Princeton Tec Impact XL
I bought two of these flashlights to use for general camping and hiking, and also to use when snorkeling in the lakes around Stockholm. I was a little disappointed in the dim light (even with good fresh batteries), but worse was to come around 2 months after I started to use them.
The light has a screw on/off head which is also the on/off switch (as with Maglites). But the plastic head of the flashlight is made from very cheap plastic and is very thin, and where the screwed threads are it cracked in no time. This made it useless for underwater use, and another month later it just stopped working completely. Both torches are broken, and it seems to me that the problem is one of cheap materials and bad design.
There are many good torches out there, for a lot less than the Princeton Tec torches cost. Avoid...
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This light is bright, tough, and the bright lasts for a long time. I have owned this light for about 2 years and it's the light I depend on.
It has been drop kicked, taken an unexpected swim or two, otherwise been abused performing "crawl through inspections" in various nuclear power plants, made it down 188 miles of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, helped spot skunks behind the house and is the light beside my bed. What else could you ask of a light?
p.s. I only use NiMH batteries in my lights and cameras.
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Featuring a rubber overmold and rugged construction, the Impact XL Flashlight from Princeton Tec is durable enough for any conditions.
Princeton Tec took the traditional look and feel of handheld halogen lights and added in Princeton Tec's Max-Bright LED to make the Impact XL. With a rubber over-mold and rugged construction, the Impact XL is durable enough for any conditions. The Impact XL is the finest 4 "AA" cell L.E.D. light to ever grace the market. Weighing in at 6.95 oz (197 g) with batteries and offering waterproof integrity to 330' (100 meters), the IMPACT XL utilizes a 1-watt L.E.D., which is one of the most powerful L.E.D. sources in the world. The light output of the Impact XL is significantly greater than competing 1-watt xenon and halogen bulbs and it produces a truer, whiter light than many other L.E.D. and incandescent flashlights on the market. The innovative rubber over molded grip ensures that you'll be able to securely hold the light, even under the most demanding circumstances. With a bulb life rating of 10,000 hours (up to 50 hours of useful light) and its rugged impact-resistant design, the Impact XL is sure to be reliable when you need it. The Impact XL gives 65 Lumens of Brightness, with a 50 Hour Burn Time on a set of batteries. Light comes with a Adjustable Rubber Shrouded Wrist Lanyard and an Owner's Manual.
Princeton Tec Impact XL Light SPECIFICATIONS of the Impact XL Light by Princeton Tec Power: 45 Lumens Lamp: Maxbright LED Burn Time: 50 Hours Batteries: 4 AA Alkaline Weight: 197g With Batteries Weight: 85g Without Batteries UL Rating: Approved UL Temp Code: T4 Brightness: 31 Lumens Distance: 59 Meters Waterproof Rating: Level 3
Princeton Tec Impact XL Flashlight - The Impact XL is approximately 5 ounces and offers waterproof integrity to 100 meters, making it one of the most powerful LED sources in the world. Compared to the 1-watt xenon, halogen bulbs and incandescent flashlights on the market, the light output of the Impact XL is significantly greater, producing a truer, whiter. The innovative rubber over molded grip ensures you'll be able to securely hold the light under even the most demanding circumstances. With a bulb life rating of 10,000 hours, up to 70 hours of useful light and its rugged impact-resistant design, the Impact XL is our choice for a reliable flashlight.