Developed with feedback from professional vehicle technicians, the recently launched LED ramp light RURL1000 from Ring promises great things but how does it cope in a working garage environment?
The multi LED inspection lamp can be mounted on any magnetic surface and boasts many of the same features as the Ring’s under bonnet lamp, which received a full five-star rating on GW last year.
Putting the new lamp through its paces in his workshop, GW reader and owner of Shirley Garage in Surrey, Matt Rivett commented on the strength of the magnets.
He said: “The light attaches to the ramp with a magnet, which has a good strong hold.
“It stayed in place without any problems.
“The light works brilliantly on our four-poster ramps and is perfect if you’re working on the rear of the car.
“There’s that much plastic under them, you struggle to find anywhere to stick a normal magnetised work lamp.”
What you need to know:
- Available from Ring.
- Features three 5W LEDs.
- Provides 1000 lumens with 6000K colour temperature for a bright white light
- Three levels of light output.
- 90 degree adjustable magnetic plate.
- 40 degree adjustable lights.
- 60 degree wide angle illumination.
- Polycarbonate, ABS and aluminium construction.
- Rechargeable 3.7V 10400mAh Li-ion battery with a 6.5 hour recharge time.
- Illuminated battery status indicator.
- AC mains adapter included.
The lamp has three levels of light output, with each of the three LEDs able to adjust around 40 degrees, providing a combined 60 degree wide angle illumination for improved visibility.
With all three lamps switched on, the unit produces a combined output of 1,000 lumens and will remain lit for five hours before requiring a recharge.
With just one lamp on, it will remain lit for up to hours.
Matt said: “It’s more than bright enough for the job and it has a good battery life too – it lasts the whole working day.
“It seems to be durable and does what it needs to so I’d recommend to other garages and give it a five-star rating.”
As with the under-bonnet lamp, the three individual lights on the ramp lamp can be concentrated to a single area of work, minimising shadow obstructions.
With its versatile setting options and strong magnetic hold, Matt concluded: “It does exactly what it needs to so I’d give it a five-star rating.”
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