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A portable light sure comes in handy when you’re sawing dovetails, brushing a finish or doing any type of close-up work. I’ll bet you’ve used portable incandescent or halogen lights at some time in your shop, but here’s something even better: an LED light. The Festool SysLite has six LED bulbs, and gives you bright, white light—comparable to daylight—right where you need it. And like all LED lights, it doesn’t get hot!

The SysLite is rugged and compact—it fits in the palm of your hand. It disperses light over a 170° arc and has a high and a low setting. The LED bulbs are super-efficient, virtually indestructible and probably won’t need to be replaced in your lifetime.

The Syslite is powered by an internal lithium ion battery. It gives you about 1-1/2 hours of light on the high setting and up to 4 hours on the low setting. For continuous use or to recharge the battery, you plug the Syslite into a wall socket. For longer cordless use, you can attach any Festool battery pack. On the go? Use the included car charger.

The SysLite has several positioning and mounting options. Lay it on one side, and the light shines across your bench; lay it on the other side, and the light is directed at an upward angle. You can also hang the SysLite from its swiveling hook or mount it on a tripod, like a camera.

This has got to be the best worklight I’ve ever used. It’s pricey, all right, but I’ll never pay for more bulbs or worry about a light giving me a third degree burn!

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