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March 7, 2021

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Milwaukee M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light 2366-20

Milwaukee M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light
Pro Rating
  • Pro Rating 9.6

Upgrades are always welcome and we're grateful for the additional output and runtime for the Milwaukee 2366 Rover. We like the design upgrades as well. Where Milwaukee takes it from a win to a home run is that they're offering it at no additional cost.

Overall Score 9.6 (out of 10)

Milwaukee is making major improvements to a couple of popular lights. We had the chance to get our hands on them early and compare them to the first generation. Those original models were solid. These make some pretty big improvements to both output and runtime… really big. Up first is the M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light—or the 2366 for those of you who like model numbers.

Pros

  • 33% more output (4000 lumens)
  • Better runtime
  • IP54 ingress rating
  • 1-meter drop tested
  • Same price as the original model ($149 bare)

Cons

  • No significant drawbacks

Recommendation

Upgrades are always welcome and we’re grateful for the additional output and runtime for the Milwaukee 2366 Rover. We like the design upgrades as well. Where Milwaukee takes it from a win to a home run is that they’re offering it at no additional cost.

Milwaukee M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light Design Upgrades

It upgrades the original 2360 in several key places. Starting with the physical design, there’s now a top handle frame that makes it easier to carry around.

Milwaukee M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light

It still sports keyholes to make hanging easier and an AC port so you can use an extension cord to power it instead of a battery.

Milwaukee made the pivoting action fluid instead of giving it stops, though it drops from 240° of range to just 120°. Considering you can just turn the light around to catch the other 120°, that doesn’t seem like a real concern.

Not surprisingly, Milwaukee also made some improvements to the durability of the flood light. The exposed AC outlet now has a sealed spring door, and the light itself carries an IP54 ingress rating for dust and water resistance.

Milwaukee M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light

It also has a 1-meter drop test rating, which we tested… successfully.

Drop test

If you’re keeping score at home, it’s even a little more compact—trimming about 1/2-pound of weight.

Milwaukee M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light Output and Runtime

Particularly illuminating are the improvements they made to the actual light output. The Milwaukee M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light now has 33% more light on High—that’s 4,000 lumens—and it still uses Trueview LEDs which gives you accurate color when you need it.

Milwaukee M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light

Even with the additional light output, there’s more runtime. The original could run for up to 9 hours on a 5Ah battery. That was pretty good. But the upgraded 2366 now runs for up to 12 hours on the same battery.

Let’s put that in perspective. On Low mode, the 2360 gave us 9 hours at 650 lumens. The updated 2366 runs at 1200 lumens for 12 hours. Not only does it have longer runtime, but it also does it with nearly twice the output!

We saw impressive gains on High as well. Originally, you could get up to 2 hours at 3,000 lumens. Now, the new Rover delivers 3 hours at 4,000 lumens—again with the same 5.0Ah battery.

2360 (original)2366 (upgrade)
Low650 lumens (9 hrs)1200 lumens (12 hrs)
Medium1500 lumens (4hrs)2000 lumens (6 hrs)
High3000 lumens (2 hrs)4000 lumens (3 hrs)
Runtimes based on 5.0Ah battery

Milwaukee M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light Price

If you’ve made it this far and you’re just waiting to see how much more the upgraded Milwaukee M18 Rover Dual Power Flood Light is going to cost, you’re in for a treat. It’s $149 as a bare tool—the exact same price as the original!

The Bottom Line

Upgrades are always welcome and we’re grateful for the additional output and runtime for the Milwaukee 2366 Rover. We like the design upgrades as well. Where Milwaukee takes it from a win to a home run is that they’re offering it at no additional cost.

Learn more on Milwaukee’s website.


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Richard Seitz

Looks like something I could use at work and at home.

Will

When is this light going to be available?? I don’t see it on the website.

dylan

What batteries is this compatible with? Looks like M18 XC is the common battery choice will an M18 CP battery work in a pinch? Have an XC 4.0, and XC 6.0 and a couple CP 1.5 and CP 3.0 M18 batteries. If the XC’s run out of power or are being used on other tools and there’s no plug around will the CP 1.5 and CP 3.0 power it? Assuming you’d put it on low light setting with CP’s.

BWM

Does this light come with a cord or is that separate like the battery ?

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