Last Updated on February 28, 2023
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2023.
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:
The WORKZONE Rechargeable LED Work Light (Product Code: 803560) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s in stores only for a limited time. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. The light cost $19.99 in March of 2023, which is the same price it cost back in April of 2021. 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.
According to Aldi, the light’s features include:
- Three brightness levels: 2000, 1000 and 500 Lumen
- A USB Power Bank function, allowing it to double as battery for charging other devices
- 180° swivel function
- Rubber trim for shock and impact resistance
- “Superstrong” magnet design
- Charging level indicator
- Operating time (when battery is fully charged) of approximately 2 hours at 100%, approximately 4 hours at 50% or approximately 8 hours at 5%
According to Aldi, the light includes a a USB charging cable, socket adapter, and suspension hook.
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t tried out 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.
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.
Thanks for the info!
Same here. Used it twice, now won’t recharge and light doesn’t turn on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can’t turn it off ..
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.
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.
my light mdl# 869 worked once for about 50 min. don’t waste your time nor your money
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 [email protected]. 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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 !!
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.
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
Missing Information I need the correct ID for the charging cable I tried a micro and a mini they do not fit. ID needed