Specs

Lumens 500
Beam Distance 275 m

Reviews

This product is great for illuminating targets at…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15

Summary

This product is great for illuminating targets at .25 miles, has minimal weight, and is water resistant. Great for paddling and boating.

Pros

  • Weight
  • Burn time
  • Light intensity
  • Water resistant

Cons

  • C cell Batteries

I recently purchased an Ozark Trail 500L LED handheld spotlight/Q beam for a 100-mile paddle across the Wilderness Waterway at Everglades National Park. I was extremely impressed with the overall performance of this product.

I utilized this spotlight to illuminate the waterway markers, which assist paddlers in navigating through the Wilderness Waterway, while transitioning from one location to the next at 3AM. In addition, I frequently illuminated the points of mangrove islands and spits of land as to not surprise any alligators which like to lie at these locations.

The overall beam intensity was perfect for lighting up markers roughly a quarter of a mile away. The weight of the product allows for repeated lifting and use. The product utilizes 3 C cell batteries, which allows for an extremely long burn time given the product's LED light.

In addition, the product appears to be watertight. No water intrusion was detected given repeated exposure to salt water.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review of your light, Latimeria77. That sounds like an interesting paddling trip.


3 years ago
G00SE

Thanks for the review. I can think of a number of headlamps that will throw out more than 500 Lumens and keep your hands free while paddling (Not that you're going to get me to paddle in the dark in alligator invested swamps!)


3 years ago

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