Best Professional Grade LED Tactical Flashlight
This is one super-powerful (and rechargeable) flashlight from SOLARAY. With a long run time and a tactical security design, you will appreciate everything about this gadget.
Some people just need a small flashlight for spotting what's on the ground in front of them while walking the dog on a leash at night. You can head off to the drugstore to pick up any old torch for that. When you really need some light, you need to begin considering tactical units. And, if you're going to use it a lot, you have no choice but to consider professional models. And that's exactly what this product is.
The body is made of hardened anodized aluminum (that's aircraft-grade) and features a front-mounted self-defence striking bezel that you hope you never need to use.
Depsite the tactical security design of this flashlight, it weighs a mere 5 ounces and with a length of 6.2 inches, the weight to size ratio is more than comfortable. It's small enough to store just about anywhere (and stick between your teeth while you use it in your crawl space... if you're into that sort of thing).
It's also water resistant, so it may not be the best for taking on your boat, but a storm isn't going to frighten this puppy.
Shine a lot of light, near or far
The ultra-bright CREE super-silicon carbide, single-die, XM-L LED chip throws a wild 1200 lumens and you have the ability to zoom in or out with the slide of your thumb. And 1200 lumens is more than respectable for the price; indeed, it's a big deal.
This SOLARAY offers 5 modes for you to work with, including:
- Intruder strobe
- SOS emergency signal
However, you're more likely to be taken with the zoom feature that allows you to see objects 150 yards away. Now, that does represent optimal conditions, but you'll still be able to see terrifically far in stormy weather. That's an exceptionally powerful zoom no matter how you dice it.
The other details you'll need to know
You'll get two premium SOLARAY 18650 lithium-ion batteries (that means one extra for... whenever you need it). Each battery is rechargeable up to 500 times, and you really shouldn't need too much of that. This unit also comes with a direct plug-in charger (that means you plug the unit in, you don't need to worry about removing the batteries first). This torch will also operate with three AAA batteries if you have a serious emergency (or extended camping trip). A holder for the AAA batteries as well as a plastic sleeve for the 18650 battery.
You can also expect a protected circuit board and and a premium on-off switch. And, there's also a bonus LED solar-powered key-chain light that reviewers do tend to appreciate.
What excites reviewers of this product?
- Far and away, the sheer amount of light this baby puts out is the topic that has reviewers raving.
- The length of operation based on a single charge does tend to wow most users.
- Customer service is swift and efficient when needed (which isn't often).