The 4Sevens Maelstrom X7 is a very high output light that utilizes the new CREE XM-L LED. This new LED is larger than previous versions which allows more overall light to come from the emitter.
Since the X7 uses the XM-L LED it doesn’t have as much throw as the previous models, but it still puts out a ton of light. The X7 produces a beam that is more floody with a wider hot spot, which in turn lights up more of your surroundings. With previous models you had somewhat of a tunnel vision affect due to the tight hot spot and lack of spill. The X7 has 4 different brightness modes and can run on either 2 CR123 lithium primaries or 1 18650 rechargeable lithium battery. The different brightness modes and choice of power cells makes the light very versatile and flexible.
Check out the video so you can get a better idea of why you need this light!
The ThruNite Scorpion combines two recent technological advances in the flashlight world. First, it uses the new CREE XM-L LED, which is capable of putting out much more light than previous LED’s. Second, the Scorpion uses a rotary switch that allows the user to choose between brightnesses by twisting a ring on the back of the light. The rotary switch is arguably the most intuitive way to operate a flashlight and will be seen on more and more lights as time goes on.
Thanks to the XM-L the Scorpion maxes out at 460 lumens while having a nice floody beam that lights up a wide area. The larger XM-L LED allows the beam to be less concentrated while still giving you tons of light. The Scorpion is powered by either 2 CR123 primaries or 1 18650 rechargeable lithium battery.
Unfortunately, the Scorpion was a limited production item and we are all sold out. Don’t lose hope, ThruNite will inevitably come out with something as good or better in the neat future.
Back again in the dark desert of Nevada. Just outside of Las Vegas we tested large and small throwers. This video is about the latter.
If you’ve wondered how the smaller throwers compare to each other then you will definitely enjoy this video. Head to head testing gives you an accurate representation of what to expect from each of these lights. Watch and enjoy!
If you’ve ever wanted to see some of the highest output lights all in one video then you are in luck. While in Las Vegas for SHOT Show 2011, Going Gear did a comparison video of the best throwers on the market.
Set in the darkness of the desert, this comparison video will give you an idea of just how all of these mega output lights stack up against each other. Even if you’re not looking to buy an extreme output light at the moment, this video is still worth watching for entertainment value alone. Press play and enjoy the lumens!
The Olight M3X is a high output monster that won’t break the bank. Maxing out at 700 lumens the M3X can definitely hang with the big boys while still being accessible to the masses.
The M3X gives you plenty of options when it comes to the power source. An optional extender tube allows you to use 3 or 4 CR123′s, or 2 rechargeable 18650 lithium batteries. Run time on high peaks out at a respectable 1.2 hours on max brightness, and 15 hours on low mode which is 60 lumens. The term “low” is used loosely here, 60 lumens is still more than enough light for most tasks. The M3X uses a CREE XM-L LED for improved performance and throw. Operation is as simple as it gets. Press the switch on the back of the light to power it on, and twist the bezel to choose between high and low.
Extreme output and ease of use makes the M3X great for people who want a straight forward torch with enough power for any task.
The Neutron series is ThruNite’s first foray into small high output flashlights. Producing mostly large lights means that ThruNite was all but excluded from the EDC world. The Neutron changes that completely.
The 1C and 2C Neutron’s are the same as the AA versions, except that they use the CR123 lithium power cell. The CR123 battery allows the light to have a smaller overall size while also providing a longer run time and higher output. Operation is the same as the other Neutrons. A reverse switch on the tail cap allows the user to cycle through the 5 different output modes. Turbo mode is accessible by pressing the switch on and tightening the bezel. The XM-L LED gives the Neutron a floody beam which is perfect for EDC tasks.
Watch the video below and you’ll understand why we like this light so much.
ThruNite has made a name by making large high output lights. The 1AA and 2AA Neutron flashlights are still very high output torches, but they are a lot smaller than what is commonly seen from ThruNite.
The Neutrons shown in the video below utilize the ubiquitous and affordable AA battery, making it painless to replace batteries when they eventually run out of juice. Highly efficient circuitry allows this light to get the most out of the AA while still having good run time. 5 different brightness settings ranging from .1 all the way to 260 lumens ensures that you will have just the right amount of light for any situation. The reverse switch on the tail cap makes cycling through modes as easy as pressing a button. To access turbo mode all you need to do is turn the light on, then tighten the front bezel.
The Neutron series of lights bring Thrunite into the EDC flashlight world in a big way. Extremely high output and small size makes this an instant hit with flashaholics. If you’re still craving more information you’re in luck. The video below gives you an idea of just how bright this light is in use.
4Sevens is known for making high quality, extremely bright flashlights that won’t break the bank. The S12 is no exception.
The 4Sevens S12 is a compact flashlight that has the output of a much larger spotlight. Don’t let its diminutive size fool you, this thing puts out 800 lumens on the max brightness setting using the SST-90 LED. The S12 uses a proprietary 26650 battery that allows it to run on man brightness for an hour and a half. The S12 has a lower setting of 120 lumens, and it will run for a respectable 13 hours at that brightness.
When you think of this light, the term pocket rocket comes to mind. It is honestly hard to comprehend the amount of light that comes out of this little guy. To get a feel for just how bright this thing is, watch the video.
The Sunwayman V10A and V20A are both excellent every day carry lights suited for most any task.
Both lights use the ubiquitous AA cell allowing you to replace the battery without thinning your wallet. The V10A uses a single AA, and is capable of 140 lumens on high. The V20A uses 2 AA batteries and is a little brighter, maxing out at 210 lumens. Both torches put out more than enough light to handle most situations. The best feature of these lights has to be the variable output ring. This ring allows the user to choose between minimum and maximum brightness, and anywhere in between. No longer will you be stuck with preset brightnesses that can be too bright or too dim for the task at hand. A simple twist of the ring allows you to dial in the exact amount of brightness you desire. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Of course, both the V10A and V20A have the same quality in manufacturing as all other Sunwayman lights, so you know you are buying a quality tool. Words are good, but video is better. Play the video below to get an idea of how these lights perform in the real world.
A new feature among high output flashlights is the infinitely adjustable output ring. This ring allows you to choose your desired brightness level instantly. You can go from 0 to max output, and anywhere in between.
The NiteCore Infilux IFE2 is equipped with adjustable output ring, putting it in a class of flashlights with few members. The IFE2 is powered by two CR123 lithium batteries which push a Cree XP-G R5 LED. Max brightness for this light peaks out at a blinding 345 lumens, while the lowest setting is almost imperceptible at .003 lumens. Thanks to the adjustable ring, you aren’t stuck using preset brightness settings which can be too much or too little for the task at hand. Choosing the exact amount of brightness you want is as easy as twisting a ring.
It’s hard to describe just how useful the IFE2 really is, so below is a video which shows it in use. Watch it and enjoy!