The 8 Best Cordless Under Hood Work Lights
This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in January of 2019. When you're shoulders deep in the engine bay of a car, surrounded by tools and half covered in grease, the last thing you want to have to think about is the light that illuminates your work. Flashlights are too dim and occupy a hand or roll away. Hanging bulbs light up only part of your space. That's when you reach for a light that is designed specifically to brighten everything under the hood. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
February 09, 2019:
These are must-have tools for anyone who spends a lot of time working on cars (though, of course, they're good for other uses, too). You'll work more efficiently when you can see what you're doing. While all selected models are designed to mount on hoods with magnets or hooks, we really like the versatility of the Nextool NextLED, which can break down into two hand-held lights you can use anywhere. Unfortunately, though, that also means you have to fuss with two chargers.Of our top favorites, the OEMTools 24604 stands out because of its extra long battery life, which can keep your space lit for even the longest jobs.