I was in Home Depot a few days ago and noticed that the Milwaukee M12 Rover LED worklight light had been marked down to a “new lower price” of $69. Milwaukee’s press release stated a retail price of $79, and that’s what Home Depot and other retailers were previously charging.
When I got home, I checked the Home Depot website and sure enough, the online price has also dropped to $69.
I first mentioned the Milwaukee M12 Rover LED light in my Milwaukee 2016 New Product Symposium post back in June. In case you want to skip the quick discussion, below, here’s the Cliff’s Notes version:
The Milwaukee M12 Rover LED worklight has a spring-loaded clip on the bottom to grab onto studs, pipes, or whatever you can get its jaws around. The spring is surprisingly strong, so it’ll easily hold the Rover where ever you clip it. Milwaukee claims the light is as bright as a 250W halogen lamp, but without the heat.
The light can support itself in many ways: magnets, spring clip, and a hanging hole.
The two strong magnet pads on the bottom can easily support the light and a high capacity XC battery from any surface that attracts a magnet.
It also has a spring clamp in the base that can grab onto edges as wide as a 2×4. The spring clamp also has a slow retract feature to prevent the clamp from slamming shut on your fingers.
Finally there’s a diamond shaped hole in the bottom of the light for hanging it from a nail or screw.
The IP54 rated light is water and dust resistant, as well as impact, and chemical resistant. Milwaukee claims the light is bright enough to replace a 250W halogen.
It has three modes: (run times are with an XC 4.0 pack)
- Low — 200 Lumens (15 hours)
- Medium — 400 Lumens (7.5 hours)
- High — 1000 Lumens (3.5 hours)
This light also features the same TrueView technology as Milwaukee has been implementing in their other new lights. For review, Milwaukee’s TrueView means a consistent beam, optimized temperature color, and true representation of colors and detail.
The Milwaukee M12 Rover compact flood light is sold as a bare tool. The price is $69 — for now. I’ve seen many instances where Home Depot’s “new lower price” turns out to be a temporary sale price.
Update: Acme Tool and other authorized dealers are also offering the $69 sale price.
If you order online, you have a choice between free home delivery, or free in-store pickup.
It looks like the Milwaukee M18 Radius LED worklight is also on sale, for $199, from $299.