The Fenix BC30R bike light features an OLED screen which informs the rider of the remaining runtime of the current output level of the battery. This feature would no doubt assist riders in their manipulation of the various brightness levels in the effort to achieve the optimal use of the battery charge. The BC30R is a compact USB rechargeable bike light which is constructed of an aluminum alloy and features a 0.30 degree horizontal adjustment and a quick-release handlebar mount.
The BC30R contains two Cree XM-L2 T6 neutral white LEDs and a TIR (Total Reflection) lens. The bike light produces a maximum output of 1600 lumens, a 155 meter beam and six light modes: Burst 1600 Lumens; High 800 Lumens 2Hr 35Min; Mid 500 Lumens 4Hr 30Min; Low 200 Lumens 11Hr 50Min; Eco 100 Lumens 20Hr 20min; Flashing 200 Lumens. The BC30R is powered by a built-in 5200mAh/3.7V rechargeable battery. The bike light has a standard micro USB charging port which is compatible with the USB cable you use with your smartphone.
The Fenix BC30R can be operated by a remote pressure switch or back-lit power, plus and minus switches which work together with the OLED display to give you complete control of the light. Press the power switch for 0.8 seconds to turn on/off the light. Pressing the minus button will enter the light into decreasing brightness levels down to the Eco output. Pressing the plus button will enter the light into increasing brightness levels up to the High output.
With the bike light on double press the power switch to activate the flashing mode. With the BC30 turned on or off, pressing and holding the remote pressure switch will activate the Burst mode for twenty seconds (or the highest brightness level under the remaining battery power). Releasing the switch returns the bike light to the previously used brightness level.
The Fenix BC30R features the Dual Distance Beam System which offers close-in visibility using upward beam reflection forming auxiliary illumination immediately in front of the bike while simultaneously projecting long-range illumination. The upward beam of the BC30R is refracted to the ground rather than shone into the eyes of pedestrians.
The BC30R also features digitally regulated output which maintains constant brightness of the bike light. When the remaining runtime is less than thirty minutes the switch blinks red to remind the user to move to a lower brightness level to extend the runtime or maybe recharge the battery. The Fenix BC30R bike light pack comes with a handlebar mount, handlebar mount shims, remote pressure switch, USB cable and user manual.
No matter how hard you try it would be almost impossible to avoid the UltraFire brand of anytime you carry out an online search for flashlights. Over time the quality of these lights has certainly improved both in the construction with the flashlights shedding the initial bulky appearance for a more slim down design, and output with the added capacity to manipulate the light beams.
Today we take a look at one the most recent models, the UltraFire E20, which produces a maximum output of 1600 lumens. The E20 would satisfy the lighting needs of most users who require a bright light for use around the home and outdoor recreational activities. The E20 measures 9.4 inches in length and is constructed of an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy which features a hard anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The flashlight utilizes a Cree XML T6 LED emitter and delivers five light modes: High; Mid; Low; SOS; Strobe.
The UltraFire E20 is powered by one rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery. The flashlight is operated by a multifunctional push-button switch located in the tailcap. You press the button to turn on/off the flashlight and access the various brightness levels. This flashlight also offers the user the option of manipulating the beam via the zoom-in and zoom-out feature accessed by pulling or pushing the flashlight head. The UltraFire E20 flashlight pack comes complete with a wrist lanyard, two 18650 Li-ion batteries and a charger.
When is a mini flashlight more than a mini flashlight? When it is a Klarus FL1A of course! The Klarus FL1A measuring 91.5mm is a small AA powered flashlight that produces white, red and green light output in addition to a UV light which has the ability to identify fluorescent material. The FL1A is machined from a 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum alloy which features diamond knurling for a firm grip and a HA 8625 Type III hard anodized anti-abrasive finish. The flashlight also features a special diffuser designed to spread the flashlight beam and a keychain hole design in the tailcap.
The Klarus FL1A utilizes a Cree XP-G2 1A LED and an ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating. The flashlight produces a maximum output of 65 lumens of white light and four white light modes: High 65 Lumens 2Hr 18Min; Low 21 Lumens 6Hr 30Min; Strobe 65 Lumens 4Hr 36Min; SOS 5Hr. The FL1A also produces four colored modes: Red 35Hr; Green 26Hr; Alternating Red/Green flashing 61Hr; UV 20Hr. The flashlight is powered by one AA (Alkaline or Ni-Mh) battery.
The FL1A is operated by a multifunctional side switch located on the head. Press the switch for 1.5 seconds to turn on the light and tap to access the various brightness levels. The flashlight turns on in the previously used brightness level. The FL1A features digitally regulated output which ensures constant brightness and reverse polarity protection which guards against incorrectly inserted batteries. The flashlight’s UV light is useful for the detection of counterfeit banknotes. The red and green light options offer a diffused beam which is useful for reading and map reading in low light conditions. Alternating red/green flashing mode offers a combined lighting/ indicator/ signal function. The Klarus FL1A flashlight pack contains a spare O-ring, keychain, and carabiner.
So you require a few flashlights to keep around the home which though bright enough to illuminate the immediate surroundings would be relatively inexpensive. The ByBlight flashlight pack consists of four LED flashlights, each fitted with a wrist lanyard and priced at $4. The ByBlight measures 3.93 inches in length and is housed in an aircraft-grade aluminium alloy which features a textured surface for a firm grip and a type III hard anodized anti-abrasive finish.
The ByBlight utilizes a Cree XM-L T6 LED and a toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating. The flashlight produces a maximum output of 150 lumens and three light modes: High Low; Strobe. The ByBlight is powered by three AAA batteries (Alkaline or Ni-Mh) which are fitted into a battery holder and inserted into the light. The flashlight is operated by a push-button switch in the tailcap. Press the switch for the on/off operation and tap for access to the mode selection of the light. The ByBlight’s beam can be manually manipulated in all three brightness levels by pulling or pushing the head to zoom-in or zoom-out as desired.
While you may recognize the importance of having some form of portable lighting, you somehow cannot warm to the idea of “lugging” around with a flashlight in your pocket or bag. Some folk’s only perception of a flashlight is of a gadget six inches or longer which you have to scramble to locate whenever there is an emergency. There are however some new mini flashlights which produce very powerful beams and can be tucked away in your pocket or bag to be accessible when needed.
The Klarus RS16 is a sleek little rechargeable flashlight measuring just 95.5mm in length and weighing 54.8g without the battery. The mini flashlight is machined from a 6061-T6 aerospace aluminum alloy which features knurling and a type III hard anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The RS16 also features a self-locating magnetic fast connection charging system. When the charging cable is within one centimeter of the USB charging port, it self-locates to make the connection. The charging cable can be removed quickly and safely at any time. The RS16 can be used to provide hands-free lighting by attaching the flashlight (which has a magnetic side) to a ferrous surface.
The Klarus RS16 utilizes a Cree XP-L LED, a textured orange peel reflector and an ultra-clear mineral glass lens. The flashlight produces six light modes: High 380 Lumens 1Hr 12Min; Mid 83 Lumens 3Hr; Low 5.5 Lumens 52Hr; Moonlight 0.5 Lumens 457Hr; SOS 380 Lumens 3Hr 24Min; Strobe 380 Lumens 2Hr 24Min. The RS16 can be powered by one rechargeable 16340 Li-ion battery or one CR123A Lithium battery. The 16340 battery is recharged inside the flashlight via a USB charging cable connected to the self-locating Magnetic Fast connection and an USB port. An indicator light signals to the user the status of the battery.
The RS16 is operated by side button which controls the on/off operation and mode selection operation of the light. The flashlight comes with a standard UNC1/4′-20 thread in the tailcap which would facilitate attachment to a tripod. The Klarus RS16 flashlight pack comes complete with one Klarus 16340 rechargeable battery, spare O-ring, USB charging cable and wrist lanyard.
The Sunwayman G25C is a powerful compact flashlight which produces a maximum output of 1000 lumens and a beam throw upwards of 208 meters. The flashlight can be powered by one rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery or two CR123A Lithium batteries. The G25C measures 113mm in length and is constructed of an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy with a stainless steel retaining ring around the bezel which protects the components from damage. The flashlight features a detachable stainless steel clip for attachment to pocket or belt.
The G25C utilizes a Cree XM-L2 U2 LED, a smooth metal reflector and an ultra-clear tempered glass lens. The flashlight produces four light modes: High 1000 Lumens 2Hr; Mid 150 Lumens 6Hr; Low 16 Lumens 80Hr; Strobe. The G25C is operated by a stainless steel soft-contact dual-button switch system in the tailcap. The bigger button controls the on/off operation on the light while the smaller button facilitates access to the light modes.
The Sunwayman G25C features three types (Daily, Outdoor and Tactical) of mode switching to match the operating environment the user experiences. To switch from one type to another you depress and hold both the power and mode buttons at the tail cap and simultaneously loosen and tighten the body. The light will flash once to enter Tactical mode-switching, twice to enter Outdoor and three times to activate Daily mode-switching.
With the light turned off, a light press of the mode button activates the strobe setting. Pressing the power button turns the G25C in high mode. With the light turned on, pressing the mode button allows the user to choose High and Strobe. The flashlight comes in high mode when it is turned on.
With the light turned off press the mode button to activate the strobe setting. Press the power button to turn on the light in high mode. With the light turned on press the mode button to choose the high and low settings, depress-and-hold the mode button to activate the strobe setting. Pressing the mode button while in strobe mode will return the light to the previously used brightness level.
With the light turned off press the mode button to activate strobe.
Press the power button to turn on/off the light. With the light turned on press the mode button to cycle through the low, mid and high brightness levels. Press and hold the mode button to activate the strobe setting. The G25C turns on in the last used brightness level.
The Sunwayman G25C also features a low-voltage indicator lamp which signals to the user a battery may need recharging or replacing. A constant current circuit maintains constant brightness. The G25C flashlight pack comes with a lanyard and spare O-rings. The Sunwayman G25C is a very fine EDC which comes equipped with a flexible operating system for different low light scenarios.
The Klein Tools NCVT-3 non-contact voltage tester with flashlight provides non-contact detection of AC voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers, light fixtures, switches, outlets and wires as well as AC voltage in doorbells, thermostats, low voltage lighting and irrigation systems. The NCVT-3 detects 12 – 1000V AC with simultaneous visual and audible voltage indicators. The non-contact voltage tester features a LED flashlight that can be used your EDC on the job.
The bar graph visual voltage indicator utilizes up to five vibrant LEDs for easy interpretation/viewing. The visual indicator of the presence of voltage is an LED bar graph – the higher the voltage sensed, or the closer to the voltage source, the more LEDs light up. The audible voltage indicator will beep at a greater frequency the higher the voltage that is sensed, or the closer to the voltage source.
The NCVT-3 is a lightweight, compact tool which measures 5.83 inches in length and features a pocket clip that can be easily attached to clothing or belt. The tester also features a screw-thread battery cap with o-ring that ensures dustproof and waterproof ingress protection. The NCVT-3 is powered by two AAA batteries and comes an “Auto Power-Off” function which conserves and extends battery life.
The inability to acquire rechargeable Li-ion or non-rechargeable lithium batteries need not be a barrier to you acquiring an EDC flashlight with some of the latest features. Take the Fenix LD11, this mini flashlight can be powered by a single AA or rechargeable 14500 Li-ion battery. The flashlight features a smart drive circuit which automatically recognizes the battery loaded and chooses the corresponding work mode to maximise the energy efficiency of both.
The Fenix LD11 also features digitally regulated output which maintains constant brightness and reverse polarity protection which protects against improper battery installation. Additionally, the flashlight comes with over-heat protection which avoids high-temperature of the surface and low-voltage reminder which indicates when the battery needs to be replaced
The LD11 utilizes a Cree XP-G2 R5 white light LED and an ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating. The mini flashlight produces a maximum output of 300 lumens, a beam distance of of up to 130 meters and five light modes: Turbo 300 Lumens 50Min 14500 Battery; High 130 Lumens 1Hr 40Min 14500 Battery – 2Hr Ni-Mh Alkaline Battery – Mid 50 Lumens 3Hr 40Min 14500 Battery – 7Hr 50Min Ni-Mh Alkaline Battery; Low 3 Lumens 55Hr 14500 Battery – 70Hr Ni-Mh Alkaline Battery; Strobe 130 Lumens.
The Fenix LD11 measures 3.9 inches in length and is encased in an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy which features knurling, an anti-roll slip-resistant design and a hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish. The flashlight also features a crenellated bezel for use in emergencies and a detachable stainless steel pocket clip. The LD11 is operated by a tactical push-button switch in the tailcap which you press to turn on and off and tap while on to access the various brightness levels. The Fenix LD11 flashlight pack comes with a holster, lanyard, spare O-ring and user manual.
The Fenix PD25 is a neat mini lighting tool which would fit snugly in your pocket but nevertheless deliver the illumination required for most low-light scenarios. The PD25 measures 3.7 inches in length and is housed in an aircraft-grade aluminum body which features knurling and an anti-roll, slip-resistant design. The flashlight also features a crenellated bezel for emergency use, a stainless steel removable pocket clip for convenience and a type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish.
The PD25 contains a Cree XP-L (V5) LED and an ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating. The pocket flashlight can be powered by one 16340 rechargeable Li-ion or one 3V CR123A Lithium battery. The flashlight produces a maximum output of 550 lumens, a beam distance of up to 130 meters and five light modes: Turbo 550 Lumens 35Min 16340 Battery – 400 Lumens 1Hr 10Min CR123A Battery; High 150 Lumens 2Hr 25Min 16340 Battery – 3Hr 15Min CR123A Battery; Mid 50 lumens 7Hr 10Min 16340 Battery – 9Hr 5Min CR123A Battery; Low 5 lumens 53Hr 16340 Battery – 100Hr CR123A Battery; Strobe 550 Lumens 16340 Battery – 400 Lumens CR123A Battery. The PD25 features an intelligent drive circuit which automatically recognizes the battery loaded and chooses the corresponding working mode to maximize the energy efficiency of both 16340 and CR123A batteries.
The Fenix PD25 is operated by a tactical push-button switch in the tailcap and a metal mode-selection side button located just below the head. To turn on the mini flashlight you tap and hold the tail switch for momentary-on and press for constant-on operation. Accessing the light modes with the PD25 on you press the side button to cycle through in the following order, Turbo, Mid, Low and High. Activating the Strobe mode with the light turned on is achieved by pressing and holding the switch for 0.8 seconds.
The PD25 features digitally regulated output which maintains constant brightness and reverse polarity protection which guards against incorrect battery installation. The mini flashlight also features over-heat protection which avoids high temperature on the surface. The PD25 turns on in the previously used brightness level. The Fenix PD25 flashlight pack comes with a holster, lanyard, spare O-ring and user manual.
Even if you haven’t heard the name Vinovo before associated with flashlights rest assured the company delivers some solid sub $20 lighting packages. The Vinovo 600 lumen flashlight kit consists of a flashlight, AAA battery holder, battery sleeve,18650 battery, 18650 battery charger and wrist lanyard. The Vinovo flashlight measures 137mm in length and is machined from an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. The flashlight features a crenellated stainless steel bezel, a removable pocket clip and an anodized black finish.
The Vinovo flashlight utilizes a Cree XM-L T6 and an ultra-clear glass lens. The light produces five light modes: high; Mid; low; SOS; Strobe. The flashlight can be powered by one rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery or three AAA (Alkaline or Ni-Mh) batteries. The light is operated by a push-button switch in the tailcap which facilitates access to the various brightness levels. The Vinovo’s beam can be adjusted by pulling or pushing on the head to access the zoom-in and zoom-out function. The Vinovo 600 lumen flashlight would be a useful lighting tool to keep around the home in the event of an emergency but the light would definitely come into its own in the field whether on the campsite or the biking and hiking trails.