Flashlight

Shifter

In the  1990s for me there was only one EDC (Every Day Carry) flashlight, and that was the Mini Maglite AA.  Its small size, aluminum construction, adjustable spot to flood light beam,  ruggedness, water resistance, candle mode, and spare bulb in tail made this so versatile for me. From in my toolkit for work, to [...]

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flat-flashlight

The Gadgeteer has covered a lot of flashlights in the past, but I don't recall seeing a flat one before.  This little Flat Flashlight from Perpetual Kid is small enough to fit on your keychain or in a pocket, so you'll never find yourself without a flashlight again.  It's only 2.5 inches long X 1.75 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
turbo

When Spotlight offered to send me a few samples of their flashlights, I was really happy to recieve 3 of their different models.  It wasn't till I was doing a quick search for information on the Spotlight Turbo that I found that Julie had already done a review of the Turbo in April 2008. It's [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
beams12

Living in New Hampshire has its benefits,  however, one annoyance is the frequent and sometimes prolonged power outages caused by trees falling on the power lines.  Some residents invest in automatic generators, but my approach was a manual backup generator, saving about 2/3 thirds the cost.  Using the  ReadyBright Power Outage Lighting System by mrBeams, I [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
bushnell-hd-7

We've all heard of HD televisions and HD cameras, but what about an HD flashlight? My curiosity was aroused when I saw the Bushnell HD flashlight mentioned on a website. The writer talked about a square light beam and I just had to try one for myself to see if a flashlight could really earn the overused [...]

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trioh

When the power goes out, does it take you awhile to find a flashlight? How about a flashlight that has batteries that actually work? Before I got my generator, I would have to go down the stairs in the dark and then fumble around trying to feel for the battery powered lantern on the shelf [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
bushnell-hd

I love flashlights and sometimes spend hours looking at them on various retail web sites. But you have to admit, other than size, style and lumens, there really isn't THAT much of a difference from one torch to another. That's why I was really excited when I stumbled upon the Bushnell HD Torch during a surfing session. I'd [...]

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trustfire1

A good torch is one of those essential things that every Gadgeteer has to own. I use mine every night to read by, and of course it's always useful if you have a power outage or if you have to go outside to look for the cat :)   When I travel overseas, there's a [...]

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Wicked Lasers Torch Review

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For being (touted as) the most powerful handheld flashlight in the World, the first thought that went through my mind was how very unassuming the Wicked Lasers Torch is....from the packaging to the flashlight itself. According to Wicked Lasers, the Torch throws a massive 4100 lumens, many times more powerful than some of my brightest [...]

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SureFire Warranty Review

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Over the years I have reviewed many SureFire products. Most people agree SureFire products are extremely well made with rock-solid performance (aka the Cadillac of flashlights).  But an overarching comment/theme from readers has been they can buy an (nearly) equivalent device for (much) less money. Nine times out of ten, that is a true enough [...]

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Fenix TK70 Flashlight Review

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I have reviewed many fancy flashlights on The Gadgeteer, most of them relatively small, compact and for their size, pretty bright. Well, this time I am reviewing the Fenix TK70 courtesy of Fenix Outfitters. The TK70 is neither small nor lightweight but is supposed to be brighter than all my other flashlights combined....car light on [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
PrimeTorch 01

One thing you can never be without is a good flashlight, especially one that has a bright brilliant light. But for me a flashlight is just a flashlight. That is unless it has something about it that gives it a unique characteristic. And the PrimeTorch 1010 by Primus is one such flashlight. One thing I [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
hexbright

The HexBright Flex is another innovative product looking for funding via KickStarter. It's a 500 lumen LED flashlight that is USB rechargeable and USB programmable. The owner of the project asked me to share the background story on this product in hopes that he'd get funded in time. That's actually already happened, but since the flashlight [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
maglite-xl100

The Maglite XL100 is one of the most unique flashlights that I've seen in a very long time. It is an LED flashlight with 5 advanced modes that include Strobe, SOS, Signal, Dim and Night modes. So that's cool right? That's not the best part though. The most impressive feature is that all these modes [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
brite-strike-epli

Are you in the market for a tactical LED flashlight that is powerfully bright but looks like it should be clipped to your suit jacket like a fine writing instrument instead of your belt? The Brite-Strike EPLI fits that criteria. This flashlight features a polished stainless steel body with a brass bezel. It has High, [...]

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Eton AFL200 1

The Eton Aluminator series flashlights are bright 'Cree Q2 LED' style lights in a tough waterproof aluminum housing. Eton has also co-branded with the American Red Cross and donates part of each purchase. The Eton Aluminator AFL200 is the 3-AAA entry in the line-up which also includes a 2-AA (AFL100, $20), 2-C (AFL300, $30), and [...]

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Titanium-Innovations-IlluminaTi-flashlight

This little beauty would be the perfect small flashlight for your everyday-carry kit.  The Titanium Innovations IlluminaTi from Battery Junction has a machined titanium body (Grade 2) with extensive knurling for a secure grip.  It's 2.66" long X .56" in diameter and weighs .49 ounces.  It uses a Cree XP-G R5 1B LED and an [...]

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Coast-EmergencyAreaLight-01

As a kid, I remember using those gas lanterns powered by propane or white gas.  Someone's dad would pump up the lantern, light the fragile mantles, and a bright glow would descend upon the campground. The Emergency Area Light  from Coast Products provides an adjustable brightness like the classic gas-powered ones, but goes a few steps [...]

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eton-redcross

Etón has launched their first line of flashlights with the American Red Cross brand. The weatherproof aluminum LED flashlights are available in four models, varying in size and lumens. They are constructed with an IPX-4 splash-proof material and produce from 100-120 lumens of light from Cree LEDs. They provide between 1.8 to 2.2 miles of [...]

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joby-gorillatorch-review-9

There’s a funny thing about flashlights around my house.  My house is the darkest house on earth, so I often need a flashlight to see well enough to do things.  If I can find one when I need it, its batteries are dead or it’s too big for me to both hold it and do [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, Reviews
icon-solo-link-1

I have a weakness for small flashlights. When a company offers one for review, I'll almost always say yes. That's why I didn't hesitate to agree to review two new LED flashlights from ICON when they asked if I would be interested. We have reviewed their products before and have appreciated both their unique style [...]

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icon-link

ICON offers some uniquely designed flashlights that are both eye catching and useful. We've reviewed the ICON Rogue and the ICON Modus torches in the last year and I'm happy to see that they've added two new flashlights to their lineup. The Link and the Solo. The Link (love the Orange aluminum case) has a [...]

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UCO-compactlanternandtorch

'Round these parts, with summer comes camping, and with camping comes gadgets.  And one gadget no camper should be with out is the flashlight...or is it the lantern?  With the UCO MightyMight Compact Lantern and Torch by Industrial Revolution, you get both in one device.  With an LED bulb and aluminum body, it's durable, long-lasting [...]

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legoguy

The Official LEGO LED Flashlight from Brando would make a fun (and useful) addition to any LEGO fan's collection. Just wind his arm to charge the internal battery. LEDs are located in the figure's feet. The only thing I see missing is a hat or hair ;) This product is available from Brando for $32.90. [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, News
efo-solarflashlight

Your days of  needing to use a flashlight only to find out the batteries are dead will be over if you buy the Solar Rechargeable Flashlight from EFO. It has 7 super bright LEDs that will shine for 8hrs on a 6hr charge. Just place it in an area that receives direct sunlight and it [...]

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