MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their line of Lighting Solutions with the introduction of the M12 LED Underhood Light. The ideal solution for mechanics working in automotive shops or fleet maintenance, the new light delivers 1350 lumens of TRUEVIEW High Definition light for full engine coverage and clarity.
“There are a number of unique challenges for mechanics working on a vehicle. When working under the hood, mechanics rely on underhood lights to flood the engine bay with light. Leveraging our leadership in cordless and LED technology, Milwaukee is delivering the first cordless underhood light to provide high-output, high-quality task lighting capable of a full day’s worth of work without the inconvenience of a cord,” said Ben Cabot, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool.
Equipped with an M12 4.0 XC battery, the new M12 Underhood Light can achieve up to 8 hours of run-time – a true productivity enhancement for automotive users who, until now, have been tethered to a cord or stuck with long recharge times.
The M12 LED Underhood Light features TRUEVIEW Technology, which utilizes the most advanced LED technology and optical designs to deliver a consistent beam, optimized color temperature, and true representation of colors and detail leading to a more productive work area.
“A common failure among current underhood lights is the durability of the hooks. These hooks are essential to proper positioning on the hood but, once their metal frames become cut or peeled, they quickly create the potential for scratches in the finish of the car. This renders the underhood light almost useless for its main task,” said Cabot. “To provide long-lasting protection against this threat to the vehicle’s finish, the new M12 Underhood Light’s FINISHGUARD hooks are designed with a protective shield. For even more peace of mind, these hooks provide 2X more gripping surface area, so users have more confidence when mounting underhood, undercarriage, or anywhere in between.”
Capable of extending 47” – 78” to cover a wide range of cars, trucks, and fleet vehicles, the M12 LED Underhood Light’s light bar can be rotated, slid, removed, or hung for added versatility and flexibility to suit the needs of the application at hand. A stainless steel hook allows users the option to easily hook the light under the car for hands-free use.
Constructed with a durable high impact polycarbonate lens and aircraft aluminum frame, the new M12 LED Underhood Light is built to endure the toughest environments. Additionally, its impact and chemical-resistant lens helps it withstand contact with corrosive chemicals in garages and survive a drop from a lifted vehicle. Similar to all of Milwaukee’s high output LED lights, the new underhood light also features a limited lifetime LED warranty, and a 5-year warranty on the product.
Powered by Milwaukee RED LITHIUM batteries*, the new M12 LED Underhood Light is compatible with the M12 cordless system, now offering more than 80+ power tool products. Committed to its focus on the user and investment in game-changing technology, Milwaukee® will continue to design and develop lighting solutions with the ability to adapt, perform and survive the demands of professional use.
*batteries sold separately.
- M12 LED Underhood Light (2125-21XC) Coming June 2017
- 1350 Lumens on high (4 hours of run-time)
- 600 Lumens on Low (8 hours of run-time)
- 4.63 lbs (bare tool)
- 47” – 78” length
- Includes M12 LED Underhood Light, (1) M12 REDLITHIUM 4.0 XC Battery Pack, and M12 Battery Charger.
*Also available as bare tool (2125-20)