Gift Idea: A Light for a Weber Q Grill

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Gift Idea for a Griller: A Light for a Weber Q Grill
Looking for gifts for grillers? Here's our recommendation. We cook out a lot and our favorite grilling accessory is the light for our Weber Q grill.

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.


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Here's the light on the Weber Q 120 grill handle. Notice that it doesn't get in the way of lifting the lid or operating the grill.
Here's the light on the Weber Q 120 grill handle. Notice that it doesn't get in the way of lifting the lid or operating the grill.

Here's the grill with the lid closed. Again, it's small and not obtrusive at all. We think it looks really nice.
Here's the grill light with the lid closed. Again, it's small and not obtrusive at all. We think it's quite an attractive grill accessory.

This was one of our typical cook-at-dusk evenings. Chicken on the grill with the light off.
 This was one of our typical cook-at-dusk evenings. Chicken on the grill with the light off.

We couldn't be happier with how well this lights up the Weber Q's grill area and makes it easy to check the food.
Same as the previous picture but with the grill light on. We couldn't be happier with how well this lights up the Weber Q's grill area and makes it easy to check the food.

Here's a picture I took from below so you can see the three bright LED lights.
Here's a picture I took from below so you can see the three bright LED lights. Did I mention how much we like having this light when we cook out in the evenings?


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!

12 comments:

  1. I can totally relate to grilling year round and the issues with the darkness. I didn't know they made these lights - awesome!

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    1. Yep, when you've done without a light then you get one, it's definitely awesome. This one works great for us. Thanks, Vicki!

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  2. That is such a good idea. Invaluable actually! I remember many nights I would be holding a flashlight over the BBQ when the light just didn't provide enough. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    1. You're welcome, Merry! We'd usually turn on the porch light and that was even less effective than a flashlight. This bright light is so much better. Appreciate your visit!

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  3. Wow Susan, What a great idea, I'm usually in bed by the time it gets dark, but on weekends when I'm not working I could be cooing in the dark. Thanks I never knew a light for grills existed.

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    1. The light is very helpful even just at dusk or on an overcast day too, Sam. It's a great invention! Appreciate your visit and comment!

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  4. This sounds like a very useful tool (and gift) for anyone who grills as much as we do! Can't tell you how many times we are out there with a flashlight.

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    1. Sounds like you need to buy yourselves a gift! A grill light works SO much better than a flashlight. Hope you can find one for your grill. Thanks, Brenda!

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  5. I'm going to buy this for son's big bbq and try to find a clipon one for my kettle grill (for when he moves again...someday) Thanks Susan

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    1. You're welcome, Beth! You'll love (he'll love) having a light on the grill.

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  6. What an excellent gift idea and just in time for Father's Day!!! My dad cooks out a lot and I know you are right about the flash light. He doesn't have a Weber grill and I will need to do a bit of research on what light will fit his grill, but what a great idea! Thanks!

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    1. I hope you find the perfect light for your dad's grill, Cynthia. Thanks so much for your comment!

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