One of the handiest items in our toolbox
Nooks and crannies seem as difficult to light as they are to work within. ARB have taken on this challenge with the newest version of their popular Adventure Light.
First up it can flood light - a whopping 600 lumens of it. This can be dialled back to 300 lumens to conserve the battery, a battery which can easily be charged from 12 or 240 volt sources.
Next up is positioning. The two hooks make it easy to hang, or lean many places. The hooks hold firmly at different angles which make it possible to cast the light downwards somewhat - a handy detail.
Continuing with the topic of positioning - the magnet really works - so everything metal is now a mount!
The casing itself is IP54 rated for dust and rain, and the charging input point has a sturdy cover, so getting the light a little mucky under on the chassis shouldn't be an issue.
Refreshingly the 12 volt charging cord is a simple USB style without any unnecessary bulk - with so many cords these days this is a definite plus.
The Adventure Light is also more than just for working on the vehicle. The magnet works well on rear doors, under awnings - and with the hooks it could be positioned just about anywhere around camp too.
Powerful, compact, rugged and versatile - the ARB Rechargeable Adventure Light 600 has earnt it's place in our toolbox.
They are available from ARB stores and stockists Australia wide, for more details visit ARB.
Words Mike Collister, photographs Gen Collister.