What is it?
We've always associated Osram as a company that product quality car bulbs, but we only recently realised they also stretch out into the torches and inspection light markets - so given their reputation for bulbs we were eager to test out their inspection lights.
The Osram LEDinspect Slimline 280 is a hinged inspection light boasting 280 lumens of light from the main area and a small torch on the top. The light can be charged via the AC mains docking stage or via USB this should give the light around 4 hours of continuous use from a 5 hour charge - when it's low a handy light will show you when it needs to be recharged.
There is a plastic retractable hook allowing you hang the light where required and comes with a magnetic base to attach to a metal object.
You can pick up the light for around £45-50 at time and writing and it comes with a 3 year Osram Guarantee.
How we tested it?
As with all inspection lights we test it in a dark unit in an engine bay to test its brightness, ability to get into different areas and ability to use handsfree. All inspection lights are fully charged prior to testing.
We didn't like:
Overall, it's a very good inspection light, it's nimbleness allows it to get into small and hard to reach spaces and the dock provides a great storing space whilst charging the light. It perhaps isn't the brightest out there, you can certainly get brighter but it would do the job well.