I’m Looking for a high CRI floody work light.

Ace12

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Seems all the work lights I see on the internet are just 6500K COB lights. I’m looking for something in the 4000-5000K range. COB would be fine. Would like a good magnet on it to secure it while I use both hands. Any suggestions?
 

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Seems all the work lights I see on the internet are just 6500K COB lights. I’m looking for something in the 4000-5000K range. COB would be fine. Would like a good magnet on it to secure it while I use both hands. Any suggestions
Milwaukee 12 volt 700 lumen magnetic Rover Service and repair floodlight.

Not sure I can help much with that right off the top of my head. I will say that some of the most promising looking designs (on paper) I've seen recently were from Fenix, but none specified either CT or CRI, so I would assume those are high and low, respectively.

If I wanted to pick something up today, I'd likely go with the Streamlight Flipmate. It looks like a good design on paper. It apparently has two sets of LEDs, one being 'cool white', and the other '90 CRI', although CT of both are unspecified. There's a fair chance the latter are a low-er CT. It also has an FL1-compliant Impact Rating of 2 meters. It's also a Streamlight, and in my book that's a big 'plus', so there's that.

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Sounds like you want either a Nov-MU or PL09MU from Fireflies. They're mules (pure flood, no focusing optics or reflectors) with E21A arrays. They also have strong tail magnets. The Nov-MU uses 21 E21As, making for a very efficient light, but it's hard to get one these days because of chip shortages. The PL09MU uses 9 E21As in a grid, and is a little cheaper.

Both lights offer the E21A in 4500k R9080 grade CRI (>90 cri, >80 R9).
 

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acebeam PT40, $113 with battery, though...

lumintop E21C

streamlight flipmate
 
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3oni

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What about something like an Emisar D4V2? Adding a magnet to the tailcap is a checkout option, and you can even order a mule by request.
 

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acebeam PT40, $113 with battery, though...

lumintop E21C

streamlight flipmate

Unfortunately the PT40 really isn't that floody, at least not the SST-20 version. It's still a nice light, but that is quite disappointing.
 
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