LED flashlight

mini-eco-i-lite-flashlight-emergency-light

The Mini Eco-i-Lite from the Container Store plugs into an outlet and can serve as a dim nightlight.  If you need a flashlight, just lift the cylinder out of the charging base and turn on the LED flashlight.  If you lose power, the flashlight comes on automatically, and it can provide 7 hours of continuous [...]

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zero04

I'm starting to see the benefit in the multi-purposing of devices.  ZeroHour takes a flashlight  and uses the batteries to also serve as battery backup for devices powered by a USB cable.  As I usually carry two separate items in my car or pack to accomplish the same goal, I'm now able to cut back to just [...]

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RAVcamo1

Flashlights are a long-time geek obsession. Recently, we’ve had to add USB chargers, just because so many of our devices charge this way. Imagine combining the two into a single, portable device. Mmmmmm… Geek heaven! Well, that's what the fine folks at RAVPower have done. The Dynamo On-the-Go Power Bank is a flashlight, a reading light, [...]

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blackout-buddy-review-2

We live in a high-rise condo building, and the main hallways and stairways are all interior and windowless.  The building does have emergency lighting, as we found out during a recent power outage, but those are only in the public areas of the building.  Most of the rooms in our condo have floor-to-ceiling windows, so [...]

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eton-blackout-buddy-2

Several years ago, a terrible storm in Greensboro knocked down a pine tree across the street from us.  The pine took down the power lines, which lit the tree on fire and caused the most incredible noises as the line arced and jumped around.  I knew just where my flashlight was, but was dismayed to [...]

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blocklite-9V-led-flashlight-2

The Blocklite Mini Compact 9V LED flashlight consists of little more than a 9V battery.  Actually, the flashlight is a small plastic piece that snaps onto the 9V battery.  It has six bright white LEDs and a power switch with two brightness levels (high and low).  It's so small, you'll be able to keep one in [...]

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satechi-lightmate-flashlight-2

With this flashlight in your car's glove compartment or in an emergency preparedness kit, you'll be ready for most any emergency.  The Satechi LightMate Emergency LED Flash Light  looks, at first glance, like many small flashlights on the market today.  It's much more versatile than other flashlights, though.  Without the lozenge-shaped plastic cover, you can [...]

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enhance-nightlux

The Enhance Nightlux EXP lamp works as a lantern or an LED flashlight, and it's perfect for use camping or as an emergency light in your car or home.  You can charge the Nightlux lamp via USB; a fully charged battery will give you 40 minutes of lantern use (65 lumens) or 4.5 hours of [...]

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ZEROHOUR

There are a lot of multi-purpose flashlights on the market today with a lot of different options and sizes. So how do you make your multi-purpose flashlight stand out? The ZEROHOUR modular tactical USB battery backup flashlight, a Kickstarter project from Amy Truong and Aaron Son, does it by being versatile and modular. As the [...]

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bracketron-smartlantern

Bracketron is debuting their new SmartLantern at booth 11630 at the SEMA Show 2013, November 5-8, in Las Vegas, but you don't have to wait to buy one now.  The SmartLantern is an ideal accessory for travel or for emergency preparedness.  It contains a 7800mAh battery and a 2.1A USB port that can recharge some mobile [...]

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moma-led-lightbulb-and-flashlight

Here's a new one for me.  This low-heat LED lightbulb from the MoMA Store becomes an emergency flashlight when you need one.  It screws into a standard socket, and it produces as much light as a 40W bulb using only 6W of electricity.  The LEDs will produces up to 60,000 hours of light.  When you [...]

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chargelight

No matter how you phrase it, the ChargeLight is a backup battery and an LED flashlight in one compact package.  (Click the image for a larger view.)   Charge the ChargeLight on its little dock, and you can use the dock's USB port to charge up another device at the same time.  BiteMyApple.co didn't include [...]

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True Utility TrueLite Maxi 3W - 1

I must admit that I have not, until this review, really joined the LED flashlight revolution. I do have a pen knife and other little knickknacks with LED lights incorporated into them, but they are not what I would call full-fledged utility flashlights. So getting a chance to review the True Utility TrueLite Maxi 3W [...]

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tk75_lineup

Several years ago, I reviewed the Fenix TK70 LED flashlight (see related posts) and raved about how bright and well made it was. I even gave it a nickname, referring to it as the Ark of the Covenant (AotC) because of the very bright pillar/beam of light it produces, as shown in the picture above. Well fortunately the folks at CR123Batteries.com sent me [...]

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YP-9304-CREE-XM-L T6-500lm-diving-flashlight

The  YP-9304 CREE 5-Mode White Diving Flashlight will laugh at any rainstorm you find yourself in, because this flashlight has been designed to operate up to 40 meters underwater!  It has a black anodized aluminum body, one XM-L cool-white emitter, and produces 500 lumens.  Operating modes are high, medium, low, slow strobe, and SOS.  A [...]

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nitecore-tiny-monster-flashlight

The "Tiny Monster" TM26 flashlight from NiteCore is stated to be the world's smallest 3500 lumen flashlight.  It has a 5.6" length, 2.0" tube diameter, and 2.8" head diameter and weighs 15.5 ounces without the batteries.  It has four  CREE XM-L LEDs and is powered by either four 18650 Li-ion or eight CR123 batteries.  It's made of [...]

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fenix_ld22-specs

Several years ago, Julie reviewed the Fenix LD20 LED flashlight (see related links) which, for the most part, received a positive review. The only negative comment she gave involved how Fenix engineered its brightness/mode switching feature. With the LD20, you had to twist the cap to switch between modes. Well, it looks like their designers listened [...]

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There are a boatload of flashlights on the market these days, so to get my attention, a flashlight needs to be a little different, a little unique, and a lot cool. The QuiqLiteX from Quiqlite has piqued my curiosity in all three of those categories. The QuiqliteX is a USB rechargeable, dual-LED, hands-free light source [...]

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Switch21

A while ago, I was sent a selection of personal flashlights from Spotlight ( see related items below). Out of the blue one day, a package arrived from Spotlight that neither Julie or I knew anything about.  Inside was their new Shifter 3 flashlight. It's nice when a review item arrives when you're expecting it, but it's [...]

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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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