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SL 6-22

Original operating instructions

Information about the documentation

About this documentation

  • Read this documentation before initial operation or use. This is a prerequisite for safe, trouble-free handling and use of the product.
  • Observe the safety instructions and warnings in this documentation and on the product.
  • Always keep the operating instructions with the product and make sure that the operating instructions are with the product when it is given to other persons.

Explanation of symbols

Warnings

Warnings alert persons to hazards that occur when handling or using the product. The following signal words are used:
DANGER
DANGER !
  • Draws attention to imminent danger that will lead to serious personal injury or fatality.
WARNING
WARNING !
  • Draws attention to a potential threat of danger that can lead to serious injury or fatality.
CAUTION
CAUTION !
  • Draws attention to a potentially dangerous situation that could lead to personal injury or damage to the equipment or other property.

Symbols in the operating instructions

The following symbols are used in these operating instructions:
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Image alternative Instructions for use and other useful information
Image alternative Dealing with recyclable materials
Image alternative Do not dispose of electric equipment and batteries as household waste
Image alternative Hilti Li‑ion battery
Image alternative Hilti charger

Symbols in illustrations

The following symbols are used in illustrations:
Image alternative These numbers refer to the illustrations at the beginning of these operating instructions.
Image alternative The numbering reflects the sequence of operations shown in the illustrations and may deviate from the steps described in the text.
Image alternative Item reference numbers are used in the overview illustration and refer to the numbers used in the key in the product overview section.
Image alternative These characters are intended to specifically draw your attention to certain points when handling the product.

Product-dependent symbols

Symbols on the product

The following symbols can be used on the product:
Image alternative Direct current (DC)
Image alternative Do not look into the light source.
Image alternative The product supports near-field communication (NFC) technology compatible with iOS and Android platforms.
Image alternative Protection class III (low voltage)
Image alternative Li-ion battery
Image alternative Never use the battery as a striking tool.
Image alternative Do not drop the battery. Never use a battery that has suffered an impact or is damaged in any other way.
Image alternative Li-ion battery

Product information

Image alternative products are designed for professional users and only trained, authorized personnel are permitted to operate, service and maintain the products. This personnel must be specifically informed about the possible hazards. The product and its ancillary equipment can present hazards if used incorrectly by untrained personnel or if used not in accordance with the intended use.
The type designation and serial number are printed on the rating plate.
  • Write down the serial number in the table below. You will be required to state the product details when contacting Hilti Service or your local Hilti organization to inquire about the product.
    Product information
    Cordless lamp
    SL 6-22
    Generation
    02
    Serial no.

Declaration of conformity

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The manufacturer declares, on his sole responsibility, that the product described here complies with the applicable legislation and standards.
The technical documentation is filed here:
Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH | Tool Certification | Hiltistrasse 6 | D-86916 Kaufering, Germany

Safety

Important safety instructions

Image alternative Warning! Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below can result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Keep these instructions in a handy yet secure place.
  • Use the product and accessories only when they are in perfect working order.
  • Never tamper with or modify the product or accessories in any way.
  • Persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental abilities or lack of experience and knowledge are not permitted to use this product.
  • Keep the product out of reach of children.
  • Children must receive instruction and be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the product.
  • Do not use the product where there is a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Use the product in a dry environment only.
  • To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not use the product in wet weather, immersed in water or in any other liquid.
  • Do not expose the product to rain or moisture. Water entering the product will increase the risk of electric shock.
  • Replace the complete cordless lamp when the light source has reached the end of its life. The light source in this cordless lamp is not replaceable.
  • Whenever you suspend the product by means of the scaffold hook, make sure that it is securely and safely positioned.
  • Do not look directly into the light source and do not aim the beam at other persons’ faces.
  • A falling product can constitute a risk of injury for you and others. Secure the area in which you will be working.
  • Before each use, check all attachment points on the product and make sure they are in full working order.
  • Risk of injury by falling tools and/or accessories. Before starting work, check that the battery and installed accessories are secure.
  • Do not attach a belt hook to this product.
  • Keep the heat sink free of dirt and do not cover it up.

Battery use and care

  • Comply with the following safety instructions for the safe handling and use of Li-ion batteries. Failure to comply can lead to skin irritation, severe corrosive injury, chemical burns, fire and/or explosion.
  • Use only batteries that are in perfect working order.
  • Treat batteries with care in order to avoid damage and prevent leakage of fluids that are extremely harmful to health!
  • Do not under any circumstances modify or tamper with batteries!
  • Do not disassemble, crush or incinerate batteries and do not subject them to temperatures over 80 °C (176 °F).
  • Never use or charge a battery that has suffered an impact or been damaged in any other way. Check your batteries regularly for signs of damage.
  • Never use recycled or repaired batteries.
  • Never use the battery or a battery-operated power tool as a striking tool.
  • Never expose batteries to the direct rays of the sun, elevated temperature, sparking, or open flame. This can lead to explosions.
  • Do not touch the battery poles with your fingers, tools, jewelry, or other electrically conductive objects. This can damage the battery and also cause material damage and personal injury.
  • Keep batteries away from rain, moisture and liquids. Penetrating moisture can cause short circuits, electric shock, burns, fire and explosions.
  • Use only chargers and power tools approved for the specific battery type. Read and follow the relevant operating instructions.
  • Do not use or store the battery in explosive environments.
  • If the battery is too hot to touch, it may be defective. Put the battery in a place where it is clearly visible and where there is no risk of fire, at an adequate distance from flammable materials. Allow the battery to cool down. If it is still too hot to touch after an hour, the battery is faulty. Consult Hilti Service or read the document entitled "Instructions on safety and use for Hilti Li-ion batteries".
    Observe the special guidelines applicable to the transport, storage and use of lithium-ion batteries.
    Read the instructions on safety and use of Hilti Li-ion batteries that you can access by scanning the QR code at the end of these operating instructions.

Description

Product overview

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  1. Lamp head
  2. LEDs
  3. Vertical pivot joint
  4. Installation opening for accessories
  5. Battery
  6. Mode switch (light intensity)
  7. Locking switch, vertical
  8. Heat sink
  9. Carrying handle
  10. 5/8" thread for tripod mount
  11. Suspension/attachment hook
  12. Battery release button
  13. Battery status indicator

Intended use

The product described is a cordless floodlight. It is used for lighting up jobsites.

The lamp head can be pivoted horizontally and vertically. Additionally, the light can be set on a flat surface, suspended from various construction materials by means of the integral hook, or mounted on a tripod with 5/8" thread.
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  • For this product, use only Hilti Nuron lithium-ion batteries of the B 22 series. For optimum performance, Hilti recommends the batteries stated in this table for this product.

  • For these batteries, use only Hilti chargers of the type series stated in this table.

Items supplied

Cordless lamp, operating instructions.
Other system products approved for use with this product can be found at your local Hilti Store or at: www.hilti.group

Status indicators of the Li‑ion battery

Hilti Nuron Li-ion batteries can indicate state of charge, fault messages and the battery's state of health.

Indicators for state of charge and fault messages

Short-press the release button of the battery to get whichever of the following status indications is applicable at the time.
WARNING
Risk of injury by a falling battery!
  • If the release button is pressed with a battery inserted in the product, subsequently check that the battery is correctly re-engaged and secure.
State of charge and, if applicable, faults are indicated constantly as long as the connected product is switched on.
Status
Meaning
Four (4) LEDs show constantly green
State of charge: 100 % to 71 %
Three (3) LEDs show constantly green
State of charge: 70 % to 51 %
Two (2) LEDs show constantly green
State of charge: 50 % to 26 %
One (1) LED shows constantly green
State of charge: 25 % to 10 %
One (1) LED slow-flashes green
State of charge: < 10 %
One (1) LED quick-flashes green
The Li-ion battery is completely discharged. Recharge the battery.
If the LED again starts quick-flashing after the battery has been charged, consult Hilti Service.
One (1) LED quick-flashes yellow
The Li-ion battery or the product in which it is inserted is overloaded, too hot or too cold, or experiencing some other fault.
Bring the product and the battery to the recommended working temperature and do not overload the product when it is in use.
If the message persists, consult Hilti Service.
One (1) LED shows yellow
The Li-ion battery and the product in which it is inserted are not compatible. Consult Hilti Service.
One (1) LED quick-flashes red
The Li-ion battery is locked and cannot be used. Consult Hilti Service.

Indicators showing the battery's state of health

To check the battery's state of health, press the release button and hold it down for longer than three seconds. The system does not detect a potential malfunction of the battery due to misuse, for example battery dropped or pierced, external heat damage, etc.
Status
Meaning
All LEDs show in sequence, followed by one (1) LED showing constantly green.
The battery can remain in use.
All LEDs show in sequence, followed by one (1) LED quick-flashing yellow.
The check to ascertain the battery's state of health did not complete. Repeat the procedure, or consult Hilti Service.
All LEDs show in sequence, followed by one (1) LED showing constantly red.
If a connected product can still be used, the remaining battery capacity is below 50 %.
If a connected product can no longer be used, the battery has reached the end of its useful life and has to be replaced. Consult Hilti Service.

Technical data

Product


SL 6-22
Voltage
21.6 V
Brightness
3,000 lm
Weight in accordance with EPTA procedure 01, without battery
3.2 kg
Ambient temperature for operation
−17 ℃ …60 ℃
Storage temperature
−20 ℃ …70 ℃

Battery

Battery operating voltage
21.6 V
Weight, battery
See the section headed "Intended use"
Ambient temperature for operation
−17 ℃ …60 ℃
Storage temperature
−20 ℃ …40 ℃
Battery charging starting temperature
−10 ℃ …45 ℃

Operation

CAUTION
Risk of damage to the eyes (the retina). Looking directly into the lamp presents a risk of damage to the eyes (the retina).
  • Do not direct the lamp at yourself or at anyone else.
  • Do not, under any circumstances, look into the lamp.
Observe the safety instructions and warnings in this documentation and on the product.

Charging the battery

  1. Before charging the battery, read the operating instructions for the charger.
  2. Make sure that the contacts on the battery and the contacts on the charger are clean and dry.
  3. Use an approved charger to charge the battery.

Inserting the battery

WARNING
Risk of injury by short circuit or falling battery!
  • Before inserting the battery, make sure that the contacts on the battery and the contacts on the product are free of foreign matter.
  • Make sure that the battery always engages correctly.
  1. Charge the battery fully before using it for the first time.
  2. Push the battery into the product until it engages with an audible click.
  3. Check that the battery is seated securely.

Removing the battery

  1. Press the battery release button.
  2. Remove the battery from the product.

Turning the lamp head

CAUTION
Risk of damage to the eyes (the retina). Looking directly into the lamp presents a risk of damage to the eyes (the retina).
  • Do not direct the lamp at yourself or at anyone else.
  • Do not, under any circumstances, look into the lamp.
CAUTION
There is a risk of crushing fingers in the joint area When the lamp head is being turned, there is a risk of the fingers being caught between the support leg and the casing.
  • Wear protective gloves.
The vertical pivot joint and the lamp head can be turned in either direction along the axis. Do not attempt to force the lamp head past the end stops.
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  1. Unlock the vertical pivot joint with the locking switch to adjust the lamp vertically.
  2. Then turn the vertical pivot joint in the desired direction.
  3. Lock the vertical pivot joint with the locking switch.
  4. Turn the lamp head to the desired position to adjust the lamp horizontally.

Switching on / off

Whenever you engage the product on the universal hook or mount it on a tripod, make sure that the product is secure.
  1. Select a mode by repeatedly pressing the mode switch.
    • Brightness 100 %
    • Brightness 66 %
    • Brightness 33 %
  2. To switch the lamp off, press the mode switch and hold it down for at least 1 second, until the lamp goes out.

Fall arrest

WARNING
Risk of injury by falling tool and/or accessory!
  • Use only the Hilti tool tether recommended for your product.
  • Prior to each use, always check the attachment point of the tool tether for possible damage.
Comply with the national regulations for working at heights.
As drop arrester for this product, use only a combination of the Hilti retaining strap and the Hilti tool tether #2261970.
  • Secure the retaining strap to the installation openings for accessories. Check that it holds securely.
  • Secure one carabiner of the tool tether to the retaining strap and secure the second carabiner to a load-bearing structure. Check that both carabiners hold securely.
    Comply with the operating instructions of the Hilti retaining strap and those of the Hilti tool tether.

Care and maintenance

WARNING
Risk of injury with battery inserted !
  • Always remove the battery before carrying out care and maintenance tasks!
Care of the product
  • Carefully remove stubborn dirt.
  • Carefully clean the air vents, if present, with a dry, soft brush.
  • Use only a slightly damp cloth to clean the housing. Do not use cleaning agents containing silicone as these can attack the plastic parts.
  • Use a dry, clean cloth to clean the contacts of the product.
Care of the Li‑ion batteries
  • Never use a battery with clogged air vents. Clean the air vents carefully using a dry, soft brush.
  • Avoid unnecessary exposure of the battery to dust and dirt. Never expose the battery to high levels of moisture (e.g. by being dipped in water or left in the rain).
    If a battery has been soaked by moisture, treat it as a damaged battery. Isolate it in a non-flammable container and consult Hilti Service.
  • Keep the battery free of extraneous oil and grease. Do not permit dust or dirt to accumulate unnecessarily on the battery. Clean the battery with a dry, soft brush or a clean, dry cloth. Do not use cleaning agents containing silicone as these can attack the plastic parts.
    Do not touch the contacts of the battery and do not remove the factory-applied grease from the contacts.
  • Use only a slightly damp cloth to clean the housing. Do not use cleaning agents containing silicone as these can attack the plastic parts.
Maintenance
  • Check all visible parts and controls for signs of damage at regular intervals and make sure that they all function correctly.
  • Do not use the product if signs of damage are found or if parts malfunction. Immediately have the product repaired by Hilti Service.
  • After cleaning and maintenance, install all guards and protective devices and check that they are in full working order.
To help ensure safe and reliable operation, use only genuine Hilti spare parts and consumables. Spare parts, consumables and accessories approved by Hilti for use with your product can be found at your Hilti Store or online at: www.hilti.group

Transport and storage of cordless tools and batteries

Transport
    CAUTION
    Accidental starting during transport !
  • Always transport your products with the batteries removed!
  • Remove the battery/batteries.
  • Never transport batteries loose and unprotected. During transport, batteries should be protected from excessive shock and vibration and isolated from any conductive materials or other batteries that may come in contact with the terminals and cause a short circuit. Comply with the locally applicable regulations for transporting batteries.
  • Do not send batteries through the mail. Consult your shipper for instructions on how to ship undamaged batteries.
  • Prior to each use and before and after prolonged transport, check the product and the batteries for damage.
Storage
    WARNING
    Accidental damage caused by defective or leaking batteries !
  • Always store your products with the batteries removed!
  • Store the product and the batteries in a cool and dry place. Comply with the temperature limits stated in the technical data.
  • Do not store batteries on the charger. Always remove the battery from the charger when the charging operation has completed.
  • Never leave batteries in direct sunlight, on sources of heat, or behind glass.
  • Store the product and batteries where they cannot be accessed by children or unauthorized persons.
  • Prior to each use and before and after prolonged storage, check the product and the batteries for damage.

Troubleshooting

If a problem occurs, always observe the charge-status and fault indicator of the battery. See the section headed Status indicators of the Li‑ion battery .
If the trouble you are experiencing is not listed in this table or you are unable to rectify the problem by yourself, contact Hilti Service.
Trouble or fault
Possible cause
Action to be taken
Battery does not engage with an audible "click".
The retaining lugs on the battery are dirty.
  • Clean the retaining lugs and push the battery in until it engages.
LEDs of the battery show nothing
Battery defective
  • Contact Hilti Service.

Disposal

WARNING
Risk of injury due to incorrect disposal! Health hazards due to escaping gases or liquids.
  • DO NOT send batteries through the mail!
  • Cover the terminals with a non-conductive material (such as electrical tape) to prevent short circuiting.
  • Dispose of your battery out of the reach of children.
  • Dispose of the battery at your Hilti Store , or consult your local governmental garbage disposal or public health and safety resources for disposal instructions.
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  • Do not dispose of power tools, electronic equipment or batteries as household waste!

Manufacturer’s warranty

  • Please contact your local Hilti representative if you have questions about the warranty conditions.

Further information

China RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
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This table is valid for the China market.

Hilti Li-ion batteries

Instructions for safety and useThis documentation uses the term battery to describe rechargeable Hilti Li-ion battery packs containing several Li-ion cells joined together. These batteries are to be used in Hilti power tools exclusively. Use only genuine Hilti batteries!
Description Hilti batteries have cell-management and cell-protection systems.
The batteries are composed of cells that contain lithium-ion storage materials capable of providing high specific energy density. Li-ion cells have a minimal memory effect, but they are very susceptible to external impact, deep discharge, and high temperatures.
The products approved for use with Hilti batteries can be found in your Hilti Store or at: www.hilti.group
Safety
  • Comply with the following safety instructions for the safe handling and use of Li-ion batteries. Failure to comply can lead to skin irritation, severe corrosive injury, chemical burns, fire and/or explosion.
  • Treat batteries with care in order to avoid damage and prevent leakage of fluids that are extremely harmful to health!
  • Do not under any circumstances modify or tamper with batteries!
  • Do not disassemble, crush or incinerate batteries and do not subject them to temperatures over 80 °C.
  • Never use or charge a battery that has suffered an impact or been damaged in any other way. Check your batteries regularly for signs of damage.
  • Never use recycled or repaired batteries.
  • Never use the battery or a battery-operated power tool as a striking tool.
  • Never expose batteries to the direct rays of the sun, elevated temperature, sparking, or open flame. This can lead to explosions.
  • Do not touch the battery poles with your fingers, tools, jewelry, or other electrically conductive objects. This can damage the battery and also cause material damage and personal injury.
  • Keep batteries away from rain, moisture and liquids. Penetrating moisture can cause short circuits, electric shock, burns, fire and explosions.
  • Use only chargers and power tools approved for the specific battery type. Read and follow the relevant operating instructions.
  • Do not use or store the battery in explosive environments.
  • If the battery is too hot to touch it may be defective. Put the battery in a place where it is clearly visible and where there is no risk of fire, at an adequate distance from flammable materials. Allow the battery to cool down. If it is still too hot to touch after an hour, the battery is faulty. Follow the instructions in the section headed What to do in case of a battery fire .
What to do in case of damaged batteries
  • Always contact Hilti when a battery is damaged.
  • Never use a battery that is leaking fluid.
  • Avoid direct eye and/or skin contact with fluid leaking from a battery. Always wear protective gloves and eye protection when undertaking tasks involving battery fluid.
  • Use a chemical spill cleanup kit to remove leaked battery fluid. Comply with the locally applicable cleanup regulations for battery fluid.
  • To store a damaged battery, place the battery in a non-flammable container and cover the battery with dry sand, chalk powder (CaCO3) or silicate (Vermiculite). Then seal the lid air-tight and store the container away from flammable gases, liquids or objects.
  • Dispose of the container at your Hilti Store , or consult your local governmental garbage disposal or public health and safety resources for disposal instructions. Comply with the locally applicable regulations for transporting damaged batteries!
What to do in case of dysfunctional batteries
  • Watch for abnormal battery behavior, such as faulty charging, unusually long charging times, noticeable power loss, unusual LED activity, or leaking fluids. These are signs of an internal problem.
  • If you suspect an internal battery problem, contact Hilti Service.
  • A battery that no longer works, cannot be recharged or leaks fluid has to be disposed of correctly. See the section headed Maintenance and disposal .
What to do in case of a battery fire
    WARNING
    Battery fire hazard! A burning battery releases hazardous and potentially explosive liquids and fumes that can lead to corrosion injuries, burns or explosions.
  • Wear your personal protective equipment when you tackle a battery fire.
  • Provide sufficient venting to permit hazardous and potentially explosive fumes to escape.
  • Leave the room immediately in case of intense smoke emission.
  • Consult a doctor in case of any skin or respiratory irritation.
  • Alert the fire service before you start tackling the fire.
  • Use only water to tackle a battery fire and keep as far from the fire as effective extinguishing permits. Powder fire extinguishers and fire blankets are ineffective with Li-ion batteries. Fire in nearby materials can be extinguished with appropriate extinguishing agents.
  • Do not try to move large quantities of burning batteries. Instead, isolate the batteries by removing unaffected materials from the immediate vicinity.
In the case of a battery that does not cool down, or a smoking or burning battery:
  • Scoop the battery up with a shovel and drop it into a bucket of water, which will reduce the risk of igniting adjacent cells that have not yet reached run-away temperature.
  • Leave the battery in the bucket for at least 24 hours until it has cooled down completely.
  • See the section headed What to do in case of damaged batteries .
Shipping and storage
  • Ambient operating temperature to be kept between -17°C and +60°C / 1°F and 140°F.
  • Storage temperature to be kept between -20°C and +40°C / -4°F and 104°F.
  • Do not store batteries on the charger. Always remove the battery from the charger when the charging operation has completed.
  • Store batteries in a cool and dry place. Cool storage will increase battery life. Never store batteries where they are exposed to direct sunlight, on sources of heat or behind glass.
  • Do not send batteries through the mail. Consult your shipper for instructions on how to ship undamaged batteries.
  • Never transport batteries in bulk form (loose, unprotected). During transport, batteries should be protected from excessive shock and vibration and isolated from any conductive materials or other batteries that may come in contact with the terminals and cause a short circuit. Comply with the locally applicable regulations for transporting batteries.
Maintenance and disposal
  • Keep the battery free of oil and grease. Do not permit dust or dirt to accumulate unnecessarily on the battery. Clean the battery with a dry, soft brush or a clean, dry rag.
  • Never use a battery with clogged ventilation slots. Clean the ventilation slots carefully using a dry, soft brush.
  • Prevent unnecessary exposure of the battery to dust or debris and never subject the battery to soaking moisture (e.g., submerged in water or left out in the rain).
  • If a battery is exposed to soaking moisture, treat it as a damaged battery and isolate it in a non-flammable container.
  • See the section headed What to do in case of damaged batteries .
  • Improper disposal may cause health hazards from leaking gases or fluids. Dispose of the battery at your Hilti Store , or consult your local governmental garbage disposal or public health and safety resources for disposal instructions. Comply with the locally applicable regulations for transporting damaged batteries!
  • Do not dispose of batteries as household waste.
  • Dispose of your battery out of the reach of children. Cover the terminals with a non-conductive material (such as electrical tape) to prevent short circuiting.