Meet the Makita DML811 LED worklight, their new 18V cordless/corded jobsite worklight that boasts some nice specs, features, and water-resistant construction.
Makita’s newest cordless worklight is designed for use indoors our outside.
It has 3-mode operation and can illuminate dark spaces with as much as 3000 lumens of bright white light.
You can place it down on any horizontal surface, and aim it where you need it. Adjustment knobs let you lock down the head angle in place so that the work light doesn’t drift from its duties.
Or, you can place in atop the new optional tripod light stand (model GM00002703) if you need it off the ground.
The Makita DML811 can provide up to 13 hours of illumination on low and 3 hours on high, with an 18V 6.0Ah battery. Whoops, all of your batteries are in use? That’s okay, it can also be powered via AC using the included power cord.
Where does that power cord go when you don’t need it? There’s a handy cord wrap built into the work light’s base. if you need a longer reach you can probably just use the included cord in conjunction with a standard extension cord.
What I like is that the power cord looks to be a standard design, and should be easily replaceable if necessary.
It looks like there’s an on/off button and separate brightness/mode button. It doesn’t get any more user-friendly than this.
A sealed battery compartment keeps everything nice and tidy. If you look closely, there’s a translucent grommet, which helps with dust and water resistance. The IP65 rating means that the light is dust-tight and can protect against water jets. In other words, rain – what rain?
Features & Specs
- 3000/1500/750 lumens (high/medium/low modes)
- Runtime: 3/7/13 hours (high/medium/low)
- Pivoting head with adjustment knobs
- IP65 water resistance rating
- Flood light illumination pattern
- AC adapter is included
- Measures 9-3/4″ x 11-7/8″ x 10-5/8″ (with handle folded down)
- Weighs 10.4 lbs with battery
- Large carry handle
Battery and charger are sold separately.
Street Pricing: $175 (as of the time of this posting)
Makita isn’t as well-known for their LED lighting products, but it’s apparent that they’ve been doing a lot of research about what users want and need.
The carry handle looks large and comfortable.
An adjustable head angle? That’s of course a must-have.
3-mode brightness settings? Definitely a great feature.
An included AC cord that looks to be easily replaceable and extendable with 3rd party extension cords? Nice!
And it has a built-in cord wrap for said extension cord? Great!
An optional tripod mount? That could be useful.
Nice job Makita, this looks to be a well-rounded design!