May 7, 2021

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Milwaukee M12 Rocket Dual Power Tower Light 2132-20

Milwaukee M12 Rocket Dual Power Tower Light 2132-20

The new Milwaukee M12 Rocket Dual Power Tower Light is coming this fall with a focus on lightweight performance. The Milwaukee 2132 is the first tower light on the M12 battery platform with a weight of just 6.65 pounds and 1400 lumens of output on high.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: 2132
  • 700/1400 lumens
  • 10 hours/4 hours runtime with a 6.0 Ah battery
  • M12 and 120V AC compatible
  • $129
  • Available in October 

Dual Power Sources

There are plenty of features to talk about with this light, but one of the most important is that it’s both M12 battery and 120V AC compatible. Though it doesn’t charge M12 batteries, you can use an extension cord for power or any M12 battery pack. Two output settings give you 1400 or 700 lumens to work with and 4 – 10 hours of runtime.

The light’s structure is designed to be set up in less than 5 seconds with a height ranging from just over 30″ to 5’8″ at its full extension. Once set up, you can pivot the light 210° vertically and 270° horizontally to get light where you need it.

Other features include:

  • TrueView light output
  • High-impact polycarbonate lens
  • High-impact, reinforced legs
  • Low center of gravity

Expect a bare tool price of $129 when the Milwaukee M12 Dual Power Tower Light reaches retailers in October.

Where It Fits

If you’re working by yourself, lights in the 1000 – 2000-lumen range are great for lighting up the small space you’re focused on. Milwaukee’s M12 Tower Light is right in the middle of that, so output isn’t an issue. Having a 700-lumen low setting is helpful when the light has to get a little more up close and personal in tighter spaces.

With plenty of other LED lights to choose from in this output range, the decision boils down to whether or not you need a tower light. It adds a lot of height versatility without the need to find a hanging point and the pivoting action has just about every angle covered. Given what other LED work lights cost, $129 is a good price if the tower design is right for you.

However, if you don’t need the tower, Milwaukee has one of the deepest LED work light lines out there and you’re likely to find something in the family that suits your needs.

Milwaukee M12 Rocket Dual Power Tower Light Specifications

  • Model: Milwaukee 2132
  • Power Source: M12 battery or 120V AC
  • Output: 700 lumens (low), 1400 lumens (high)
  • Run Time Estimates: 10 hours (low), 4 hours (high) with a 6.o Ah battery
  • Height: 30.5″ (collapsed) – 68″ (full extension)
  • Weight: 6.65 pounds
  • Price: $129 (bare)
  • Warranty: 5 years (product), lifetime LED

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I love the integration of dual power sources, just seems to be a no brainer. The price is right as well. I could have used one of these last week! I seem to have more demand for my M18 batteries when I’m working so being able to plug this in or use an M12 will be a plus for me.

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