DeWalt DCL045B Hood Light Review Video

DeWalt DCL045B Hood Light_4

Mechanics everywhere rejoice with the coming of the DeWalt DCL045B Hood Light. While DeWalt has a pretty impressive lineup of LED lights, they were definitely lacking in the mechanic’s lights This DCL045 led is a folding led light that provides up to 1700 lumens on high, and it’s powered by 12V or 20V batteries. No need to wait any longer, the DeWalt underhood light is already available and on the shelves.

DeWalt DCL045B Features

Taking a different route than the norm, this LED underhood light folds in the middle. This feature allows this light to perform for more than just under a hood or inside a vehicle. With the push of a button, the use selects between the right LED, the left LED, or both. The power button cycles between Off, High, and Low power modes. Rotating foam-rubber hooks on each end allow the DeWalt LED light to be attached to a hood or body panel without harm.

The frame of this underhood light consists mainly of Aluminum and each end is spring-loaded. The hooks on each end spread from 51″ to more than 74″, hence working on a compact car or full-size truck. You can choose to power the light with either 12V MAX or 20V MAX DeWalt batteries.

Be sure to check out the impressive DeWalt Compact Drill and Impact Driver.

Final Thoughts

It’s great to see the DeWalt DCL045B Hood Light in person since it’s been needed for so long. While this light may be pretty specific to a trade, the folding feature and hooks broaden the capability of this tool. Being able to power the light with 12V or 20V batteries is a huge plus as well. You can get this DeWalt DCL045B now for $179 as a bare tool. We have yet to see a kit version yet.



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