M-TECH PRO SERIES – professional inspection lamp in your workshop.
Portable workshop lamps, also known as inspection lamps, are one of the fastest growing segments of automotive accessory lighting. This is because precise workplace lighting is the basis for efficient and safe operation. This applies to mechanics as well as DIY enthusiasts in the garage and workshop, but not only. In such a situation, a powerful workshop lamp is reliable and indispensable, which can be used to spot or fully illuminate components that require repair, making it easier to diagnose the cause of failure.
The most important features when choosing portable inspection lamps are luminous efficiency, durability and battery capacity. This has long been known by the top automotive manufacturers, in whose product range workshop lamps are occupying an increasingly important place.
The most important feature of all to pay attention to when choosing workshop lamps are the light sources used, which have a direct impact on the luminous flux. Recently, this product category has been dominated by light-emitting diodes, commonly referred to as LEDs. Three basic LED sources used in the manufacture of workshop lamps can be distinguished: flux, COB and SMD. Leading manufacturers are increasingly turning to SMD technology, which allows the best efficiency to be achieved from 1W, resulting in much more powerful light. Currently, the most common luminous flux value on the market for portable workshop lamps is between 200lm and 500lm. Recently, however, handheld compact workshop lamps have appeared on the market in which this value reaches up to 1100 lumens.
A very important element when choosing workshop lamps is the materials used in the production process, which have a direct impact on the durability of the product itself. To date, the vast majority of lamps on the market have been manufactured from ABS or plastic, which are not the most durable materials. Recently, however, it can be seen that manufacturers have started to turn towards higher-end materials such as metal or polycarbonate. The use of such components has a significant impact on the quality and durability, and thus allows to enjoy longer use in difficult conditions, which, as we know, are the everyday life of portable workshop lamps. For this reason, a very important element in the selection should also be the class of water resistance and mechanical resistance at a minimum level of IP54 and IK08.
Another element to pay attention to is the battery capacity. The most common lamps on the market are those with a cell capacity in the range of 2200mAh - 2600mAh. The leading manufacturers of this lighting segment also understand this, hence it is becoming increasingly common to find models on the shelves where this value is even 5000mAh. It should be remembered that the capacity of the battery directly affects the comfort and operating time of a given lamp.
One more important point is the additional elements. A practical hook and strong magnets allow the lamp to be placed almost anywhere, making work much easier and having a direct impact on its quality. It is also important that the workshop lamp guarantees that the angle of light can be adjusted to any extent.
To meet the latest trends and the increasingly high demands and expectations set by users of this type of lighting, M-TECH has come up with a new quality in the inspection lamp segment, namely the ILPRO series. Unflagging interest in the ILPRO103, ILPRO104, ILPRO105, ILPRO109 and ILPRO307 models, which were introduced in early 2021, led M-TECH to follow suit and introduce a brand new model - the ILPRO120 - extending the ILPRO range.
The ILPRO120 model is a lamp with a wide range of applications. Its main purpose is to be mounted under the bonnet of a car, allowing excellent illumination of the engine compartment, which makes work very easy and efficient, or to illuminate the interior of a car by attaching the lamp to the roof. The adjustable holder span from 117 to 163 cm and the special material that covers the elements ensure 100% protection of the paintwork against scratches or damage. In addition, the entire luminous element has a 120-degree adjustable angle of incidence, which is its undoubted advantage. 120 branded SMD LEDs are responsible for the light, resulting in a luminous flux of max. 1800 lm. The ILPRO120 model has as many as three light modes (100%, 50%, 30%), which allows the amount of light needed to be adapted to any conditions. The ILPRO120 boasts a 5000 mAh cell, which, combined with the 3 modes, allows you to enjoy continuous operation of up to 10h. In addition, the model is equipped with a built-in battery charge indicator (indicator), which makes it easy to check the battery status and has a direct impact on working comfort. The ILPRO120 uses the innovative "Dual 2 in 1" system. This allows continuous operation even when the battery is discharged, as the battery is charged at the same time when connected to the mains.
Introduced in early 2021, the models: ILPRO103, ILPRO104, ILPRO105, ILPRO109 and ILPRO307 immediately became bestsellers in M-TECH's offer. Applied solutions such as light sources combined with the highest quality materials used in the production process allow them to withstand even the most difficult working conditions, which are the everyday reality for most users of workshop products. The use of an intelligent lamp switch-off system - one click switches the lamp off 3 seconds after switching it on and into a convenient mode - is an added advantage. This means that we don't have to click several times to switch the lamp off, which can be irritating with regular use. The lamps have an overcharging protection system (overcharging protection system).
The products are IP54 certified, making them waterproof, while the housing remains resistant to contamination. In addition, the IK08 mechanical resistance class protects them from external mechanical impacts (the lamp can withstand the fall of an object weighing 1,700 g from a height of 29.5 cm)-thereby affecting the durability of the device and the safety of use.
What features distinguish each model?
The ILPRO103 is the most powerful, handy, pocket-sized lamp with an incomparable ratio of lumens to its dimensions. Thanks to the use of branded diodes from leading manufacturers, we obtain a luminous flux of up to 600 lumens, and the materials used in the production process, including polycarbonate and metal, are a guarantee of the highest quality and reliability. An additional element is a belt clip and a built-in magnet for easy use. The product is equipped with a jack charging function.
ILPRO104 is a foldable lamp of a small size. The narrow, movable light section with 270-degree maneuverability and a light reaching up to 500 lumens allows any strong light output to be positioned in hard-to-reach areas. The ILPRO104 workshop lamp is also equipped with an LED battery status indicator (indicator). In addition, the improved rechargeable battery allows up to 20 hours of continuous use, and the metal hook and built-in magnet significantly increase the lamp's usability. The product is equipped with a micro USB charging function.
ILPRO105 is distinguished by its flexible head (the luminous part is mounted on a flexible element connecting it to the rest of the lamp) and the possibility to maneuver the entire lamp by 360 degrees around its axis. The use of these two solutions allows the light beam to be positioned as desired, providing comfort even in the most inaccessible areas. In addition, the lamp has been equipped with a brightness regulator of the emitted light in the range of 10%-100% (the so-called dimmer), thanks to which it is possible to reduce its intensity in places where it is not needed and thus extend its operating time up to 20h. In addition, it is equipped with an LED battery status indicator, which allows you to monitor the battery charge level in real time (indicator). The product is equipped with a micro USB charging function.
The ILPRO109 is currently the most powerful handheld workshop lamp on the market. Thanks to the use of the best branded light sources, we obtain a strong, uniform light with a luminous flux of up to 1100 lumens for the main function and up to 200 lumens for the auxiliary function, which, with a 5000mAh battery, allows up to 8 hours of continuous operation. In addition, top quality materials such as polycarbonate combined with the above features create a top-of-the-range product. The lamp is equipped with two strong magnets, a 360-degree hook and a separate button to reduce the light output to 50%. The product is equipped with a jack charging function.
ILPRO307 is an innovative and professional inspection lamp from M-TECH's latest range of lamps. The main advantage of the ILPRO307 is that the lamp can be adjusted in two planes: around its own axis 360 degrees (independently) and 180 degrees in the other plane (independently)!
In addition, the light reaching up to 1,000 lumens allows for precise and reliable illumination of the work area. Practical hooks and strong magnets allow the lamp to be placed almost anywhere possible, making work much easier and having a direct impact on its quality. The product is equipped with a jack charging function.
The 2022 also features the innovative ILPRO107 headlamp.
The term workshop lamp, otherwise known as an inspection lamp, is associated by most with a hand-held torch, which can take many forms. The most common lamps on the market are elongated structures designed for manual work, very often additionally equipped with a magnet or a hook for hanging, or both. The problem arises when both hands are needed for work, e.g. in a pit or on a lifting platform, and lamps equipped with a magnet or hook are not able to illuminate the work area well (it is not possible to mount them in such a way that they shine exactly where you want them to). As always, M-TECH is meeting this challenge by introducing another revolutionary model of the ILPRO series, which is so popular on the market, namely the ILPRO107 headlamp. It has been equipped with many solutions which will certainly be appreciated not only by workshop employees. The biggest advantage of this type of lighting, commonly called a headlamp, is the fact that the light beam always follows your eyesight, precisely illuminating the place you want.
The most important feature of workshop lamps that should be noted first and foremost is the materials used in the construction of the product. The ILPRO107 light module is made of extremely damage-resistant rubber based on polycarbonate (double injection molding), which makes it extremely resistant to mechanical damage. The IP65 protection class and IK08 resistance to mechanical damage guarantee reliability and longevity. In addition, the use of non-slip silicone strips on the inside of the strap is a guarantee that the ILPRO107 will not slip/slide off the head even during sudden movements.
When purchasing inspection lamps, it is worth paying attention to the technical parameters, the components used and the possibilities offered by the product. In the ILPRO107 model, the best quality 3535HP diode (High Power) has been used as the light source, which allows for a luminous flux of up to 450 lumens. In addition, the lamp is equipped with a so-called ZOOM allowing the width of the light to be adjusted within a range of up to 120 degrees. The use of the innovative ULTRA VIEW FLOOD technology ensures even distribution of the luminous flux over the entire illuminated surface (the light is uniform at every point). Thanks to this, it has been possible to eliminate the effect that can be found in similar products available on the market, namely the further away from the center the weaker the light becomes, not to mention the yellow border outside the illuminated surface, which is the bane of headlamps. It should be mentioned at this point that the element responsible for the ability to adjust the luminous flux has been made of the best quality aluminum alloy, which is a guarantee of reliability. In addition, the TWIST FOCUS system allows the light beam to be changed from maximum focus to maximum diffusion in a seamless and quick manner. A definite plus is the use of a USB-C type charging socket and a 1,400 mAh battery made with the latest lithium-polymer (Li-Po) technology, which allows continuous operation of up to max. 24h.
The most interesting solution used in the ILPRO107 model is the motion sensor (M-TECH moveON). It allows the lamp to be switched on and off by moving your hand in front of the torch. This is extremely important, especially for users who deal with various types of dirty substances such as oil or grease on a daily basis. The use of the M-TECH MOVEon system certainly increases the life of the lamp itself and keeps it clean.
ILPRO107 is distinguished from other products belonging to the group of headlamps by another interesting functionality - the method of switching on and off. We can do it in as many as 3 ways. Such possibilities are not offered by the models we can currently find on shop shelves. The first way can be called the classic one, i.e. using the "M" button. This allows the lamp to operate in two modes, 100% and 50%. Another option is the knob on the side of the lamp. It allows us to adjust the light intensity from 100% to 10%. The third way is the M-TECH moveON system, thanks to which we can switch the lamp on and off without touching it.
The ILPRO107 model is another item from the extremely popular M-TECH ILPRO series on the market, which is a guarantee of a top quality product. The materials used, such as polycarbonate-based rubber and the components used, including a 5W 3535HP high-power diode fitted with a lens and a 1400 mAh lithium-polymer technology battery, make ILPRO107 an excellent professional solution wherever you need both hands for work. The light module is adjustable within a 30-degree range, and thanks to the innovative ULTRA VIEW FLOOD technology, which ensures even distribution of the light beam (max. 450lm) across the entire surface, and the TWIST FOCUS system, which allows you to quickly change the beam from focused to diffused, you can take full advantage of the possibilities ILPRO107 offers. The lamp is equipped with a USB-C type charging socket, and the IP65 waterproof rating and IK08 resistance to mechanical damage guarantee reliability and comfort even in the most difficult conditions. In addition, the silicone straps used on the inside of the strap ensure that, even with sudden movements, the lamp remains stable and does not slip from the head.
The ILPRO107 model, despite being called a workshop or inspection lamp, has its wide range of applications in other situations as well. It will certainly come in handy for drivers themselves, e.g. when replacing a burnt-out bulb or wheel, as well as finding its use when running, cycling, mountain hiking or camping.
In summary, M-TECH's innovative ILPRO series of inspection lights is a guarantee of top quality products. The range has been selected so that everyone can find the right tool for their work. The light sources and materials used in the production process make the ILPRO series lamps confidently compete with models from the best manufacturers in the world.
It is important to remember that the luminous efficiency, durability and battery capacity have a direct impact on the comfort, safety and quality of the work performed.
Durability, reliability and professionalism - these are the hallmarks of the new M-TECH PRO range of inspection lamps.