Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Lighting Solutions

Milwaukee Personal Lighting Solutions

Milwaukee continues to expand their offering of lighting solutions designed for tradesmen. With the advancement of LED lights and lithium-ion battery platforms job site lighting solutions have exploded in recent years. This year Milwaukee has expanded their lighting with personal lighting solutions that workers either wear or carry on their person throughout the work day.

Milwaukee REDLITHIUM® USB Battery Pack

At the core of this new family of lighting solutions is a new battery pack from Milwaukee. The new REDLITHIUM® USB battery pack gives users rechargeable convenience and performance where maintaining a compact size is critical. The new battery is considerably smaller than their 12V packs and looks like an over-sized AA battery. This new battery offers flexibility for charging including either in the light itself or in a separate charger. These new battery are charged using a micro-USB cable in one of three ways; using and AC adapter supplied with the light, plugged directly into a USB outlet, or plugged into a Milwaukee M12 Compact Charger / Power Source (pictured above). The new battery pack is rated for over 2,000 recharges. This new family of personal lighting solutions includes 3 new lights listed below.

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable 700L Flashlight

The first new product in this new family is the USB Rechargeable 700L Flashlight (Model 2110-21). This new flashlight produces 700 lumens of TRUEVIEW High Definition Light output on it’s high mode with a beam reach of up to 500 ft. It has a run time of up to 16 hrs (on low), has an adjustable beam (spot to flood), and three different modes including high, low, and strobe.

The flashlight body is made of aircraft aluminum and the body and lens are impact and chemical resistant. It has an IP67 rating and it’s also dustproof and submersible up to 1 meter deep in water. To charge this flashlight, it can be plugged in (via a micro-USB port that’s hidden under a sliding compartment), or the battery can be removed an charged in a separate charger. It also has a nice metal belt hook that’s rugged yet not obstructive.

This light will be sold for a suggested retail price of $69.99 and it comes with the flashlight, REDLITHIUM USB battery and a 2 ft long braided micro-USB cable.

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Hard Hat Headlamp

Next in the new family of personal lighting from Milwaukee is the USB Rechargeable Hard Hat Headlamp (Model 2111-21). Those of us who have worn hard hats for extended periods on dark job sites will be very excited about this new product. This new lighting solution solves two primary issues that current headlamps have. This new lamp offers much longer run time compared to similar products and it’s designed to stay put on your hard hat and not slip off. In addition, it provides up to 475 lumens of light and up to 31 hours of run time on low.

The new headlamp offers five (5) light output modes including a Spot Flood Mode for a wider view of the surrounding area. The light can be adjusted in seven (7) different positions and 216° tilting motion. The light is impact and chemical resistant with an IP54 rating for weather and dust protection. This light can also be charged by plugging in the unit directly to a micro-USB cable or by removing the battery and charging it with a separate charger.

This light will be sold for a suggested retail price of $59.99 and it comes with the headlamp, strap, hard hat clips, REDLITHIUM USB battery and a 2 ft long braided micro-USB cable. The hard hat clips offer a great solution for keeping the light in place even when lots of movement is involved for users.

USB Rechargeable Rover™ Pocket Flood Light

The last new product in this new family of personal lighting solutions is the USB Rechargeable Rover™ Pocket Flood Light (Model 2112-21). This is a personalized size light based on Milwaukee’s popular Rover light. This small light stick easily fits in a shirt pocket, tool belt, or strapped to a users belt. This light offers 445 lumens of light output with two (2) light modes and up to 11 hours of run time. It offers a magnetic clip that allows users to attach it to nearly any metallic surface, stand it up, or clip it to their belt. It’s also impact and chemical resistant and rated IP54 to protect against weather and dust.

This light can also be charged in two different ways. Either by plugging it in directly to a micro-USB cable or removing the battery and using a separate charger. This light will be sold for a suggested retail price of $59.99 and it comes with the pocket flood light, REDLITHIUM USB battery and a 2 ft long braided micro-USB cable.

Overall Impression of Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Lighting Solutions

The new personal lighting solutions from Milwaukee are very impressive. The light output from these small, light, and versatile lights is impressive. The design of each light has honed in on the needs of users that spend their long days often times in dark poorly lit areas. The new REDLITHIUM® USB battery pack is an exciting new category that’s surely going to expand into other compact tools. With the suggested pricing that Milwaukee has published we have no doubt this new line will fly off the shelves. Go pick one of these up, we have no doubt you’ll be very impressed!

 

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Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of several other sites including: Home Construction & Improvement and Today's Green Construction

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