DeWALT DCL510 LED Work Light Review
The new DeWALT DCL510 LED Work Light is one of the most popular and best selling lights among electricians. This light is available in three versions: the original model (DWC-12), which was introduced in 2005; the updated version (DWC-20) introduced in 2009; and the latest version (DWC-30) released in 2012. These are all identical except for color. The DWC-30 is the newest version with improved performance and features.
It is also very affordable.
The DeWALT DCL510 LED Work Light is a compact and lightweight work light that provides bright white light at a wide angle of view. It uses two high intensity LEDs for maximum brightness and long life, while using only 2 watts of power, making it ideal for use indoors or outdoors. Its compact size makes it easy to store and transport.
The DCL510 has a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery pack that lasts up to 30 hours of continuous use. The light’s power supply is controlled through the included remote control, which allows you to adjust its brightness level from 0% – 100%. You can also turn off the light completely without any interruption in operation. A status indicator on the control panel shows you remaining run time when not in use.
The unit’s rubberized comfort grip and compact size make it easy to handle while wearing work gloves. The head swivels a full 360 degrees for easy aiming. The light can be stand mounted or taken off its base for handheld operation. It has a wide adjustable goose-neck that offers flexible light positioning.
The lamp’s IP54 rating makes it splash proof and dust resistant. An internal thermal protection system prevents overheating.
The DeWALT DCL510 is suitable for a wide range of uses from lighting up dark work areas to finding dropped objects in the dark. It is perfect for mechanics, electricians, carpenters and all hobbyists. It is also great for lighting up work areas inside cabinets, under sinks, inside wall areas, in roof panels, under vehicles or anywhere extra light is needed.
The DCL510 is compatible with a wide range of DeWALT tools, which makes it even more useful and cost efficient. You can use it with the vast selection of DeWALT 18V and 12V Max tools. These include the DCF890 cordless 1/2 impact wrench, the DCK421 and DCK425 impact drivers, the DCF620 and DCF630 cordless cut-off tools, the DCM561 and DCF887 cordless oscillating tools, the DCH213B and DCS372B cordless drills, the DCN660 and DCN692 impact wrenches, the DCH481 and DCH484 cordless drills, the DSS553 and DSS606 cordless reciprocating saws, and the DC758KA, DC840KA, DC970K-A, DCD980KA, DCD983B and DCD985B cordless drill/drivers.
These tools are all available individually or as part of a tool kit. The DCL510 can also be used with most 12V tools from other manufacturers.
The DeWALT DCL510 LED work light includes a three year limited warranty.
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- Best Compact Drill for Electricians: Top 5 of 2020 (E Mentor – 2018 – electricianmentor.com)
- Best Electric Screwdriver: Our Top 7 of 2020 (E Mentor – 2018 – electricianmentor.com)
- Best Inspection Camera (Borescope): Top 5 of 2020 (E Mentor – 2017 – electricianmentor.com)
- Best Right Angle Drills (Corded & Cordless): Top 5 of 2020 (E Mentor – 2018 – electricianmentor.com)