There are many situations when a little — or a lot — of extra light is required. Portable floodlights come in various shapes and sizes, and our LOFTEK 15W Portable Floodlight review takes a look at a small, portable, rechargeable floodlight which doubles as a power bank.
The Loftek 15W Portable Floodlight has the following features and specifications:
- Portable, cordless floodlight which doubles as a battery-charging power bank.
- Two light modes — white floodlight and flashing red/blue SOS mode.
- 15 watt, equal to 60-Watt Incandescent in an ultra-compact body.
- 6,600mAh battery capacity with 5V/2A charging for mobile devices.
- Durable aluminum and steel housing with adjustable stand/handle.
- Energy-efficient and IP65 dust/waterproof rating.
- Shoot Distance: 20m
- Beam Angle: >120 degree
- CCT (Correlated Color Temperature): 5500K-6000K
- CRI (Color Rendering Index): Ra>70
- Luminous Flux: 650 lm
- Battery Capacity: 6600mAh
- Working Time: About 4-7 hours
- Charge Time: About 6 hours
- Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 3.4″
- Weight: 1.6lbs
What’s in the box
- 15W floodlight
- USB cable
- User guide
- Welcome card
The LOFTEK 15W Portable Floodlight is much smaller and more compact than most other floodlights. The main body is a black rectangle, roughly 6.2 x 1.5 x 3.4″ with a yellow handle bolted to each of the long sides about two-thirds of the distance from the bottom. The handle moves freely and can be set in any position in a full 360° radius. The front of the floodlight features the LED light which is roughly 2 x 3″ and is located on the upper two-thirds of the body. The back of the floodlight features a steel belt clip, which is quite handy for attaching the floodlight not only to your belt but to other items it will fit over.
The top of the floodlight is where you’ll find your USB interface housed under a rubber seal, the SOS switch, white light switch, and LED indicator.
The LOFTEK 15W Portable Floodlight definitely features the familiar floodlight design in a much smaller package.
Ease of Use
Like most floodlights, the LOFTEK Portable Floodlight is super easy to use. Press and hold the white light switch for two seconds to turn on the unit at maximum brightness. Press again for power saving mode which reduces the brightness output, and finally press it a third time to turn it off. Pressing the SOS switch for two seconds will turn on the alternating red and blue SOS mode while pressing it again will turn it off.
To charge a smartphone or other USB device, simply plug in the USB cable to the USB port on the floodlight and the other end into your phone. When the battery on the floodlight gets low, the LED light will flash red. When plugged in for charging, the LED light glows red while being charged and turns green when fully charged.
As far as performance is concerned, the LOFTEK 15W Portable Floodlight works as one would expect. It is a pretty bright little light and easily lights up most rooms with its 60W equivalent output. It is a directed beam, however, so depending on how you have it situated you’ll most likely have darker areas in some corners of the room. For the most part, though, it did provide ample lighting for various situations although it would be nice if it was a little brighter and had a wider throw area.
The 5V/2.1A output for smartphone charging will get you regular charge speeds on most devices and given the size of the battery (6600 mAh) you could recharge most devices 2 or 3 times before having to recharge the light. One nice feature is that you are indeed able to charge your mobile device while using the floodlight so you don’t have to choose between extra light or extra power.
As mentioned a couple times, the LOFTEK 15W Portable Floodlight sports a 6600 mAh rechargeable battery. During testing, we hit in between the 5 and 6-hour mark on multiple occasions before it died depending on the lighting mode used. Of course, using the full brightness will drain the battery quicker, and using it to charge your other portable devices will reduce the light time even further. When recharging, you can expect it to take between 4.5 to 6 hours to fully recharge depending on your charging source.
The LOFTEK 15W Portable Floodlight is a bit expensive at the MSRP of $39.99USD. However, it is currently selling on Amazon for $28.99USD which, obviously, is a much better price. Given the portability and versatility of this floodlight, it’s a great value if you can pick it up for the current sale price.
The LOFTEK Portable Floodlight is a handy, compact, portable floodlight/power bank which delivers when you need extra light or power for a smartphone or other device in a pinch.
*We were sent a sample of the Loftek 15W Portable Floodlight for the purposes of this review.
Last Updated on June 27, 2017.
LOFTEK 15W Portable Floodlight$39.99 USD
- Very compact design
- Provides adequate lighting for most situations
- SOS mode
- Doubles as power bank
- IP65 waterproof rated
- Handle rotates fully
- Belt clip can be handy
- Can charge a device and use light at the same time
- Could definitely be a bit brighter