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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the annual Dance Eisteddfod coming up, I needed to replenish my supply of small LED flashlights. Trying to read a program to see when the boys are dancing in a dark concert hall is a pain, you can’t use a light that’s too bright and these 22000mcd LED Keychain Lights from DealExtreme fit the bill perfectly. Gadgets don’t […]
Make no mistake. We’re suckers for flashlights at The Gadgeteer! I thought I’d seen it all, but this odd duck grabbed my attention. The WorkStar 2000 Technician’s Floodlight from Maxxeon has a swiveling head, magnets, a hook and a rechargeable battery? Let’s take a look!
Over the years, I have reviewed multiple very nice flashlights. The cream of that crop has always been the SureFire flashlights I have had the privilege to review. There is little argument that the folks at SureFire make extremely well made hardware. However, many comments in my SureFire reviews say they are too expensive and […]
LED flashlights continue to amaze me. I’ve been using them for half a decade now, and they are still getting better – more light from fewer diodes and smaller power requirements, for longer times. The WorkStar 220 from Maxxeon is no exception.
A good light source is something everyone needs – not just gadget-lovers. Maybe you have a hobby that requires the use of both hands, like fly-tying or jewelry making. Maybe you get a flat-tire at night and don’t have AAA – and no one to hold a flashlight so you can see to change the […]
The Preon ReVO from 4Sevens is the latest mini sized keychain flashlight that packs quite a punch for its diminutive size.
Brickhouse Security offers a small flashlight (0.9″ X 4.3″) with an 8-LED array for good light and a 2MP camcorder to capture evidence when needed. The Flashlight Hidden Camcorder with Recording has a rechargeable battery that gives you 2-3 hours recording time while using the LEDs or 5 hours without LEDs. The camera can record […]
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 […]
Remember the old commercials for Reese’s Cups? ”You got your chocolate in my peanut butter! You got your peanut butter on my chocolate!” Well, with the SE 8 LED +1 Laser Pointer flashlight, you’ll have your laser pointer in your LED flashlight! This little flashlight has eight super bright 100,000 hour LEDs and an FAA-approved red […]