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Nitecore's new releases

Posted by Christian Fyffe on

Nitecore kicked off Summer with a couple of new releases. They announced a new Tiny Monster, an Ultraviolet contender and the GT version of one of our favorite flashlights. Starting off the summer with a new Tiny Monster, Nitecore's TM03, which is actually tiny compared to all of the other models in the Tiny Monster category. The TM03 only has one 18650 battery but still shines 2800 lumens but only throws 289 meters. This is also the first Tiny Monster that could actually be used in a tactical situation. Both the power and switch buttons are on the tail giving...

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Nitecore EH1 release

Posted by Best Light on

Available on preorder only until 5/31, the EH1 is Nitecore's newest headlamp. It is also possibly the most durable, being the starter for the Explosion-proof Headlamp series. The EH1 is waterproof, dustproof, and won't start an explosion if the area is one where a normal light beam would cause the air to turn from volatile to fire. It is also able to attach to helmets on its own or with the headband included. Also included in every order are two NL189s. Find out more about the EH1 on its page. Buy Nitecore EH1 - 260 lumens - CREE XP-G2 S3...

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An overview of modern flashlight batteries

Posted by Zak Wilson on

A brief history The invention of the zinc-carbon battery, the first battery to combine long shelf life, reasonable durability and a paste, rather than a leakage-prone liquid for an electrolyte quickly lead to the invention of the flashlight. The "flash" in the name "flashlight" comes from significant voltage sag of these batteries, which resulted in a brief flash of light followed by a considerable reduction in output. It is still manufactured due to its low cost, but it has been superseded in every other way by the alkaline battery.The nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery was the next evolution of batteries that could reasonably be...

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Fenix HL10 2016 edition

Posted by Christian Fyffe on

Fenix has upgraded the HL10 for the new year, and given it two different colors as well! The headband is still as comfortable as ever and the HL10 still shoots 70 lumens on high but for an extra ten minutes, lasting a total of 1 hour now. The light is also able to be aimed freely when set on your head. Currently, the HL10 2016 is on preorder. It will be shipping on the 15th. Buy Fenix HL10 2016 - 70 lumens - PHILIP LXZ2-5770 LED - AAA x1

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Klarus ST15 release

Posted by Christian Fyffe on

New to the outdoor line of Klarus products, the ST15 has two switches, tailcap for power and side for modes. With the powerful XP-L HI V3 LED, it shoots out 1100 lumens to 305 meters for an approximate 1 hour and change*. You can stand the ST15 on its tailcap, using it as a candle inside a tent or under the trees. Unlike most flashlights, the lanyard hole is on the outside of the ST15's tailcap. Apart from letting you actually tailstand the light effectively, the outside lanyard hole is easier to loop through. After you get a battery in...

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