User Review: Gerber Infinity Ultra Task Light
Price Paid: $20
The Gerber Infinity Ultra Task Light is among my very favorite flashlights. I never go on a trip without it and in fact I keep one by my bed for power outages, emergencies, etc. This flashlight is extremely sturdy... the sturdiest I've ever seen. With its twist type on/off switch it's simple, water resistant and fool proof - no broken or stuck switches.
Most importantly, it has a phenomenal burn time on one AA battery - 40 hours! Notice that this flashlight uses a single AA battery, not the more common AAA. Though somewhat larger and heavier than a AAA battery, a AA has many times more energy capacity... and it's still pretty tiny. This sturdy little guy would probably be too heavy for the ultralight set and would be a bit bulky to put on your key chain.
And it's important to note that this is not a very bright flashlight; it doesn't exactly project a beam. Rather it projects a rather broad, even and not-so-bright area light. But in many ways, this is actually an advantage! This is in large part what accounts for the tremendous burn time on a single battery. What's more, I find that while not as bright as most other flashlights, that the even light is ideal for using for long periods as an overhead light when suspended from the attic of my tent or over my cook area outdoors. And it's ideal for reading at night once you've snuggled into your sleeping bag or rustic overseas hotel room.
There are many good LED flashlights for general use. But for a dependable, general use, and especially for a dependable, ultra long life emergency light, I depend on my Infinity Ultra Task Light!