Model # 2135-20

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Milwaukee M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Rocket LED Stand Light/Charger


M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Rocket LED Stand Light/Charger

  • 3,000 Lumens of Multidirectional Light
  • Built in M18™ Charger & Covered AC Plug-in
  • Impact Resistant, Reinforced Legs
$399.00 /each

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Product Overview

STAND UP. LIGHT UP. CHARGE UP. – The M18 ROCKET LED Tower Light/Charger is designed to deliver a lighting solution that ADAPTS, PERFORMS, and SURVIVES professional use unlike any other portable work light. The 2135-20 can be setup in seconds to a max height of 7 ft., and collapses to less than 4 ft. for easy transport and storage. The light head can be extended from 4-7 ft. to light overhead work or minimize shadows when casting light downward. The multidirectional light head gives users the ability to orient the three independently pivoting light heads to cast light in several directions. With an integrated AC plug, a user can plug in the light with a standard extension cord, and charge any M18 REDLITHIUM pack. Delivering 3,000 Lumens, it fills up large areas with TRUEVIEW High Definition light. For optimized control over the output and run-time, the M18 ROCKET LED Light has three settings: high provides 3,000 Lumens at 2+ hours, medium provides 1,700 Lumens at 4+ hours, and low provides 900 Lumens at 8 hours with a M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery Pack.

  • 5 second setup, 7 ft. extension
  • 3,000 Lumens of multi-directional light
  • Impact resistant, reinforced legs
  • Built in M18 charger
  • Covered AC plug in
  • 3 independently pivoting light heads
  • Protective guard to secure head and lens during transport and storage
  • Compact footprint, low center of gravity
  • Low battery indicator

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this light waterproof enough to be in the rain?

Asked by: Plumber
yes! used it in an absolute downpour, no problems
Answered by: mag120
Date published: 2017-03-07

Does this light work continuously on AC only if the battery is not installed? If it's plugged in...

Does this light work continuously on AC only if the battery is not installed? If it's plugged into AC will the battery charge while the light is running full blast?
Asked by: Milo
Yes. You can choose to run it off battery or standard corded power and it'll charge the battery if it's plugged in.
Answered by: TGRRAG
Date published: 2017-04-21

the photos show a carry case, not in the description

Asked by: trekerdan
no case
Answered by: mag120
Date published: 2017-03-07

After an hour plus of use, is there heat?

Asked by: Dtp0004
There is a little , but nothing like incandescent or halogen.
Answered by: mag120
Date published: 2017-04-02
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Customer Reviews

M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Rocket LED Stand Light/Charger is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally, a Hybrid Tower Light! When Milwaukee released their original M18 Stand Light, my only complaint was that it didn't have an option to power it through a 120VAC wall outlet. Well, they certainly addressed that issue with this Rocket light by integrating a 120V input AND an M18 battery charger. This next generation of their tripod light is 50% brighter too, at 3000 lumens on high. The only things they added to that I don't like are the weight the price! One of the most noticeable changes is the light head, which now has 3 separately articulated 4-LED sub-heads. This allows the Rocket light to provide 360° lighting, or even light up the area immediately below the light, which the older stand light could not do. However, if you're just trying to light up one area, you'll end up with an uneven beam pattern, with triangles of differing brightness from where the 3 heads intersect. The older stand light has a much more even beam pattern. I'm glad Milwaukee finally seems to be moving away from the one-button control for their lighting products. There's a separate button for on/off, and + and - buttons for controlling brightness. The light will remember which mode it was in when turned off, and stay in that mode when turned back on. The incorporated charger seems to be the original speed M18 charger, as I timed it at 38 minutes for a 2Ah compact battery. I was a little bit disappointed it wasn't the components from the rapid charger, which can do the same sized battery in 25 minutes. I also discovered the light will charge the battery at the same rate whether or not the LEDs are on. The tripod base and mast mechanism is pretty much identical to the original stand light's design, with the addition of some rubber overmold on the handles. It seems Milwaukee got a little lazy with the redesign though, since the heavier base with included charger really throws off the center of gravity with relation to the main carry handle. The Rocket light weighs in at about 18 pounds, while the older stand light is 14 pounds. Most of that weight was added in the base, which is aft of the CG. The light does NOT balance well, and is difficult to carry by your side. This could have been avoided if the design engineers lengthened or moved the carry handle lower on the frame. What I really wish Milwaukee had come out with was a version of the stand light that could be plugged in, and maybe charge a battery for the price of the original stand light plus the cost of a charger. As is though, the bump up in price for the Rocket light is a little tough to swallow. I think different users are going to have their own preferences between the Rocket light and the Stand light, depending on their use case. I also think cost plays a big factor, since buying two stand lights with two included 5Ah battery kits currently costs less than one Rocket light with a single 9Ah battery. So for less money, you can have 4000 lumens of combined lighting capacity, and an extra 18 Watt hours of battery capacity if you go with the two stand lights. For me, I definitely prefer the less expensive stand light, because I use mine mostly for video lighting and outdoor projects. Although I can see others who work primarily inside where space might be a premium preferring the brighter 360° lighting the Rocket light provides. Either way, I'm glad Milwaukee is adding such variety to their lighting line. They're undoubtedly leading the pack in cordless LED offerings for tool manufacturers, with the Rocket light making a great addition.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must-have for any worksite This is a must-have light source for any worksite. It provides bright, even light to any workspace, and can even charge an M18 battery while in use, if you plug the light in to an AC socket. The base is sturdy and stable, and the light is very easy to set up. The head pans and tilts, and each of the three light bars tilts independently as well - you'll have no trouble getting light exactly where you need it. There were two minor flaws: the extension poles had a lot of wiggle, but the clamps held everything in place well enough; and when all folded up, the carrying handle is not in a balanced position, especially if a battery is installed. All-in-all, a great tool and I absolutely recommend it.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hail the king of battery operated LED lights! This light is a beast, own it and you’ll be the envy of your crew or neighborhood. This is a heavy duty tool designed to provide lighting flexibility and power to serve a variety of needs. First off, this is designed for pros, well built, many features, performs great. It is not a light weight unit, but portable with built in handles and folding compact down to four foot long. Push a button and the legs expand to a tripod, release two levers and you can raise the head two sections above the base to about 7 feet from the ground. The light bank is composed of three independent LED heads, each of which can be rotated, along with the rotation of the head itself, to offer a variety of ways to configure the direction of the light. The light uses the 18 volt M18 Red Lithium Milwaukee battery which powers a variety of high-end tools. This unit came with a dual 12v/18v charger and the XC 5.0 battery which is rated at 90 watt-hours. The 5.0 battery is the largest capacity Milwaukee makes, and it can power the light for hours. Light intensity can be set for high, medium, or low. Setting light to low still produced a strong light of 900 lumens to fill a room and it will last for up to eight hours on a full charge. High produces 3000 lumens and will last about two hours on a full battery. Having two batteries will give you strong light for a day’s work. A nice feature is that you can plug it in, and it will recharge the battery while operating on high light. I really like this light, as it’s bright and versatile. Everyone who has seen it in use wants to get one – it’s that good. While not inexpensive, you get what you pay for, and if you need a serious LED battery operated light – this one is for you.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beast of a light! This is a beast of a work light. It stands very sturdily when set up. The battery base area is quiet heavy so I think there is very little risk of it accidentally being knocked over even when fully extended. It is very easy to adjust to the light to the area needed. Each individual LED light is individually adjustable and then the actual head that houses the three LED lights is adjustable as well. So there should never be any issue getting the light where you need it to go. It also does a good job at widely covering a workspace if you just wanted to illuminate and entire bedroom for example. When each light is evenly adjusted, it creates a nice evenly-lit lighting throughout the space. I love that it can also be plugged in and doesn’t solely rely on battery power. The battery makes it nice and portable and useful during outages, but there’s no reason to have a battery work light and a corded work light in the same kit. This covers both bases. If you have power, go ahead and plug it in; if not, just use the battery. It is quite large and doesn’t come with a case, so the main concern I have right now is of it accidentally getting bumped at the top and breaking the glass on one of the LEDs (it doesn’t have any protective cage over the lights like some work lights do). I’m not sure how well it would hold up in a truck bed or around a work sight in that regard. I haven’t checked to see if they have some sort of cover for the top, but that would be the only concern I have about its longevity. When closed up, the temptation is to stand it on end but it would be very to knock over this way, but laying it down makes me nervous about breaking or scratching the LED glass covers. Otherwise, it very solidly built and I couldn’t be more please with the output of light.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great work area / site light, fantastic design For the last 3 years, I've been using a crude light stand made from 2x4s and two inexpensive outdoor LED lights. That light stand worked well, but it was heavy, bulky, a hassle to move around, and inconvenient to have to always have plugged in. This stand light is a huge upgrade over my old light. It is so much more portable, much easier to setup and take down and move around, and it's so well designed. Since it uses the M18 lithium ion batteries, it doesn't have to be plugged in, which is really convenient. Even when I have power and an extension cord nearby, it's great to have it run off the battery so that there aren't any cords laying across the floor. It's very bright, and runs for several hours on a 5.0Ah battery. There are two different M18 stand lights. This is the model that includes a battery charger and can be powered with an extension cord. There is a single male plug on the base of the stand where you can plug in the extension cord. It does not have a female receptacle, so you cannot daisy chain these stands like the Milwaukee Compact Site Light. This model is about 5 pounds heavier than the other Stand Light that does not include the AC / charger feature, and this model is about 2" taller when folded up. Between the two models, aside from the AC / charging feature, one nice advantage of this model is that the head consists of three separate LED light blocks that can each swivel independently. This allows you to point the light closer to the stand, and it also lets you diffuse the light and bounce it off walls and ceiling if you don't want direct light. I've found that this feature has me preferring this model over the less expensive model, as I can direct the light better. However, this model is quite a bit more expensive than the model without AC and charger. So if you don't need the AC support and don't need the extra charger built into this model, you can buy the less expensive version and buy an extra M18 battery to keep it powered. However, if you have situations where you need to run on AC power, don't want to dedicate a battery just for the light (while being able to charge your tool batteries while using the light), this model isn't really much more expensive, as it doesn't require a battery to run and includes a charger. It is fairly expensive, but this light is very well made, compact and easy to transport, and works great. Fantastic product.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensational Work Light This is a sensational construction site work light. It's bright, high up, omni-directional and even has various light intensity settings. This light is part of Milwaukee's fantastic array of power tools that all work off the 18 volt rechargeable batteries that have become so popular now. It's also nice that this light can be plugged in, if your work site happens to have power when you need light. It's easy to set up, heavy duty, sturdy and stable due to a really well thought out legs system. It's the best construction site light I've seen to date. As a side note, we happened to lose power at HOME the other day after a particularly nasty electrical storm. Our whole block had no power, no nothing - but I remembered I had a fully charged battery out in the garage and this Milwaukee light. I set this light up in the living room and we were the only house on the block that at least had LIGHT! After that episode I realized that this light would work if you had to go change a tire on a dark road at night or something like that. Once you start thinking that way, you realize this light will be handy a dozen times over, even out of the work site. So, I'm going to add great emergency light to its already impressive normal functions.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely phenomenal This is without a doubt the biggest, baddest light you can buy for the job site. Let's start with the build construction, which is second to none. Everything about this light feels well built and is rugged for job site use. From the telescoping aluminum extensions to the tripod base, each part just "feels" durable and strong. There are nice rubber grips for transport in and out of my tool trailer or to through into the back of the truck. Features are everywhere. each LED light bay pivots to shine in the desired direction and the entire head can be pivoted to shine all three in a specific location. We choose to have the head point up with each of the three LED brackets shining in a different, slightly up, direction for area light use. The tripod unfolds with the push of a single button. There is even a charger built right in (which admittedly my team rarely uses). The plug for the charger is covered under a spring loaded door to protect it from debris and job site mess. You can release the extensions and get the head of the light above a doorway. Very nice. Performance, all I can say is wow. This really is the biggest and best job site light anywhere. The fact that you can power it off a single battery and get this kind of light output is amazing. There are three different brightness levels so you have a bit of choice to tone it down if you wish. We normally put it on high and let it go for hours. Bottom line, this is the best job site light in the industry. Highly recommend this if you work in dimly lit or conditions without power.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fabulous all round Milwaukee have done it again. This is an an incredible light. I thought that the previous generation (2130-20) was excellent, and they have improved the design over the older model in a number of ways. The light head now has three sub heads that can be individually angled and pointed in different directions, or they can all shine in the same direction. The light output has increased 50% to 3000 lumens. The brightness control is now independent of the on/off switch. This means there is no cycling about to ensure that you are using the desired brightness level. It remembers the level you were using last time and there is an indicator on what level you are using. You can now plug the light into 120V AC power! (Using your own extension cord) It has an integrated battery charger in the base. The system auto detects the AC power and switches the light to AC power when AC is available and also automatically charges the battery. You can use the light on AC without a battery. If you are using AC power and the power goes off, it auto switches to the battery. The control panel at the top also indicates if you are using AC or battery. This is perfect and how it should be. The power socket has a cover to keep dust out and has been positioned between the tripod legs for good access. The inclusion of the battery charger has added a bit of weight to the base, this is good for stability but the carry handle is now no longer in the exact center of gravity. Unchanged is the excellent set up time (press a release button and slide a handle to extend the tripod legs), low power consumption (LED technology), great height (4’ to 7’), and evenness of the light. Claimed consumption using an XC5.0 battery: 2¼ hours at 3000 lumens 4¼ hours at 1700 lumens 8 hours at 900 lumens This light need not only be used in the construction industry. It is fantastic for outdoor activities such as night crime scene work, camping, boating, emergencies and outdoor events.
Date published: 2016-11-11
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