Ryobi One + 18V 20 Watt Hybrid LED Worklight P720 Review

We’ve all been on the job working either long hours late at night or in poorly lit rooms and have had to bust out halogen lights. I remember a couple of years ago I was installing flooring and was supplied a halogen light since the room was very dark during the day. But the problem was that it was in August in the nasty summer heat, so it was already pretty hot and to make matters worse, halogen lights give off lots of heat. So it made the job unbearable. The 12V Halogen lights give off heat but they do a good job of lighting up areas like open rooms, so that’s what this Ryobi hybrid light is meant to do, which is light up a large area. It’s actually very bright with 1,700 lumens so its no joke.

This powerful light can light up large areas easily with all those lumens and because it uses a large LED chip, the light it produces doesn’t project heat like traditional halogen lights do. This a huge plus now that the terrible summer heat is here when we need additional light either during the hot day without adding extra heat to the room, or at night when working where there is no power or outdoors. I took it to my backyard which is demonstrated in the above video and it can easily light up my back wall and makes the white stucco on my home’s exterior wall stand out in the middle of the night.

Besides the powerful brightness and low heat output, it operates either by 18 volt battery power with any Ryobi One+ 18 volt battery and can also be powered by the grid with an extension cord for virtually unlimited power. You have to supply your own extension cord of course and it gives you extended runtime. That’s not to say that while using battery power, runtime will be short as you can get up half a work day at 4 hours of runtime on a 4.0 ah battery.

The head can rotate 360 degrees to position the beam in any direction and this light also comes with several mounting options. The base is a large hook that you can use to attach this light to a 2×4 to mount overhead. It also comes with a hook that you can use to hang the light on a string or wire or even chain as I did and built into the hook is a slot so you can hang this light on the head of a nail or screw. And the last mounting option is at the bottom of the base where it is said to be able to mount on to a tripod. There isn’t a threaded screw hole but instead is a hole so you may need extra accessories or adapters to mount on a tripod but I thought this hole would be great for mounting the light on a wall with a screw for a more permanent solution.

The light appears to be sturdy and has a lip on the front of the beam on the outer corners which seem to be designed to protect the lens on impacts.

Overall I found this to be an excellent light and really appreciate the hybrid cordless and corded convenience. Many times I find it more convenient to run on battery power but they don’t run forever or I may be using the battery on another tool and the corded option works out great in either situation. It comes as a baretool only so no battery or charger are included. It’s priced at $69 and is available now. Check out the video above for a closer look.

Specifications

  • Hybrid: 18V ONE+™ Battery or 120V AC
  • LED Wattage: 20W
  • Lumens: 1,700+
  • Max Runtime: 4 Hours using P108
  • Tool Weight: 2.95 lbs.
  • Multiple mounting options

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