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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
‘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 [...]
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. Brando [...]
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 [...]
When I was growing up there were many gadgets around the house that I had a thing for. Things from mechanical pencils to electric lighters to flashlights. So when I got a chance to review the Icon Modus 2 flashlight from Icon I jumped on the chance to do it. After playing around with it [...]
Camping and outdoors season is almost here in the Midwest, so it is time to start thinking about your outdoors gadgets. Since it is impractical to bring the campfire into your tent or trailer, the outdoors person needs some form of artificial light source. Let me ‘turn you on to the latest, the AltusLumen Lightgear [...]
This is a cool idea- a solar panel charging ‘handle’ with interchangeable heads. The ‘mini kit’ includes a flashlight, book light, fan, radio/speaker, and a USB charger head. Let’s take a closer look…
Beam N Read Hands-free Lights from ASF Lightware Solutions are portable LED lamps worn on the chest. The theory is that this illuminates your working area better than headlamps or other options. The people who make them are pretty enthusiastic about them, and deservedly so!
If you’re looking to get away from the bright city lights, there are few places on earth darker than a moonless night out on the Western frontier of Afghanistan. A good light source is indispensable in this environment. In fact, several lights are part of most Soldiers’ kits. One light that has found a permanent [...]
The Flashlight Hidden Camcorder with Nightvision from Brickhouse Security allows you to capture snapshots and video (with audio) up to 8 feet away. It can capture images at 1600 x 1200 resolution and video at 640 x 480 @ 30 FPS. Save content on the included 2 GB Micro SD card that can hold over [...]
Single-purpose items are so 2009! Why invest in a flashlight that merely illuminates your surroundings when you can have one wielding enough power to light matches or prepare breakfast?! Enter the Torch Ultra-Bright Flashlight! Billed as the most powerful consumer flashlight, the Torch Ultra-Bright Flashlight packs enough power (4100 lumens) to roast marshmallows, burn plastic, [...]
These little 1.5 inch long PICO lite LED flashlights can project a 10 lumen beam up to 30 feet. They have a small clip that you can use to hang them from a jacket zipper pull so that you’ll always have a flashlight when you need one. You can get one for $9.95 at eGear.