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Milwaukee has several tools designed specifically for linemen—that includes an M18 Hex Impact wrench, utility crimpers, bucket lights, various hand tools, and more. Now, we’ve got the Milwaukee 2123 M18 Utility Remote Control Search Light. It kind of reminds us of a droid from Star Wars.
Geared towards serving the Power Utility professional, the 2123 Utility Remote Control light has tons of options for how it’s used. It can be operated while mounted to a bucket truck via 12V. That gives you virtually unlimited run-time and you can control it even when you’re not standing nearby. You could be in the truck—or even up in a bucket.
Alternatively, you can attach it to the M18™ portable base and light areas your truck can’t access. In addition. Milwaukee includes a wireless joystick remote that lets you steer the light where you want it. You can even switch from spot to either of two flood modes. That makes this light great for checking out power lines or lighting up a wider area for maintenance. A double-tap on the power button even recalls the light back to its home position.
“Flood and spot lights are essential for Linemen to work during a storm and for routine maintenance, but most lights on the market today only have one of these functions- forcing a trade-off for the user. Dedicated to delivering innovation to Lineman so they can be more productive, we are excited to provide a durable option that has the versatility to spot lines, flood fields, and literally go anywhere!”
We love the maneuverability and flexibility of this light, but it also puts out quite a bit of output. Spot mode reaches up to 1,250 yards with its beam and you get up to 3.5 hours of runtime when mounted to the M18 base and using an XC12.0 battery. For wider areas, the 2123 Utility Remote Control Search Light’s flood mode gives you up to 4,250 lumens of output for 3.5 hours on High and up to 12 hours on Low.
Milwaukee made the RC Search Light IP56 rated and built it with an impact and weather-resistant lens. You should get good use of this rugged light outdoors in all weather conditions and seasons.
When you attach the 2123 Utility Remote Control Search Light to the M18 portable base or the 12V DC Permanent Truck Mount, the light has Milwaukee ONE-KEY capabilities for tracking. This is great because the kit will run you around $1150. That comes with the 2123 Utility Remote Control Search Light Head, 12V DC permanent base, M18 portable base, 12.0HD battery, Rapid charger, contractor bag, remote control, dash mount, and a lanyard. You can also pick up the kit without the battery for $949.
If you don’t need everything, you can buy just the Utility Remote Control Search Light head with the 12V DC base and remote for $749. You can also grab the M18 portable base later for $379. Availability is November 2021.
When he's not remodeling part of his house or playing with the latest power tool, Clint enjoys life as a husband, father, and avid reader. He has a degree in recording engineering and has been involved in multimedia and/or online publishing in one form or another since 1992.
Clint’s career has covered nearly the entire realm of audio and video production. After graduating at the top of his class with an Associates Degree in Recording Engineering, he began working for the famed Soundelux studios in 1994, one of the largest post-production companies specializing in audio for feature films & television. Working on a myriad of feature films, Clint honed his skills as a dialogue editor, foley editor, and sound designer. Years later, he moved into the expanding area of video editing, where he served as the company’s senior AVID video editor for three years.
Working for such clients as Universal Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, NASA, Universal Studios, Planet Hollywood, SEGA, NASCAR, and others, Clint dealt extensively with client management as well as film & video editing, color correction, and digital video & MPEG compression. He also carries several THX certifications (Technician I and II, THX Video), and is ISF Level II Certified.
After founding the CD Media, Inc. publishing company in 1996, he went on to help start or grow several successful online publications, including Audioholics (as Editor-in-Chief for 12 years), Audiogurus, and AV Gadgets. In 2008, Clint founded Pro Tool Reviews followed by the landscape and outdoor power equipment-focused OPE Reviews in 2017. He also heads up the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, an annual awards program honoring innovative tools and accessories across the trades.
Crediting his excellent staff for the success of what is now the largest power tool review publication in the industry, Clint DeBoer hopes to see continued growth for the company as it rapidly expands its reach. Pro Tool Reviews critically reviews hundreds of hand tools, power tools, and accessories each year to help inform users about the best and newest products in the industry. Reaching everyone from the construction industry professional and tradesman to the serious DIYer, Pro Tool Reviews helps tool consumers shop better, work smarter, and stay aware of what tools and products can help put them at the top of their game.
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