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So cheap it's worth it
on November 30, 2007
I purchased two of these worklights because they were so inexpensive. They come as 3 pieces in the box, with the bulbs packed separately. Assembly and bulb installation requires a screw driver. It would have been nice if you could do everything toollessly.
The lamp is very bright with a 500W bulb and good reflector. You absolutely need the metal grate attached as the glass gets very hot. It's also a good idea to keep the lamp away from any falling objects as any bits of dust or paper that fall on the glass are vaporized. There's also a cool down period before you can stow the lamp somewhere without fear of fire.
The swivel neck allows the head to move to almost any direction. The stand is fairly stable. The foam handle stays cool allowing it to be moved. It instantly illuminates a large room, and two are more than enough for most purposes. One note: since each one takes 500W, you can't have more than 3 on a regular 15A circuit.
The bad: The bulb provided burns out very quickly as at least one other reviewer mentioned. Thankfully, a spare bulb is included. There is no on-off switch. And the cable provided is fairly short.
Aside from those shortcomings, the price is so low that it's worth it to buy several and just buy a bulk pack of 500W bulbs.