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The flashlight is good, not great. Good light production. Burns really hot, not very efficient. Technology is primitive. Bulbs are expensive and do not give long service life. Needs to have...Read complete review
The flashlight is good, not great. Good light production. Burns really hot, not very efficient. Technology is primitive. Bulbs are expensive and do not give long service life. Needs to have an LED bulb to extend short run time and extend bulb life expectancy. Not easy to hold with hand like most in this category.
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positionable, compact light. but with issues.
I bought this light soon after it debuted, along with 4 other bosch 18 volt lithium-ion tools. First, the... Good: compact, is easily positioned in a tight space, or...Read complete review
I bought this light soon after it debuted, along with 4 other bosch 18 volt lithium-ion tools. First, the... Good: compact, is easily positioned in a tight space, or otherwise. I like that it can be hung on a nail, or like object. run time is fair enough.( I mostly work in confined spaces, or, dimly lit areas, and MUCH prefer the light quality of Halogen/xenon bulbs over led, as the light quality( such as color fidelity ) is more important with some tasks than run time, especially when doing small diameter color coded wiring, such as 18-24 awg wire ) Bad: Bulbs burn out WAY TOO often.( I believe it may be a heat issue, as it runs noticeably hotter than my other 18V lights) Also, a related issue, there isn't enough shock absorption, the bulbs shatter shatter more often than my brands lights, after taking a drop/fall.( and, because of these two issues, I cannot recommend this product until Bosch has fixed these problems. Period. )
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Decent flashlight with faulty switch
Comments about Bosch Tools 18V Lithium-Ion Bare-Tool Flashlight:
I own 5 bosch drills so with plenty of batteries I bought 2 of the cfl180 flashlights. I find the light adaptable to most situations and it provides enough light but the switch doesn't last. Both flashlights have gone from turning on with a click to taking sometimes 6 or 8 times to come on.Occasionally I am surprised and it comes on the first time. I had a third light I took back after 3 months because the switch started to fail I thought I had a faulty light. Now I think it is typical of the light. Buyer beware.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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I use this for so many things the light last along time.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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as another reviewer wrote, the switch fails. im on my second one. first one was covered on warranty, second one was just off warranty. only reason i still use it is because i have bosch drills.
Great design, poor technology.
I was shocked to see that that the Bosch work light in a Lithium kit was not using LED technology. They completely redesigned all the other aspects of the work light from their previous NiCad kits. Why in the world didn't they go LED. Work lights burn/break incandescent bulbs like crazy.
I am on my third flashlight and on all three the switches have lasted for a short period of time and then become chronically intermittent and virtually useless. What is Bosch going to do? Design changes need to be made.
Nice Light - Only one complaint
from Lakewood, OH
This is a great light and I use mine all of the time. My only complaint is that I wish there was a LED bulb available for it.
Nice design but not durable
I like to use flashlights when working in dark ceiling spaces. This flashlight does a good job of illuminating a small work space but once dropped, there is a good chance it will not work the same... Bosch does a great job of replacing when broken but being down without a flash light for a week is rough.
Bright, until the bulb blows ...which is often
Bought the CFL 180 because switch to Bosch cordless and wanted all my cordless to be able to use the same batteries. Light is bright, compact, feels good. Turned it on, 15 seconds on, and the bulb blew. Opened it up and noticed that there was a backup bulb in there. Cool! Put it in, used the light for 1/2 hour and that bulb blew. Ordered 2 more. Those 2 have now blown as well. Have read reviews that report this problem, so it's not just my light being defective, something isn't right with the light. So now I carry my old Hitachi light (still on it's original bulb), battery and charger because the Bosch isn't reliable. Duoooh!
from Louisville, KY
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