Model#: DEWNDCL040

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Dewalt DCL040 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion LED Work Light (Bare Tool)

  • Dewalt DCL040 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion LED Work Light (Bare Tool)
  • Note: Battery & Charger sold separately
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  • Bright LED output - 110 Lumens
  • Integral hook for hands free use in multiple placements
  • Head rotates 120 degrees
  • Low heat output compared to Xenon lights
  • Efficient LED bulb improves run time
  • 20V MAX LED Work Light - DCL040
  • Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately


Series: 20V MAX
Cordless: Yes
Weight: 1.0 lbs.
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bulb Type: LED
Run Time: 11 Hours
Shipping Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Voltage: 20V



4.6 / 5.0
19 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (10)
Ergonomic Design (7)
Easy To Use (2)
Powerful (1)
Lightweight (1)
Not Durable (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (1)
Small Projects (1)
Home Repair (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Love it!
Another great Dewalt product
March 2, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Ergonomic Design
Adequate portable light
Very good work light. Uses batteries I already have with my other Dewalt tools.Light last long on single charge. A belt clip is available, but should come with the light considering the price. The light supports its self by resting on the flat bottom of the battery. The swivel head works well to direct light toward work area, but would be better if it swiveled further toward the down position for close up work.
January 4, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Not Durable
Best Uses
Small Projects
Home Repair
Great little worklight while it lasts
I have had this worklight for three years and have been satisfied until it quit recently. It is lightweight, easy to carry around, and has enough light for small project. I rarely had to recharge it in the middle of something as it could last hours with a fully charged battery. It started blinking after a couple of minutes use in the last week and got progressively worse to make it unusable. I tried several different batteries, all fully charged, but same results. My Dewalt 20v Max dril/impact driver work fine with these battery. I called Dewalt customer service hoping to get at least a clue of what might have caused the problem. The lady sounded not interested in helping. She acknowledged that it is outside warranty period, and she could nothing other than transferring me to a local service provider. During the transfer the call got disconnected. Getting 3 years of use for $50 is not bad, but I expected a bit more from Dewalt. Even my B&D power tool still worked after over 5 years of abuse. I bought a $20 LED Might-D-Light instead and so far works great.
March 17, 2017
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Can't be without it, a must have.
October 19, 2011
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Fantastic light, variable brightness would be super nice but its great as is.
November 10, 2011
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Very bright light
very nice addition to my dewalt collection
December 4, 2011
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Nice Product
I have left this light on for 2 days and it is still bright as ever.
December 8, 2011
Originally posted at
Can't stop guys from borrowing it
Best flashlight in my toolbox. Super bright, stays put, one charge on a 1.5ah battery can last me all day. Only thing that could make it better would be a magnet so I can hang it on steel stud.
February 11, 2012
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May 23, 2013
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DCL040 - best work light yet!
This is a very nice work light! It lasts an extremely long time and is VERY light. I got it on for $35. Very much recommend it!
July 29, 2013
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the info says 11 hour run time. it that with the 3.0 amphr battery or the 1.5?
toddie d on Dec 12, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The light doesn't draw much power. The 11 hour run time is based on the 3.0 amp hour battery.
what about 18 volt battery ?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 18 Volt battery won't fit this light.


Most DEWALT® Tools purchased on or after January 1, 2004 come with a warranty package that includes:

Three-Year Limited Warranty. DEWALT will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258). This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

One-Year Free Service Contract. DEWALT will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.

90-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your DEWALT Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund - no questions asked.