Model#: DEWNDC527

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Dewalt DC527 18V Cordless Fluorescent Area Light (Tool Only)

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  • Dewalt DC527 18V Cordless Fluorescent Area Light (Tool Only)
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The DC527 18V Cordless Fluorescent Area Light features an overmolded lens to increase durability. Hang the unit 2" from material in multiple locations to adjust area light. Bulb change is quick and easy.
  • Built-in telescoping and 360 degree rotating hook allows unit to hang from 2 in. materials and multiple locations
  • Over-molded lens cover provides increased durability on the jobsite
  • 13 Watt fluorescent bulb provides bright area lighting
  • Twist and lock tool-free lens cover allows for quick and easy bulb change
  • Pre-heat circuit helps eliminate blackening at the base of the bulb
  • Runs on the 18V battery system for longer run-time
  • This item may ship in the original manufacturer's packaging.
  • 18V Cordless Fluorescent Area Light - DC527
  • Batteries sold separately
Compliance and Restrictions
warning: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer and Birth Defect/Reproductive Harm. For more information go to


Series: 18V
Cordless: Yes
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: 18V
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
Bulb Type: Fluorescent
CSA Safety: No
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
ETL Safety: No
No. of Bulbs Required: 1
Power Source: Electric - Cordless
UL Safety: Yes
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No



3.9 / 5.0
14 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
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2 Stars
1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (3)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Ergonomic Design (2)
Good light
Good light Really like it wish it were brighter.
Good price-fast shipping.
October 23, 2016
cordless flourescent portable light
I have changed all of my tools to 20v lithium and I do not understand why Dewalt does not make any of the fluorescent lights in 20v.
October 15, 2013
Originally posted at
Outdated tech
I can't seem to get more than about 20 minutes out of a fully charged battery. The light really needs to be upgraded to LED.
February 25, 2012
Originally posted at
Keeps coming apart.
When using the built in hook, the unit will twist and fall to the ground, breaking the bulb. Once you have replaced the bulb, be sure to duct tape the unit together so that it will not twist during use.
February 8, 2012
Originally posted at
dws 535 worm drive saw
dewalt needs to make a carrying case for this.
December 25, 2011
Originally posted at
dc 527 area light
had this for two months used like three times and it just topped working. i tried different batteries and changed the lamp and still doesnt work. i asked someone else that i knew that had one and the same thing happened to him.
November 12, 2011
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Small area worklight
Good tool for small dark areas.

Fluorescents are obsolete; look forward to an LED version.

Hanging hook could be deeper. Or clippable.
January 3, 2011
Originally posted at
excellent light
i work for a gas and electric utility in california, and i love this light. whether working on a furnace or a houseline under a house, or late at nite at a meter set, this light really performs. nice bright light in the work area. light weight and has a handy hook to hang for elevated light or to hook onto my belt while carrying material.
March 15, 2010
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Fluorescent is a Keeper!
I recently bought one of these lights, fell in love with on the rack. I live in earthquake country and it is great to have this to go with the many batteries and chargers I have around. I highly recommend this for work and your emergency kit! Like the other reviewer said, great for camping too----another real winner from the great folks @ Dewalt!
March 15, 2010
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Great Utility Light
Excellent for general use, plus ideally adapted for camping! We now leave the propane lantern at home, and use the fluorescent light for nighttime lighting!!
March 15, 2010
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Questions & Answers

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Can I use the DC527 with an XRP 18v battery?
Mike E on Jan 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe all DeWalt 18 volt batteries will work. I use both lithium and nicad on mine
When bulb blows can you replace with higher watt bulb?
Elizabeth on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, you can not upgrade the wattage of the bulb


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