Sure it stays lighter longer in the summer, but any good BBQ keeps going long after sundown. And cooking in the dark tends to be a little hazardous – having to get up close to see how the food’s doing. Those sudden flare-ups suck. (But your eyebrow should grow back in a couple of months.) To make sure you’re not putting too much char on those burgers, or yourself, invest in a grill light like this one from Brookstone.
A good grill light should have an adjustable clamp to let you mount it to the handle of any grill. This one does, and it also pivots to let you focus the light where you need it most, like on the ground to find those tongs you just dropped.
The light should also be strong enough to actually illuminate your grill surface, not just cast a warm glow. This Brookstone model has two 8-inch cathode bulbs that shoot enough bright light to cover a pretty wide area. It’s operated by four DD batteries, which can get expensive, so to keep from burning through your burger money there’s a timer that shuts the light off after six minutes. It’s also water resistant, so you can leave it attached to your grill all season long. Which you’ll want to. Your eyebrows will thank you.