When you have to work under a hood, a worklight is a must. No matter how bright the lights are in your shop, they still won’t flood the engine compartment enough to be sufficient. The KTI73386 Underhood rechargeable worklight from K Tool International (KTI) quickly adapts to any hood and casts 600 lumens of light onto the engine bay. Even better, the KTI underhood light does so without a cord or separate battery pack to be concerned about.
Let’s hope you’re not carrying around an old incandescent drop-light anymore. If you are, purchasing this light is a no-brainer. Seriously, do it ASAP. Incandescent bulbs and halogen-bulbed worklights, of any shape or size, are quickly losing their place in the shop. LED is now king, not only for their efficiency, but also for their light output. Throw in the ability to last 100,000 hours, and you have to do some real fuzzy math to make the argument not to use LED worklights.
KTI73386 Underhood Rechargeable Worklight Features
Not only does the KTI worklight produce great light output, but it’s also compact and friendly to your toolbox space. The KTI73386 folds in half for stowing away or for hanging. While folded, the underhood rechargeable worklight produces light on two sides and measures in at just over 26 inches. Open the KTI worklight, and it unfolds to cover over 50 inches.
Soft rubber ends cover aluminum telescopic slides to ensure that even the finest of paints are not marred. The spring-loaded telescopic slides expand out to over 75 inches, allowing attachment to even the widest of vehicle hoods.
600 lumens of light are produced by 24 LED elements, which are powered by a 7.4V 2000 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) battery. This provides more than 3.5 hours of run-time for the KTI73386 underhood rechargeable worklight.
An aluminum and ABS housing protects all the electronics from the normal perils of the shop, making it durable and easy to clean. KTI manufactured this light to be simple to use, with only one rocker switch to control Low, on/off, and High. A single charging port allows for charging from an AC or DC charging pack. KTI has included both of these charging options with the KTI LED worklight.
Using the Underhood Rechargeable Worklight from KTI
This light is so easy and handy to use, it will be hard to go back to using a corded light again. Grab the KTI73386 worklight and unfold. Then, you’ll tighten the thumbscrew in the middle of the light to lock the underhood rechargeable worklight into the expanded position.
Hook one end of the soft-rubber coated hook to one side of the hood, then pull on the other rubber coated hook to expand. After hooking this other end onto the hood, the spring-loaded mechanism will keep just enough pressure to securely fasten the light under the hood. However, you’ll be pleased to find that it does not create enough pressure to hurt the finish. Flip the switch to low or high, and you’re ready to start wrenching.
KTool International Underhood LED Worklight Specifications
- Item #: KTI73386
- Aluminum and ABS housing
- 4 Volt / 2000mAh Lithium-Ion battery with 6 hr charge time and approximately 3.5 hrs run time
- Telescopic ends slide to a maximum of 74.75 inches with soft rubber ends that allow attachment to the work area
- AC and DC chargers included
- High-low-off switch
- Full extension length: 50.375 inches
- Folded length: 26.875 inches
Easy to use, cordless, LED, lasts forever, and costs less than $100? Why wouldn’t you buy this KTI73386 underhood rechargeable worklight? Click here to purchase.