Site Lights

Never let confined spaces or dark environments stop your from doing your job. Light up these areas and get back on track with site lights.
Cromwell offer a wide selection of site lights from popular bands such as Bosch®, DeWalt®, Unilite® and more.

What are site lights?

Site lights, which are sometimes known called work lights, are lights which are optimised to be used on the worksite. They are available in a variety of styles and power ratings to meet the needs of different environments. You can have a small handy light when checking under a car, beam lights to hang under a bonnet to have full view of the engine bay or floodlights to illuminate the construction site.

Why use site lights?

Site lights are mainly used to improve the lighting situation in darker environments such as when working under a car or on a construction site once it becomes dark. Being able to see what you are working on is essential to doing a good job efficiently and without errors. Improving the lighting is also paramount to increasing the safety of the tradesperson allowing them to see any hazards earlier and not posing a risk to themselves.

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• Power rating - The power rating for a site light or any light source is determined by wattage (W), and this shows how much energy is required to run the light at its maximum output. LED lights tend to use considerably less wattage to product equivalent light output as other sources.
• IP rating - IP stands for (Ingress Protection) and determines how well the product can resist dust and water from getting into the circuitry. The first number refers to dust protection and the second number refers to water protection, where the higher the number, the better protection offered.
• Lumens - Lumens are used as a measure of light output from a light source. The higher the amount of Lumens, the more light is being produced, which leads to better visibility.

Considerations when choosing site lights

• Power source - The power source of the site light should be considered for determining how it will be used on site. Larger site lights tend me be mains powered so it reduces portability, whereas handheld units tend to be battery powered allowing easy manoeuvrability. Rechargeable site lights are also available providing mobility and repositioning of the light source.
• Voltage - The voltage required to power the site light is an important consideration when determining where the site light will be placed. If the site light is going to be used in a home environment, then 230V/240V lights should be considered. Construction and industrial sites tend to use 110V for safety reasons, in this case 110V site lights should be used.
• Bulb type - You should consider the differences between bulbs when selecting a sight light as the differences impact the type of light beam formed.
• IP rating - If the site light is to be used in a dusty or wet environment, then you should look for a product which has an IP rating.
• Light output - You will need to ensure you are getting the required amount of light necessary from the site light. This is measured in lumens and a higher lumen count means more light produced.
• Additional considerations - Some additional considerations you might want to consider are additional features which the site lights provide, such as magnetic bases allowing adhesion to metallic surfaces, or whether the light allows for linking multiple lights together.


Can 240 volt lighting be used on construction sites?

Although there is no specific law forbidding the use of 240 volt lighting on a construction or work site, it is highly recommended to use 110 volt lights due to increased worker safety.

What is a good lumen for a work light?

Handheld site lights tend to range between 250 to 600 lumens, and 500 lumens tend to be perfect for visibility and reduced user disorientation. Standing site lights being stationary don't risk disorienting the user from movement and tend to be a lot brighter - ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 lumens. For these types of light, 2,000 lumens provide excellent lighting for smaller areas, and more should be used for open areas.