The EagleTac P20A2 and P20C2 are essentially the same light, but they use different batteries and have different outputs.
The P20A2 runs off of two AA batteries and has a max output of 272 lumens. The P20C2 utilizes two CR123 lithium batteries and has a max output of 524 lumens. Functionally the two torches are the same, but the differences in the power source and LED means that the P20C2 will be brighter and also run longer than the AA version. Both lights are insanely bright for the price, which makes them a smart choice someone wanting a high performance light at a reasonable cost.
Watching the video below will give you a better idea of what to expect out of these lights. Enjoy!
The JetBeam PA01 is one of those lights that just about everyone can enjoy.
The PA01 is a tiny torch with substantial output. It utilizes a single AA battery which allows it to maintain an extremely small overall package. Don’t let the small size fool you, the PA01 can spit out 140 lumens on the max brightness setting. The CREE XP-G R5 LED gives the PA01 a nice floody beam which is perfect for close up work and indoor situations. A floody beam is perfect for a light that is going to be carried in an urban setting. Since the PA01 uses the ubiquitous AA cell replacing the battery after it is depleted is easy and cheap; a good thing for the light that will be used often.
You wouldn’t think a light this small would put out a lot of light, but it does! Check out the video below to see just how bright it is.
The NiteCore D11.2 and EX11.2 are physically the same as the first versions of these lights, but version 2 has a new interface as requested by consumers.
Version 2 of these lights give the user quick access to all modes including strobe, SOS, maximum output, and minimum output. Previously instant access to all of these different modes was not possible. Output and run time are the same as the original versions, which is a good thing. The D11.2 still utilizes a single AA battery, and the EX11.2 also still uses a CR123 lithium battery. Alkaline AA batteries should NOT be used in the d11.2.
The unique interface and great output puts these lights in the top tier as far as every day carry lights are concerned. Small enough to carry in your pocket, and bright enough for any task.
The Eagletac PN20a and PN20a2 are both extremely useful every day carry lights that run off of AAA batteries. The PN20a utilizes a single AAA cell, and the PN20a2 utilizes 2 of the same battery.
Both lights are extremely small and light, which makes them effortless to carry. Despite their small size, these lights are no slouch in the output department. The single cell PN20a tops out at 70 lumens, and the larger 2 cell PN20a2 tops out at 100 lumens. While these aren’t extremely high output torches, they still put out enough light for most any task. Output isn’t the main concern with these two lights; small size and affordability are the selling points for the PN20a series.
These two lights are perfect for the person who wants a small, reliable, and affordable light that they can carry every day.
The Quark TurboX uses the larger CREE XM-L LED and also a larger bezel. The larger components allow the TurboX to put out a lot more light than the regular Quark series while still maintaining the same small overall package. The TurboX tops out at 450 lumens on high, which is insanely bright for a light of this size and price. The TurboX also uses the same interface as the Quark Tactical series which allows you to choose your two most desired outputs. This particular torch is one of the highest value flashlights on the market today. Very few lights even come close to comparing to the TurboX as far as cost and output is concerned.
The Zebralight H31 is a headlamp that can also double as a hand held flashlight. The dual functions make the H31 one of the most useful torches available today.
A lot of activities warrant the use of a headlamp, and not just any old light will do. The H31F & H31Fw headlamps are the perfect piece of gear for those situations when you need to be hands free while still lighting up your area. Both of the H31′s provide a nice floody beam which insure full illumination of your surroundings, but there is a difference between the two. The H31F denotes a regular flood beam with a cool white tint; the H31Fw denotes a flood beam with a neutral white tint. There are some instances where high fidelity color rendition is needed, in which case the H31Fw is the right tool for the job. Both torches are powered by a single CR123 battery insuring maximum run time and efficiency.
Since the H31 isn’t relegated to full time headlamp duty, there is almost no limit to the possible uses for this little light.
The JetBeam BC20 is a no nonsense rugged light that is perfect for the every day carry role. In addition to the BC20 being tough and simple to operate, it is also priced very modestly making it attainable for most everyone.
The BC20 is powered by two CR123 lithium batteries which provide maximum output and run time while still maintaining a small package. Max output tops out at 305 lumens which is ridiculously bright for a light this small and affordable. With only 2 modes of output the BC20 is one of the simplest lights on the market when it comes to operation. Simple operation is a good thing as it allows you to see what you need to see easily, instead of trying to figure out how to make your flashlight work.
The price point and performance is going to make this torch a hot seller. Get one while you can!
The new CREE XM-L LED allows for much higher output than previous versions of LED emitters. Big lights with deep reflectors are great at concentrating all of that light into a tight beam to get maximum distance and illumination. A light that has a concentrated beam that goes the distance is called a “thrower.” We took 3 of the newest XM-L throwers and did a head to head comparison test to give you an idea of just how well these lights perform. All 3 of these lights are incredible performers, so no matter which torch you choose you will be confident that you are getting one of the brightest lights available today.
The new CREE XM-L LED is a breakthrough in the flashlight world. The XM-L is a bigger LED which puts out a higher volume of light than previous version LED’s.
To get a good benchmark of what to expect from different lights which utilize the XM-L, we did a comparison video using 4 different torches which feature that LED. The beams are all different even though all 4 lights use the same LED. Many factors play a part in determining how the beam looks, so comparison videos like the one below are a valuable tool which allows you to choose which light is best for you.
The EDC Tactical is yet another light from HDS that is near perfect.
Small size and great output make it perfect for every day carry, and pretty much any other duty. The 120, 170, and 200 number denotes the maximum output for that light. As such, the HDS EDC Tactical 170 will top out at 170 lumens on high. All of the EDC Tactical’s have 4 different brightness modes giving you plenty of flexibility when choosing desired output. By default, all three versions utilize a CR123 lithium primary battery. The CR123 provides maximum run time while still maintaining a small package. The HDS Tactical is also compatible for rechargeable lithium batteries for those who wish to use them. Operation is about as easy as it gets with a single button interface.