Makita X2 LXT DML809 Cordless / Corded Work Light – Offers 10,000 Lumens!

Back in September 2019 we found out Bosch introduced the first cordless light to feature a whopping 10,000 lumens of brightness. Soon after Makita is now offering their own version of a cordless light to also feature the same impressive 10,000 lumens brightness with their Makita X2 LXT DML809 Cordless / Corded Work Light.

The Makita X2 LXT DML809 Cordless Corded Work Light is part of the X2 line of cordless tools that run on two 18 volt battery packs to pump out 36 volts. Was it necessary to use 36 volt power to crank out 10,000 lumens of brightness? No because Bosch was able to do so only on 18 volt power but there are benefits of using a dual battery system to run the Makita light and mainly for runtime. As we all know, Makita doesn’t have battery capacities higher than 6.0 ah so it makes sense for them to use dual battery packs to offer more runtime than is available with only one battery. Even a single 6.0 ah battery would run down quickly at full 10,000 lumens brightness. In fact, even when using two 6.0’s the best you’ll get is 1.7 hours of runtime at full brightness. Good thing that Makita offers high medium and low settings (4,000 lumens on medium, and 2,000 lumens on Low) to conserve battery power when full brightness isn’t necessary and you can get up to 8.5 hours of brightness on the low setting.

As the name of the light suggests, it’s also a corded light in addition to being cordless and includes it’s own power cord. Unfortunately it doesn’t accept direct connection to extension cords so make sure not to lose the included power cord. At least if it is lost, it’s a standard cord that’s very common so finding a replacement shouldn’t be too hard.

As far as features are concerned, it features a pivoting head that rotates down, forward, up, back and anywhere in between. It has knobs to turn and tighten the head in place. It has a cord wrap on it’s side to store the included power cord and the top opens up to house and protect the two batteries it runs on. It’s dust and water-resistant construction (IP65 rated) for improved operation in harsh job site conditions. Unfortunately it doesn’t charge batteries when connected to AC power.

  • 3-mode operation: delivers 10,000 lumens on High, 4,000 lumens on medium, and 2,000 lumens on Low
  • Up to 1.7 hours of continuous illumination with two 6.0Ah 18V LXT® battery on high (batteries and charger not included)
  • Up to 8.5 hours of continuous illumination with two 6.0Ah 18V LXT® battery on low (batteries and charger not included)
  • Dust and water-resistant construction (IP65 rated) for improved operation in harsh job site conditions
  • L.E.D. lights effectively illuminate work area without the high heat of halogens
  • Adjusting knobs enable the user to direct the flood light to desired angle
  • Battery or corded operation; compatible with 18V LXT® batteries (batteries and charger not included)
  • Back up power is provided by an 18V LXT® battery and keeps the flood light on if AC power is lost (charged battery must be installed)
  • AC cord can easily be stored with built in cord storage
  • Holds (2) 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries but operates using (1) 18V battery at a time; utilizes second battery when needed
  • Convenient carrying handle folds down for convenience
  • Compact design at only 10-7/8″ high
  • Weighs only 15.4 lbs. with two BL1860B batteries (batteries and charger not included)
  • Work Light can be mounted on optional tripod light stand individually or with two Work Lights (tripod light stand not included)
  • 3-year limited warranty

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I’ve been waiting patiently for the Bosch 10,000 lumen light to come to the USA! The part number appears on some European merchant sites as “not yet available”.


Yeah the Bosch 10000 lumen light was spotted outside of the USA so it could be a while before it’s release here in the states.


Hey Javier,
Great review, as always.

I need a work light with 10,000 lumens brightness. Makita is a great brand, looking forward to purchasing this model. Thanks.

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