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Nitecore Explorer series EC20

Fenix has improved on their PD35 for 2014 and now Nitecore has released their Explorer series pocketable EC20 which also produces 960 lumens. The new EC20 similar to the PD35 is for the user who demands a a top quality flashlight especially powerful but neat enough to be carried around as an essential item. The EC20’s tubular body measures 128mm or 5 inches in length and is built from an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy which features a HAIII military grade hard-anodized finish. The waterproof flashlight has a toughened ultra-clear mineral glass lens. The EC20 also features second generation “Crystal Coating Technology” which combined with “Precision Digital Optics Technology” provides for an extreme reflector performance.

The Nitecore EC20 can be powered by one 18650 Rechargeable Li-ion battery or two CR123 Li-ion batteries. The flashlight contains a Cree XM-L2 T6 LED which produces a maximum output of 960 lumens, a beam of 222 meters and seven light modes: High 960 Lumens 18650 Battery 1Hr 15Min – 2CR123 Batteries 1Hr; Mid 210 Lumens 18650 Battery 6Hr – 2CR123 Batteries 5Hr 15Min; Low 50 Lumens 18650 Battery 28Hr – 2CR123 Batteries 20Hr; Firefly 1 Lumen 18650 Battery 520Hr – 2CR123 Batteries 300HR; Strobe; SOS; Location Beacon. The flashlight features reverse polarity protection which prevents damage from incorrectly inserted batteries and gold plated circuits which prevent oxidation.

The EC20 flashlight is operated by a multifunctional side switch located just beneath the head. When you “click” the flashlight on you can cycle through the various brightness levels by pressing and holding the button or you can enter the Strobe mode by pressing the button twice in quick succession. Additionally you can press the button twice in quick succession to enter special modes and hold the button to cycle through all three modes of Strobe, SOS and Location Beacon. With the light turned off you can click to turn on the light to enter the brightness level last used or you can press and hold the button to access ultra-low output. While in ultra-low output you can keep holding the button to cycle through four brightness levels or you can press the button twice in quick succession to enter special modes and hold the button to cycle through all three modes of Strobe, SOS and Location beacon. An integrated power indicator in the button indicates remaining battery power by flashing in different patterns. The Nitecore EC20 comes packed with a lanyard and a spare O-ring.


Olight M18 Maverick

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! Welcome to the weekend edition of Flashlight Reviews here at FlashlightPacks.com. With the end-of-year holiday period just a few months away, have you decided on the flashlight you are going to buy for yourself or that special someone? You certainly have a range of quality options to choose from as Fenix, Olight, Nitecore, Pelican, Streamlight, SureFire and several other flashlight manufacturers have released new products for 2014. If you need any assitance in selecting the best flashlight-battery-sharger combination you can always check out our site as we will be highliting deals of the top 2014 releases. Here is today’s list of reviews. Enjoy!

Coast HL27 Headlamp – Review – Dad On The Run – Flashlight

NiteCore Chameleon CR6 – Review – Layman’s Flashlight Reviews – Flashlight

Olight M18 Maverick – Review – The Firearm Blog – Flashlight

Budget Light Forum

Basen 18650 3400mAh BS186A (Black)- Review

Fenix E20 2014 – ReviewFlashlight

JAX Z1 Flashlight – ReviewFlashlight

Nitecore EA41 – ReviewFlashlight

Powertac Hero XM-L2/26650 – ReviewFlashlight

Samsung ICR18650-26F – ReviewBatteries

Samsung ICR18650-26H 2600mAh (Pink) – ReviewBattery

Ultrafire CREE XM-L T6 2000lm Lotus Head LED Flashlight – ReviewFlashlight

Zeusray CREE XM-L2 zoomable Flashlight – Review

Candle Power Forums

AceBeam K40M MT-G2/3*18650 Flashlight – ReviewFlashlight

Acebeam K40M – ReviewFlashlight

IMALENT SA04 – Review


BlizeTec Tactical Camping Lantern – ReviewLantern

Cynergy Life Light – ReviewFlashlight

Loftek LED FlashLight Powerbank – Review

MTS Folkslight Bike Light – Review

Nextorch p6 – Review

SecurityIng 300 Lumens Cree XP G R5 Mini LED Gun Flashlight – Review

Solarstorm X2 – ReviewBike Light

Thrunite Archer 2A – Review

Thrunite T20T – ReviewFlashlight



Klein Tools 51100 Foam Wire Pulling Lubricant

If you have ever had the experience of pulling electrical wires you would know how exasperating it can be when the wires sometimes seem to get stuck somewhere along the length of the conduit. There are of course gels and waxes available for electricians to apply to wires to facilitate easy passage through conduit but they can be messy and difficult to get off your hands and materials. The new Foam Wire Pulling Lubricant from Klein Tools addresses both these concerns. The foam lubricant is applied directly into the conduit and as a consequence coats the wires as they are pulled through. The foam does not drip out even if it is used in vertical conduit and it wipes away clean from hands and fabric. One 19 ounce can of Klein Tools Foam Wire Pulling Lubricant equals four quarts of wax/gel lubricants.


AOR Cree 500 Lumen flashlight

The AOR Cree 500 lumen flashlight is one of those lights that can be powered by either one rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery or three AAA batteries inserted into a battery canister. In the event you are unable to replace the included 18650 battery you can resort to the AAA power alternative. The AOR is housed in an anodized aircraft grade aluminum alloy and features a parabolic shaped lens. The flashlight’s Cree LED emitter produces a maximum output of 500 lumens and four light modes: High; Mid; Low; Strobe. The flashlight is operated by a side button switch located just below the head. The flashlight’s beam is also adjustable by twisting the head to the desired brightness level. The AOR flashlight pack comes complete with one rechargeable 18650 battery, battery canister, car charger, mains charger and lanyard.



The new SureFire X300V weaponlight can be attached to handguns and long guns using its Rail-Lock system which allows the light to be fitted to any Universal or MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail. The X300V is built from aircraft grade aluminum and an impact-resistant polymer and is O-ring and gasket sealed. The weaponlight contains a white-light LED which produces a maximum output of 150 lumens and an infrared LED which produces 120 milliwatts of infrared output for use with night vision devices. The X300V features a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens focuses the beams of the white or IR lights. The weaponlight is powered by a 123A battery. The X300V is operated by pressing the toggle switch on either side for momentary-on activation or rotating up or down the knurled self-locking bezel selector for constant-on.


AceBeam K40M

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you! Welcome and thanks for visiting our first edition of Flashlight Reviews for the second week of September. What would be the most appropriate accessory to take along with a tactical flashlight to be carried in your pocket? Flashlights, especially those with crenellated bezels can gradually tear away at the soft fabric from which most pockets are made. I have found that the inexpensive napkin acting as a shield between the bezel and pocket protects the latter from damage. Here is today’s list of reviews. Enjoy!

BBB Signal Bike Lights – Review - Scotland Outdoors

Dorcy Metal Gear XLM Flashlight – Review – NJ Hiking – Flashlight

Knuckle Lights – Review – The Runner In Me – Lights

Northbound Train Headlamp – Review – Pure Wander – Headlamp

Powertac Hero 960 Lumen Rechargeable LED Flashlight – Review – Johnny Mac Reviews – Flashlight

Secur Waterproof Solar/Dynamo Ed Flashlight – Review – Preparing For SHTF – Flashlight

Streamlight ProTac HL 3 – Review – Guns Holsters & Gear – Flashlight

SureFire P1R Peacekeeper – Review - Flashlight Guide – Flashlight

Budget Light Forum

Acebeam K40M MT-G2 Q0 – ReviewFlashlight

AWT UTC Charger – Review

Basen 18350 700mAh 10A – Review

Efest 18350 700 mAh V1 – ReviewBattery

Sony US18650NC1 2900mAh – ReviewBatteries

Thrunite T20T – ReviewFlashlight

Zeusray – Review

Candle Power Forums

Fenix LD50 – ReviewFlashlight

Fenix HP30 – ReviewFlashlight

Niwalker Nova MM18 – Review


Black Diamond Icon Polar – Review - Headlamp

Fenix E05 2014 – ReviewFlashlight

Fenix LD02 – ReviewFlashlight

Led Lenser H7 2 – ReviewHeadlamp

MagicShine MJ-890 – Review - Bike Light

Nextorch Flashlight – ReviewFlashlight

Princeton Tec Vizz – ReviewHeadlamp

Thrunite Ti3 – Review

ThruNite T20T – ReviewFlashlight


Pelican 2380R

Today we take a look at the new Pelican 2380R rechargeable flashlight. The Pelican 2380R is a compact flashlight that can be powered by one 3.7v, 2600mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery or two CR-123 disposable lithium batteries with the use of a battery canister. The 2380R is constructed from an aircraft-grade alloy and features Type II anodizing, a high carbon steel O-ring and a removable pocket clip for convenience. The flashlight’s LED emitter produces a maximum output of 305 lumens, a beam of 159 meters and three light modes: High 305 Lumens 3Hr 30Min; Low 30 Lumens 25Hr; Strobe.

The Pelican 2380R rechargeable flashlight is operated by a pushbutton switch in the tailcap. Additionally, the flashlight can be manipulated spot to flood with the simple use of “Slide-Beam technology” made possible via the use of the patented reflector design. An indicator LED located on the side of the Pelican 2380R is available for continuous monitoring of the battery level and charge status. The flashlight can be recharged directly with the use of a USB charge cord which can be plugged into one of your computer ports. The Pelican 2380R is yet another quality flashlight coming out this year which would be the perfect option for your next EDC.


SureFire P1R Peacekeeper

Are you involved in some form of law enforcement or security and surveillance? If the answer is yes then I am sure you are well aware of how important it is to endeavor at all times to maintain a peaceful and safe environment in your area of responsibility. Since those who would wish to disrupt the peace of law-abiding citizens feel a natural affinity to low-light conditions it behooves potential peacekeepers to be equipped with the tools to eliminate this potential hazard. Enter the P1R Peacekeeper from SureFire. The P1R Peacekeeper is a rechargeable dual-output flashlight that emits a powerful 600-lumen beam which is sure to awaken some apprehension in the minds of the perps as to the heretofore successful outcomes of their nefarious plans.

The P1R Peacekeeper which measures 5.4 inches in length is housed in an aerospace aluminum casing which features knurling for a secure grip, a Mil-pec hard anodized finish and O-ring and gasket seals for dirt and water resistance. The flashlight’s LED combined with a precision reflector produces a maximum output of two light modes: High 600 Lumens 1Hr 45Min; Low 15 Lumens 46Hr. The Peacekeeper is powered by an 18650 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery and can also be powered by two 123A lithium batteries. The flashlight is operated by a silent pushbutton switch in the tailcap. The first click of the switch delivers the 600-lumen beam while a second click within two seconds produces a 15-lumen low-output beam. On either setting the tailcap switch facilitates selection of momentary-on activation when pressed or constant-on activation when clicked. The SureFire P1R Peacekeeper flashlight pack comes complete with an 18650 lithium-ion battery, AC charger and DC vehicle charger.


Fenix MC11 Angle Light

For all you DIYs and trade persons out there Fenix has improved upon the MC11 Angle Light giving it a 155 lumen burst mode which is accessible by pressing the switch even when the light is off. The angle light is built for hands-free lighting with a metal clip, lanyard and built-in D-ring you can just about attach the device to almost anything.The MC11 is housed in an anodized aluminum alloy with an anti-abrasive finish and features a 90 degree adjustable head and 180 degree adjustable body. The flashlight utilizes a Cree XP-G2 R5 LED along with an ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating.

The MC11 Angle Light produces a maximum output of 155 lumens, a 75 meter beam and four light modes: Burst 155 lumens; High 105 Lumens Ni-Mh Battery 2Hr 15Min – Alkaline Battery 1Hr 40Min; MID 50 Lumens Ni-Mh Battery 6Hr – Alkaline Battery 4Hr 45Min; Low 3 Lumens Ni-Mh Battery 90Hr – Alkaline Battery 100Hr. The flashlight is powered by one AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) battery. The MC11 is operated by a single switch located above the head of the light. The Fenix MC11 Angle Light also features digitally regulated output which maintains constant brightness and reverse polarity protection which protects against incorrect battery installation.


Nitecore SRT3 Defender Cree XM-L2 LED Flashlight

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Welcome to the first edition of Flashlight Reviews for the month of September here at FlachlightPacks.com. We are now well into National Preparedness Month and I trust you have given some thought on just how ready or not you would be in the event of an emergency. Needless to say some form of portable lighting gear must be included in your emergency kit. You could make do with one quality flashlight and a supply of batteries but if you are going with one item a work light may be more appropriate. Here is today’s list of reviews. Enjoy!

Halo 800 Lumen Flashlight – Review - Rigid Life – Flashlight

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp – Review - Rugged Innovations – Headlamp

Lumsing Mini 3000mah Portable Charger and Flashlight – Review – Windows ITPro – Flashlight

Nitecore SRT3 Defender – Review – Beach Bang Clear – Flashlight

Nitecore SRT 3 – Review – GAT Daily – Flashlight

OVEREADY Custom Bored Elzetta Bodies – Review – Flashlight Guide

Budget Light Forum

Acebeam K40M MT-G – ReviewFlashlight

Eagle Eye X6 BLF Special Edition – Review

Fenix HL50 – ReviewHeadlamp

Imalent DD2R – Review

Imalent EU06 – Review

Imalent SA04 – Review

Opus BT-C3100 v2.1 – Review

Sony US18650VTC5 2600mAh (Green) – Review

Thorfire C5 – Review - Flashlight

Candle Power Forums

Acebeam K40M – ReviewFlashlight

Thrunite T20T NW – Review


Acbeam K40M – ReviewFlashlight

Black Diamond Ion – ReviewHeadlamp

Fenix BC30 – ReviewBike Light

Fenix UC40 UE – ReviewFlashlight

LED Camping Lantern: – ReviewLantern

Nitecore SRT-3 Defender – ReviewFlashlight

MagicShine MJ-890 – Review - Bike Light

SolarStorm-X3 – ReviewBike Light

ThruNite Neutron A2 – Review