving 125.
Because it’s meant for use at job sites where things can get dirty and wet, the work light has an enclosure that can withstand drops of up to 10 feet, as well as IP54-level splash- and dust-resistance. Dimensions are 11.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 inches (length x height x width) when collapsed, ensuring it won’t be a problem to squeeze into any toolbox. Other features include a self-recharging glow head (so it’s easy to find when you drop it in the dark), a weight of 15.3 ounces, and a slot for four AA batteries, a fresh batch of which will keep it running for up to eight hours on High and 10 hours on Low.
Want one? The Klein Tools Clamping Worklight is available now.