Excerpt: This will drain the battery even when turned completely off. That is the only flaw besides the weak flashlight on top, but it is a deal breaker. If you use this light with a fresh battery for a few minutes, click twice to turn it off, then come back in a couple days the battery will be completely dead.
Pros: Bright, Easy On/Off, Ergonomic Design, Luminescent, Nice Light, Well Made
Excerpt: Great fluorescent worklight. Excellent mate to other Makita cordless tools. We have a sheep barn & chicken coops without electricity and I'm much happier with an electric "flood" for tasks after dark. Not quite as bright as our white-gas lanterns but much better than kerosene. The recharge feature is teriffic. Not the handiest design for the incandescent bulb, but that's handy for moving with the lantern slung over the shoulder.
Summary: This makita light has served me well! Through Storms, in the dirt, rain, snow, and heat. The bigger batteries of course last longer. Have to remember to click the button twice to turn off or it will leave the little light ontop on. Which is the only complaint I have, they should make it brighter and better. But besides that, its a plus to have this light in your arsenal!
Summary: As an electrician I have gotten a lot of use out of this flashlight. It works great for working in unlit basements or for changing out panels without power. The hooks are very strong and are handy for hooking on joists or pipes. This light doubles as a an incandescent spot flashlight;however, I find that this option is almost useless in that the light from the flashlight is not really bright enough to work by.
Summary: Working in Plumbing this light has taken a beating for a wile now and still held up. Out lasted 2 home depot drop lights and still going strong. I took the strap off of mine as I found it to be more of a hindrance than a help, though I use the hook quite often working on water heaters and putting it up when its not rolling around in the van. As others have said the flashlight is... disappointing. Using a old incandescent bulb.