DeWalt announced two new LED work lights, the DCL060 (DC only) and DCL061 (AC / DC) . The area lights are designed to take the place of the clamp lights and halogens frequently used by contractors. Both can be powered by DeWalt tool batteries, though with the DCL061 there is the option to run on AC power and plug corded tools and other items into a receptacle on the side. But for the AC connections on the DCL061 the lights are outwardly the same: each has a carry handle, a swiveling LED light bar, and a place to connect an 18-volt (stem style) or 20-volt Max (slide style) battery pack..
According the DeWalt the lights put out 1,500 lumens of light with few shadows, run for up to 2.5 hours with 4.0 Ah batteries, and produce far less heat than halogen and incandescent bulbs. To put the light output into perspective, a 500-watt halogen produces 8,000 lumens and a 100-watt incandescent 1,600 lumens. Based on the runtimes claimed for Metabo’s and Festool’s LED work lights, 2.5 hours on a 4.0 Ah battery for these DeWalt units sounds about right.
Sold bare, the DCL060 and DCL061 will sell for $99 and $119 respectively and hit store shelves in July of this year.