Milwaukee’s Best Site Lights Explored

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In the Autumn and Winter months, nothing’s worse for construction than losing daylight. Less visibility means less safety, less time to work and ultimately, less money in your pocket.

That’s why at ITS have compiled this list of 14 essential Milwaukee lighting products designed to keep you productive in low-light conditions.

If you’re new to site lighting, here are some handy terms to know the meaning of;

  • Lumens: Lumens measure the brightness of a light source; higher lumens mean brighter light.
  • LED: LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, an efficient and long-lasting lighting technology.
  • Trueview: Trueview is a lighting technology that provides clear and accurate illumination, mimicking natural daylight, which is especially important in automotive and car detailing

Milwaukee Site Lighting

When it comes to on-site work, having reliable and effective lighting will help you get the job done. Milwaukee’s innovative M12 and M18 site lighting solutions offer a range of options to ensure that you can work efficiently and safely, even in the most challenging conditions.

Milwaukee’s M12 and M18 lights are perfect for various jobs such as construction site work, roadside repairs, outdoor events, emergency response and many more. Here are our top 5 Milwaukee site lights to get you started.

Milwaukee MXF TL-601 Dual Power Stand Area Light

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The best site light money can buy?

  • Lumens: 27000 lm
  • Battery system: MX Fuel / Mains
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours on 6.0ah battery (on low setting)
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: Extends up to 3.10m tall with 4 Multi-Angle light heads


“This light is the most powerful and bright site light that Milwaukee produces. It gives out an insane amount of light, up to 27,000 lumens when plugged in or 20,000 lumens with the MX Fuel batteries.

You can angle the light heads in any direction you want. Plus It’s portable and easy to move around with big all-terrain wheels, great for uneven ground and worksites.

It’s tough, with an IP55 rating, so it can handle the elements. The battery box is sealed to protect the batteries, and it even has a built-in charger for your MX Fuel batteries when connected to AC power.

And it’s got all the tech you’d expect from Milwaukee, including ONE-KEY Technology for tracking and remote locking. “

Milwaukee M18 POALC-0 PACKOUT Area Light

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Milwaukee’s PACKOUT lighting add-on – a great kit addition

  • Lumens: 3000 lm
  • Battery system: M18 / Mains
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours on 5.0ah battery
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: Can charge M18 batteries and USB devices when plugged into mains


“Part of the Milwaukee PACKOUT range, it connects to other cases and storage boxes.

With three adjustable site lights, offering up to 3000 Lumens you get a super bright light and lot of bang for your buck.

Plus, it charges M18 batteries and your mobile devices via USB. What more could you want!”

Milwaukee M18 HOAL-0 High Output Area Light

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Milwaukee’s most durable M18 Light

  • Lumens: 4000 lm
  • Battery system: M18 / Mains
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours on 5.0ah battery
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: 120 degree rotating head with hanging holes


“Putting out 4000 Lumens of light this tool is a powerhouse. It has a rotatable head, so you can point it wherever you need on-site.

This light can also take a beating with it’s impact-resistant roll cage.

If that’s not enough It’s also easy to carry with built-in handles, and there’s a low battery indicator.”

Milwaukee M18 SAL2-0 Stand Area Light

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Long lasting site light with a great range

  • Lumens: 2800 lm
  • Battery system: M18
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours on 5.0Ah Battery
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: Lens can be rotated 230° and can extend to over 2.2m in height


“12 powerful LEDs that you can adjust, and the head can rotate vertically up to 230° and pivot horizontally up to 240°.

This is Milwaukee’s most popular site light. When fully extended this bad boy is over 2.0 metres tall and doesn’t cast a shadow.

It’s easy to carry too, and packs into a small footprint with handles in two spots for a balanced, one-handed grip.”

Milwaukee M18 ONESLDP-0 Radius Light


Milwaukee’s most powerful M18 light

  • Lumens: 9000
  • Battery system: M18 / Mains
  • Battery life: Up to 8 hours on 5.0ah Battery.
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: Milwaukee’s brightest site light, 180°  light with 360° electronic light control


“Super tough with an impact-resistant lens and an IP54 rating to keep out dust and water when it’s running on batteries.

You can adjust the brightness from 0 to 9000 Lumens to save energy, and you can even set schedules for when it turns on and off.

The light itself is top-notch, with TRUEVIEW high definition lighting, and you can control it to shine in a 180° or 360° pattern for big areas or specific tasks. “

Milwaukee M18 UBL Utility Bucket Light

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Great for outdoor use, waterproof with a great range

Lumens: 2500 lm
Battery system:
Battery life:
Up to 4 hours on 5.0ah Battery
Each light can be moved independently up to 180°  both vertically and horizontally


“A hand held light with three modes: Spot, Flood, or both. You can hold it in your hand or hang it on something like a cherry-picker cage.

You can move each light head independently, so you have total control over where the light goes.

It’s tough too, with an IP56 rating to handle rough weather, and it tells you when the battery is getting low. This thing is a real game-changer for lighting up your work area!”

Milwaukee Head & Neck Lights for Mobile Lighting

Milwaukee’s L4 USB head and neck lights provide reliable illumination for mobile lighting needs. Great for tasks that require hands-free lighting. This includes activities like working in dark or tight spaces, which is often the case in automotive/engineering jobs.

Milwaukee L4 HL2-301 Rechargeable Headlamp

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Easily clips onto safety helmets

  • Lumens: 600 lm
  • Battery system: Milwaukee USB
  • Battery life: Up to 20 hours on a full charge
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: Can clip into standard safety helmets with its 4 mounting clips, including Milwaukee BOLT


“Powered by a REDLITHIUM USB Battery this lamp gives out 600 lumens of light in either a spot or flood beam.

Utilising TRUEVIEW, it shows colours accurately, making it great for detailed work like wiring and car repairs.
It has three output modes, including both spot and flood combined, and can run for up to 20 hours on one fully charged battery.

You can clip it onto work helmets with the included clips and adjust it up to 180° to shine where you need it. “

Milwaukee L4 NL400-301 USB Rechargeable Neck Light

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Great for jobs and areas with low accessibility

  • Lumens: 400
  • Battery system: Milwaukee USB
  • Battery life: Up to 8 hours on a full charge
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: Two output modes and a memory control for the last mode when the light was switched on


“Instead of a headlamp, this light hangs around your neck and has two separate lights that you can angle independently.

It gives out 400 lumens of really clear light (thanks to the TRUEVIEW technology), great for tight spaces.
It’s perfect for mechanics, HVAC engineers, electricians, and more. It has two modes, remembers your last setting, and each light head can move up to 130°.

Plus, it’s tough—resistant to chemicals, dust, and can handle drops from up to 2 meters. It’s comfy too, with a sweat-resistant band.”

Milwaukee Hand Held Lights & Lanterns

Milwaukee’s handheld lights and lanterns can offer illumination in a great deal of niche situations. Whether on site or somewhere with low accessibility these lights and lanterns will be essential to help you get the job done.

Milwaukee M18 LL-0 LED Lantern Light

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Great 360° Light for onsite use

  • Lumens: 700 lm
  • Battery system: M18
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours on a 5.0ah Battery
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: 4 light settings – High, Strobe, Medium & Low. Also features USB port for USB Charging.


“You can adjust this light from 180 to 360 degrees, so it’s perfect for big workspaces or focused tasks.

It pumps out over 700 Lumens, so it’s seriously bright with clear TRUEVIEW light.

It’s also got a USB port, so you can charge your phone while you work.

Plus, it’s built tough, so it’ll keep shining bright even after long days on the job. “

Milwaukee M12 SL-0 Inspection Light

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A handy M12 light with a prominent hanging hook

  • Lumens: 220 lm
  • Battery system: M12
  • Battery life: Up to 16 hours on a 6.0ah Battery
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: Hook to hang light in strategic spots for hands free lighting


“The Milwaukee M12 SL-0 12v Inspection Light, is a neat little light. It’s got three powerful LEDs that give you 220 lumens of light.

You can hang it in different ways with the adjustable metal hook, and it’s super compact and lightweight at just 0.5kg.

One M12 B4 4Ah REDLITHIUM battery gives it up to 11 hours of run time.

Plus, it works with all M12 Milwaukee batteries. It’s a great little tool for those tight spots!”

Milwaukee M12 PAL-0 Pivot Area Light

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Milwaukee’s magnetic light solution

  • Lumens: 700 lm
  • Battery system: M12
  • Battery life: Up to 28 hours on a 6.0ah Battery
  • Trueview: No
  • Features: Allows USB Charging, also impact resistant up to 2.7m


“You can use this light anywhere, on any metal surface, thanks to the strong magnets.

Pivot the light head to shine where you need it, making your work easier.

It’s bright too, with 700 lumens of light, and it can run up to 24 hours with an M12 4.0Ah battery.

Not only that but its also tough as nails, and can handle a drop from up to 2.7 meters and keep on working. “

Milwaukee M18 TLED-0 LED Torch

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Easy to use point and click torch with an outstanding battery life

  • Lumens: 120 lm
  • Battery system: M18
  • Battery life: Up to 29 hours on a 5.0ah Battery
  • Trueview: No
  • Features: 135° rotating head and hook included.


“This torch has a super bright LED light, twice as bright as regular bulbs, Plus, it doesn’t get hot like those old bulbs.

It’s built tough with a sealed aluminium head, so it can handle impact and bad weather.

You can point the light wherever you want with the rotating head, and it even has a hook for hands-free use.

Works with all Milwaukee M18 batteries, and with a 5.0Ah battery, it can run for up to 29 hours. “

Milwaukee L4 SL550-301 USB Rechargeable Stick Light

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Small but mighty torch with a magnetic bottom

  • Lumens: 550 lm
  • Battery system: Milwaukee USB
  • Battery life: Up to 5 hours on a full charge
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: 220° vertical light head rotation and a hanging hook to boot


“Giving off 550 Lumens of really clear light with TRUEVIEW technology, this light is small only in form factor.

The 4-in-1 stick light, has four modes, so you can focus the light just right for inspections, tasks, or pointing it in any direction you need.

You can even choose to direct the light from the top, bottom, or both sides at once, like a torch from the end.

You can rotate the light head 220° vertically and use one or both panels for the direction you want. Plus, it has magnets and hooks for storage and hands-free use.”

Milwaukee IR FL500 USB Rechargeable Flashlight


Great flashlight with waterproofing and dust protection

  • Lumens: 500 lm
  • Battery system: Milwaukee USB
  • Battery life: Up to 4 hours on a full charge
  • Trueview: Yes
  • Features: 3 Power modes including bulls


“Milwaukee’s “smallest flashlight”. It’s compact and has a magnetic base.

It shines 500 lumens of really clear light that can reach up to 100 meters away.

You can choose from three power modes and it has a bulls-eye beam pattern for both close-up and distant illumination.

There’s also a removable and reversible clip for easy attachment, as well as a blinking light to let you know when the battery is running it. It’s a handy little flashlight for all kinds of situation.”

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