October 18, 2021

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Milwaukee M18 Packout Light and Charger

Milwaukee M18 Packout Light and Charger

Dedicated Lighting Solution Joins Packout

Milwaukee has made a big push to expand the Packout Modular Storage line with innovative solutions for keeping your workday as streamlined as possible. We’ve learned that—in addition to the various drawered boxes, customizable work top, and 2-wheeled cart—you can also expect the Milwaukee Packout Light and Charger to join the lineup to offer an all-day, multi-directional lighting solution to the mix.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Milwaukee 2357-20
  • Packout functionality
  • Power Source: Corded or cordless
  • Three independent rotating lights
  • 9 modes
  • Up to 3,000 lumens of TrueView light
  • Up to 31 hours runtime with 5.0Ah battery
  • USB port for charging phone
  • IP54 rated
  • Warranty: 5-year tool, Lifetime LED
  • Price: $199

Light It Up

The Milwaukee Packout Light and Charger looks a little unconventional, but its design lends itself to locking in seamlessly with the rest of your Packout stack. The three lights nest into the side of the unit so that the 2357-20 can stay locked into the stack while still remaining functional.

Milwaukee M18 Packout Light and Charger

The independent lights fold out from the base and the heads rotate to provide lighting in whichever direction you need it.

The Milwaukee M18 Packout Light and Charger delivers up to 3,000 lumens of TrueView HD lighting. It features nine modes: All Lights, Main Panel, or Back/Front Lights, along with High, Medium, and Low settings for each.

Milwaukee M18 Packout Light Runtime

For cordless lighting, you can run the light using that M18 battery you just charged. With a 5.0Ah battery, the Milwaukee Packout Light and Charger can run for up to 31 hours (likely using only the smallest of the three lights on the lowest setting).

Even the highest output modes impress. When using just a 5Ah battery pack, you can get 4 hours of continuous runtime with all three lights blaring away at full intensity. Drop them down to Low (1000 lumens) and you get that up to 10 hours.

Milwaukee M18 Packout Light and Charger

As a charger, the Packout light also features dual power thanks to its extension cord. That means you can either plug it into a wall outlet or throw a battery into it for cordless convenience. It has an integrated AC input for all-day runtime and simultaneous M18 battery charging.

Milwaukee M18 Packout Light and Charger

Included is a 2.1-amp USB port for device charging. It has a gasketed compartment that you can store your phone and other small items in.

The Milwaukee M18 Packout Light and Charger touts similar durability specs to the rest of the Packout lineup with an impact-resistant body and an IP54 rating against dust and water intrusion.

Pricing and Availability

The Milwaukee Packout Light and Charger is planned to hit stores later this Fall. It will come as a bare tool and will retail for $199. The box itself is warrantied for 5 years, while the LEDs carry a lifetime warranty.

Milwaukee Packout Light and Charger Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2357-20
  • Power Source: Corded or Cordless
  • Lumens (All Lights): 3,000/1,500/1,000
  • Runtime (All Lights): 4/8/12 hours
  • Weight: 11.4 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 16.9 x 9.8 x 8.7 in.
  • Warranty: 5-year tool, lifetime LED
  • Bare Tool Price: $199

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