So you have come into possession of a flashlight that can be powered by CR123A batteries but you have been unable to acquire a pack from your nearby convenience store. You are not alone. For many flashlight owners the reality is that they will have to buy their lithium batteries online. Of course you are looking for the best product available and whether in flashlights, batteries and other equipment the SureFire brand stands tall as their high quality has been consistent over the years. The SureFire lithium batteries (12)pack comes with a ten-year shelf life which may not mean very much if you are a heavy flashlight user since these are not rechargeable batteries. The batteries have a wide temperature tolerance and feature built-in heat and fault (short-circuit) protection.
Today we take a look at the Coleman CPX 4.5 Tent Light which is a magnetic tent light that features multi-axis rotation which lets you aim the light in whatever direction you desire. The tent light is designed to provide bright light for when you are awake and amber light for the night. The CPX 4.5 Tent Light is built from tough polycarbonate materials and comes with a damage-resistant magnet that allows you to attach the light to any tent or metal surface. The tent light utilizes three white LEDs and two amber LEDs. The CPX 4.5 Tent Light produces a maximum output of 60 lumens and three light modes: High; Low; Amber night light. The light is powered by three AAA-cell batteries or Coleman’s rechargeable CPX™ 4.5 cartridge. The Coleman CPX 4.5 Tent Light is operated by side switch which you rotate to access the light modes. A color-changing LED battery meter alerts you when the battery power is low.
A flashlight may not be the appropriate lighting tool for every occasion especially where hands-free lighting would be an absolute necessity. Several outdoor activities such as caving, climbing and skiing along with professionals involved in utility work require illumination in low light conditions which is best provided by the use of headlamps. The Fenix HL25 is one such headlamp which would make for a great outdoor lighting companion providing up to 280 lumens of output and a beam reaching as far as 280 meters.
The Fenix HL25 is constructed from an aluminum alloy and performance plastic and features a 60 degree tilt mechanism. The headlamp also features a toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating and an anodized anti-abrasive finish. The HL25 contains a Cree XP-G2 R5 LED and is powered by three AAA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) batteries.The headlamp produces four light modes: Burst 280 Lumens; High 150 Lumens Ni-Mh Battery 3HR – Alkaline Battery 4Hr; Mid 50 Lumens Ni-Mh Battery 8HR – Alkaline Battery 12Hr; Low 4 Lumens Ni-Mh Battery 120Hr – Alkaline Battery 140Hr.
The HL25 headlamp is operated by a push button switch at the side of the light. To turn the headlamp on you press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds. For output selection you press the switch to cycle through the light modes in the order of High, Low and Mid. To activate the Burst mode mode you simply press the switch for 1.2 seconds. The Fenix HL25 automatically enters the previously used brightness level when turned on. The headlamp also features digitally regulated output which maintains constant brightness reverse polarity protection which guards against improper battery installation.
Hello and Happy Monday to you! Welcome to the early edition of Flashlight Reviews here at FlashlightPacks.com where we update you on the most recent reviews of lighting instruments posted online. Have you decided on the flashlight gift that you intend to purchase coming up to the holiday period? If you settle on a rechargeable item make sure the flashlight pack is complete with batteries and charger to avoid the recipient having to make additional purchases. Here is today’s list of reviews. Enjoy!
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Today we take a look at one of those budget flashlight packs which includes a purchase of a bright flashlight, rechargeable battery and charger for $25 or less. The Yougle mini flashlight may not be readily recognizable however this light would be adequate for home use and outdoor activities such as camping, biking and hiking. The bronze colored Yougle flashlight which measures 115mm in length, is constructed from an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy and features an anti-slip design, a metal clip for convenience and a crenellated bezel for self defense. The flashlight utilizes a Cree XM-L T6 LED emitter which produces upwards to 1200 lumens and five light modes: High; Mid; Low; Strobe and SOS. The Yougle mini flashlight is powered by one rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery. The flashlight is operated by a push-button switch in the tailcap which glows in the dark. Additionally, the flashlight’s beam can be manipulated by extending or retracting the bezel to achieve the desired brightness level.
So you would like a powerful, compact, feature-packed flashlight that literally fits into the palm of your hand. Nitecore recently released their 128mm EC20 EDC flashlight and now Fenix has broadened the selection of quality mini flashlights for you to choose from with their 90mm long PD22 Ultimate Edition release. The PD22 UE represents a significant upgrade of the PD22 boosting the lumen output from 200 to 510 lumens and extending the flashlight’s beam from 113 to 130 meters.
The Fenix PD22 UE is encased in an aircraft-grade aluminum casing and features an anti-roll slip- resistant design, an anodized anti-abrasive finish and a metal clip for convenience. The flashlight contains a Cree XP-L V5 LED emitter and can be powered by one 16340 rechargeable Li-ion battery or one 3V CR123A Lithium battery. The PD22 UE produces six light modes: Turbo 510 Lumens 16340 Battery 45 Min – 400 Lumens CR123A Battery 1Hr 15 Min; High 200 Lumens 16340 Battery 1Hr 50Min – CR123A Battery 2Hr 20Min; Mid 60 Lumens 16340 Battery 7Hr – CR123A Battery 10Hr; Low 6 Lumens 16340 Battery 50Hr – CR123A Battery 100Hr; Strobe 510 Lumens 16340 Battery – 400 Lumens CR123A Battery; SOS 200 Lumens.
The Fenix PD22 UE features an intelligent drive circuit which automatically recognizes the battery loaded and chooses the corresponding working mode to maximise the energy efficiency of both rechargeable 16340 Li-ion battery and CR123A Lithium battery. The flashlight also features digitally regulated output which maintains constant brightness throughout the duration of the charge and a low-voltage warning function to remind you to replace the battery. Reverse polarity protection protects against improper battery installation and overheat protection avoids high temperature on the surface of the light.
The PD22 UE is operated by a mode selection side switch and a push button switch in the tail cap which you tap and hold for momentary-on and press for constant-on. To access the flashlight’s light modes when the light is turned on you press the side switch to cycle through in the order of Turbo, Low, Mid and High. Press and hold the switch for one second to access the Strobe mode and three seconds for the SOS mode. A Fenix AOD-S diffuser is included in the PD22 UE flashlight pack to attach to the head of the light to provide suitable lighting for reading.
Fenix has introduced the pocketable UC35 tactical flashlight which features a Micro-USB charging port which allows you to connect the flashlight to a power source for recharging. The UC35 measures 150mm in length is built from an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. The flashlight features an anti-roll, slip-resistant design and an hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish.
The Fenix UC35 contains a Cree XM-L2 (U2) LED emitter which combined with an ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating produces a maximum output of 960 lumens, a beam of 200 meters and six light modes: Turbo 960 Lumens 1Hr 30Min; High 480 Lumens 2Hr 40Min; Mid 180 Lumens 9Hr 15Min; 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 3V CR123A Lithium batteries. A Fenix 3200mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery is include in the Fenix UC35 flashlight pack.
The UC35 is operated by a push button power switch in the tailcap which provides access to momentary-on and constant-on functions and a mode selection side switch which facilitates access to the various brightness levels. To recharge the flashlight using the USB port you must first turn off the flashlight and connect to power source. Press the tail switch for charging and a red light will indicate charging is in progress. A green light indicates the battery is fully charged. Press the tail switch to terminate charging and disconnect the USB cable from the flashlight.
The Fenix UC35 features digitally regulated output which maintains constant brightness and reverse polarity protection which guards against improper battery installation. The flashlight also features a low-voltage warning function which reminds you to replace the battery and over-heat protection to avoid high-temperature on the surface of the flashlight. The UC35 with its pocket clip would be an ideal EDC for use around the home or shop as well as for outdoor activities such as camping, caving hiking and hunting.
Hello and Happy Thursday to you! Welcome to the second of our bi-weekly updates of Flashlight Reviews from around the Web here at FlashlightPacks.com. Do you prefer to buy brand-name flashlights or are you satisfied with the output of budget priced items? On the one hand you have the user who would choose a not-so-popular brand of light for him or herself, while seeking to impress others with a gift of a popular brand of light. And then you have the other users who would purchase only the “best” for themselves while having no compunction with gifting another with “el cheapo”. Either way, illumination is provided. Here is today’s list of reviews. Enjoy!
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As has been alluded to several times here on FlashlightPacks.com, there are several quality alternatives available for a user to choose from if the the cost of the name brand flashlights appear out of reach. The NexScene WF502B flashlight is one those sub $20 items which deliver the features most users require of a lighting tool. It is sleek, very bright and has several brightness levels.
The NexScene WF502B is housed in an anodized aerospace-grade aluminum alloy and features a metal clip for convenience and a crenellated strike bezel which can be useful for breaking glass in an emergency situation. The flashlight utilizes a Cree XM-L U2 LED emitter which produces a maximum output of 1600 lumens, a beam of 100 meters and five light modes: High; Mid; Low; Strobe and SOS. The NexScene WF502B is powered by one rechargeable 18650 3.7V Li-ion battery which is sold separately. The flashlight is operated by a push button switch in the tailcap which facilitates access to the light’s brightness levels. The NexScene WF502B flashlight would be more than adequate for home security needs and would definitely be an asset out on the camping and hiking adventures.
Do you desire an EDC flashlight to attach to your keychain, keyring or lanyard? Somehow you just don’t want to have a flashlight in your pocket. No problem, the nifty Sunwayman R15A produces a maximum output of 90 lumens with a soft beam that is easy on the eyes. The R15A is encased in an anodized aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and features a knurling design at the head.
The flashlight utilizes a Cree XP-G2 R5 LED which delivers a maximum beam of 53.4 meters and two light modes: High 90 Lumens 2Hr; Low 5 Lumens 38Hr. The R15A is powered by one 1.5V AA (alkaline, NI-MH, nickel-cadmium) battery. The Sunwayman R15A flashlight is operated by simply twisting the head for the light modes as well as turning on/off the flashlight. Twist the head in counter-clockwise direction to tighten the head for high output and in clockwise direction to loosen the head a little for low output and to turn off the light. The flashlight also features a constant current circuit which ensures a bright steady beam and reverse battery protection which protects against incorrect battery installation. The Sunwayman R15A flashlight pack comes complete with a key ring and O-ring.