The Tri-L: A Portable LED Work Light

Altus Lumen Portable LED Work Light

I’ve been testing the battery-powered Tri-L LED work light by Altus Lumen. I have to admit that this light has become one of my favorite gadgets. The design of the Tri-L shows great attention to detail. The metal housing is made out of 85% recycled magnesium which is lighter than aluminum, so the Tri-L feels solid yet light in your hand. When folded up, the light acts as a flashlight, and measures just 110 x 60 x 20mm, so it fits nicely in a pocket. When unfolded, the light becomes its own 360 degree tripod stand, and can be used as a serious work light or booklight.

Portable LED Work Light
Tri-L: A Portable, Battery-Powered LED Work Light

The Tri-L’s hinges are also impressive – they are made with fraction joins instead of screws. The light can be fixed precisely in any orientation you set.

The Tri-L has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which can be recharged using the provided USB charger, or via mini-USB cable attached to a computer. The runtime is around 1.8 hours for the flashlight, and around 8 hours for worklight once the battery is fully charged. The runtime can be extended with an optional extended battery pack.

The LEDs are latest high-intensity models and they are very bright. The worklight lit up my entire garage, and the flashlight is certainly bright enough for my needs.

The Tri-L will also warn you when it’s about to run out of power. It flashes for 30 seconds when its about to¬† shut off — you have 30 seconds before the spotlight turns off, or 10 minutes before the flashlight runs out.

The manufacturer, Altus Lumen, state that 75% of the Tri-L is recyclable, and is built for easy disassembly. It is made with non-toxic components, and is LOHAS compliant. It is packaged in an eco-friendly carboard container.

The Tri-L sells for $99 and is available from Amazon.

4 thoughts on “The Tri-L: A Portable LED Work Light”

  1. Hi Justin,

    Researching this product and see that AltusLumen is made in Hong Kong, but has sales office in Tampa Florida? No phone number on their website or anywhere. I emailed the company but no reply yet. Do you possibly have a phone number for them in Tampa? Or, an email address for an engineer with this company? Please contact me if you do. Thanks very much!

  2. Aaron,

    The worklight has four high-intensity LEDs – the flashlight has conventional LEDs.

    Good question about the battery life — I’m not sure about how many recharges the battery can handle.


  3. Nice product. Little $$$…

    Any idea why the light lasts so much longer in worklight vs flashlight mode?

    Also, did the Tri-L literature say how many times the light can be recharged before it stops holding a charge? Just wondering about expected battery life…


    – Aaron Dalton,

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