Portable Work Lights

Our fleet of portable work lights offers various types of lights and wattage levels to meet your worksite lighting needs. Our lights can be mounted or available on a stand-alone base and are easily transportable. We have options for light strings, balloon lights, light stands, drop lights and hand lamps.

FAQs

Do you need a new transformer for LED lights?

  • All LED lights need a transformer. However, depending on the type of bulb, the transformer could be built into the bulb or located externally. LED transformers are used for controlling a greater flow of electricity, which could apply to large-scale LED projects. If you have any questions concerning your portable work light needs, United Rentals experts are here to answer any questions you have and provide solutions.

How many watts should an outside light be?

  • For outside lighting purposes, 80 watts and lower is ideal. However, for worksite lighting needs, more wattage might be necessary. United Rentals offers portable work lights that range from 40 watts to 2,000 watts.  

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Cat Class Code
320-1100

Portable Light, 1000W with Pedestal

  • 1000W fixtures
  • Unit weighs 42 lbs.
  • Fixture guards and anti-tip ring for added safety
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Cat Class Code
320-4025

Towable Light Tower & Water Tank Trailer Combo

  • Light tower plus water tank in one unit
  • Tower rotates 360°
  • Each unit can light up to 7 acres
  • Designed for easy leveling
Cart Mounted Balloon Light 1000-1600W
Cat Class Code
555-1062

1,000-1,600W Balloon Light Stand with Cart

  • Produce bright light without harsh glare or shadows
  • Extendable stand up to 13'
  • Mounted to cart for transport
  • Emission-free electric operation
  • Add this industrial light stand to your cart now
Balloon Light, Stand 1000W
Cat Class Code
555-1059

1,000W Balloon Light Stand

  • Produce bright light without harsh glare or shadows
  • Extendable stand up to 13'
  • Self-inflating balloon
  • Emission-free electric operation
  • Add this industrial light stand to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2170

1,000W Portable Light Stand, Halogen

  • 1,000 total watts
  • 2 500-watt halogen light fixtures
  • Sturdy light stand
  • Bulbs in a durable enclosure
  • Add this light stand to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2100

1,000W Portable Light Stand, Metal Halide

  • 120V electric powered
  • Unit weight 103 lbs.
  • Easy light adjustments
  • Can be broken down to fit into the trunk of a car
  • Add this light stand to your cart now
1,000W Portable Light Stand, Quartz
Cat Class Code
320-2160

1,000W Portable Light Stand, Quartz

  • 1,000 total watts
  • 2 500-watt quartz light fixtures
  • Sturdy light stand
  • Bulbs in a durable enclosure
  • Add this light stand to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-1150

1,500W Portable Light Stand, Metal Halide

  • 4 heavy-duty metal halide lights
  • Sturdy light stand
  • Caster wheels for increased portability
  • 6,000 watts total
  • Add this light tower to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2145

175W Light Wobble, 110V Metal Halide

  • 175 total watts metal halide light fixtures
  • 110V for standard outlet operation
  • Shines light in 360 degrees diameter
  • High-impact plastic case
  • Add this light wobble to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-1200

2,000W Portable Light Stand, Metal Halide

  • 2 1,000-watt light fixtures
  • Height adjustable between 5' to 8'
  • 25' power cord
  • Unit weight 42 lbs.
  • Add this light stand to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-1070

2,000W Portable Light Stand, Quartz

  • 2,000 total watts
  • 4 500-watt quartz light fixtures
  • Sturdy light stand
  • Bulbs in a durable enclosure
  • Add this light stand to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-1062

3-Outlet Extension Cord with GFCI Protection Adapter

  • Protect against ground circuit faults
  • Provide power to up to 3 tools or devices
  • Protection for indoor and outdoor jobsites or events
  • Accessory to your tool or equipment rental
  • Add this extension cord to your cart now
300W Portable Light Stand, Explosion Proof
Cat Class Code
320-3115

300W Portable Light Stand, Explosion Proof

  • 300 total watts
  • 1-2 light fixtures depending on model
  • Sturdy light stand
  • Bulbs in a durable enclosure
  • Add this light stand to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2147

400W Light Wobble, 110V Metal Halide

  • 400 total watts metal halide light fixtures
  • 110V for standard outlet operation
  • Shines light in 360 degrees diameter
  • High-impact plastic case
  • Add this light wobble to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-3120

400W Portable Light Stand, Explosion Proof

  • Durable casing for explosion proof bulbs
  • Sturdy light stand
  • 400 total watts
  • Efficient cool white light
  • Add this light stand to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2500

400W Portable Work Light, Hazard Class 1 Div 2

  • Designed to be used in Class 1 Division 2 hazardous locations
  • Sturdy light stand
  • Extra long power cord
  • 400 watts total
  • Add this work light to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-3005

40W Fluorescent Light, 4 ft.

  • 40 watt bulbs
  • Ideal for general purpose lighting
  • 4' wide
  • Efficient cool white light
  • Add this work light to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-1020

500W Portable Light Stand

  • 500 total watts
  • Sturdy light stand
  • 500 total watts
  • Bulbs in a durable enclosure
  • Add this light stand to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-3010

55W Explosion-Proof Fluorescent Light, 4 ft.

  • Reflectors included for redirection
  • 55 watt bulbs
  • 4' wide
  • Efficient cool white light
  • Add this work light to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-1065

70W Magnetic Base Work Light, Metal Halide

  • Feed through switch included
  • Metal halide construction for industrial applications
  • Secure to equipment with magnetic base
  • Extra long power cord included
  • Add this work light to your cart now
Cat Class Code
320-2140

70W Portable Work Light, Explosion Proof

  • 70 total watts
  • Sturdy small light stand
  • Bulbs in a tough enclosure
  • Explosion proof durability
  • Add this work light to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2155

800W Portable Light Stand, Hazardous Location

  • 800 total watts
  • 2 400-watt light fixtures
  • Sturdy light stand
  • Bulbs in a durable enclosure
  • Add this light stand to your cart now
Cat Class Code
555-1063

Balloon Light Diffuser

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Cat Class Code
320-1060

Caged Drop Light, 110V Electric Powered

  • Durable construction
  • Ideal for temporary indoor or outdoor work lighting
  • Extra long power cord
  • Cage and cord brightly colored
  • Add this work light to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-1061

Caged Drop Light, Wet Location, 120V Electric Powered

  • 50' electrical cord included
  • Ideal for temporary indoor or outdoor work lighting
  • Extra long power cord up to 100'
  • Cage and cord brightly colored
  • Add this work light to your cart now
Cat Class Code
320-2180

Converter Transformer, 110V to 12V

  • Step down input 110V to output 12V
  • Small convenient size
  • Ideal for portable equipment
  • Indoor use only
  • Add this converter transformer to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
555-1056

Diffuser Balloon Light With Stand, 400 Watt

  • Single 400 watt lamp (34,000 lumens)
  • 360-degree glare-free lighting
  • Air-assist mast-lowering system protects light bulb
  • Quick and easy setup; balloon inflates in less than 30 seconds
  • Add this diffuser balloon light with stand to your cart
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Cat Class Code
555-1061

Diffuser Balloon Light With Stand, LED Lamp

  • Diffuser is constructed of heat- and water-resistant UV-protected nylon
  • 360-degree glare-free lighting
  • Air-assist mast-lowering system protects light bulb
  • Quick and easy setup; balloon inflates in less than 30 seconds
  • Add this diffuser balloon light with stand to your cart
Drop Light Explosion Proof 110V
Cat Class Code
320-2190

Drop Light, Explosion Proof, 110V Electric Powered

  • Durable construction designed to not shatter
  • Ideal for temporary indoor or outdoor work lighting
  • Extra long power cord
  • Plugs into a standard outlet
  • Add this work light to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-1067

Explosion Proof LED Light, Magnetic Base

  • Durable casing for explosion proof bulbs
  • Secure to equipment with magnetic base
  • Extra long power cord
  • Wattage varies according to model
  • Add this work light to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-1010

Flashlight Radar Light

Hand Lamp
Cat Class Code
320-3020

Handheld Explosion-Proof LED Light, 12V Inline Transformer

  • Step down transformer
  • Durable glass dome and cage
  • Long power cord length
  • Efficient LED light
  • Add this LED work light to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2135

Handheld Explosion-Proof Light, Inline Transformer

  • Step down transformer
  • Durable glass dome and cage
  • Long power cord length
  • Portable and lightweight
  • Add this work light to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2130

Handheld Explosion-Proof Work Light, 12V

  • Long power cord length
  • Durable dome to protect bulb
  • No inline transformer
  • Portable and lightweight
  • Add this work light to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-3058

Light Fluorescent 5000 Lumen 120v

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Cat Class Code
320-1015

Mini LED Flashlight, Clip

  • Battery powered
  • Ideal for working on electrical panels, plumbing or any other work in cramped areas
  • Durable construction
  • Clips onto belts or pockets
  • Add this mini flashlight to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2400

Outdoor Work Light String, 100 ft.

  • Plastic cages included
  • Bright yellow for visibility
  • Ideal for industrial applications
  • Up to 10 light bulb sockets
  • Add this work light string to your cart now
Light String
Cat Class Code
320-3030

Outdoor Work Light String, 12V Explosion Proof

  • Bulb cases included
  • Explosion proof durability
  • Ideal for industrial applications
  • Up to 5 light bulb sockets
  • Add this work light string to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-3045

Outdoor Work Light String, 5-Head, Explosion Proof

  • 120V electric powered
  • Up to 5 hand lamps with drop cord
  • Up to 100' power cord
  • Explosion proof durability
  • Add this work light string to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2395

Outdoor Work Light String, 50 ft.

  • Plastic cages included
  • Bright yellow for visibility
  • Ideal for industrial applications
  • Up to 5 light bulb sockets
  • Add this work light string to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-3040

Outdoor Work Light String, 70W LED Explosion Proof

  • 70 total watts
  • Up to 6 hand lamps with drop cord
  • Energy efficient bright LED light
  • Explosion proof durability
  • Add this work light string to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-2405

Outdoor Work Light String, Heavy Duty, 50 ft.

  • Heavy duty cages included
  • Bright yellow power cord for visibility
  • Ideal for industrial applications
  • Up to 5 light bulb sockets
  • Add this work light string to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-4001

Small Towable Light Tower with 6kW Generator, 4,200W, Vertical Mast, Diesel

  • Four 1,050W halide fixtures on extendable vertical mast up to 23'
  • Fuel-efficient diesel generator
  • 359-degree rotational mast for total illumination on-site
  • 120V and 140V convenient outlets for small equipment, hand tools and electronics
  • Add this towable light tower to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-4011

Towable Light Tower with 16-20kW Generator, Vertical Mast, Diesel

  • Halide fixtures on extendable vertical mast
  • Fuel-efficient diesel generator
  • 359-degree rotational mast for total illumination on-site
  • 120V and 140V convenient outlets for small equipment, hand tools and electronics
  • Add this towable light tower to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
320-3035

Work Light String, 8-Head, 12V Explosion Proof

  • Bulb cages included
  • Explosion proof durability
  • Ideal for industrial applications
  • Includes 8 heads+W761
  • Uses: Ideal for work lighting in tunnels or construction sites
  • Add this work light string to your cart now