Bosch has announced two new 18V cordless LED worklights, GLI18V-4000C and GLI18V-10000C.
The new Bosch cordless LED worklights are said to be their brightest and toughest flood lights yet.
Both lights have “HD” labeling, which I would presume has to do with the LED light color temperature or accuracy (they don’t say), and also feature Bluetooth controls.
With the Bosch “ToolBox” app and a compatible smartphone, you can operate and control the LED lights remotely. Bluetooth smartphone app controls include on/off activation, brightness adjustments, battery life monitoring, and setting timers.
(Scheduling is actually quite a popular feature with other brands’ smartphone and app-connectable LED worklights.)
The new Bosch GLI18V-4000C delivers up to 4,000 lumens max brightness, and 1,000 lumens at its lowest. Runtime is said to be 30 minutes per amp-hour at high brightness, up to 120 minutes at the lowest brightness setting.
Actual runtime will depend on the Bosch 18V Li-ion used.
In theory, a 5Ah battery would provide 150 minutes (2-1/2 hours) of runtime at 4,000 lumens, or 600 minutes (10 hours) at 1,000 lumens.
The Bosch GLI18V-10000C is brighter, delivering 10,000 lumens max at its brightest, and 1,000 lumens at its lowest.
Runtime is 12.5 minutes per amp-hour at high brightness, and up to 120 minutes per amp-hour at low brightness.
Remember, the Bosch ToolBox app allows for controls, and so these are only the high and low limits, with intermediate brightness and power settings also possible.
Both new worklights are powered by Bosch 18V Li-ion batteries.
The worklights have adjustable stands which allow them to be positioned at different angles, and metal shock-absorbing frames.
A 5/8″-11 threaded mount at the bottom offers tripod compatibilty.
The battery port and controls are at the rear, with on-board brightness controls and battery gauge.
Price: $199 for the 4,000 lumens worklight, $299 for the 10,000 lumens worklight
This seems like interesting new LED worklights from Bosch.
We have quite a few questions:
Are the worklights drop-rated? Bosch says its metal frame provides “outstanding” durability, but with no mention about official drop-rating specs.
Are the new worklights water resistant?
What’s the size difference between the 4,000 and 10,000 lumen models? From the product images, they look comparable sized, but I would expect to see more cooling mass on the brighter light.
(Update) Here are the dimensions and weights:
- 4,000 lumens: 9.5″ tall x 7.2″ long x 9.0″ wide, weighs 4.4 lbs
- 10,000 lumens: 12.0″ tall x 8.5″ long x 11.5″ wide, weighs 8.6 lbs
Why does the brighter light have taller lens-shielding bars? The LED lens doesn’t appear to protrude any further than for the lower brightness model. Ah, maybe it’s because of the different weights, and the bars need to be further away from the housing for ample protection?
The pivoting base looks to have adjustable screws, which seems like a nice feature to have.
A top handle, plus a pivoting base, and a tripod mounting screw seem like enough mounting options. Keyhole slots might have been useful too, but I don’t see how it would be possible without interfering with the battery pack or making the lights much deeper.
Both new worklights offer Bluetooth connectivity and similar features, and so it comes down to max brightness, portability, and cost, with the brighter model being much heavier and quite a bit pricier.
It’s good to see Bosch freshening up their cordless LED worklight product line.
Thoughts? Are you glad to see these as “connected floodlights,” or is that a feature you wouldn’t plan on using?
We’ll be following up once we learn more – do you have any questions to add on top of ours?