The Mechanic’s Droplight Undergoes a Transformation
The mechanic’s droplight has been a mainstay in garages for years. You all probably have one somewhere, hanging down from an electrical cord. But it was never a perfect solution. The incandescent bulb got hot which caused the metal shield to get hot too. The hook would never align the light where you needed to see and that cord got awfully close to the fan and pulleys.
Some improved the light by switching to LED’s, but that still wasn’t the perfect solution. Now the folks at MYCHANIC have finally re-invented the drop light with their sharp looking Blade Multi Light. First, they got rid of the cord and use a lithium-ion battery to power it. Of course, they used LED’s that punch out 250 lumens of light. The eighteen white LED’s provide illumination in either a high or battery-saving low mode. On high beam, the company indicates it will run for over 3 ½ hours and holds an extended charge between uses, when in storage. It folds for storage to help protect the light and save space. When extended it is 17.5 inches long and only weighs 1.4 pounds.
As an added safety feature and great when on the road, they put in a row of eight red LED’s that either flash sequentially or all at once. That way it can serve as a warning light at night if you have a breakdown.
The Blade Multi Light folds to ten inches for compact storage, but the bright green trim pieces make it easy to locate. There is a retractable hook on top to keep it old school and also has a covered magnetic surface to affix it to some metal pieces. The beauty of their light is the 360® rotating shield that allows you to direct the LED’s where you want and it stays there. It retails for $34.99 and can be bought straight from the manufacturer.
The product comes with the standard one year warranty. This is just one of the innovative products from the firm and we expect even more products will soon be on the way.