Grill lights are an essential accessory for evening parties, late night barbecuing, or for cold smoking. early and late in the heat of the summer. A bbq light can extend your craft well into
the wee hours, providing a day light appearance on your grill, if you select the right one.
Most are LED grill lights, and we think the Kuisiware Grill Light is the best value of the bunch; no wonder it’s a top seller on Amazon. With 10 LED lights in two separate containers, the Kuisiware will flood any grill area in pitch black conditions to create a fully workable area. This picture was taken at 11:45 PM, when I was doing some cold smoking in lower temperatures. The LED lights work great, and the light is fully adjustable, up and down, right to left.
The Kuisiware grill light is simple, and easy to adjust and operate. It has a single screw clamp that is designed to attach to a handle on a grill or bbq. It comes with batteries that are secured in a screw-locking battery box, with a small Phillips screwdriver provided. The on/off switch is touch-sensitive, and sensitive it is! Fortunately, it’s easy to get used to its apparent desire to turn on, and if you touch it by mistake, it’s equally easy to turn it off.
I had two areas of heartburn with this grill light. One was the screws for the battery box; the other was the clamp. The clamp, which is practically universal among the bbq grill lights, is designed for a handle attachment, and doesn’t close all the way down tight. That’s fine, except for a Weber Ketlle that doesn’t fit tight; the handles are on the top of the lid. Fortunately, the clamp screws down far enough that it’s super easy to slide the light on any part of the Weber metal surface and it holds just fine. But, when you want to close the lid, you have to remove the light first. It works fine on my Weber gasser and Pitts and Spits BBQ pit.
Not being one to post a review where I have questions without going to the source, I contacted the man who sent me the light to test, Raine Orallo, Sales Manager for Kuisiware products, and invited him to comment on my two concerns. He asked for a few days to talk to product development, and here were his responses:
Regarding your comments, i totally understand your frustration regarding the battery compartment. Other customers mentioned this, but the reasons for the screws are:
1. they keep the batteries safely inside, without the risk of them falling into the fire, while the light is attached to the handle. The covers that we see on remote controls, those would be a bit too risky.
2. The screws also keep the compartment tightly closed, so as little rain as possible can get in (preferably none at all).
Regarding the clamp, this is only the second time we heard about this issue, where the handle of the grill is too thin for the light’s clamp. Usually, most grills have full, round handles, and the clamp works fine.
We are working on coming up with a new model next month, so we will consider making the clamp close completely.
How many producers of a sub $30 item would take the time to respond like this? Kuisiware is a small company with only a few products, and they are all low price items. I am not 100% satisfied due to the bitches above, but looking at other similar offerings, they nearly all have the same characteristics.
I don’t care much about the battery compartment; if I lose the screwdriver (I will), I , like most of you, have small tools that will handle it, if and when the batteries fail. As to the clamp, I have a simple hack. I cut down a paint mixing stick into two parts, keep them by the Weber Performer, and when I work at night I simply place them between the screw clamp and the bracket, and it works fine. As a practical matter, I don’t bother for short lighting intervals, as the light stays fixed fine on the Weber cover, and I don’t find taking it off inconvenient.
I use the hell out of this light, and I’ve never really thought I needed one. I honestly have held a flashlight in my mouth at nights, and this is SO much nicer and provides a far better flood light.
For a healthy discount on Amazon with free shipping, yes. Take it now