Milwaukee LED Job Site Lighting Review

   If you have followed us for any length of time you know we love almost the entire line of LED job-site lighting from Milwaukee. Milwaukee is the first company to produce cordless LED job site lighting that was bright enough to replace the ubiquitous 500w halogen light. They were not satisfied with those first designs and have continuously added to the worksite lineup with new and interesting designs for many applications. 


  They offer several choices in the M18 and M12 platforms as well as a new smaller platform called red lithium USB.  These smaller more compact blades use a single lithium ion so with a USB charger for the most compact yet powerful job site lighting on the market. This new LED job site pivoting flood lighting is a great improvement over the first red lithium USB floodlight.

Pros 550 Lumens of True View

  This new model offers 550 lumens of TrueView high definition color accurate light. It’s a little bit warmer than a lot of the LED lights which tend to be so white that they are to the blue side of the spectrum. TrueView Display is better in my opinion for painting and other tasks which require good color definition. The head pivots 210° for use in many different situations. The light output itself has low medium and high for maximum weight when you need it or extended run-time.


  One weakness I found on the original red lithium USB flood light was the magnet. It wasn’t strong enough in some situations and I would find it on the floor. That is never a good thing no matter where you are. This new light has a more powerful magnetic base and it has proven itself to hold tight on steel surfaces much better.

  This new light also has a built-in carabiner so you can hang it on a belt loop or lanyard or just about any other spot and you could stick a carabiner. I wouldn’t recommend it for climbing even know it be cool to climb at night!

  We have given it a thorough work out in attics, crawlspaces, cabinet installation and in the shop. It works great on a truss gang nail or the side of a metal tool box. It also sticks well to ductwork and pipe.  We are getting between 3-11 hours of runtime on a charge. It won’t do all day on high but medium might get you most of a day depending on duty cycle. 

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    • 550 lumens of TRUEVIEW™ High Definition color-accurate output
    • Light head pivots 210° for three output mode directional light
    • Magnetic base with built-in carabiner for on-the-go light
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2019-04-13T23:30:00-05:00April 14th, 2019|Accessories, Lighting, Milwaukee|6 Comments

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  1. Bnava2308 (Instagram) 04/17/2019 at 10:41 AM - Reply

    I couldn’t agree more about their lighting line up, I use this light every day doing plumbing, no more needing to stick the flashlight in my mouth (because, well doing plumbing, you know…) it’s more than enough light under sinks or dark closet, I also keep the 100 lumen pen stick light right on my uniform shirt for work along with my pen. Milwaukee’s lights are the best, the m12 rocket tower light is my favorite for big square footage needs, where it doesn’t matter if your battery is dead or not, just plug in an extension cord. It’s genius

  2. Pete Gilson 04/16/2019 at 5:24 PM - Reply

    Great review. I have the small rover stick light as part of my everyday carry. Been waiting for this one to come out ever since I saw it at the NECA show last fall. Planning to pick one up. My Home Depot has not stocked them yet.


  3. Darren 04/16/2019 at 5:44 AM - Reply

    Another great honest review. Thank you. I picked up the smaller rover stick light about a month ago to give one a try. I really like it and have found myself using it more and more. The one thing I did not care for is the belt clip. Seems like it is awkward and hard to use and more importantly it does not allow for a strong magnet on that side which to me is a bother.

    Having used the smaller one I am sure I would find myself using the one above even more.

    Thanks again for the review. Keep em coming.

    • Darren 04/16/2019 at 5:46 AM - Reply

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  4. Keith mcgillivary 04/15/2019 at 5:48 PM - Reply

    I am interested to give one a try. I have the m18 rover and stick light and the rocket is on my short list. I like your product reviews because they seem to be to the point and don’t seem “purchased” so to speak by the company provided!

    Insta @keithmcgillivary

  5. Josh Nobels 04/15/2019 at 11:44 AM - Reply

    Hey great review. Sounds like a great product I could use when working under a deck or the like. @joshnobels

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