HG45 is very compact, only 5" high and 3" in diamenter. It is easily stowed in a glove compartment. The design is for illumination on 4 sides horizontal as well as vertical. The HG45 is perfect for those overnight offshore trips as well as deep water inshore fishing. It comes with a 20' cord and alligator clips. If deepwater fishing is your thing then the HG45 is your light.