Open Thread: WORKZONE Rechargeable LED Work Light

Last Updated on February 28, 2024

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2024. 

From time to time I find myself in situations where I need a light that isn’t plugged in. Sometimes it’s at night, when I’m trying to track a pest in the backyard. Sometimes it’s in my garage under the chassis of my car. Sometimes it’s at a campsite, when I’m trying not to trip over myself on the way to the showerhouse in the predawn hours.

Aldi makes a number of portable lights that it sells throughout the year, including indoor lights and camping lights. Aldi also sometimes sells traditional flashlights. The grocer sells these lights under various labels — Easy Home, Adventuridge, Lightway — but it also sells one particular light under its WORKZONE tool brand.

What We Know:

WORKZONE Rechargeable LED Work Light

The WORKZONE Rechargeable LED Work Light (Product Code: 803560 in 2023; Product Code: 831766 in 2024) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s in stores only for a limited time. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that aren’t currently in stock at your local store.

The light cost $14.99 in March of 2024, which is $5 less than the $19.99 it cost in March of 2023 and April of 2021. That’s another example we’ve seen of Aldi lowering prices on certain Aldi Finds recently. That price is in the range of work lights I’ve seen online, which are sometimes less expensive per light but may also require you to buy them in a 2-pack.

Here’s more information about the 2024 light, according to Aldi:

  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • Includes easy grip handle
  • Includes hanging hook
  • Rubber trim provides shock and impact resistance
  • 3 brightness levels: 2000 / 1000 / 500 lumen
  • Includes lithium ion battery
  • Operating time when battery is fully charged: approximately 2 hrs.; 50% charge: approximately 4 hrs.; 5% charge: approximately 8 hrs.
  • Charging time 9 hours (when battery is dead)
  • Includes charging level indicator, USB cable, and socket adapter

WORKZONE Rechargeable LED Work Light 4What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t tried this model, so we can’t speak to how it works. We also can’t speak to durability, although there are a lot of features packed into this light. Our goal with open thread posts like this is to offer a space for people to share about their experiences with a product.

Have you used this light? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. I’ve used this light twice and it was great and it shut off and never would come back on again

    • I just purchased 2 of these at $29 each. One was dead out of the box & other seems fine so far. The one that was dead seems to not want to fully charge. It also seems that they mace no charge management & will charge themselves to death if you let them. The same applies to discharge, they will run until completely flat which kills lithium batteries very rapidly.

    • I used it a few times, and then it wouldn’t charge. It never lasted two hours. I think the batteries are bad.

  2. Same here. Used it twice, now won’t recharge and light doesn’t turn on.

  3. I got this light and am looking to get another. I have had no issues with it. If it shuts off and will not turn back on, it probably just needs to be charged.

  4. I’ve had one for about a year and love it. Or loved it…seems to have disappeared and now I can’t find another. I particularly liked the magnet which really helped when working under sinks. It charged fine and was very sturdy.

  5. I purchased this identical light – same issue – works great until it needs to be recharged!!! It doesn’t recharge! It doesn’t re-light. Great deal for China and if you only need a magnet.

  6. I have this light and it charges and works fine. The time it will work on full power is greatly overstated though. IT will run for about 30 minutes on full power and will then needs a charge for 5-6 hours with the included charger. I give it 2 out of 5 Stars for the battery life and 5 out of 5 stars for the brightness.

  7. Works great. When it shuts off hit the little white button by the USB port and it will come back on. I figure it’s a battery saver or to hot button.

  8. I got this light and loving it. Accidently I dropped it in a sink full of water it might merged under the water 3 to 4 second it came back on right away. I am looking for another one but I can not find one.
    I really love this ligght.

  9. I really loved it until tonight, while walking my dog, it shut off. I even tried pressing the little white button (as suggested). Nothing. I’m very disappointed.

    I guess I won’t be making this type of purchase from Aldi in the future.

  10. I can’t turn it off ..

  11. Similar experience to everyone else. First one: great light, would not recharge. Contacted the company. After a number of emails back and forth, they sent a label for me to return it. They sent a new one. Worked about 3 months. Just yesterday was using in a dark basement with no electricity. It just quit. Will not recharge. Too bad, because it’s a great light when it works. Will not purchase one again.

  12. I liked how bright this light is, and the fact that it has 3 light levels. However, after only using it for about 6 months, the charging port broke off. It will cost more to repair it then its worth. So as much as I liked it, I doubt if I would buy it again.

  13. gary williams

    my light mdl# 869 worked once for about 50 min. don’t waste your time nor your money

  14. Same experience (won’t charge). Product is defective per customer service via email. They will issue a refund. You have to jump through some hoops but worth it to get money back (less tax). Address is They responded quickly. It’s a shame. I really liked the light when it worked and am disappointed that Aldi would sell such a poor quality product. Send Aldi a message & get your money back!!!

  15. I should clarify that I love the product, I didn’t even need as many as I thought I would bc the light is so bright. I also haven’t had any die and not recharge. For me it was more of a you have to mess with it a bit to get it to function properly sometimes situation. They do have a very strong magnet. I also LOVE the charge port and the fact that you can lock the stand into a certain position (with tightening screws on each side.) Great light!

    • Bought a bunch for a project (that I have now completed) and have several used and unopened. Had small glitches like some that won’t allow charge port use while light is on, some that require the power button to be pressed several times for whatever reason, some with batteries that last longer than others etc.

  16. I am using it now since 03/2021 and it works great. The accu has decreased but is still OK and i use it very often. 3 Hours light with lowest level is no problem anymore.

  17. Got two of these lights and I can’t even get them to do the initial charge. I might be doing something wrong but I’ve tried it every way possible.

    • Same issue. Got it and was excited to get it open when I got home and as soon as i got it out of the package, nothing 🤨. It won’t turn on, pretty sure it’s not charging but can’t be positive cause the charging indicator lights won’t even turn on. I’m not an expert but I consider myself pretty well versed in electronics and I just can’t seem to figure out what the problem is. If I can’t get some helpful feedback here, I’m gonna open her up and see what’s going on in there. Before I take this light apart, does anyone have some advise?

  18. Bought one and returned it due to the same issue as Ali, unit will not take an initial charge. Tried multiple cables and bricks, all 5V and 2A or less and no blinking green indicating a charge. Got a second one and same exact issue. Don’t waste your time or money on this trash.

  19. Bought one the other day, brought it home, plugged it in to charge…. And nothing. No indicator lights as well as main light and charging port is dead. Figured maybe it’s a one off so I decided to exchange it for another. Got home plugged this one in and…….again nothing…..quite disappointed

  20. One of the worst lights to buy !!! I am currently on my 5th exchange within 3 weeks they just don’t work I had 2 of them work only a couple times !! Currently getting my money back I’m tired of trying to exchange them they offer a three-year warranty I can’t make it three days !!

  21. I bought two the other day. I just got around to opening them today. Neither will take the initial charge. I’m going to try to return them (I’ve never returned anything to an Aldi). After reading these posts, I don’t think it’s worth trying to get two that do work.

  22. I loved this light. It super bright. Easy to hang somewhere out in the dark or carry on the go and have used it maybe 6 or 7 times but now it wont charge past the 2nd block of green lights. It just blinks like it is trying to charge to the 3rd but only two blocks stay lit green while the 3rd light blinks rapidly

  23. Missing Information I need the correct ID for the charging cable I tried a micro and a mini they do not fit. ID needed

  24. Mr. Randy Zeleznak

    Is the clear hexagonal horizontal light bulb cover replaceable or permanently affixed? Does the WORKZONE company offer a replacement if needed, and how do I procure one or more when/if needed? With instructions?

  25. Well it worked a couple of times. Sat in a cupboard. Took it out and it charged u okay. The green lights flashed sequentially and it reached full charge. I then used it and when it got down to one green light I tried to recharge it. Nothing. No lights and hen i completely died. Tried the little white button nothing. One dead unit. The worst buy I have ever had from Aldi. Do yourself a favour. Don’t buy it.

  26. Hi guys, I bought 3 lights at once. At first I thought that the charge does not work. Now I realized that there are some chargers that seem to have a problem with it and can not charge it. Please try a different USB-C charger. The lights work great and charge without any problems!
    LG Berhard

  27. I have had one for 2 or 3 years now and used it extensively. The only problem that I am having now is that it is difficult to get the charging cord to make good contact. I have to put some pressure on the cord to one side to get the charging indicators to blink. Then it will fully charge.

  28. I’ve had two of these and seem to have similar experience as many above. I bought the first one and when I got home and tried to charge it would not charge and the little white button did nothing when it was pushed. I exchanged it and the new one worked great the first few times I used it. I went to use it again and it’s dead. The white button does nothing. I had it on a charger for a while and it does not appear to be charging at all. It’s disappointing because it worked really nice when it did work.

  29. Well, these reviews have been interesting. I purchased one of these lights and so far have liked it. What little bit I have used it, it has seemed to be OK. I only recharged it once though. For whatever reason, our electricity seems to go off a lot where I live so I just bought it to use for that application. I have a generator but I wanted something to use just temporarily until I decided whether or not I’m going to get the generator hooked up. I guess I will just run it down and then see if it will charge back up. If it doesn’t, I’ll just throw it away and get something more reliable.

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