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You have to understand what the problem is!
on October 27, 2011
A lot of people commenting on this grill light are complaining that the light is bad because it flickers, it doesn't come on all the time, they have to tap the side to make it work, etc. All these people don't understand what the problem is. I have two of these lights on my 2001 Weber Genesis Silver B gas grill and experienced these same problems myself in the beginning and it took me a while to figure out what the problem was.
There is a plastic cap on the side that holds the three batteries inside. This little cap turns and twists in place. The contacts for the batteries are located on the other side of this cap. When the cap is properly twisted in place, it will make good contact with the batteries and the light will work. However; the cap tends to somehow work itself loose if you don't have it fully tightened. When this happens, the light won't work. You will then have to go back and twist tighten that cap again and the light will work fine. Ever since I figured out that this was the problem, I have never experienced a single problem with this light and I have had two of them on my grill for years.
There have also been complaints about the light not turning completely off when the lid is closed in the down position. People have complained that when the lid is closed, the light still remains on the least little bit. The light isn't supposed to turn off completely when the lid is closed, it is only supposed to dim. This is so you can find the handle in the dark as you approach the grill. If you want to turn it off completely, you're suppose to use the on/off switch on the front of the light box. Henceforth, this is not a design defect or flaw, but was intentionally designed this way for a specific reason.
As for the light not being bright enough? The grill surface was never intended to be an operating table. The light is more than sufficiently bright. However, if you desire a brighter light, then do what I did: Get two lights! I have two of these lights mounted on my handle. One lights up the left side of the grill and the other lights up the right side. Problem solved!
The light works fine. Mine has for years. These people who are on here complaining simply don't understand what the problem is. Go out and buy the light. Its a good deal for $20.