DRAPER INSPECTION LAMP
(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