Comments were made earlier about wanting light where you need it when working on the engine. I use something light this:
Bright 30 LED Rechargeable Work Light from UnbeatableSale.com at SHOP.COM
Although since I installed the light in the engine compartment i pretty much never need this thing. I have found it to be a great work
light as it has no cord and the bulb doesnt break when I drop it. Mine is not this specific brand but it puts out a ton of great light and stays charged for a long time. No genset on my boat
but we do have an inverter
. HAve not tried recharging the light off the inverter
yet but everything else I own that is rechargeable works.
Glad to see this thread has stayed focused (pun intended) on Engine Room lighting
and not degenerated into a discussion on the merits of LEDs...