Makita LED Area Work Light  

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Makita 18V X2 L.E.D. Area Light, DML810 Review

Makita 18V X2 L.E.D. Area Work Light

Manufacturer: Makita
Model number: DML810
Price: 360.00
Power source: 18 Volt X2
Weight: 39.5
As a remodeling contractor, we work in spaces that have not yet had lighting installed by the electrician yet. When setting up a job site, the right lighting is essential to ensuring that we can safely see what we are working on. We recently took a look at the Makita LED Area Work Light DML810 to the job-site to see how it performed.

First Impression

The Makita Work Light is self-righting light. Meaning that if it gets bumped it will wobble and self-right itself. The Makita light will lay on its side if placed there for storage or perhaps knocked-over just right. This self-righting feature provides for a very stable job site light.

This LED light provides up to 5,500 lumens. Three light settings provide the user with the ability to direct light where needed:

  • 360 degree setting for full illumination
  • 180 degrees to the left
  • 180 degreed to the right

Makita LED Area Work Light Specifications

  • Weight:                39.5 lbs
  • Size:                     16.5 x 16.5 x 31 inches
  • Model:                 DML810
  • Voltage:              36 Volts
  • Warrant:            3-year limited

Power and Runtime

This light offers corded and cordless operation. It can also be operated with a cord and AC power. In addition, the AC inlet and outlet can be used for chaining multiple upright lights together.

For cordless, this light will work with one or two 18 volt batteries. The light used one battery at a time, in sequence. Using two 18V LXT 5.0Ah batteries the light will provide up to 15 hours of continuous illumination on the low setting and over 3 hours on high.

Side Handle and Bottom Design

We found the side handle made and the top “ring” made for easy carrying this light.


The Makita Work Light has an IP54 rating when powered by a battery. These protections provide dust and water-resistant construction.

We found the Makita  Work Light is well-built, durable, and lightweight.

Makita LED Area Work Light DML810  = Jobsite Safety

One of the best features of this new LED work light is that the LED light does not put off the heat that a Halogen bulb does, therefore eliminating those accidental touch burns and scary fire risks.  All of which equates to a safer work site.

Did you know that Halogen bulbs release most of the energy they use as heat, rather than light? For every 100 watts you put in, you get about 3.5 watts of light and 96.5 watts of heat. That’s hot and dangerous!

Makita DML810 – Cost

The Makita LED area work light sells online for $360.00

Makita 18V X2 L.E.D. Area Work Light

Overall Impression:

Contractors can be called to work in almost any environment, many times without natural daylight.  Having the proper construction lighting is a necessity to ensure the safety of workers and to stay on schedule.  This Makita LED area work light works well, is safe, and will last a long time.

Makita LED Area Work Light DML810 Video Review

About the author

Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob Robillard

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