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Milwaukee Rover 300-Lumen LED Magnetic Flood Light on special buy $19.97 at Home Depot

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Was at the depot and found the Milwaukee Rover 300 lumen model with AA batteries on sale from $30 to $20.

anyways. good night for $20, and uses Common AA batteries.



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This is the one powered by AA batteries rather than the rechargeable
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This is the one powered by AA batteries rather than the rechargeable
Depending on your preference and use case, sometimes having quick exchangeable common batteries is necessary.
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Depending on your preference and use case, sometimes having quick exchangeable common batteries is necessary.
Yeah, I'm considering picking it up. Milwaukee makes two different small Rover lights that look similar but the rechargeable one is way more expensive. Just seems like a key point worth people knowing
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This is the one powered by AA batteries rather than the rechargeable
This is better.
I'm a Milwaukee fan, but I see no point in supporting an 18650 battery platform that uses proprietary batteries (The connections on the battery itself are different and will not swap with regular 18650's). It's nothing more than a way to lock people into something that is overpriced.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Pro...48-11-2130
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Last edited by Electricalsushi June 5, 2019 at 05:45 AM. Reason: People are missing the fact that I said Proprietary...
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Thanks OP. Thumbs up for another impulse-buy LED light for my collection (damn you, SD...damn you).

Website shows the $19.95 price for me this morning.

Free delivery with a $45 purchase.

To each their own on brightness, haven't seen this light in action, but 300 lumens sounds a little low to me, given that a 60-watt LED light bulb is around 800. I guess since this light is more unidirectional it is probably fine.
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Thanks OP. Thumbs up for another impulse-buy LED light for my collection (damn you, SD...damn you).

Website shows the $19.95 price for me this morning.

Free delivery with a $45 purchase.

To each their own on brightness, haven't seen this light in action, but 300 lumens sounds a little low to me, given that a 60-watt LED light bulb is around 800. I guess since this light is more unidirectional it is probably fine.
AAs do not have the ability to push current like li-ion batteries can(eg 18650) so that's why it's not that bright.
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This is better.
I'm a Milwaukee fan, but I see no point in supporting an 18650 battery platform that uses proprietary batteries. It's nothing more than a way to lock people into something that is overpriced.
18650s is a very common battery size for a plethora of lights, lanterns...etc you can purchase far brighter and better lights with 18650s than you can with AAs not to mention with much longer runtimes.

this is a good site for helping sort through flashlights
http://flashlights.parametrek.com/index.html
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Here's the rechargeable version Slickdeals post for $50

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What he said. 18650 is the way to go. Make sure you purchase good battery brands (Panasonic/Sanyo) and a good reputable charger. Stay away from any brands with "fire" in their title (eg UltraFire, etc) as they are pure junk. Brightness and runtime with 18650 are way more impressive vs AA.
I'll second this. Also, be wary of cheap 18650s on eBay. You usually could spot the junk by looking at the weight of the cell. But even that can be a scam as I've gotten cells that weighed no where near what was in the listing.

Good brands are Samsung/LG/Sony, but also consider high cell discharge rate depending how many lumens your flashlight can go up to. High lumens means high draw. My current EDC torch - The BLF A6 - is a beast!
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18650s is a very common battery size for a plethora of lights, lanterns...etc you can purchase far brighter and better lights with 18650s than you can with AAs not to mention with much longer runtimes.

this is a good site for helping sort through flashlights
http://flashlights.parametrek.com/index.html
I understand what an 18650 is and I use them all the time. I am referring to the fact that there are two rover lights (This one on AA's and the other on a PROPRIETARY 18650). The 18650 that Milwaukee is using has a plastic cap with both - and + coming off of one side which means you can't use it with anything else, nor can you get spare 18650's for cheap.
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18650s aren't proprietary -- they're everywhere these days thanks to e-cigs, and the flashlights to use them have become very common as a result. I have some excellent AA flashlights, but I won't buy any others now that I have several 18650s (and the three AA lights I have are enough for emergency purposes). The difference in brightness and battery life is worth the switch.
I understand what an 18650 is and I use them all the time. I am referring to the fact that there are two rover lights (This one on AA's and the other on a PROPRIETARY 18650). The 18650 that Milwaukee is using has a plastic cap with both - and + coming off of one side which means you can't use it with anything else, nor can you get spare 18650's for cheap.
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This is better.
I'm a Milwaukee fan, but I see no point in supporting an 18650 battery platform that uses proprietary batteries. It's nothing more than a way to lock people into something that is overpriced.
👍 I was initially going to dispute your post like everyone else that quoted you.. but it does indeed look like they use some sort of special casing and you can't just throw standard 18650 batteries in the thing.

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18650s is a very common battery size for a plethora of lights, lanterns...etc you can purchase far brighter and better lights with 18650s than you can with AAs not to mention with much longer runtimes.
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18650s aren't proprietary -- they're everywhere these days thanks to e-cigs, and the flashlights to use them have become very common as a result. I have some excellent AA flashlights, but I won't buy any others now that I have several 18650s (and the three AA lights I have are enough for emergency purposes). The difference in brightness and battery life is worth the switch.
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What he said. 18650 is the way to go. Make sure you purchase good battery brands (Panasonic/Sanyo) and a good reputable charger. Stay away from any brands with "fire" in their title (eg UltraFire, etc) as they are pure junk. Brightness and runtime with 18650 are way more impressive vs AA.
This light doesn't just use a standard 18650 - milwaukee put a proprietary case on them, so you can't use its battery in other lights, or other 18650 batteries in this light.
If it did, I'd agree with you all; 18650 flashlights are great, especially if you already have a handful of batteries.
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