Philip’s new range of pen-sized inspection lights

Now here’s one gadget Christmas gift range that couldn’t go ignored! Philips’ new range of handheld inspection lights. Hmmm, sounds like one of those presents that your Dad opens and the rest of the family breathe a sigh of relief that they didn’t receive such a ‘sensible’ gift.


Mocking aside, Philips’ new range of inspection light pens could prove to be an ultra-useful gadget. Picture this, you have broken down on a cold winter’s night, you have no source of light to look under the bonnet, except of course, your new Philip’s pen light! Owning a rust-ridden Mercedes from 1994 (although it still has its badge), scenarios like this one happen to me all the time, so maybe I should put a Philips’ inspection pen on my own Christmas list!

No seriously, Philip’s latest range would make a great stocking filler, particularly for car and their mechanical functions enthusiasts. The so-called ‘baby’ of the range features six LED lights, the same, Philips inform us, as the ones used on many of the world’s leading super and executive cars for their Daytime Running Lights. The ‘baby’ also features a ‘seventh’ light at the top of the pen so that it can double up as a torch. This waterproof, damage resistant (Philips’ inform us that it endured a 1.5m test drop without sustaining any damage), pen-sized inspection light provides a light output of 250 lux (about twice as bright as other similar products for those who don’t understand the lux measurement), and comes with batteries that will last up to 11 hours of continuous use.

At £21.99 the Philip’s new inspection lights could definitely prove to be a popular choice of Christmas gift, especially for Dad perhaps, who’s always a difficult one to buy for.