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Dewalt DCL050 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion LED Handheld Area Light (Bare Tool)

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  • Dewalt DCL050 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion LED Handheld Area Light (Bare Tool)
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Light up the jobsite with DeWalt's DCL050 20V MAX LED Area Light. Designed with versatility in mind, the DCL050 features two mode operation (250 and 500 Lumen outputs) to offer both maximum visbility or extended run time. Three bright LED lights illuminate dimly lit areas for increased sight and visibility, ensuring work is accurate, clean and straight at all times.
  • Three bright LED lights illuminate dark jobsite work areas for clear visibility
  • Two brightness settings (250 and 500 Lumens) provide flexibility for maximum light output or extended run times
  • 140 degree pivoting head offers versatile lighting solutions for different work surfaces
  • Built-in telescoping and 360 degree rotating hook provides ability to hang unit from 2 in. materials and multiple locations
  • Over-molded lens cover provides increased durability and a non-marring surface for the jobsite
  • Belt hook compatible for improved versatility and storage (Sold Separately)
  • 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion LED Handheld Area Light (Bare Tool) - DCL050
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warning: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer and Birth Defect/Reproductive Harm. For more information go to


Cordless: Yes
Batteries Included: Bare Tool
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bulb Type: LED
Lumens: 250 - 500
Run Time: 4 - 17 Hours
Voltage: 20V



4.6 / 5.0
22 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (9)
Ergonomic Design (8)
Easy To Use (3)
Powerful (3)
Value (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (3)
Heavy Duty Requirements (2)
Jobsite (2)
Large Projects (1)
Love this Light
Ive had this light for 2 years. i use all the time as i am an hvac contractor, i love the hanging hook, longevity of battery, and durability. Im wondering how long a flex volt battery would last on this baby.

The negative- I like that it tells me Im on borrowed time battery wise by flashing- unless Im in a dark spot. Not a big deal but worth mentioning.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
November 16, 2018
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Overheating problems
Got two of these from Amazon deal of the day since it was so cheap. For some reason (not the battery both of the lights will shut off after running for about half an hour when I work in the attic. SO I carry both lights with me and use one at a time. Reason I think it’s overheating is it takes a while to turn back on after, have to wait a couple minutes and even then, it maybe stays on for 15 minutes then shuts off again.
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November 14, 2018
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Great 20 volt light
It works very well and has the two settings
October 1, 2018
1 year ago
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Great little light
I hate cords and bought this to replace the 14v fluorescent light that I had and used regularly, but the NiCad batteries died and it won’t accept the 14v Li Ion battery I have. Best move I made. It is the “right” size and the dual intensity mode is a bonus. Light life, even on the 2 AmpHr battery, is acceptable on bright and more than acceptable on low light mode. Even on the low mode the light output is usable. I use this on house projects and repairs. So, it may sit around for a while and then get used for a week or 2 or more, straight. I have had it long enough to put it through its paces, including dropping it from some pretty good heights, which it survived. I read that some people have problems with it staying at an angle. This has not been an issue on mine. Maybe a quality issue? Even so, I am entertaining buying a second.
July 15, 2018
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This light I keep close.
With a lightweight design, I take it everywhere I go. Also, as I'm getting older my eyes are having trouble adjusting to dark and dim lit places. I use this light everywhere, e v e r y where. I've not not been able to light up an area where I needed to complete any task. Found to be durable after dropping it once or twice from improper handling, I believe this to be the last worklight I ever buy.
May 21, 2018
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love how bright it is
I only just got the light but it feels awesome and it is super bright i only have one complaint and that is about the pivoting head i wish that it either took more effort to pivot or that it could lock (I find that when using the light it will pivot at times where I do not want or require it to pivot
February 15, 2018
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Great all around light
I just started using this but am very happy with it so far. My old light is the DW919 and there is no comparison between the two. I saw one person complain about their 5.0ah batteries not fitting well but my DCB205 batteries slide on and off with ease. Maybe it was an early production model they had? I use it for lighting up small areas for electrical work and for working underneath vehicles. It won't be the same as a well lit room or being outside in the daylight but I can see just fine with it and that's the point.
February 8, 2018
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Great Light!
Very versatile and worth the extra money. Hands free and flexible.
January 23, 2018
Originally posted at
Works but has issues
I have the DCL040 and love it si I wanted to love the DCL050 but it comes with issues. The light is OK but needs a wider field of light. The pivoting head is so long and heavy that the pivot continually falls to the 90 degree position so a stronger detent would be a nice update. The light I received has an issue with the battery clip on certain batteries. The 6 ah batteries slide on and off with ease but my 5 ah batteries are very hard to get on and off as if the light has a mold error for the battery guides. Once locked in position there are no issues but it is very difficult to get the depleated battery off the flashlight. The same battery slides on and off ALL my other tools without issue so it is only the DCL50 flashlight that has this issue. Light output is ok for general use but overall could be brighter.
January 5, 2018
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Good for on the go.
With the batteries, it has a good stable base. Could use more diodes to broaden the field of lighting. Like the fact that I can inter change batteries with my other tools.
December 24, 2017
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Is this tool available with battery and charger as a kit ?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No....this is sold only as a bare tool.


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