October 19, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Milwaukee USB Beacon Hard Hat Headlamp – USB Rechargeable

Milwaukee 360 Degree VIS Hard Hat Headlamp USB Rechargeable

TheMilwaukee USB Beacon Hard Hat Headlamp (2116-21) struck us as a unique tool. The concept of a hard hat LED lamp isn’t new. The “defensive” nature of the light system stood out. Typically, personal lighting is about helping you see. This tool also worries about making sure you get seen.

Milwaukee 2116-21 USB Beacon Headlamp Features

We’ve already reviewed the Milwaukee USB hard hat headlamp. The Milwaukee USB Beacon Hard Hat Headlamp brings some new features. It has what Milwaukee Tool calls “active personal safety” lighting. It sports a red LED light band that goes around the backside of the headlamp. The front light provides 600 lumens in either spot beam, flood beam, or both. This output surpasses anything we’ve seen from Milwaukee USB rechargeable headlamps before.

Milwaukee USB 360 VIS LED headlamp

When working on a job site, LED headlamps let you see the area in front of you. Others, however, can find it difficult to see you, particularly from behind. The red LEDs on the back of theMilwaukee USB Beacon Hard Hat Headlamp give up to 1/4 mile visibility in all directions. With the red LEDs, you also get a solid or flashing mode that makes sure people know where you are on the job site at all times.

Milwaukee USB 360 VIS headlamp Red LEDs

The headlamp has both an elastic strap and hard hat clips so it fits all hard hats without adjustment. The new Milwaukee USB Rechargeable 360 Degree VIS Hard Hat Headlamp is powered by a RedLithium USB Battery.

USB Rechargeable and Multiple Applications

Expect to get up to 2,000 charges and fast charging speeds via USB. Milwaukee also gives you a limited lifetime warranty on the light and LEDs.

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable 360 Degree VIS Hard Hat Headlamp

We could see this used with a hard hat on a construction site, or even with early morning or dusk landscaping crews. This type of headlamp does a great job offering some handy safety features where you need visibility.

TheMilwaukee 2116-21 USB Beacon Hard Hat Headlamp costs around $99.

Related articles

Milwaukee Portable 6-Inch Tripod Chain Vise | 48-22-8690

Take Milwaukee’s Chain Vise Anywhere Chain vices see a lot of use in the field for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical contractors. But, according to Milwaukee, most of the vices we see on the market are difficult to transport, inefficient to deploy, and become unstable as the joints wear down from use. The Milwaukee Portable 6-Inch […]

Ryobi 18V Hybrid LED Flood Light Review | PCL630

Ryobi Adds Cost Effective LED Flood Light to Hybrid Lineup Ryobi has added another option to their expanding line of inexpensive LED lighting. We like highly portable, bright, grab-and-go lighting. The only question is whether the Ryobi PCL630 18V Hybrid LED Flood Light will “shine” as a durable, daily workhorse for jobsite use. Design Notes […]

Notify of
1 Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Question is how well the light stays on the helmet, and the life of a battery charge.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x