Nitecore EZ AA R5
Price Paid: $44.95
We were back in the woods, and my girlfriend lit up her led headlamp that had one of Newton’s telescopic focus lenses on it. The light went way off into the trees. She was proud of the throw on her new toy.
I loaded up a Nitecore Ez AA, with an Aw 14500 rechargeable AA battery for power. These Nitecore EZ AA shine up to 160 Lumens and are barely larger than the single AA power that runs it. They weigh only 23 grams, less than the battery. On the lowest mode it can run for 32 hours.
These types of lights do not get dim. The power management system keeps the EZ bright until it dies. It is water resistant to military standards and made of aluminum. They have a range of over 50 paces. I have EDC carried mine for almost two years now. It is bright enough to use in the daytime, more times than you would have imagined.
So the next time we were in a clearing, dark of night, about 50 yards to the surrounding trees. Her batteries must have been worn, but as soon as I went on high she remarked, that it was a bright light. She knows lights. She asked where I got it; I said it was just an old key chain light. Which was true, I did not say how old, about a week. She took a very close look...
When she drove off, in her old Toyota her lights were so weak, that the Nitecore’s lighting up the clearing, and reflecting off of the trees, overpowered her headlights. The road was lit so much by the higher aimed key chain light, that the car was plunged into relative darkness when she drove through the curve that led out of the clearing. Some light! I give them away as gifts, probably will again this year.