This fluorescent work light uses two 9 watt fluorescent bulbs for a total of 18 watts of light. Each bulb is rated at 10,000 hours of use. The amount of light produced is similar to that of a 100 watt incandescent bulb, but with a daylight color to it. The handle has a natural ergonomic shape making it a pleasure to hold and use. Built into the handle is a single 12 amp grounded Single Outlet making it possible to power another tool or device directly from the handle. The electronic ballast provides instant, no-flicker cold weather starts. The cord uses an exclusive 90 degree swivel design making it possible to set the light down for hands-free operations. For additional hands-free use, this product has a retractable and removable nylon-tipped double hook located at the top of the light that can rotate 360 degrees. This unit has a single rocker switch and a 6 foot 16/3 SJT cord.