Ryobi has come out with the P784K 18V One+ EVERCHARGE LED area light kit. There are actually a lot of little details that make this a very interesting new product; it’s not just an area light.
The Ryobi Evercharge product family works with their 18V cordless power tool batteries, and come with a wall-mountable charger.
The Ryobi Evercharge LED light has an auto-on feature, where if you keep it mounted to its wall charger, it will automatically turn on in the case of a power outage.
Ryobi says that it can deliver 400 lumens at high output, and when using a high capacity Lithium+ battery it can run for over 24 hours. There are 3 brightness modes, and the user manual says that the max runtime is 48 hours in low mode, depending on the battery pack used.
The Evercharge light looks fairly small and compact, although it’s probably not recommended to attach a much bigger battery while it’s mounted to the wall charger.
The light has a built-in 1-amp USB charging port.
The user manual says that USB charging will be active when the light is turned on, and for 4 hours after the light has been turned off. The light can be turned on and off again to continue USB charging for another 4 hours.
You can rest the light on any horizontal surface, and there’s also a folding metal handle that can double as a hanging mounting point.
The included Evercharge charger is easily mounted to the wall.
The kit comes with the LED light, a 1.3Ah battery, and the Evercharge wall charger.
Price: $80 for the kit
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This seems like a really neat idea, and I like the thought that went into it. I especially like that it has a USB charging port, so that you don’t need another device to charge a phone or tablet during a power outage.
It’s also great that this is sold as a kit, although I know some people would prefer a bare tool option as well. The kit makes the product more attractive to folks that might not necessarily be interested in buying into Ryobi’s cordless power tool lineup.
Here’s their promo video: