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June 13, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Milwaukee RedLithium USB Rechargeable Flashlights and Headlamps

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Lights Offer Something for Everyone

Everybody, regardless of trade, would benefit from having a flashlight or small flood light handy at all times. You never really know when you’ll find yourself in a spot where a little extra light would be helpful. That’s why the lineup of 4V Milwaukee RedLithium USB Rechargeable Lights is so clutch. Not only do these lights provide high definition light, and a lot of it, but they do it with a durable package that won’t leave you searching for a spare set of AA batteries.


Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Flashlight Lineup

  • 2110-21 Milwaukee 700L Flashlight: $69.97
  • 2111-21 Milwaukee USB rechargeable Hard Hat Headlamp: $59.97
  • 2112-21 Rover Pocket Flood Light: $49.97
  • 2113-21 Pivoting Flashlight: $59.97
  • 2114-21 Milwaukee Rover Pivoting Flood Light: $69.97
  • 2115-21 Low Profile Headlamp: $69.97
  • 2116-21 Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Beacon Hard Hat Light: $99.97
  • 2119-22 USB Rechargeable Utility Hot Stick Light: $229
  • 2161-21 Milwaukee 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight: $79.99
  • 2160-21 Milwaukee 800L Compact Flashlight: $69.99

Milwaukee RedLithium USB Rechargeable Flashlights

Milwaukee RedLithium USB Flashlight

As one of the classics that kicked off the line of Milwaukee USB rechargeable lights, we start with the 2110-21. It sports a traditional flashlight design with a few bells and whistles that set it apart from other LED flashlights on the market.

Milwaukee RedLithium USB rechargeable Flashlight

The Milwaukee RedLithium USB flashlight features a durable aluminum frame with a pocket clip and IP67 protection from water and dust. A sliding beam adjustment lets you transition from spot to flood settings with a 155-meter throw with its maximum 700-lumen output of high-def TrueView light.

But, rather than rely on AA batteries that need regular replacing, the Milwaukee 2110-21 is powered by a RedLithium rechargeable battery (you’ll notice this as one of the hallmark features of every light on this page). After the maximum 16 hours of runtime has exhausted the battery, you simply plug your cable into the hidden port to bring the battery back up to full in under 2 hours.

Milwaukee 700L USB Rechargeable Flashlight Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2110-21
  • High Mode: 700 Lumens/4.5 Hrs.
  • Low Mode: 100 Lumens/16 Hrs.
  • Strobe: 700 Lumens/9 Hrs.
  • IP67 Rated
  • Meter Beam Distance: 155 Meter
  • Charge Time: 50% Charged/30 mins. 80% Charged/Under 60 mins.
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on the light, 2 years on the battery
  • Battery: RedLithium USB Battery
  • Length: 6.50″
  • Width: 1.50″
  • Weight: 0.52 lbs
  • Height: 1.50″
  • Price:  $69.97

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Pivoting Flashlight

If you need a little more versatility and hands-free operation from your next flashlight, Milwaukee has the solution: the 2113-21 Pivoting Flashlight.

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Pivoting Flashlight 2113-21

What sets this light apart is its 110° rotating head with flood and spot beam modes, as well as a magnetic base that lets you stick it to any metal surface for hands-free use.

The Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Pivoting Flashlight can cast up to 500 lumens of TrueView HD light. In its 100-lumen low setting, you can run the light for up to 10 hours. It even recharges to 80% full in under an hour.

It also features an impact resistant body with an IP54 rating, and both the body of the light and the lens are corrosion resistant.

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Pivoting Flashlight Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2113-21
  • Power Source: Milwaukee RedLithium USB battery
  • Output: 500/400/100 lumens
  • Runtime: 2.5/3/10 hours
  • Length: 5.39″
  • Weight: 0.14 pounds
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on the light, 2 years on the battery
  • Price: $59.97

USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight

Planned for a September release, Milwaukee is expanding the line of USB Rechargeable Flashlights with a 1100L Twist Focus light. It will feature the RedLithium USB 3.0Ah battery for improved performance.

The Milwaukee 2161-21 provides up to 1,100 lumens of TrueView HD light output that the flashlight casts up to 175 meters away. It features precision twist focusing for spot and flood light settings.

The Milwaukee 1100L Flashlight has a multi-functional power button with one-click operation. The button houses a fuel gauge, mode selection, and memory mode intelligence.

The 2161-21 also features low, medium, and high settings that offer up to a 14-hour runtime.

Milwaukee has built the 1100L Flashlight to withstand anything the job throws at you as well. It features IP67 protection against water and dirt. The housing and lens can also withstand falls up to 4M.

Milwaukee Twist Focus Flashlight Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2161-21
  • Modes: Low, Medium, High
  • Lumens: 100/600/1100
  • Run-time: 14/4.5/1.75 Hours
  • Ingress Rating: IP67
  • Weight w/ Battery: 0.41lbs
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on the light, 2 years on the battery
  • Price: $79.99
  • Available: September 2020

USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight

Joining the upcoming September expansion is the Milwaukee 800L USB Rechargeable Compact Flashlight. Like the 2161-21 light, this flashlight also sports the upgraded RedLithium 3.0Ah battery for better performance.

This pocket-sized flashlight packs 800L of TrueView high definition light into its sub-6 inch frame. It features a bulls-eye beam that not only casts up to 150M, but also combines the accuracy of a spotlight with the wide coverage of a floodlight.

This light features a low and high mode that delivers up to 13 hours of runtime.

Like the other light in the upcoming expansion, the Compact USB Flashlight sports an IP67 rating and drop protection up to 4M. It also comes with the multi-function power button that displays charge status, mode selection, and mode memory.

Milwaukee Compact USB Flashlight Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2160-21
  • Modes: Low, High
  • Lumens: 100/800
  • Run-time: 11/2.5 Hours
  • Ingress Rating: IP67
  • Weight w/ Battery: 0.36lbs
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on the light, 2 years on the battery
  • Price: $69.99
  • Available: September 2020

USB Rechargeable Rover Pocket Flood Light

Pros that could use a hands-free option that casts a wide light could find that the Milwaukee Rover Pocket Flood Light has all the necessary tools to get through the workday.

Milwaukee USB rechargeable lights

With a magnetic base and a pocket clip, the Milwaukee 2112-21 gives you options. You can stick it a metal surface or clip it to your front pocket for hands-free use, and it casts enough light from its compact frame to operate well as a carried flashlight.

The Milwaukee Rechargeable Rover USB Pocket Flood Light casts up to 445 lumens of TrueView HD lighting. It has 2 power settings that emphasize either max lighting or max efficiency, working for up to 11 hours on a charge.

The Milwaukee 2112-21 is chemical and corrosion resistant, and it carries an IP54 rating. Its impact-resistant housing also offers some drop protection.

We reviewed the Milwaukee rechargeable Rover pocket floodlight and found it to work really well in a variety of applications. You may also want to check out our review of the AA-powered Milwaukee Rover Magnetic Flood Light.

Milwaukee Rechargeable Rover Pocket Flood Light Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2112-21
  • Power: 445 Lumens/100 Lumens
  • Runtime: 2 Hours in High, 11 Hours in Low
  • Charge Time: 50% Charged/30 mins.; 80% Charged/Under 60 mins.
  • Length: 6 in.
  • Weight: 0.36 lbs.
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on the light, 2 years on the battery
  • Price: $49.97

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Rover Pivoting Flood Light

When talking about Milwaukee USB rechargeable lights, we can’t ignore the Milwaukee Rover Pivoting Flood Light. This tool presents a compelling option for hands-free lighting due to its high output and excellent run-time. It looks a bit awkward and unorthodox, but the design of this light opens it up to a variety of mounting options.

Milwaukee Rover Pivoting USB rechargeable Flood Light 2114

It cranks out up to 550 lumens of TrueView HD light from its compact frame, and it can run for up to 11.5 hours on a charge. A fuel gauge on the back lets you see where you’re at with the remaining charge.

Due to its ingenious design, you can also stand it up, hang it from a nail, clip it to a strap with its carabiner clip, or stick it to a metal surface. When the job is done, it’s compact enough to fold up and throw in a pocket.

The Milwaukee USB Rover Pivoting Flood Light features IP54 protection for water and dust protection. The impact-resistant housing also protects from drops and corrosion.

Rover Pivoting Flood Light Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2114-21
  • Lumens: 550/250/100 lumens
  • Height: 0.65″
  • Width: 0.65″
  • Length: 5.39″
  • Weight: 0.14 lbs.
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on the light, 2 years on the battery
  • Price: $69.97

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Hot Stick Light

One rechargeable Redlithium USB light that really caught our eye was the Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Hot Stick Light. The Utility Hot Stick Light has two separate LED lights that provide up to 350 lumens of halo lighting. By adjustable the output levels, linemen can get up to 8 hours off one full battery charge.

Milwaukee Tool designed the LED hot stick light to survive drops and harsh weather conditions. They gave it a high impact aluminum body and IP67 rating for protection against water and dust. Finally, they backed the Utility Hot Stick Light with a 5-year tool warranty and a limited lifetime LED warranty.

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Hot Stick Light

USB Rechargeable Hot Stick Light Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2119-22
  • Lumens: 550/250/100 lumens
  • Tested to 100KV
  • IP67-rated (survives a 40-foot drop!)
  • Height: 1.7″
  • Width: 2.7″
  • Length: 7.4″
  • Weight: 0.56 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5-year plus Limited Lifetime on LED, 2 years on the battery
  • Price: $229

Milwaukee RedLithium USB Rechargeable Headlamps and Hard Hat Lights

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Hard Hat Headlamp

The Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Hard Hat Headlamp solves several problems at once. It delivers 475 lumens of light output and runs for up to 31 hours at its lowest setting. Rated for over 2,000 recharges, the slip-resistant strap and clips should hold up for years of heavy-duty use. Milwaukee also equips this hard hat light with water, dust, and drop protection.

You also have five different modes, including flood, spot, and spot/flood beam patterns. Milwaukee Tool covers the USB Rechargeable Hard Hat Headlamp with a limited lifetime warranty.

Milwaukee 2111-21 USB rechargeable hard hat headlamp

It comes with a micro USB cable for charging and 4 hard hat clips that fit universal hard hat slots.

Features and Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2111-21
  • Modes: Spot (high/low), flood (high/med/low)
  • Length: 3.66″
  • Height: 1.42″
  • Width: 1.22″
  • Weight: 0.41 lbs
  • Power Source: Milwaukee RedLithium USB battery
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on the light, 2 years on the battery
  • Price: $59.97

USB Rechargeable Low Profile Headlamp

Though perhaps not a “flashlight” in the strictest sense, the Milwaukee Low Profile Headlamp does light your way with USB rechargeability. And, you can wear it on your head or on your hard hat.

The Milwaukee Low Profile Headlamp only sits a mere 1″ deep, yet it fires off 600 lumens of high definition light. If running out of power is a concern, this model features an ECO setting that cast 25 lumens for up to 27 hours.

It can sit further out of your field of vision, too, because the rechargeable battery pack straps to the back of your head rather than on the light itself. This balances the weight rather than making you feel forehead-heavy.

The Milwaukee Low Profile Headlamp is IP54 rated against water and dust intrusion, and it’s drop rated at 6 feet. It also features a corrosion-resistant body and lens.

It comes with a micro USB cable for charging and 4 hard hat clips that fit universal hard hat slots.

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Low Profile Headlamp Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2115-21
  • Length: 3.66″
  • Height: 1.42″
  • Width: 1.22″
  • Weight: 0.41 lbs
  • Power Source: Milwaukee RedLithium USB battery
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on the light, 2 years on the battery
  • Price: $69.97

Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Beacon Hard Hat Light

The Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Beacon Hard Hat Light has both steady and blinking options that make you visible up to a 1/4 mile from all directions. This hard hat light headlamp puts out up to 600-lumens and has both spot and flood beam options. Milwaukee gives this hard hat light both a universal hard hat clip-on system as well as an elastic strap with silicon grip. You should be able to get more than 2,000 recharges off the included USB Redlithium battery.


Milwaukee Personal Lighting Solutions

This rechargeable hard hat LED headlamp delivers all-day runtime—more than 8-hours in Medium mode (400 lumens). You get five different light output modes, including Hybrid Spot/Flood, Flood High, Flood Medium, Flood Low, Spot High. This Milwaukee headlamp is water and dust-resistant and can withstand up to 2M drops. Finally, Milwaukee covers this LED headlamp with a limited lifetime warranty.

We also love that it charges the 4V Milwaukee RedLithium USB battery internally using just a micro-USB cable.

Milwaukee Beacon Hard Hat Light Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee 2116-21
  • Length: 3.76″
  • Height: 1.53″
  • Width: 1.53″
  • Weight: 0.45 lbs
  • Power Source: Milwaukee RedLithium USB battery
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on the light, 2 years on the battery
  • Price: $99.97

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Lawrence K.

I would like to ask PTR to modify the battery warranty information for the RedLithium rechargeable batteries to give the tradesmen who read and rely on these reviews full and fair disclosure on the USB warranty exceptions. As I just read from Milwaukee catalog, the warranty is not 2 years but based on the first 1000 charges, whichever comes first. Thereafter, the repair or replacement costs are prorated up to a maximum of 2000 charges. It is very easy to see a full time tradesman recharging his battery at least 3 times per day since the actual run time has… Read more »

Larry K.

I would like to know why Milwaukee gives a Limited Lifetime warranty on most batteries in this story but only 2 years on the flashlight & headlight, and others, etc. I’d also like to ask PTR What their warranty is on the new lasers with the rechargeable RedLitium batteries. I ask that since I was told that they use the exact same battery in their lasers as is used in their flashlight. So only 2 years What bothers me is the actual wording of Limited Lifetime warranty seems to vary considerably from tool to tool and among the various Accessory… Read more »

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