There aren’t that many choices avaialble if you desire to own a truly multi-color flashlight. Of course you can opt to purchase red, green and blue color filters to fit onto your regular flashlight, or you can select one of Nitecore’s Chameleons which come fitted with multi-colored LEDS. Fenix has expanded the range of options with the release of their TK15C flashlight which features red, green and white color LEDs.
The red light preserves your night vision and is less visible by other persons and animals out in the wild. This light is useful for reading on land or at sea in the environment where you would prefer to conceal your location. The green light is also easy on the eyes but more visible to others than the red light. The green light is especially useful for hunters as the light blends in with the flora. The white light producing three brightness levels with a maximum output of 450 lumens can be put to good use for home security or as the primary lighting tool for camping, biking and hiking.
The Fenix TK15C measures 145mm in length and is housed in an aerospace-grade aluminum body which features an anti-roll, slip-resistant design and knurling for a firm grip. The flashlight also features a crenellated, stainless steel bezel, a removable pocket clip and a Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish. The TK15C utilizes a Cree XP-G2 R5 LED and Philips Luxeon Z LEDs to deliver white, green and red light. The flashlight contains a toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating along with a Fenix compound reflector which realizes a fast output shift among the red, green and white LEDs without the use of filter adapters.
The Fenix TK15C can be powered by one rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery, two CR123A lithium batteries or two LiFePO4 rechargeable batteries. The flashlight produces four white light modes: High 450 Lumens 2Hr 30Min Beam Distance 200m; Mid 150 Lumens 10Hr; Low 10 Lumens 150Hr; Strobe 450 Lumens. The TK15C also produces three red, green and flashing light modes: Red 40 Lumens 6Hr 30Min Beam Distance 26m;Green 95 Lumens 3Hr 45Min Beam Distance 65m; Flashing Red/Green Beam Distance 65m.
The TK15C is operated by a tactical push-button switch in the tailcap which features a momentary-on and constant-on operation, and a metal side switch below the head which facilitates access to the various light modes. The flashlight turns on in the previously used brightness level. The waterproof light also features digitally regulated output which maintains constant brightness.The Flashing light mode of the TK15C produces a warning signal which flashes red and green lights alternatively. With the flashlight powered by an 18650 battery you can monitor battery strength by pressing and holding the side switch for three seconds. The green constant-on indicates high power level. The red LED constant-on indicates low power level and flashing indicates critical power level. The Fenix TK15C flashlight pack includes a holster, lanyard, spare O-ring and user manual.
LED penlights are specifically designed to provide illumination for tasks within easy reach of the users. These mini flashlights are particularly useful in the hands of EMTs and other medical professionals, technicians and diy-selfers who desire a flashlight small enough to fit into a pocket but sufficiently bright to facilitate accurate analyses.
The Streamlight ProTac 1AAA measures 3.94 inches in length and weighs 37 grams with alkaline batteries making it an ideal pocketable lighting tool. The penlight is machined from a 6000 series aircraft aluminum alloy which features an anti-roll face cap, a removable pocket clip and an anodized black finish.
The ProTac 1AAA utilizes Streamlight’s C4 LED technology which delivers a maximum output of 70 lumens and a 47 meter beam. The penlight can be powered by one AAA alkaline or AAA lithium battery. The ProTac 1AAA produces three light modes: High 70 Lumens 30Min Alkaline Battery – 2Hr 15Min Lithium Battery; Low 5 Lumens 11Hr Alkaline Battery – 22Hr Lithium Battery; Strobe.
The penlight is operated by a multi-function, push-button switch located in the tailcap, which features a momentary-on and constant-on operation. The ProTac 1AAA also features Streamlight’s Ten-Tap programming which allows the user to choose from three user selectable programs: 1. Default – High/Strobe/Low; 2. High only; 3. Low/High. The Streamlight ProTac 1AAA flashlight pack includes an AAA alkaline battery, a ballistic nylon holster and neck lanyard.
Fenix have upgraded their HL30 headlamp increasing the turbo output to 230 lumens from the previous 200 lumen model. The HL30 2015 which is offered in Champagne Gold or Grass Green, is housed in an aluminum alloy and performance plastic casing and features a sixty degree rotatable design which allows the user to adjust the beam as desired.
The HL30 2015 contains a Cree XP-G2 R5 LED which produces white light and Nichia red LED to aid night vision and map reading.The headlamp is powered by four AA, (NI-MH or alkaline) batteries. The HL30 2015 delivers four white-light modes: Burst 230 Lumens 2Hr 25Min Ni-Mh Battery – 2Hr Alkaline Battery; High 140 Lumens 4Hr Ni-Mh Battery – 3Hr 30Min Alkaline Battery; Mid 50 Lumens 12Hr Ni-Mh Battery – 14Hr Alkaline Battery; Low 4 Lumens 150Hr Ni-Mh Battery – 160Hr Alkaline Battery. The headlamp also produces three red-light modes: Constant On 1 Lumen; Flash 1 Lumen; SOS 50 Lumens.
The Fenix HL30 headlamp is operated by a dual switch system located above the LEDs. To turn on the white light you press the switch on the right of the headlamp. With the lamp turned on you press the switch to move through the brightness levels in the following order – high, low and mid. To enter the burst mode you press and hold the switch for 1.2 seconds. Pressing the switch when in burst mode will return the headlamp to normal operation. The red light is activated by pressing the switch on the right side of the headlamp. With the red light turned on pressing the switch again would facilitate access to the constant-on, flash and SOS light modes.
The HL30 2015 features digitally regulated output which maintains constant brightness and reverse polarity protection which guards against improper battery installation. With its unique floodlight which facilitates an eighty degree broad view of immediate surroundings, the headlamp would be useful for biking, camping and hiking in addition to providing hands-free lighting for the diyselfer. The Fenix HL30 2015 headlamp comes with a velcro headband, two alkaline AA batteries and a user manual.
While you may be happily contented with the performance of the Eneloop rechargeable AA or AAA batteries in your flashlight, are you aware that there are also accessories available which would facilitate the use of the AA cells in other devices? The Eneloop C Size Spacer is a tough plastic device into which you insert a fully charged eneloop AA battery and screw on the bottom of the spacer. With the eneloop AA battery secured in the C Size Spacer you are now equipped with a virtual rechargeable C cell which you can use in place of C size batteries. The eneloop AA batteries are rechargeable up to 2100 times which translate into approximately a couple years of prolonged use. While there may not be that many C cell powered flashlights there are also D spacers available which can be used in the place of D size batteries.
The SureFire M600 AA Scout Light can be fitted to rifles, carbines, and submachine guns with a MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rail on the forend. The weaponlight attaches quickly and securely via its fully integrated thumbscrew clamp. The M600 AA Scout Light is however unique in that it can be powered by two AA lithium batteries or two more easily accessible AA alkaline cells.
The M600 AA Scout Light measures 6.87 inches in length and is constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum which features a Mil-Spec hard anodized, black finish. The weaponlight utilizes a recoil-proof LED which along with a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens maximises beam output for close- to medium-range distances. The M600 AA Scout Light produces a maximum output of 200 lumens with an approximate runtime of three hours and forty five minutes.
The SureFire M600 AA Scout Light is operated by a push-button switch located in the tailcap. Pressing the switch halfway would activate the momentary-on operation of the weaponlight. Pressing the switch all the way until a click is heard would activate constant-on operation. SureFire also offers several optional remote plug-in switches which can be used to operate the M600 AA Scout Light.
The Coast Polysteel 600 Focusing LED Flashlight is definitely a lighting tool intended for the harsh conditions of the work site. You can tuck this light away in the toolbox without a care as to possible damage from contact with the other tools. The Polysteel 600 is crush-proof, drop-proof and waterproof. The flashlight measures 8.12 inches in length and housed in a stainless steel core which is wrapped in a grip textured nylon polymer casing. The Polysteel 600 is backed by Coast’s lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
The Polysteel 600 produces a maximum output of 579 lumens and a 261 meter beam throw. The flashlight delivers three light modes: High 579 Lumens 2Hr 15Min; Mid 187 Lumens 5hr 30Min; Low 55 Lumens 13Hr 45Min. The Polysteel 600 is powered by four AA batteries. The flashlight is operated by a push-button switch in the tailcap which facilitates access to the light modes. Additionally, the Polysteel 600 features Coast’s “Pure Beam Focusing technology” which allows a user to access the light’s “Ultra View Flood & Bulls-Eye Spot” beams by twisting the head. To facilitate this action you grip the head of the flashlight firmly with one hand, beam facing away from you, and turn the body of the flashlight with the other hand to achieve the desired brightness level. The Coast Polysteel 600 flashlight pack comes with four AA batteries.
The FoxFury Rook MD1 is a tough little flashlight which meets NFPA 1971-2007 fire resistant requirements (500 degree F for 30 minutes) and can therefore be used by first responders as well as the user seeking a high quality lighting tool. The flashlight named after the rook chess piece can be mounted on rifles or pistols via a Picatinny rail adaptor.
The Rook MD1 measures 125 mm in length and is housed in an aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum casing which features a square anti-roll head, a strike bezel for use in emergencies and a hard anodized black finish. The flashlight’s Cree LED emitter delivers a maximum output of 220 lumens and a 5.0 degree beam angle with a throw distance of 384 meters. The Rook MD1 produces three light modes: High 220 Lumens 3Hr; Low 33 Lumens 7Hr; Turbo Strobe 220 Lumens 3Hr.
The FoxFury Rook MD1 can be powered by one rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery or two CR123 Lithium batteries. The flashlight is operated by a push-button switch in the tailcap which provides access to the different brightness levels. The FoxFury Rook MD1 is waterproof so you need not fear operation in the rain. It is also impact-resistant which would be an essential feature for the user working in hazardous situations. The FoxFury Rook MD1 flashlight pack comes with a holster and lanyard.
Are you finding it difficult to acquire 18650 Li-ion batteries but would nonetheless wish you could get your hands on one of those bright battery powered lights? No problem. The new Outlite flashlight can be powered by one rechargeable 18650 3.6v/3.7v Li-ion battery, 26650 battery, or 3 AAA batteries. The 18650 battery would be fitted in a plastic tube and the AAA batteries in a battery holder before insertion into the flashlight. The Outlite produces upwards of 2000 lumens when powered by a 26650 battery. While the flashlight has various power options none are included in the sale of the light.
The Outlite flashlight measures 6.1 inches in length and is machined from a 6061T aluminum alloy which features knurling for a firm grip, a crenellated bezel and an anodized black finish. The flashlight utilizes a Cree XM-L T6 LED emitter which delivers five light modes: High; Mid; Low; SOS; Strobe. The Outlite is operated by a multifunctional push-button switch in the tailcap which facilitates access to the flashlight’s brightness levels. The flashlight also features the zoom feature where you slide the head out or in to manipulate the beam as required. So, if you cannot afford one of the popular brands of lighting instruments, the Outlite flashlight should provide adequate illumination for home security and outdoor activities such as camping, biking and hiking.
You may not be aware of the de.power flashlight manufacturer out of Germany but rest assured the de.power DP-014AA-C LED flashlight conforms to the high engineering standards normally associated with manufacturing in Deutschland. The de.power DP-014AA-C is an AA powered flashlight which can be used indoors but would be a perfect companion when you proceed on those camping, hiking and hunting trips.
The DP-014AA-C measures 158mm in length and is constructed from an aluminum alloy which features diamond knurling for a firm grip, a metal clip for convenience and an anodized black finish. The flashlight’s Cree LED emitter delivers a maximum output of 263 lumens with a 122 meter beam and a low setting of 37 lumens with a 45 meter beam. The DP-014AA-C is powered by two AA batteries which produce a maximum runtime of two hours on the high setting and eight and a half hours on the low setting. The de.power DP-014AA-C is operated by a push-button switch in the tailcap.
Today we take a look at another true utility device which combines a flashlight, power bank or external battery charger and camping light all in one neat gadget. The Etekcity FPB001 measures 125mm in length and is machined from an aluminum alloy which features an anodized black finish. The Etekcity FPB001 is a powerful rechargeable flashlight producing a maximum output of 300 lumens, a powerbank that can be used as an external charger for your cellphone and also has a pull-out feature which allows the light to provide hands-free lighting.
The Etekcity FPB001 utilizes a Cree XP-E LED emitter which delivers three light modes: High; Low; Strobe. The flashlight is powered by a rechargeable 2400mAh 18650 Li-ion battery which produces a maximum runtime of 12 hours on a full charge. The FPB001 is operated by a power switch in the tailcap which also facilitates access to the brightness levels. The flashlight produces a square beam which can be manipulated by twisting the head of the device with the light on. The FPB001 also has a pullout feature where you pull the head of the flashlight to operate the light in candle mode.
The Etekcity FPB001 features a micro-USB port which is used exclusively for connection to a power supply for charging the 18650 battery. The powerbank flashlight also comes with a standard USB port which is used to connect with your cellphone. The FPB001 has a blue LED light in the tailcap which flashes when the 18650 battery is charging. The flashing blue light turns solid when the device is fully charged. A green USB indicator light informs the user of the status of the 18650 battery when the Etekcity FPB001 is charging a cellphone.