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Nitecore EC21

Nitecore have introduced the compact EC21 which is one of their latest additions to the Explorer series of flashlights. The EC21 measures just 108mm in length and is constructed from a CNC machined aircraft grade aluminum alloy. The flashlight features a crenulated bezel and an HAIII military grade anodized finish. The EC21 also features an anti-rolling frontal design, a diamond-shaped knurling on the lower half of the flashlight, grooves for a two way detachable clip and a lanyard hole. A metal clip, lanyard and holster are included in the Nitecore EC21 flashlight pack.

The EC21 contains a Cree XP-G2 (R5) LED for white light illumination and a secondary red LED for constant illumination to preserve night vision and flashing illumination to serve as a signal light. The flashlight can be powered by one rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery or two CR123 batteries.The EC21 produces a maximum output of 460 lumens, a beam of 194 meters and eight light modes: Turbo 460 Lumens 1Hr 45Min One 18650 Battery – 1Hr 15Min Two CR123 Batteries; High 210 Lumens 4Hr 45Min One 18650 Battery – 4Hr 15Min Two CR123 Batteries; Mid 100 Lumens 12Hr One 18650 Battery – 10Hr Two CR123 Batteries; Low 20 Lumens 50Hr One 18650 Battery – 48Hr Two CR123 Batteries; Lower 1 Lumen 430Hr One 18650 Battery – 280Hr Two CR123 Batteries; Strobe; SOS; Location Beacon.

The Nitecore EC21 is operated by a dual-switch system located at the side of the head. The lower button controls the on/off operation of the flashlight and the upper button facilitates access to the light modes. With the light switched off, press and hold the on/off button for more than one second to access ultra-low mode (1 lumen). With the light switched off, press and hold the mode button for more than one second to access turbo mode (460 lumens). When in turbo mode, the EC21 will adjust output luminance automatically within 20 minutes of use to prevent overheating. With the light switched off, press the mode button to enter red light mode. In this mode, the secondary red LED will illuminate steadily. When in red light mode, press and hold the mode button for more than one second to enter the signal light mode. In this mode, the secondary red LED will flash to serve as a signal light. Press any button to exit the red light /signal light mode.

The EC21 features Nitecore’s “Precision Digital Optics Technology” (PDOT) which provides for extreme reflector performance. The flashlight also features reverse polarity protection which prevents damage from incorrectly inserted batteries and two lock-out modes to prevent accidental activation. Pressing and holding the on/off and modes switches for over one second sends the flashlight into lockout mode. Additionally, loosening the tailcap of the EC21 would cut off power entirely which is recommended for extended periods of non-use. The Nitecore EC21 is a neat flashlight that can be carried with you at all times and can be easily manipulated to satisfy your illumination requirements.

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Lumintop EDC21

Hello and Happy Thursday to you! Welcome and thanks for visiting FlashlightPacks.com where we endeavor to keep you updated with flashlight reviews from recent postings around the Web. Hoping you can keep yourself safe from the current harsh weather conditions. Here is today’s list of reviews. Enjoy!

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Fenix UC35 – ReviewFlashlight

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Bronte RC25 V2

Brontelight have released the Bronte RC25 V2 which is a rechargeable flashlight that features an innovative magnetic charging connection system. The Bronte RC25 V2 is recharged using a USB charging cable which can be connected to the USB port on your computer. When the charging cable is within 1cm of the flashlight’s magnetic charging port it self locates to make the connection. The USB cable can be connected and removed at will.

The Bronte RC25 V2 is machined from an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy and features a premium type Ⅲ hard anodized anti-abrasive finish, a thick detachable stainless steel strike bezel and a stainless steel clip. The flashlight utilizes a Cree XM-L2 LED which produces a maximum output of 980 lumens and six light modes: High 980 Lumens 5Min; Mid 500 Lumens 2Hr 12Min; Low 90 Lumens 13Hr; Moonlight 6 Lumens 173Hr; Strobe 9 Hz; SOS. After five minutes working in high mode the flashlight will automatically go into the middle mode.

The RC25 V2 can be powered by one rechargeable Li-ion battery, two CR123 or two 16340 batteries. When the flashlight is being charged an indicator close to the charging dock turns red and green when fully charged. The flashlight is operated by a tactical push-button switch in the tailcap which features a momentary-on function. The Bronte RC25 V2 flashlight pack contains two spare O-rings, one spare switch cap, one holster and one manual. While this flashlight would be very useful for home security it would be more than adequate for the demanding outdoor environment. Additionally, the flashlight features a UNC 1/4’ – 20 threaded mounting point which facilitates the light being mounted on a tripod to be used for area lighting or as a spotlight.

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Pelican 3310PL

Unless you carry around your flashlight in your hand or pocket all the time you are likely to experience some delay in accessing it should the need arise. It would be even more testing having to locate a black flashlight in a dark environment. Some flashlight makers have come around to addressing this problem with the inclusion of glow-in-the-dark tail cap switches and more recently, location beacons to assist in locating flashlights in the dark. Pelican has up the ante for those of you who maybe especially challenged when it comes to locating your flashlight by introducing the 3310PL photo-luminescent flashlight.

The Pelican 3310PL flashlight incorporates photo-luminescent technology which emits a bright glow making the light entirely visible in dark environments. The 3310PL LED emitter produces a maximum out of 234 lumens, a beam of 240 meters and three light modes: High 234 Lumens 8Hr 45Min; Low 28 Lumens 190Hr; Strobe. The flashlight is powered by three AA alkaline batteries. The Pelican 3310PL is operated by a push button side switch located below the head. With the compact, lightweight 3310PL you would never have to fumble your way in the dark seeking to access some illumination during an emergency.

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Nitecore P12 2015

Nitecore have upgraded their Precise Series P12 flashlight boosting output from a maximum of 950 to 1000 lumens and extending the the reach of the beam from 222 to 232 meters. The P12 which measures 139mm in length is housed in an aircraft grade aluminium alloy and features an HAIII military grade hard-anodized finish. The flashlight also features a rugged diamond-shaped knurling which offers a secure and ergonomic grip and a specialized U-shaped tailcap which prevents accidental activation and aids operation with gloves. A titanium plated stainless steel clip and tactical ring are included in the P12’s 2015 flashlight pack.

The Nitecore P12 2015 flashlight can be powered by one 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery, two CR123 lithium and RCR123 rechargeable Li-ion batteries. The flashlight contains a Cree XM-L2 (U2) LED which delivers nine light modes: High 1000 Lumens 1HR 15Min 18560 Battery – 1HR 2 CR123 Batteries; Mid 240 Lumens 6Hr 18650 Battery – 5Hr 15Min 2 CR123 Batteries; Low 70 Lumens 28Hr 18650 Battery – 20Hr 2 CR123 Batteries; Lower 1 Lumen 520Hr 18650 Battery – 300Hr 2 CR123 Batteries; Strobe; SOS; Location beacon.

The P12 2015 incorporates “Precision Digital Optics Technology” (PDOT) which utilizes digital simulation and precise point-to-point curve reflecting methods to optimize reflector performance. The inclusion of PDOT combined with the ultra-clear mineral glass lens with anti-reflective coating maximizes the performance of the beam enabling the flashlight to illuminate objects up to 232 meters away.

The flashlight is operated by a dual switch system which includes a tactical pushbutton tail switch which offers on/off and momentary-on operations and a side switch located just beneath the head which facilitates access to the brightness levels. To turn on the flashlight the user presses the tailcap until a “click” is heard. Switching off the light requires a similar action when the light is on. To access momentary-on operation when the flashlight is off the tail switch is pressed halfway and held. When the switch is released the light is turned off.

Accessing the P12’s light modes when the flashlight is on is achieved by pressing the side switch in quick succession to cycle through the following brightness levels: ultra-low, low, medium and high. Once a desired setting is displayed, it may be saved by turning the light off at the tail switch. The P12 automatically switches to a lower mode after three minutes of use at its highest level of output. With the light turned on, press and hold the side switch to activate the Strobe mode. Press and hold once again to access Location Beacon mode and repeat once more for SOS mode. To exit any one of these modes simply press the side switch to be returned to the previously used brightness level.

The Nitecore P12 2015 flashlight features a physical reverse polarity protection mechanism which protects against incorrect battery installation. The flashlight also features an integrated multifunctional indicator light on the side switch. With the light switched on, the power indicator will blink once every two seconds when power levels reach 50%. With the light switched on, the power indicator will blink rapidly when power levels are low. With the light turned off, press and hold the side switch while simultaneously pressing the tail switch to display the battery voltage (accurate to ±0.1V). The new Nitecore P12 just like the old would be an ideal EDC for just about any task at home, in the shop or out in the rugged outdoors.

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Olight S10 L2 Baton

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Welcome to the TGIF edition of Flashlight Reviews where we list the most recent postings of flashlights and and other lighting instruments here at FlashlighPacks.com. Continuing our focus on conquering the dark today we tke note of where should your flashlight be as you move from a lighted to a low light situation. Your light should be in your hand and not tucked away somewhere in a bag where it may be almost impossible to locate in an emergency. Here is today’s list of reviews. Enjoy!

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UltraFire E26 – ReviewFlashlight

ZerohourXD – ReviewFlashlight

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Nitecore TM06

If you truly want real power in the palm of your hand then you have little choice but to opt for the latest addition to Nitecore’s Tiny Monster series of handheld flashlights. The TM06 measures 125mm and produces a maximum output of 300 lumens from four Cree XM-L2 U2 LEDs. The flashlight is constructed from an aircraft grade aluminum alloy and features an HAIII military grade hard anodized scratch resistant surface. The TM06 also features a stainless steel crenulated bezel ring which protects the core components from damage. A U-shaped tailcap design prevents accidental activation of the flashlight.

The Nitecore TM06 utilizes a quad-LED aluminum reflector which projects a focussed beam with optimum peripheral illumination and “Precision Digital Optics Technology” which provides extreme reflector performance. The flashlight produces eight light modes: Turbo 3800 Lumens 45Min; High 2500 Lumens 3Hr 15Min; Mid 480 Lumens 9Hr; Low 160 Lumens 25Hr; Lower 3 Lumens 433Hr; Strobe; SOS; Location beacon. The TM06 is powered by four 18650 rechargeable Li-ion 3.7v batteries.

The TM06 is operated by a push button power switch in the tailcap and a mode selection side switch located on the head. Pressing the power switch partway would turn the light on momentarily. To turn the light on for constant operation the switch would have to be pressed until a click is heard. To turn the flashlight off you press the tail switch again until a “click” is heard to turn it off and enter standby mode. When in standby mode press the side switch all the way down to activate the power indicator to flash once every three seconds to assist in locating the flashlight in dark conditions. Simultaneously pressing the tail and side switches provides access to the turbo mode. Simultaneously pressing the the tail and side switches partway provides access to the ultra-low mode.

The flashlight utilizes a 2-stage mode selection switch similar to a camera shutter button. The light’s functions are selected according to the depth the switch is pressed. With the light turned on, press the side switch all the way down repeatedly to cycle through ultra-low, low, medium, high and turbo brightness levels. Alternatively, with the light turned on, press the side switch partway to adjust the brightness levels in reverse until ultra-low output is displayed.

When in ultra-low/low/medium/high mode, press and hold the side switch partway down for more than one second to access turbo mode. With the light turned on, press and hold the side switch for more than one second to enter Strobe mode. To cycle through SOS, Location Beacon and Strobe modes, simply press and hold the side switch for more than one second once again. To exit special mode and resume the previously used output, simply press the side switch again. The TM06’s memory function offers direct access to the previously used brightness when reactivated.

The Nitecore TM06 features Advanced Temperature Regulation (ATR) technology which allows the flashlight to dynamically adjust output performance according to its body temperature. This feature prevents damage to the flashlight from overheating and prolongs its working life. An Integrated power indicator on the side switch indicates the remaining battery power. The Power indicator displays the battery voltage accurate to 0.1V. The TM06 flashlight pack comes complete with a holster and lanyard.

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Sunwayman D40C

So you want one of the brightest flashlights available but you would prefer it to be an EDC sized pocketable item. Presently there are flashlights that are delivering 2000 lumens but from more than one LED and more than one 18650 battery. The Sunwayman D40C measuring 132mm is as compact as you would get for one such flashlight. The D40C is machined from an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy and features a unibody construction with an oval shape double-headed design. The flashlight features type III- hard anodizing and comes with two deep metal reflectors at the head and two ultra-clear tempered glass lenses.

The Sunwayman D40C contains two Cree XM-L2 U2 LEDs which produce a maximum output of 2000 lumens, a beam of 498 meters and five light modes: Turbo 2000 Lumens (Automatically lower to High mode after 3 mins continuous use); High: 960 Lumens 1Hr 36Min; Mid 390 Lumens 5Hr; Low 33 Lumens 18hr; Strobe. The flashlight can be powered by by two rechargeable Lithium-ion 18650 or four CR123A Lithium batteries. The batteries are fitted side-by-side in the flashlight.

The D40C is operated by a dual-button side switch system located on the head of the flashlight. The lower button or power switch controls the on/off operation of the light while the upper button or mode switch provides access to the various brightness levels. The flashlight also features a constant current circuit which maintains a constant output throughout the charge of the batteries, a low-voltage indicator lamp and electronic reverse battery protection which guards against improper battery installation. A lanyard and a spare O-ring is included inside the Sunwayman D40C flashlight pack.

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Olight M2X-UT Javelot

So you would like to get your hands on a really powerful flashlight but have been put off by some of the seemingly bulky models on offer. The Olight M2X-UT Javelot extended-range flashlight, while not of the dimensions to fit comfortably in your pocket, does pack some pretty impressive specs in a 163mm length casing. The M2X-UT is housed in an aircraft-grade aluminum body and features an anti-scratch type III hard anodizing and a large reflector which focuses the light beam to over 2600 feet. The flashlight utilizes a Cree XM-L2 LED which produces a maximum output of 1020 lumens and four light modes: High 1020 Lumens 1Hr; Mid 250 Lumens 3Hrs; Low 20 Lumens 30Hrs; Strobe.

The Olight M2X-UT Javelot can be powered by two CR123A batteries, or one 18650 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The flashlight is operated by a multifunctional push-button switch in the tailcap. The switch features on/off operation, momentary activation as well as quick access to the light’s brightness levels. The flashlight automatically returns to the last brightness level when turned on. The M2X-UT also features reverse polarity protection which protects against improper battery installation and thermal management to avoid overheating. The Olight M2X-UT Javelot flashlight pack comes complete with a holster, two spare O-rings, one Battery Magazine and a lanyard.

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Eagletac MX25L4 Turbo

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! Welcome to the weekend edition of Flashlight Reviews here at FlashlightPacks.com where we list the most recent reviews of flashlights and other lighting instruments. In our last Reviews post we touched on the issue of coping with low light conditions and we return to that topic today. Of course you should be armed with your flashlight any time you are moving from a lighted area to one of complete darkness. However, just before you leave the lighted zone you should close your eyes for a few seconds before walking into the dark to allow your eyes time to accommodate the change. Here is today’s list of reviews. Enjoy!

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Silva Trail Speed Elite – Review – Grinding Gears

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Lucky Sun Mini20 – Review

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POWERTAC X3000 RGBW High Performance Flashlight – Review

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