Princeton Tec Impact XL

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4-star:   0
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I bought two of these flashlights to use for general…

Rating: rated 0 of 5 stars

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...


This light is bright, tough, and the bright lasts…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: Don't Remember

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, Impact XL FlashlightThe Princeton Tec, Impact XL Flashlight has a traditional look. The flashlight includes 4 AA Alkaline batteries for long life. It weighs 6.95 oz. and offering waterproof integrity up to 330 ft. depth rate. The flashlight produces a truer whiter light than many other LED 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. It has a bulb life rating of 10,000 hours with 50 hours of burn time. The flashlights rugged impact-resistant design makes it durable and with 65 lumens of brightness. Experience durability and reliability with the Princeton Tec, Impact XL Flashlight.

- SunnySports

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

- Moosejaw

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.

- Outdoorplay