I moseyed on over to the 4Sevens offices last week to pick up the rest of their flashlight line. The have some pretty cool new lights, so I was excited to get my hands on them.
The Mini 123 and Mini AA are tiny little lights that use the latest and greatest LEDs, meaning that you get ridiculous amounts of light in a compact package. They both come in cool and warm tints, in aluminum or titanium bodies.
The Preon series runs off of AAA batteries and comes in titanium, black, yellow, blue, and red. They have smooth finishes instead of the knurling that you find on the rest of the 4Sevens lights, meaning that they look great next to a classy pen in the pocket of a dress shirt.
By far the coolest lights to me are the Quark RGB lights. They feature a four die LED like the big and bright 700 lumen lights, but instead of all being the same color, the LEDs are white, red, green, and blue. When the head is tightened, the light is always white. Loosening and the tightening the head switches between red, green, and blue. There is not much in the way of a reflector, so the light is very floody, which is a nice change from the glut of thrower lights on the market. I am constantly finding excuses to use the light just to mess with the different colors.
The Olight M20 Warrior Premium was developed for military and law enforcement users, and it excels for those type of tasks, but it also works great as an outdoor light. The M20 uses lithium batteries, given you a super bright light in a relatively small package. The packaging contains the light, a killer sheath, a battery holder, and other standard accessories.
Until I run out of them, the 2009 holiday set has an M20 and an iTP A3 EOS titanium for $100. Considering that the lights separately would cost you $140, the set is a pretty ridiculous deal.
The NiteCore D10 SP and EX10 SP are new versions of the popular D10 and EX10. While the previous models had adjustable brightness, the SP versions give you three useful levels and add strobe and SOS. The small size and excellent knurling are still in place, as is the piston drive. The piston drive is a metal sleeve that goes the full inside length of the battery tube to make contact with the head, giving you a more reliable switching mechanism than the traditional switch.