Beam Me Up. Many work lights are directional, but Husky's 360-degree light on a tripod will illuminate an entire room. The 84-watt dual-lamp 272-931 runs cool and uses common compact fluorescent bulbs. It switches on when the head is raised; when the head is down, a blue night-light keeps the room navigable. It costs $65 at Home Depot. Husky, 866/340-3912.

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