Philips launches its latest workshop lighting solution – the Multidirectional Light System


Lighting in the workplace is often an under-addressed topic. It contributes strongly, however, not only to creating a pleasant working environment but also to enhancing a professional technician’s ability to concentrate. Also, the brighter the light the more yellow the temperature needs to be so that people can work more comfortably, without eye strain or headache to be better, safer and more productive.

With its expertise in lighting, Philips understood that it was necessary to research its market in order to fulfill the optimum lighting requirements of workshop and automotive technicians. Philips launched its workshop range in 2011, with three lamps: a powerful battery powered Penlight; a rechargeable multi function lamp and one of the brightest mains powered inspection wands available.

The products in the Philips range are all easy to handle and, with their varied features, deliver an inspection light solution for most situations. The Penlight Premium was launched late last year and both it and Philips' latest workshop product – the new Multidirectional Light System - remain true to this ethos.

Multidirectional Light System

The Multidirectional Light System consists of three independent modules, each of which can be placed at the user’s convenience to provide lighting wherever it is needed around a vehicle – or in a specific area.

Each of the three LED lamps is rechargeable – so there are no wires to get in the way – and each module delivers a range of light between 700 and 1200 lux, with a dimming function to allow the user to set the optimal lighting level for whatever needs to be done. Light is delivered at a natural 5400K temperature, to help avoid eye strain over prolonged use.

Each unit is incredibly flexible. The side has a heavy duty clamping hook for attaching to non-magnetic aluminium parts, while the base contains a strong magnet to attach it to most metallic parts for hands-free working. The head rotates through 300 degrees and can be set at an opposable angle of 120 degrees.

The three modules ensure that technicians can work, shadow-free and with optimum visibility in the work space. The versatility of the Multidirectional Light System means that it can fulfill the functions of many types of existing workshop lights - but in a single product

Each module is shock, water, dust and solvent resistant (IP54 & IK07) and the Multidirectional Light System is all contained in a neat carry case/toolbox, which doubles as a recharger.

Each unit will run for around five hours at its ‘normal’ 700 lux setting with recharging for a single unit taking 1 hour and two hours for all three modules.

The Multidirectional Light System will be on sale from May 2013 onwards.

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