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Basic Flashlights and Work Lights

There are various types of flashlights and work lights available, and this guide makes it easy to choose the necessary lights for any workshop.

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modern standard sized flashlights are adjustable

Every workshop needs flashlights and work lights. They're available in various types and sizes.

Some flashlights can be worn as a headband so that everywhere the user looks, there's light.

Pocket-sized flashlights clip to a belt or shirt pocket for convenient, hands-free lighting.

A flexible wire light can reach into tight spaces. This type of light is useful when you're looking for leaks or checking wiring inside a wall.

Some models of miniature flashlights can be adjusted to emit a small spotlight or a larger floodlight. Most modern standard-sized flashlights have adjustable heads and adjustable beams.

To make a homemade flashlight stand, place a rubber band around the handles of a pair of pliers.

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