Stanley HID Spotlight
Made Of: Rugged plastic case, rubberized lens rim, steel “roll bars” to protect the base and a trigger lock and auto-off on the high-intensity-discharge beam
Light Output: 4,200 lumens
Battery Life: 45 minutes of continuous use
Chargers: 12-volt and 110-volt
Recharge Time: Not specified; ours took 12 hours
Charge Indicator: Yes
Stop Sign Test: Even the reflection from the stop sign made us squint — it comes in first.
Squint Test: Blinded by the light — victim is wearing eye patches and carrying a cane.
UFO Hunting Capability: ET made it home — we spotlighted him near Orion. Don’t point this at planes.
Likes: It was unequivocally the brightest in our test and the most rugged in appearance. A trouble light at the top is handy. Auto shutoff prevents fire.
Not So Much: The trouble light broke; we don’t know why. It’s bowling-ball hefty and could have used more rubber armor to stop it from sliding around.
Price: $79.99, department/hardware stores
Warranty: 1 year