Kobalt LED Blue Battery-operated Stand Work Light

Mini Review

A handy light stand every shop guru needs for their garage or worksite. Overall, the portability, ease of use and function were great – but for the price, this Kobalt LED Blue Battery-operated Stand Work Light left us wanting more.


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3.5 out of 5.0 Stars
work light
MSRP $169

Find it only at Lowes.


The Kobalt KTL 124B-03 Tower Light provides 3000 lumens of light output, extends up to 7 feet tall (with leg stabilizers) and has independent light heads that swivel and pivot…all, in a battery-operated cord free set-up.

What We Like

  • Portable & battery operated.
  • Light and easy to carry.
  • Utility Tray
  • Tripod Mount

What We Don't Like

  • Expensive for what it is.
  • No battery included.
  • It’s light, so it may topple over, if you’re not careful.

First Impressions

Cracking this open, there was a bit of intrigue. How do you open it? What do I press to turn the light on? What do these knobs at the bottom do? All that was quickly answered in the ease of use, with the Kobalt LED Blue Battery-operated Stand Work Light. It became evident pretty quickly, this workshop tower light is built for one thing – to increase the brightness of your work area.

What's In The Box

Just the Work Light. That’s it.


  • Material – Metal
  • Maximum Bulb Wattage (Watts) – 0
  • Lumens – 3000
  • Bulb Type – LED
  • Power Source – Battery-operated
  • Package Contents – Tower light
  • Package Quantity – 1
  • Safety Listing – Not safety listed
  • Glass Type – N/A
  • Height (Inches) – 39.7
  • Length (Inches) – 39.7
  • Width (Inches) – 8.3
  • Worklight Type – Stand
  • Warranty – 5-year limited
  • Battery Type – Lithium ion (Li-ion)
  • Color/Finish Family – Blue
  • Charger Included – No
  • Battery Voltage – 24-volt max

Full Review

Kobalt has a good thing going here, but overall, this LED Blue Battery-operated Stand Work Light left us wanting more…light. At 3000 lumens, you would assume that would get the job done, which it probably does in most applications. To be fair, we tested this during the day in a garage work shop with windows. So, I imagine in a nighttime application where power is cut on a job site, this tower light would really shine – pun intended. So, if you’re wondering why only 3 12 stars? That’s why. Everything else about this stand work light was extremely user friendly, and well thought out. We loved the small details – such as the utility tray to hold your Kobalt Acetate Handle Screwdriver Set, the tripod mount on the top of the lights to get great camera angles from your Go Pro Hero11 or the adjustable legs that provide up to 1-1/2-inches in height changes for uneven surfaces. This Kobalt KTL124B-03 Stand Work Light sits right in the middle of the pack, price-wise, which is usually the case for Kobalt brand tools. So, with that in mind, it’s an affordable tower light to get work done, when you need a bit more light than you already have.

The Tool Space recommends this for: DIY and Handyman level users.

Warranty Information

Protection Plan available for an additional $29.97 (2-Year), or $34.97 (3-Year). Learn more here: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-LED-Rechargeable-Stand-Work-Light/5013201461

Tool Space Recommendation

We recommend this tool to the following skill levels.

DIY rated tools are for users who would use this product one time a month.
DIY rated tools are for users who would use this product one time a week.

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