Milwaukee didn't just expand and dominate the job site lighting industry, they left everyone in the dust. These four different models provide a solution for nearly every tradesman who needs bright light in a small package. While on the pricey side, they are a perfect solution that will hold up for daily use.
We all know having the right tool for the job can make a world of difference. Having the correct tool can make the job easier, faster, safer and just a better experience. Well, the same is true for lighting. If you don't have enough lighting, then things can take a turn for the worse. The job becomes hard, more frustration and can be less safe. So that is where job site lighting comes into play. So let's check out the Milwaukee 4V light review. While this is a 4V review, two of these lights are 4V rechargeable and two are replaced AAA and AA batteries.
Milwaukee 4V Light Review Overview
How many times have you been working and you need just a little more light to make the job easier? I am not talking about lighting up a whole job site, I am talking about those times you are working under a hood of a car, inside a furnace, in a corner, somewhere above your head. These are not uncommon areas that we work in for a daily job. So there are plenty of times we just need a small light, that is bright, runs for a long time, isn't heavy in the bag to carry around and is strong for daily abuse. This is where the Milwaukee 4V shines.
For this review, we are going over four different models.
Milwaukee 4V Light Review Models
Milwaukee 2107 325L Focusing Flashlight
- 325 Lumens high ( 5 Hours of run time), 25 Lumens low mode (18 hours of run time)
- IP67 Rating
- Spot and flood light
- 377 bream distance
- Aluminum body
- corrosion resistant
- Powered by 3-AAA batteries
- Removable metal pocket clip
The light features a single LED light. This is much like their pen light except shorter and fatter. To adjust the beam, you can pull open or close the head of the light which is easy to work with. I like the push button on the back. Push it once and it turns to high mode, push it again and it turns off. A third push puts it in low mode.
One thing I noticed about this light was the narrow mode, spotlight mode. Some lights like this will usually have a square pattern. What I like about this is the pattern is still round. I am not sure why the square pattern bothers me so much, but it does.
You can pick this up at The Home Depot for about $35. While I love this light, I think it is a little pricey. Yes, I would pay the $35 but it might cause me to shop for other light. A $20 or $25 price target I feel is what this light is worth.
Milwaukee 2108 Rover Magnetic Flood Light
- 300 Lumens high mode ( 5 Hours of run time, 100 Lumens low mode (16 Hours of run time)
- Magnets on top and back
- IP 54 rating
- 4M impact resistant
- Rotating metal clip which acts as a base
- Powered by 2-AA batteries
This is a great flood light and I like how the clip can be used for directional lighting. Both the magnets are powerful and will easily attach and stay in place on a metal surface. The power button is a little small but I do like how you press it once and the light is on high. The second press puts the light in low and the third press turns off the light.
This light can be picked up at The Home Depot for about $30. For me, this is a little bit better deal. I like the magnets, the brightness, and the build quality. So for $30, it's a pretty good deal.
Milwaukee 2114-21 Rover Pivoting Flood Light
- 550 Lumens (2 Hours), 250 Lumens (4.5 Hours), 100 Lumens (11.5 Hours)
- 210-degree pivoting head
- IP 54 Rated
- Built-in carabiner
- Rechargeable battery
- Charges 80% in under an hour
- Magnetic base
- 2-year warranty
This is a nice compact light that allows you to easily adjust the light direction. I love not only the carabiner but the magnetic base which means this has so many ways to set this light up, including the pivoting base. The light is bright and changing the modes is as easy as hitting a button.
The light retails for $70 at The Home Depot. For me, this is a pricy light. Yes, it is built for the job site and is bright, not to mention the rechargeable battery but $70 is a lot for a light that will probably get left behind by accident. Now for some, the $70 is worth every penny and I can understand. I would rather see a light with this size and brightness priced around $40.
Milwaukee 2113-21 Pivoting Flashlight
- 500 Lumens (Spotlight 2.5 hours), 400 Lumens (Flood 3 hours), 100 Lumens (Flood 10 hours)
- 110-Degree pivoting head
- IP54 rated
- Rechargeable battery
- 80% charged in under an hour
- Magnetic base
- 2 Year warranty
This one is probably my favorite light. I love the spotlight and flood modes. I like how there is a separate power button with a different mode button to cycle through spotlight and flood mode. The head pivots nice and I like how tight the head is. There are no positive stops so you can really stop it in any position.
Here is where I am a little lost, the price. You can buy this at The Home Depot for $80. Sure it is a very nice light and the rechargable battery is great. However $80 is a heafty price tag. However, with this light, it can be used for so many different applications and in so many places so maybe the $80 is worth it. I will let you decide.
Milwaukee 4V Light Review Final Thoughts
Overall I am a huge fan of Milwaukee lights. Out of any power tool manufacturer, I think they consistently hit home runs in this category. While a couple of them are overpriced, they are all nice and each one has it's the perfect use. I like how a couple of them are rechargeable while others can use AAA batteries. If you need a small, powerful light, one of these Milwaukee lights might be a perfect fit for your arsenal.