Stanley’s FatMax TPL45S is a portable multi-head LED tripod light. It is said to deploy and fold up easily, for quick use and great portability.
There are 3 detachable cordless lamp heads, which you can arrange in a circle for all-around lighting, or aim them all in the same direction. In total, this unit can deliver up to 2400 lumens of illumination.
It’s built with Li-ion batteries that provide up to 10 hours of runtime.
Oh, and the height is adjustable too.
You get an LED tripod light that is height-adjustable and with (3) removable LED heads that can pivot up to 90°. And it is currently priced at $125 via 3rd party sellers on Amazon. So what’s not to like?
Well… check out the reviews over at Amazon. Out of 17 user reviews, 13 give it the lowest 1-star rating.
This looks like it should be a perfect LED worklight, but it seems that something went wrong with the design or production. Amazon users have reported that these lights fail very quickly.
What I’m hoping is for someone to say “I bought one of these, it works great, and it seems that Stanley worked out all the bugs.”
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These LED worklights are actually made for Stanley by Baccus Global, and their worklights and lighting accessories are often well-regarded.
Bummer, it looked like it would be such a useful work light, but a light that quits lighting, isn’t good for much. I have an old Halogen 110v dual head tripod light I am looking to replace someday, with LED lights. At first glance, this looked promising, but I don’t want something unreliable. Maybe I can just replace the Halogen heads with LED ones, and reuse my tripod. 110v halogen floodlights aren’t all that pricey.
I have one of these lights and it is really useful but the battery life is awful and not nearly anywhere what they quote. I have used each light individually on lowest setting and only get a total of 3-5 hours, and the problem with that is when you are using this light you want it at the highest setting. Its does work plugged in and is really well made and designed. It provides great light. You can find it at Sams club and it is typically priced at $99.
I was hoping to find another review of this also. my neighbor bought one at sam’s club also. I’ve not found one there so maybe it’s out.
Anywho he also says the run time sucks and the tripod isn’t all that stable. I for one like the idea and was thinking about buying one.
They are in and out of stock at Sam’s so if it’s not urgent they should get more – you have to keep a regular eye on it though as they can be in sometimes only for a few days. I find the tripod very sturdy and the neck and light pivots work very well. It really is a nice light for the money if you’re not totally dependent on the battery. The individual lights work great to throw in a small space or carry with you if you’re in a dark area. It’s very functional, i just keep mine plugged in so it’s always fully charged when i need it.
Haha, Stuart, why are you torturing us w/ failed products?
Festool’s SYSLITE has a tripod mount bushing, same w/ Metabo’s BSA light. The BSA is twice as bright as the SYSLITE, but also twice as big.
The independent 3-head design is promising but 2400lm output is a little weak for a tripod light. Were I to buy one, I’d probably modify each head to use a large Luminous Devices or a Bridgelux high-CRI LED and use a mains-powered LED driver instead of a lithium battery.
The modifications would double the price of the tripod but the added brightness would make it much more useful.
i’ll take one – when are you shipping
There was a pile of these at the SAMs club near me at the return desk. I guess all were faulty. Looked cool but after seeing this I’m glad I didn’t buy one.
It’s sad that these light doesn’t work well. I really like the idea… Once they have fixed the production issue I’ll pick one up.
Just get yourself the ryobi led light, the P720. Best light out there!
I’ll second Nathan in regards to the Ryobi light. No tripod, but you can mount or hang this thing a dozen different ways, it’s nice and bright, runs a long time on battery, and can be plugged in when desired/needed. I’ve been lending mine to some contractors working at home and they are smitten with it – except for the price ($69 if I recall).
My dad had the first generation version of this light (which also came with a cover) which had a better charging port location. It failed before he could even use it for work. He took it back to Sams Club and exchanged it for this new generation where they moved the charging port (for the worse) and changed the locking mechanism on the lights (to a more clunky method). The lights are still flaky, and the battery life isn’t that great. I would stay away. I’m going to stick with my 500w Stanley halogen lights that I bought back in the late 90s….never had an issue with those.
I bought a fat max hand held it worked good so I bought 2 more they both have faulty Chinese switches. I have been on hold with Stanley customer service for half an hour now caller number 6 maybe in another half hour I can talk to a representative that will send me another broken one. After going to the post office and waiting for another hour inline and paying the postage. Stanley come back to America, right now you are just another product of Chinese child labor that sucks.
Well I made it to a representative and was cut off before I could even speak after one hour on hold. I will never buy another Chinese made Stanley product the cheap prices are not that cheap when nothing works time is money and they know it.
I purchased. A Stanley 2400 lumens tripod light about a year ago haven’t even needed it till a few nights ago and one of the lights doesn’t. Even work. Any idea where I can get another one.