Who needs a quality pocket light anyway? A good (not just any) pocket flashlight is an absolute necessity if you are an EMS professional, physician, tinkerer or technician for whom close examinations are critical in low light conditions. The compact 5.11 ATAC PL flashlight produces a cone of 24 lumens of light for up to 3 hours on a single AAA battery. The flashlight is encased in an aerospace grade aluminum housing and features an integrated spring clip that snaps securely onto your shirt or pants pocket. The 5.11 ATAC PL utilizes a Nichia LED emitter which produces a maximum output of 24 lumens and a 24 meter beam. The flashlight is operated by a push-button switch in the tailcap which features a momentary-on option.
Should you desire a multicolored flashlight you can of course obtain a couple of the more recent releases here and here but if you prefer to fix your colored lens over the flashlight head then the LiteXpress X-Tactical 105 would be a useful alternative.
The X-Tactical 105 comes with three detachable color lenses, red for night vision, blue for differentiating blood and other fluids and green for reading map.
The flashlight is housed in an anodized aircraft grade aluminum housing and features a small metal loop for you to attach a carrying strap. The X-Tactical 105 contains a Cree LED emitter which produces a maximum output of 550 lumens, a beam of 195 meters and six light modes: Turbo; High; Mid; Low; Strobe; SOS. The flashlight is powered by two CR123A lithium batteries which produce a maximum runtime of 10 hours on the Low setting. The X-Tactical 105 is operated by a push-button switch in the tailcap and the light modes are accessed by rotating a metal ring just below the head. The LiteXpress X-Tactical 105 flashlight pack comes with a carrying strap, three detachable color lenses and two 3-V CR123A lithium batteries.
Klein Tools has introduced the Coaxial Cable Cutter – CCS which is a multi-functional cutter that is optimized to cut copper-clad steel (CCS) coaxial cable in addition to other steel, aluminum and copper wires and cables. The Coaxial Cable Cutter is designed to withstand cutting steel-core coaxial cable without damaging the knives or deforming the cable while the shears cleanly cut and snip other wires or cables. The blades of the Coaxial Cable Cutter are forged from through-hardened custom US-made steel and connected via a hot-riveted joint.
The Coaxial Cable Cutter also features a notched blade section which is optimized to easily cut common CCS coaxial cables such as RG-59, RG-6/6Q, RG-7 and RG-11. The shears blade section is designed to cleanly cut and snip solid and stranded copper, aluminum, UTP/STP twisted pair wires and cables. Blade geometry ensures CCS coaxial cable retains form when cut to facilitate easy insertion into connectors and provide excellent terminations. The Coaxial Cable Cutter would be very useful for electricians, voice/data/video technicians and security installers that work with a variety of cables and wires on the job.
Hello and Happy Sunday to you! Welcome to the weekend edition of Flashlight Reviews here at FlashlightPacks.com. Are you by chance one of those persons who somehow feel that you really don’t require a flashlight? Well think again. There is almost some type of portable lighting available to satisfy numerous user demands. Leaving aside the more traditional flashlights that we are all aware of there are Penlights for medical workers, work lightsfor trade persons, expandable lights for technicians, uv lightsfor investigators and the list goes on. For every need you can be sure there is “flashlight” out there that would greatly assist in your endeavor. Here is today’s list of reviews. Enjoy!
EZ Grip Bike Light – Review – Life Of A Traveling Navy Wife – Bike Light
OVEREADY Custom Shaved SureFire 6P – Review – Flashlight Guide
Spark SF5 NW – Review – The Outdoor Nerd
The Best Bike Light – Review – Outdoor Gear Lab
Budget Light Forum
Basen 18650 3400mAh – Review
Imalent SA04 – Review
Keeppower IMR18650 3200mAh – Review
Lumintop ED11 – Review
Rayus C01 Nichia 219 b11 AAA keychain Flashlight – Review
True Utility NanoLite – Review
Vinz’s artistic and novel P60 drop in – Review
Candle Power Forums
Jil Lite PenENT Penlight – Review
Matchbox Instruments HF – Review
B’twin V100 rechargeable USB bike light – Review
Olight R20 – Review
Rayus C01 Nichia LED Flashlight – Review
KleinTools has introduced the Scout Pro 2 Series cable tester which tests voice, data and video connections and also locates cable runs with location ID remotes, supports multiple tones to decipher wires and can measure cable length to a fault, on a reel or in a box. The Scout Pro 2 Series Cable Tester tests continuity on voice (RJ11/12), data (RJ45) and video (F-connector) connections. Indicators include: miswires – wiremap, opens, shorts, split pairs. The Scout Pro 2 locates cable runs to wall outlets with location ID remotes and supports multiple tones and control of pins carrying tone with integrated tone generator. The cable tester measures cable length in feet or meters (LT models only). Scout Pro 2 is compatible with Klein Tools’ new Test-n-Map Remotes which save time by testing, mapping and identifying a location in a single step. By utilizing the tester and remotes together, the Scout Pro 2 Series will reduce installation verification time by half.
So you are on night patrol alone and you come come upon a darkened area, you whisk your flashlight out and immediately illuminate the area. What if there is an immediate threat to your safety? Is your flashlight/torch equipped to assist in an encounter? If your answer is no then you need to check out the the tough Supernova Guardian 1300TL flashlight with its stainless steel ridged strike bezel for defensive purposes. The flashlight is built from an aircraft grade aluminum alloy and is scratch-proof and shock-proof. The Guardian 1300TL comes with a textured, anti-slip handle for convenience.
The Supernova Guardian 1300TL utilizes a Cree XM-L T6 LED emitter which produces a maximum output of 1300 lumens, a beam of 300 meters and five light modes: High 1300 Lumens; Mid 650 Lumens; Low 325 lumens; Strobe; SOS. The flashlight can be powered by one 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery or 3 AAA size alkaline batteries which are held together in a battery case. Maximum runtime is five hours. The Guardian 1300TL is operated by a push button switch in the tail. The Supernova Guardian 1300TL flashlight pack includes an 18650 battery, charger, battery case, 3 AAA Alkaline batteries, removable belt clip and gift box with magnetic closing lid.
The Nitecore Precise Series P20UV tactical flashlight is built for fighting, well not really, but the flashlight comes with four secondary ultraviolet LEDs that are included to assist security and law enforcement personnel with authentication, forensics and identification procedures. So you are not a security person, no problem, the Nitecore P20UV has three primary settings including tactical and law enforcement modes and the general mode for the casual user.
The Nitecore P20UV is housed in an anodized aircraft grade aluminum alloy and features an ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-scratch coating along with a micro textured metal reflector. The flashlight also features a two-way titanium steel clip and a crenulated bezel which boasts an anti-rolling design. All P20UV flashlights come with individual serial numbers located on the bezels.
The P20UV can be powered by one 18650 Li-ion battery or two CR123 batteries. The flashlight contains one white CREE XM-L2 (T6) LED which produces a maximum output of 800 lumens, a light beam of 180 meters and three brightness levels: High 800 Lumens 3HR 30Min One 18650 Battery – 1Hr 30Min Two CR123 Batteries; Mid 400 Lumens 5Hr 45Min One 18650 Battery – 2Hr 30Min Two CR123 Batteries; Low 70 Lumens 15Hr 30Min
One 18650 Battery – 80 Lumens 8Hr Two CR123 Batteries.
The P20UV has four ultraviolet LEDs which provide 320mW at 365nm. When using ultraviolet output, the P20UV is capable of sustaining a constant output for 13 hours with 1 x 3.7V 2600mAh 18650 Li-ion battery. When in medium and turbo mode, the P20UV will reduce output luminance automatically after 3 minutes of use to prevent batteries from overheating.
The Nitecore Precise Series P20UV tactical flashlight offers three different modes of illumination for different users and situations. The Tactical Mode only provides turbo and ultraviolet outputs, and is ideal for self-defense, emergencies and tactical operations. The Law Enforcement Mode provides medium, turbo and ultraviolet outputs. Turbo is the default state. This mode is designed for law enforcement officers and patrol guards. The General Mode (default mode for first time use) provides low, medium, turbo and ultraviolet outputs.
The P20UV is operated by a dual switch system in the tail. The power switch facilitates momentary-on and constant-on operation. Two integrated LEDs built into the tail switch blink to indicate remaining battery power when the tail cap is tightened after battery installation. The power indicators will blink three times when power levels are above 50%; twice when power levels are below 50%; and once when battery power is close to depletion.
Simply half press and hold the tail switch to turn on the flashlight, and release to turn it off. For continuous use press the tail switch until a click is heard. To switch off the light press the tail switch again until a click is heard. The Strobe Ready Mode switch provides direct access to strobe mode in any state. With the light turned on, press the Mode switch to cycle through all four outputs. The General mode provides an intelligent memory function to ensure direct access to the setting last used when reactivated. The Nitecore Precise Series P20UV flashlight pack comes complete with a holster, CR123 battery magazine, clip, tactical ring, lanyard and spare O-ring.
Hello and Welcome to the Tuesday edition of Flashlight Reviews here at FlashlightPacks.com. Today, in addition to presenting the most recently posted reviews of flashlights from around the Web, there are some reviews of batteries, bike lights and stun flashlights for you to check out. Enjoy!
OVEREADY Mini TurboHead – Review – FlashlightGuide
Wicked Lasers Flashtorch Flashlight – Review
Budget Light Forum
Solarstorm T3 – Review
EnerPower 18500 2000mAh – Review
Platinum Tools has introduced the PRO 6-in-1 Screwdriver (p/n 19002C & 19003C) which has a high impact plastic core covered in a comfortable cushion grip handle. The screwdriver which comes with multiple quick, easy loading bits for various applications can be used for extended periods of time without hand fatigue or stress. The 19002C bit load includes Phillips (1, 2), Slotted (3/16in., 7/32in.), and Nut Drivers (1/4 in., 5/16 in.). The 19003C bit loads include Security Torx (T15, T20, T25, T30), and Nut Drivers (1/4 in., 5/16 in.).
If you were thinking of acquiring a Fenix PD35 you may just want to wait a while until the new 2014 version hits the stores. The flashlights are basically the same however the 2014 version pushes 960 lumens over the previous 850 output. The PD35 contains a Cree XM-L 2 (U2) LED which produces a maximum output of 960 lumens, a beam of 208 meters and six light modes: Turbo 960 Lumens 1Hr 10Min; High 460 Lumens 3Hr 15Min; Mid 180 Lumens 10Hr; Low 50 Lumens 38Hr; Eco 14 Lumens 150Hr; Strobe 960 Lumens. The flashlight can be powered by one 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery or two CR123A Lithium batteries.
The Fenix PD35 is encased in an anodized aero-grade aluminum housing featuring an anti-abrasive finish and an anti-roll, slip-resistant body design. The flashlight is operated by a push button power switch in the tail and a mode selection side switch just below the head. The flashlight also features digitally regulated output which maintains constant brightness, a low-voltage warning function which reminds you to replace the battery and reverse polarity protection which guards against improper battery installation.