At our house we cook out often, year-round. Sometimes we don't get dinner started until late and often end up grilling after dark. Until recently, this created a problem when it was too dark to see what we were doing.
A flashlight just isn't a very satisfactory tool to help check the progress of the burgers, steak, or chicken, so I did some research online and found a light that fits right on the handle of our BBQ grill. Perfect solution!
We have a WeberQ 120 grill that we love (perfect for a small family), so instead of looking for a generic grill light, I decided to look for a Weber grill light. I found one that was made for the specific model of grill that we own, ordered it, and my husband loves it (he's the usual outdoor chef).
Choose the Right Light
The light we have is the Weber 6503 Q Grill Out Handle Light which fits Weber Q models except for the 300 series, including our Weber Q 120. (For the bigger 300 series, you'll need model 7516. Find both at the link.)
Installation is Quick and Easy
Simply remove the grill's handle and slip on the light, then screw the handle back on. (I was going to take a picture, but my husband had the light installed before I got back with the camera.)
This model uses 3 LED lights situated at just the right angle to light up the grill area perfectly. In fact, we couldn't have been happier to install something that needed no adjustment at all.
The company says that the nylon housing is "resistant" to heat and rain. Our grill is on a covered porch, so it doesn't sit out in the rain, though it gets a little bit wet if the wind is blowing while it's raining. Personally, if our grill was not in a covered area we would be sure to cover it with a standard grill cover (or tarp) to protect from the elements anyway. I would do my part to protect both the grill and the light from harsh sunlight or heavy rain.
Here are our personal pictures so you can see how well the light works on our Weber Q grill.
Note that the grill light requires three AAA batteries which are NOT included. Good news is that you won't have to replace them very often. We use rechargeable batteries and the original ones are still going strong after being installed going on four years ago.
Bottom line, to make grilling at night easier - use a grill light. Problem solved!
P.S. Here's a bright idea: A light for a Weber Q grill would make a perfect Father's Day gift for the grill master at your house!