Portable Explosion Proof Rechargeable Inspection Work Light & Drop Light

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Inspection Light, Work Light, Drop Light, Hand Lamp, & Blast Light … One Work Light, Many Applications!

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Additional information

Approved for:

Class I, Div 1 & 2; Groups C & D
Class II, Div 1 & 2; Groups E, F, & G
CSA Zones 1 & 2; Zones 20, 21, & 22 (rated for use in Canada)

Conforms to:

UL Stds 153, 8750, 781, 844

Certified to:

CSA Stds C22.2#s, 12, 25, 137

Suitable for:

Wet Location Use


Portable Luminary (Portable Luminaire)

Temperature Rating:

T5 (-40°C to +40°C) / T4 (-40°C to + 100°C)


XP-G Cree

LED Color:

~6000K, CRI >70

Light Output:

– 45,000 lux at 1ft.
– >2,100 lumens

Standard Optic:

25° refractive, collimated beam

Light Head Power:

– 21 VDC, 800mA, LVLE (A & C Models)
– 120 VAC, 3A (B Model)


– 2.55 lbs. (light head only)
– 1.45 lbs. (battery)
– 4 lbs. total


– Handle 10.25"
– 4" Diameter

Body Material:

– Machined solid blocks of 6061-T6 Aluminum
– Polyurethane Bumpers


Blast Lens, Filters & Diffusers, Hanging Hook, Overspray Protection Bags

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Higher Efficiency LED electronics from Western Technology

Country of Origin:

Designed, Manufactured, and Serviced in the USA


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The SIDEKICK | Portable | Explosion Proof | Rechargeable | LED Inspection Work Light & Drop Light

Light up your darkest work site conditions with the SIDEKICK. Rechargeable and portable, his LED inspection work light and drop light is perfect for hand-held inspection use in hazardous locations and confined spaces.  The SIDEKICK was designed to meet an incredible variety of applications. Part of our KICK-IT TOUGH LED Safety Lights!

The SIDEKICK is certified and approved for hazardous locations (HazLoc):

  • Class I, Div 1 & 2, Groups C & D;
  • Class II, Div 1 & 2, Groups E, F, & G
  • CSA Zones 1 & 2; Zones 20,21 & 22
  • Portable Luminaire (UL 153)
  • Wet Location
  • Low Voltage (LVLE)

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*Equipment specifications, options & availability subject to change.
(Last update: July 8, 2024)


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Explosion-proof string lights are the safest option when you need lighting in hazardous areas where flammable gasses or vapors may be present. These durable lights are designed to contain any internal explosion and prevent the ignition of surrounding gasses.

The explosion-proof string lights at Western Technology Lights use unique sealed fixtures and bulbs that meet strict manufacturing standards. The seal prevents any sparks from escaping and igniting vapors outside the fixture. They also often use lower-wattage bulbs that generate less heat, reducing the risk of overheating.

Incandescent Drop Lighting

Incandescent drop lighting, or string lights, is a popular explosion-proof lighting option. These string lights use old-school incandescent bulbs that emit light in all directions, unlike LEDs which direct light downward. Our Incandescent droplights provide an inexpensive yet attractive option for general-purpose lighting in hazardous locations. They are easy to install and maintain, and spare bulbs are readily available. Explosion-proof incandescent droplights fit the bill for a safe, ambient lighting solution.

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