RYOBI 18Volt ONE+™ Xenon HI-Beam™ Review

RYOBI 18Volt ONE+™ Xenon HI-Beam™

I had the pleasure of testing some new RYOBI 18 Volt cordless tools including their new Xenon HI-Beam™ flashlight. Most cordless manufacturers offer some type of work light as an accessory but RYOBI went a step further and they are offering a HUGE work light!

RYOBI P716 Features

  • 35 Watt High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon bulb for maximum lighting
  • 2,800 lumens of light output
  • 60 minutes of run time per charge using P104 High Capacity Lithium-ion battery
  • Lock-on allows light to be used continuously without holding trigger
  • Easy hands-free operation vertically or horizontally
  • Ergonomically designed and center balanced handle to reduce fatigue during extended periods of use
  • Works with all Ryobi 18V ONE+™ batteries
  • Battery: 18V (not included)
  • Bulb: 35 Watt HID Xenon
  • Lumens: 2,800
  • Tool Weight: 2.5 lbs.


The RYOBI 18Volt ONE+™ Xenon HI-Beam™ is a large high intensity work light that produces a great deal of light. My first thought was this thing was made for jacking deer! It certainly generates lots of light for the darkest work environments.

The work light has a trigger and grip that is very similar to the other 18V drills that Ryobi offers. The battery fits into the bottom of the grip in the same way the drills work. It offers a trigger lock so you can lock the light in the on position if you want to set the light on a surface while you work. The front and back of the light have a soft plastic feel that protects the light from accidental impacts.

Overall Impression

The RYOBI 18Volt ONE+™ Xenon HI-Beam™ (Model P716) work light works very well. I produces tons of light, it’s comfortable to hold and it works with all Ryobi 18V ONE+™ batteries. If you own 18V ONE+™ batteries and you’re in need of a large work light then I’d recommend considering this one.

The only negative from my point of view is the price point. Priced at $49.97 I think it’s a bit too expensive considering it does not come with a battery. If the $50 price tag included a battery (not necessarily a charger) then it would be a good deal.

If you want to buy this light it’s available at The Home Depot for $49.97. You can buy it online at The Home Depot here: One+ Xenon 18-Volt Spotlight

About the author

Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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  1. dave

    great light,it was expensive but it worked so good i dont care anymore about the price.

  2. Kevin

    I’m considering purchasing this light. I read a review on The Home Depot’s website in the reviews section that creates some apprehension though. The review is quoted below:

    “First off, the beam on this light is just incredible. I also have the older P715 spotlight, and the xenon p716 puts it to shame. No comparison. Brighter, whiter light, reaches farther, greater area. It’s awesome.
    The bulb burnt out after 2 months. And I only rarely used it, there was maybe 20 minutes of runtime on the light bulb total for that entire duration. I called Ryobi to inquire about a bulb replacement, and they told me there are no user serviceable parts. That’s right! It’s a flashlight with a NON REPLACEABLE BULB! They recommended I contact a local service center, who were unable to help (they only dealt with engines).
    Fortunately, I was within my 90 day window and Home Depot allowed me to return it, so I’ve got a new light and another 90 days for it to burn out. If this one breaks too, I’m just gonna get my money back.
    It’s an awesome light, but I feel like I’m gambling regarding whether or not it’ll work when I need it.”

    1. Todd Fratzel


      I’ve had mine now for almost 2 years. I use it constantly and nothing has burned out. I think you likely had a “lemon” so to speak. Let me reach out to Ryobi and see what their take is on it.

      Thanks for sharing,

    2. Todd Fratzel

      Kevin – UPDATE: I spoke with Ryobi and they are going to have replacement bulbs. They are currently waiting for some to arrive. I’ll email you and I can certainly help you get a bulb.

  3. I just bought this light. Any news on the bulbs. I’ve built electronic circuits like op-amps and oscillators, so I am confident I could change this bulb if need be. Nearest I can tell its a 35W H3 HID Xenon bulb 6000K (?), but I’d prefer a part number over rumor. So far google has come up dry. I might need to disassemble this bad boy to see what is what.

    1. Todd Fratzel

      Bulbs should be available.

  4. I bought a Stanley FaxMax and had to return it because it didn’t charge. I returned it for another one and it worked for about five minutes. I bought the Ryobi 18volt one xenon hi beam and WOW, not only does it work but it is brighter than the FaxMax. I light up houses that have to be at least 400 to 500 yards away. What a great light. I have coyotes that track behind my yard and I wanted to see how many are in the fields.

  5. Pat

    Haven’t even used mine 20 minutes. If I can get the bulb who’s going to install it for me?

    1. Frank Ahrens

      I agree. The one i have you cant lock on any more. So cant you can’t replace the bulbs or the switch! I will be buying another another light but it will not be a Ryobi… For that much money, you should be able to replace a few parts.

  6. Anthony

    Hi I just purchased this Ryobi P716 and I just want to ask when I first put on the light it looks like a different color makes a noise then gets fully bright and less noise . Is that normal for this kind of bulb ? Thank you

    1. Taylor

      Yes that is normal, HID car headlights do the same thing.

  7. MIKE

    Any updates on replacement bulbs?

    1. Todd Fratzel

      Have you checked with Ryobi tech support? They should have them now.

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