WorkStar® 2000 Technician's Floodlight, retail $119.75 (
Manufactured by Maxxeon (
Last updated 11-26-13

The WorkStar® 2000 Technician's Floodlight is an insanely bright floodlight configured to be a work light / trouble light.
It comes in a rough & tumble plastic body, and has a retractible glass-reinforced ABS hanging hook.

It produces its light with a 5 watt Cree XP-G phosphor cool white LED, feeds the little guy with an internal 6x AA cell MiMH battery pack, and has two operating modes (high and low) plus off.

The LED is protected by a tempered glass window (or, "lens" if you prefer, even though it does not modifdy the light in any manner), not plastic -- and not no window at all like some LED work lights.

And the light output is clean and smooth, with no artifacts (rings, blotches, dead areas, hotspots, or other little evil things) in it.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use your shiny new (or corroded old) WorkStar® 2000 Technician's Floodlight, feed it first (see directly below), and then you can go and fix that car motor or the toliet that's always running.

Press the red button on the front of the barrel and then release it to turn it on in "high" mode.

Press the button and then release it to neutralise it (turn it off).

Press the button and then release it a third time to turn it on in "low" mode.

Press the button and then release it a fourth time to neutralise it.

Just like it reads on the backs of many shampotty bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat".
In other words, pressing & releasing the button again (within a second or two of last use anyway) turns it on in "high" mode. The WorkStar® 2000 has a memory, in that the last intensity setting used will be "remembered" so that the next time you turn the product on, it will come on in that setting.

To use the hanging hook, just pull it out from the base of the unit, and (what else) hang it from a pipe, the hood latch on an automobile, or any other surface with a diameter of no more than 28mm. The hook rotates over a full 360° range, so you can easily position it any way you like.

The illuminator head also rotates over a full 360° range in the X-axis (horizontally) and approx. 185° in the Y-axis (vertically), so you can direct (aim) the cone of light anywhere you need it!

In addition, the WorkStar® 2000 will stand unaided, so you may place it on the floor (such as to repair a dishwasher or a lavatory), desk, workbench, or other relatively flat level surface.

This product has a pair of powerful rare-earth neodymium magnets on the back; these allow you to "stick" the WorkStar® 2000 to any reasonably flat ferrous (magnetic) surface as the need arises.

The WorkStar® 2000 also has a has a brass threaded female receptacle on its underside for a ¼" 20 threads-per-inch (ISO 1222) "standard" tripod mounting screw.

Finally, the WorkStar® 2000 has a very convenient belt clip that attaches magnetically to the back of the product; it has two prongs that fit into receptacles for them on the light in addition to the magnetic attachment, so it won't give you unwanted swivelling or other guff.

Photo showing how the belt clip is easily removed & replaced when needed.

Since the battery pack in the WorkStar® 2000 Technician's Floodlight is rechargeable, I don't have to tell you which part to unscrew & remove, kick under the front end of a 1970 Ford Maverick (sporting a dull baby poop brown paint job), take a sledgehammer to the motor mounts (disengaging the tranny first!) so that the motor falls down and destroys that part -- and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

To charge the battery pack, plug the large end of the furnished charger into any standard (in north America anyway) 110 volts to 130 volts AC 60Hz wall receptacle (or, "wall outlet" or even, "wall socket" if you prefer), and plug the small plug into the female receptacle for it on the product's body, located on the front surface just under the illuminator head.

A bicolor LED on the WorkStar® 2000 will begin blinking red. When this light turns to a blinking green, the battery is fully charged. At this point, unplug both the plug going to the WorkStar® 2000 itself and the wall receptacle.

The charger is rated to have an input of 100 volts to 220 volts AC, so if you travel overseas, you need only bring an adapter to change the AC prongs to the ones found in the area you're visiting; you need not also bring an AC voltage adapter (transformer).

The product also comes with a coily cord that plugs into the accessory jack {formerly called a cigarette lighter jack} of your vehicle (+12 volts negative ground only; but most cars & trucks in the US use this electrical system); charging instructions are the same as above -- only the power source is different.

The battery pack is user-replaceable if or when necessary; no need to return the product in order to get this taken care of.

This is a work light, not a flashlight meant to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a carport in effort to try and expose the bare Metalmarineangemon - er - the bare Metaltrailmon - um that's not it either...the bare a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! - now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!!), let my mother's big dog's ghost, her kitties, my kitty or my sister's kitty cat piddle (uranate) on it, hose it down with my mother's gun, run over it with a 450lb Quickie Pulse 6 motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (now I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analyses, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. Therefore, this section of the WorkStar® 2000 Technician's Floodlight's web page will seem a bit more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight that was born to be a flashlight and nothing but a flashlight.

The WorkStar® 2000 Technician's Floodlight is equipped with O-rings, so that should offer sufficient protection to keep things like dirt, mud, dust, grit, bird s**t, water, Gatorade, gasoline (though you should douche the unit off under running water with a quickness if gasoline spilled on it or if it fell into a gas can!), antifreeze, motor oil, diet Mountain Dew, and other nasties outside of the unit where they belong.

Beam terminus photograph on the test target at 12".
Photograph was left deliberately uncropped to show beam details -- or lack thereof in this case (yes, this is a good thing! )

Measures 70,200mcd (low) and 220,000mcd (high) on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.
If I've told you once, I've told you 31,054,500 times:
Wider viewing angles always, always, ALWAYS equal lower mcd values!!!

Photograph of a living room at ~15 feet using this product as the sole source of illumination.

Photo showing that the light's beam diameter is 24" when the unit was placed 12" from the wall.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this work light (low).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this work light (low); spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 440nm and 450nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 443.760nm.

The raw spectrometer data (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this work light (high).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this work light (high); spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 440nm and 450nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 445.880nm.

The raw spectrometer data (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

A beam cross-sectional analysis would normally appear here, but the computer that hosted the ProMetric 8 Beam Cross-Sectional Analyser was destroyed by a lightning strike in July 2013 (the monitor had this big-ass hole blown right through its viewscreen); although a replacement computer is already en route (it just came approx. a week ago actually), there's a fairly significant chance that the beam cross-sectional analyser itself was also taken out because both the computer & test instrument shared the AC power on the same circuit (at the same outlet on the same power strip).

Video on YourTube showing how the illuminator head can be rotated over a full 360° range.

This video is approximately 2,555.6257823785 megabytes (2,556,097,814 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than twelve thousand seven hundred seventy eight (!) minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
This video is definitely ***NOT*** dial-up friendly!!!

Test unit of this (plus two other products) was sent by my contact at Maxxeon on 11-15-13, and was received on 11-18-13

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Much brighter than work lights / trouble lights of comparable size (it's insanely bright actually!!!)
Illuminator head swivels over a wide range
Two light levels to choose from
Beam is smooth and free of artifacts
Very wide-angle beam
Dirt-, grit-, water- and foreign liquid-resistant


None that I have yet to discover

    PRODUCT TYPE: Work/trouble light
    LAMP TYPE: High-powered (5 watt) Cree XP-G phosphor cool white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium flood w/soft corona
    REFLECTOR TYPE: Almost mirror-smooth (it serves an aesthetic purpose only)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on body
    CASE MATERIAL: Polycarbonate plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED & reflector protected by tempered glass window
    BATTERY: Internal 6x AA NiMH battery pack
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    ACCESSORIES: AC charger, vehicle charger, belt clip
    SIZE: 276mm L (with illuminator fully deployed) x 50mm W x 41mm D (not incl. belt clip) x 28mm (I.D. of hook)
    WEIGHT: 394.10g (13.90 oz.) incl. batteries
    WARRANTY: 1 year


    Star RatingStar Rating

    (No, you aren't seeing things. That really is six stars up there!!!
    This is only the second of two of the best products to have landed in my lab in the last 14 years!!!

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