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Skil Cordless Compact Tower Light Review – 12V or 20V

The Skil MultiVolt Tower Light Accepts Both 12V and 20V Batteries

Around here, we love our LED Work Lights. They allow you to cast a lot of light from a variety of positions and pivoting heads let us direct the light where it’s needed most. The Skil Tower Light looks like it fits right in with other popular models we’ve tested. We’ve been putting it to use here at our shop so we can help you decide if it’s a good fit for you.

Skil Tower Light Performance

  • Light Output: 200/1000/2500 lumens
  • Light Pivot: 270°
  • Light Swivel: 270°

The Skil Multivolt tower light features a single LED panel that pivots and swivels up to 270°. This allows you to direct light wherever you need it from a variety of angles. A foot-controlled power switch lets you cycle the brightness settings from 2,500 lumens for maximum light coverage down to 200 lumens for longer runtime.

Skil’s folding design lends itself well to a wide variety of lighting tasks. As a tower light, you can direct the pivoting head straight up to illuminate large areas or downward to cast light directly onto your work surface. This light also works well as an undercarriage light while performing vehicle maintenance or as a ground light while working on your next plumbing project.

Skil Tower Light

In terms of color temperature, this light produces a warmer light tone that is similar to natural sunlight, if not slightly yellow. For us, this is what we tend to prefer from a work light as opposed to a bright white or bluish tint because we can see colors more accurately.

One of the most notable features of this light is its ability to run on both 12V and 20V batteries. This light is part of Skil’s growing Multivolt lineup which already includes two cordless fans.

Skil Tower Light Design Notes

Skil Tower Light
  • Model: Skil LH2500D-00
  • Power Source: Skil 12V/20V battery
  • Weight: 5.0 lbs. (bare), 5.6 lbs. (with 12V 2.0Ah battery), 6.6 lbs. (with 20V 4.0Ah battery)
  • Max Height: 62 in.
  • Base Length: 21-3/4 in.
  • Base Width: 15-1/2 in.

As tower lights go, the Skil LH2500D is very compact and folds out in multiple configurations to fit a variety of needs. The base measures 21-3/4 inches from tip to tail and the telescoping mast extends up to 45 inches. As a bare tool, it weighs an even 5 pounds, and adding a 2.0Ah 12V battery brings the total weight up to 5.6 pounds. If you need a little more runtime, a 4.0Ah 20V battery pushes the overall weight to 6.6 pounds.

Skil Tower Light

Setup with this light is both quick and easy. Simply rotate the base stabilizer arm, extend the telescoping mast to your desired height, and get to work. In an effort to keep the controls simple, this light utilizes a foot control switch. This design eliminates the need to bend over or remove your work gloves to adjust the light settings.

Additional Features

  • Dual keyhole wall mounting point
  • Compatible with all Skil PWRCore12 and PWRCore20 batteries

Skil Tower Light Price

The Skil Multivolt Tower Light is set to launch in mid-July at your favorite Skil retailer with a bare tool price of $79.99. It comes with a standard 3-year warranty but they will extend that to a 5-years if you register your purchase within 30 days.

The Bottom Line

Overall, we feel that Skil nailed the design of this Multivolt Tower Light. The lightweight frame is easy to transport and the setup is an absolute breeze. Plus, its dual power capabilities give it a huge leg up compared to traditional halogen work lights. If you’re in the market for an effective lighting solution that won’t break the bank, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the Skil Tower Light.