Thought I’d do a short (long) video about some of the portable lights I’ve got. In this video I compare the CAT CT1000, Astro Pneumatic 63071, the Milwaukee M12 2351-20 LED Stick, the Milwaukee M12 49-24-0145 Incandescent Work Light, and the “Snap-On” 922261 LED Drop Light.
NOTE: I’ve made a followup video to correct a mistake I made in this shootout. The CAT CT1000 batteries were running low and the light is much dimmer than normal. You can view the updated performance of the CT1000 with fresh batteries here:
I know I hype up the CT1000 and then it doesn’t look that bright in the video but I think the reason I like it is because it throws a lot of light in a wide area, rather than a focused spot. It’s really good for looking for things in the dark and moving around with no lights on because it doesn’t just light up right where you point it. In comparison, the Astro Pneumatic just throws one bright spot right in front of it but doesn’t have much spread.
To purchase any of these lights, follow one of the following links.
CAT CT1000 – http://amzn.to/20QilOw
Astro Pneumatic 63071 – http://amzn.to/20QimBZ
Milwaukee M12 2351-20 LED Stick Light – You can buy it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1nS445h
I would recommend checking eBay. It should be available cheaper there.
Milwaukee M12 49-24-0145 – Still available but you should instead buy the LED version: http://amzn.to/1nS44lV
Snap-on 922261 LED Drop Light – Available at Costco stores, or for a slightly higher price on Amazon: http://amzn.to/20QipO5
For more information and photos of the M12 LED Stick light, check out this review made by another Garage Journal member on autofixpal.com: