LED flashlight

surefire-sidekick

A light source seems to be an essential part of nearly everyone's EDC, and many prepared folks tend toward the small-but-powerful variety. SureFire has a been a leader in the light source industry for many years and I recent ran across their SideKick Ultra-Compact Variable-Output LED Flashlight. It's a small flashlight with a Li-ion battery that can [...]

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When I received the Avido All-In-One, I expected a nice flashlight for my bike with some extra bells and whistles.  What I didn’t expect was a really fun day trying it out. The Avido All-In-One comes nicely packaged, as we expect of all our toys now.  The package contains the Avido All-In-One with an LED [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
lumintop_toolAAA_09

A light source is touted by many as an indispensable item, not only from an emergency survival standpoint, but also from an everyday utilitarian one. While many of us (incluing yours truly) would like to carry a powerful light source with us every day, it just may not be practical. With flashlight technology improving every year, [...]

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Slughaus BULLET

In the world of EDC, one of the main features we look for is size. If a piece of EDC equipment is too big or too heavy, we don't have time for it. The BULLET, a Kickstarter project, is listed as the world's smallest LED flashlight, and by the looks of it, I cannot disagree. [...]

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xr07

A year ago I reviewed the Zerohour XD tactical flashlight and closed by saying that it was probably the last flashlight I'd ever purchase.  Well, the folks at Zerohour haven't been standing still and have recently introduced the little brother to the XD and I may have to eat my words.  I'll give it a [...]

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Lumen

The Lumen flashlight is a unique flashlight - it doesn't need an external power source to use it. All it needs is your body heat. How does it work? According to the Kickstarter page, you touch TEG (Thermoelectric Generator) - small ceramic bar that can produce electric current when we provide temperature difference between upper [...]

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surefire_titanplus-angled

It is difficult to believe I reviewed the Surfire T1A Titan compact flashlight more than 6 years ago...crazy how fast time flies. To this day, I use the T1A often to light my way. It has withstood the test of time and continues to operate flawlessly. Recently Surefire has released an updated follow-on to the [...]

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Fenix FD40-10

My name is Andy, and I'm a Flashaholic.  I have a lumen problem.  Ever since my first "cool" flashlight 30 years ago, the MagLite, I've been chasing the next go-to handheld torch.  This illumination arms race has only escalated in the past 15 years with the introduction of better and brighter LEDs.  Today I've got the [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
Lyfestyle_Cree_2

Even though I review mostly audio gear, I jumped at the chance to test the Cree LED High Power Searchlight. My interest was piqued when I bought a 250 lumen flashlight to replace my aging Maglight and its pathetically weak bulb. But once I saw that the Cree light was 800 lumens, I couldn't resist. [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
vupoint-flashlight

How many times do you need to use a flashlight only to discover that the batteries are dead or so drained that the light emitted from the flashlight is too dim to be of any use? The VuPoint kinetic emergency flashlight sounds like a wonderful alternative to traditional flashlights that use standard batteries. The VuPoint [...]

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spinetics-spinetics-1

If you're cyclist and a gadget geek, I've found the perfect Kickstarter project for you. Cydekick is a generator you attach to your bike that allows you to power a high intensity LED headlight. Additionally, you can purchase a USB hub allowing you to charge a phone, GPS, or action camera. It works using electromagnetic [...]

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180-degree-triplelite-led-flashlight

Why use a flashlight that only lights a small circular area in front of you (top right image) when you could light up a full 180o around you (bottom right image)?  The TripleLite 180o Flashlight uses "patented technology and a Smart Widescreen LED Arrangement" to light a bigger, brighter area than standard flashlights can.  It has three [...]

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wind-n-go-emergency-light

The Wind 'n Go Vers-A-Light is a rechargeable LED lantern that can serve as a hand-held flashlight, camping light, reading light, or an emergency light.  You can carry it or hang it by its loop handle, or you can attach it to metal items with its built-in magnets.  It has 16 white LEDs that operate [...]

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SunJack-LightStick-8

When I was a kid, I played Dungeons and Dragons.  My favorite character was a cleric named Becket.  Original, I know.  One of the spells I found most useful was Continual Light.  This created a very strong light source wherever the spell was cast.  I figured out a way to overcome the inherent limitations of [...]

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ZeroHour XR charging ip6plus

Several months ago I reviewed the ZeroHour XD Tactical flashlight thinking I would never need another, but the folks at ZeroHour have me rethinking that.  They are running a Kickstarter campaign to develop a smaller and more feature laden flashlight and battery backup. The ZeroHour Relic XR is their latest flashlight which is currently seeking funding through [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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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