DRAPER IN­SPEC­TION LAMP

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Product Test -

(80962) Price: £53.76 www.drap­er­tools.com Pow­ered by a 3.7-volt 2.6Ah recharge­able lithium-ion battery, Draper’s in­spec­tion lamp in­cludes a UV light (use­ful for leak de­tec­tion) and an 80-lu­mens pen­cil light at the end. The main light pro­vides 350 lu­mens of il­lu­mi­na­tion from a 4W COB LED, which lasts for around three hours (the pen­cil light lasts for eight hours and the UV for 28 hours), tak­ing roughly five hours to recharge. A mag­netic swivel base makes this lamp very ver­sa­tile and we found it could pro­vide an ad­e­quate 120° of il­lu­mi­na­tion when po­si­tioned in­side an en­gine bay, un­der­neath a bon­net, in­side a whee­larch and un­der­neath a ve­hi­cle (se­cured to a chas­sis leg). It’s one of the most pop­u­lar de­signs of in­spec­tion lamp and fin­ishes sec­ond place in our group test, beaten by Sealey’s LED3601R that’s smaller, has a more ver­sa­tile mag­netic swivel base and is cheaper. There is a cheaper Draper model at £39.90, but it of­fers less bright­ness at 150 lu­mens and no UV light.

REC­OM­MENDED PROD­UCT 2018 SCORE 8/10

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