Monday, July 31, 2017
The best flashlights for camping
1. J5 Tactical V1-PRO Flashlight
This product is known for being the so-called original 300 lumens tactical flashlight (for example:
SUNJACK CAMPLIGHT )and was named the official flashlight of Joe Gibbs Racing and Carl Edwards’ Number 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry.
It is one of the bestselling products of its kind and price point. It is an LED flashlight and runs on one AA battery, or a 14500 rechargeable. This product was designed to be long lasting and is meant to be suitable for hunting and camping.
It is made of a heavy duty, compact material that is extremely tough and durable. Given the small amount of battery needed, the flashlight can be said to produce an impressively strong light, and can last for more than an hour of continuous use – or a couple of weeks with regular daily use. It was manufactured to feel balanced in a user’s hold and has a built-in clip for easy portability.
The beam of light can reach up to 600 feet on a clear night, which is approximately the length of two football fields. Users can adjust the focal range of the flashlight, allowing them to zoom in for a brighter and more intense ray of light, or zoom out for a wider view.
It has three brightness settings of high, low, and strobe – the latter of which is meant for cycling – so that users cancater to their specific needs with the light.
Some inconveniences that may come the product include the fact that in order to cycle between the brightness modes, users must repeatedly click the light on and off to get to their desired settings.
The clip-on function is also known to be stiff, and despite claiming to be a 300 lumens flashlight, the product can sometimes not appear to be very bright.
With that being said, the J5 team advertises that any users unhappy with their light can contact them with the issues involved.
2. OxyLED Super Bright 800 Lumens CREE T6
This product can be purchased inexpensively in a bundle with rechargeable batteries, an AC charger and charger base, and a white tube for fixing the battery.
It is one of the bestselling handheld flashlights in the market, and although it is not officially named a tactical flashlight in its product name, it has all the features of one and more.
The OxyLED flashlight is built from a durable aluminum alloy that is of aircraft grade, and it is covered in premium type 3 hard-anodized, anti-abrasive, coating.
Its lens is manufactured to be extremely clear, and is made of a tough material with an anti-reflective coat for maximum brightness. In addition, this product can be used even in heavy rain due to a high water resistance level of IPX-6.
Although its battery area means it cannot be submerged entirely in water, there is built-in protection for the battery area in order to keep it working under extreme conditions, and also to protect it from overcharge and over-discharge while extending battery life.
Users can choose to use an 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery, which is included in the package, or 3 AAA batteries. This 500 lumen flashlight is designed to produce a natural sort of light from a compact space at a high outputs.
It has five settings, which include three levels of brightness as well as a strobe option and an SOS function. These lights can all be adjusted and zoomed in and out to match a user’s current needs. The Cree LED light is meant to have a lifespan of over 50,000 hours.
However, there is no memory system on the flashlight, so it will always switch on with the high setting regardless of mode a user turned it off in, which can be inconvenient. The battery it comes with is also not known to last for as long as it claims all the time, especially after recharges.
With that being said, the product has a 30-day money back guarantee and comes with a 12-month replacement warranty, so users can contact the company if they have issues with the flashlight.
If you want a budget tactical flashlight that you don’t need to buy extra equipment for, and are fine with an above average performance, this may do well for you!
3. PeakPlus LED Tactical Flashlight
The PeakPlus tactical flashlight is of professional grade and comes with a kit that includes a high-quality rechargeable lithium-ion battery along with a charger and case for that battery.
It also includes a battery sleeve and a green case. This product is fully designed for outdoor use and is made of a strong, anti-abrasive, skid proof aluminum alloy that is also water resistant. Its body is meant to withstand shock and remain durable under harsh conditions.
The flashlight has a high powered and high quality durable pro series LED chip that works best with an 18650 battery. It can also run on three AAA batteries if needed.
The 1200 lumens LED lamp itself is meant to last 100,000 hours as has a wide range of 200 to 500 meters. Like the previous entries, this product has five modes, which are full, medium, and low brightness as well as strobe and SOS settings. These modes are then adjustable with a zoom function.
There may be some issues with durability and quality, as the product is meant to be budget-friendly and cost efficient. The extra cases and holders that are part of the kit may be of a cheap quality, and some parts of the flashlight may not be up to a user’s satisfaction.
With that being said, this product has a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee that consists of a 30-day money back warranty, and users who have issues with their product can contact customer service atany time for questions, clarifications, and ways to solve the problem.
4. Vizeri LED Tactical Flashlight
This military quality flashlight is made from aluminum and crafted with a hardened anodized finish. Its components are threaded directly into the flashlight tube, unlike cheap pressure-fit type torches, and each spring is gold-plated to fight against corrosion.
The product is also submergible in water for up to 3 feet, and it is waterproof at a grade of IPX7. It can be fitted with AAA or CR123 alkaline batteries, or even rechargeable 18650 lithium ion batteries for more intense usage.
A CREE T6 XML LED light is used for this flashlight, allowing it to be extremely bright and intense regardless of its lumens. It has five modes, namely the high, medium, and low brightness settings, and then the strobe and SOS functions.
The product has a zoom function that works to focus on certain points for added versatility, and it is not a telescoping focused light, meaning that the twist focus will remain on target even if it is jogged accidentally. Despite its focus, the light is also meant to be very illuminating and will light up a large area even when focused on one point.
The product is designed to fit nicely into the palm of a user’s hand, and it comes with a lamp diffuser, a holster with a D-ring, and a carabiner. This is so that a user can attach it to a wide variety of areas, like the outside of tent or a utility belt. Vizeri as a company also stalks a bike mount, weapons mount, remote tactical switch, orange diffuser, and lithium batteries for purchase with this flashlight, so options are open.
Vizeri as a company also stalks a bike mount, weapons mount, remote tactical switch, orange diffuser, and lithium batteries for purchase with this flashlight, so options are open.
It is noted that the product does not handle being dropped very well, and falling for a particular height above five feet runs the risk of damaging it for some models. However, the flashlight is meant to be able to withstand water, freezing, and dropping, so this is not meant to happen.
The company offers a full refund and returns for users who are not satisfied with the product. If you want something of military grade that won’t break the bank, this may be a good option!
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