Dewalt has a relatively new cordless LED worklight, model DCL077B, that is compatible with their 20V Max and 12V Max batteries.
That’s pretty neat – for the Dewalt DCL077B worklight to work with both of their cordless power tool systems. Being 20V Max-compatible also means that the worklight is compatible with Dewalt FlexVolt batteries.
In other words, this new Dewalt LED worklight should work with ANY of their modern slide-pack Li-ion cordless power tool batteries – 12V Max, 20V Max, and FlexVolt. This seems convenient.
The only thing that would make this worklight even more versatile is an AC port for use with an extension cable, but I guess you can’t have everything.
Dewalt does say that, despite the worklight’s broad compatibility, it was optimized for use with their compact batteries, such as their 20V Max compact 4.0Ah battery. Seems like a fair compromise.
Use with a compact battery, as opposed to say their 12Ah FlexVolt battery (their physically-largest 20V Max and FlexVolt battery), allows for full range of motion of the worklight’s 360°-rotating handle.
Features & Specs
- 2,000 lumens max brightness (20V Max)
- 3 brightness settings
- High: 2,000 lumens
- Medium: 1,000 lumens
- Low: 500 lumens
- 12V Max brightness is halved at all levels
- Up t0 19 hours runtime at low with 5.0Ah battery
- 4000K light color temperature
- 360° rotating handle for positioning and aiming
- 1/4″ and 5/8″ threaded tripod mounts
- Weighs 2.8 lbs without battery
Price: $99 for the bare tool (DCL077B)
A 4000K color temperature is a plus, in my opinion, as this would provide more “neutral white” lighting than the harsh cool light most LED worklights (excluding Milwaukee’s) emit.
While some might not need the 12V Max battery compatibility, with 20V Max batteries likely being the much more popular choice, it’s an appreciated feature. Even if you don’t need it, added compatibility is always good to have.
The different brightness levels are halved when you use a 12V Max battery compared to 20V Max, but that seems to be an acceptable compromise. And, there’s also FlexVolt and larger 20V Max battery compatibility, although you’ll lose some adjustability when using Dewalt’s bigger batteries with this worklight.
More lighting options are always welcome!