A first from Fenix, the PD32 is the first dual switch light from Fenix that is not a tactical light or a large light. This EDC size flashlight uses tw0 CR123 batteries or a single 18650 battery to produce 315 lumens. A great choice for the outdoorsman, the PD32 is designed with an anti-roll body, and provides enough grip to prevent the light from slipping out of the user’s hand during wet conditions (the light is also IPX-8, which states that the light is waterproof up to 2 meters deep). The light has four different modes that can be easily accessed by the secondary switch located on the side of the light, which also has a hidden strobe and SOS function.
Winding up on the final installment of the Sunwayman flashlight review marathon, the V10A, V20A, and V10R have all been upgraded to a new LED from the XP-G to the very powerful XM-L T6. By doing so, the V series of lights are now much brighter and have a larger flood beam for those that need a well-lit area. The lumen ratings are very impressive for these new lights: the V10A now produces 110 lumens from a single AA battery, and the V20A has a lumen rating of 160 with two AA batteries. But the V10R is the most impressive: it is able to produce 160 lumens from a CR123 primary battery, but when using a RCR123, the lumen rating is bumped to a staggering 460 lumens! This is a borderline pocket thrower that is combined with Sunwayman’s smooth and innovative ramping magnetic ring that allows customization of the light output. The V series of lights is probably one of the most popular in the flashlight world for EDC carry, and with the upgraded XM-L LED, it’s easy to see why they are.
It seems like it has been the year of the XM-L LED upgrade for most EDC lights, as people are looking for a light that can produce a great amount of light, pack a considerable amount of lumens, and be able to fit into smaller places like a pocket or bag. Therefore, Sunwayman has introduced the M10A, M20A, and M10R with an upgraded XM-L T6 LED. Compared to an XP-G R5 or S2, the XM-L LED in the M series lights produces a higher lumen count while being more efficient with energy consumption than its predecessors (however, due to its larger size, the XM-L is a better flood light than throw). This great upgrade allows the user to illuminate a larger area than the R5 or S2 would be able to do, yet keeping the cost of the light from increasing. With the LED upgrade aside, the M series still holds true to its previous interface (magnetic ring control) makes the lights easy to use and a better choice for those that require a large scale custom setting tool when it comes to light output. Just like the series you’ve known and loved before, the new XM-L version M series is more powerful and more efficient than the XP-G models and at a great value.
Many people that work in tight and dark spaces have a bit of difficulty finding a light that will fit their needs by being bright enough to light up a workspace, yet allow hands-free operation. Sunwayman recognized this issue, and presented the L10A and the L10R angle lights. The L10A is the double cell version that produces 14o lumens, while the L10R is the CR123 version that will produce over 200 lumens. These two lights include a deep pocket carry clip, which allow the user of the light to set the L10A/L10R deep within the pocket to guarantee minimal slipping. The R5 LED (found in both L10A and L10R) is combined with a shallow orange peel reflector produce a great amount of flood to illuminate a wider area, yet produces enough throw to light up objects further away. The L10A is the double cell version that produces 14o lumens, while the L10R is the CR123 version that will produce over 200 lumens. For those looking for a great worklight or for any mechanical work, the L10A and L10R perform above and beyond the expectations of its competitors.
A sleek and innovative design, the R20A from Sunwayman is a great light for the money and performance. Powered by two AA cell batteries, the R20A produces 180 lumens from its R5 LED and protected by a stainless steel bezel. While it does not have the traditional magnetic ring for setting the outputs, this light – while basic – produces three different levels of light that also includes a strobe function for those moments where it may be needed. An offset ring towards the end of the light allows the user to use the light easily with one hand that can also double as a roll stop for the light. If you’re looking for a great light for a great price that includes a simple user interface, then the R20A is a great choice.
Being well known for their tactical and practical T20C2, the engineers at EagleTac have announced another great light that has an upgraded XM-L U2 and can produce 770 LED (640 ANSI) lumens. Known as the G25C2, this new weapons light has a significant amount of throw and a fair amount of flood thanks to the deep reflector that is textured with a minimal orange peel. Unlike their previous models, the G25C2 has the ability to house tubular extensions, which allows the light to hold more batteries in order to increase runtime (the light can house three CR123s/four CR123′s or two 18650s with the three and four battery extender respectively). There is an option on the site that will allow the user to add an accessory kit, which includes: filters (red,green,blue,yellow,diffuser), and the three and four cell extension bodies.
A few blog posts back, we did a review for the EagleTac D series flashlights and discussed the great features of the series. Now, EagleTac has announced a limited edition run of the D25A and a D25C in a stunning titanium version. The titanium bodies, while adding a great look to the lights, also reduces the weight of the flashlight, and makes it easy to find in darker situations. With the XM-L LED in each light, the D25A and D25C are able to produce a great amount of light and give the user a significant amount of flood. These lights will be available for a short period of time, so make sure to get one while they’re still in stock.
Well known for their magnetic ramping-controlled flashlights, Sunwayman has decided to take a different route with their new side switch light: the Sunwayman T40CS. This light is a bit different from most of their other lights, as the T40CS has a deep, smooth reflector that is combined with an XM-L LED that can now produce up to 844 lumens, and throw for 500+ meters (that’s over 1640 feet. Now that’s very impressive). Unlike its predecessors, the T40CS is not controlled by a ramping ring, but uses a side switch located towards the head of the light that allows the user to cycle through three modes, and can be tapped twice to access strobe and SOS. The light can be powered by two 18650 batteries, or four CR123 batteries and can run up to two hours on constant turbo.
After releasing the XT series, Klarus realized that their lights were a great choice for a weapon mounted light, yet it did not have a specifically designed pressure switch for the lights. Introducing the Klarus TR11 and TR12 pressure switches, which are the first of its kind that allow the user to cycle through the modes via the switch. The TR11 and TR12 have a dual button switch: a larger primary switch used for momentary light, and a secondary to access a constant beam and cycling through the modes (including strobe). The TR11 switch will fit the XT1A, XT1C, and the XT2A, while the TR12 will fit the XT2C.
JETBeam’s value series, the B line, has released a new light that is designed to be mounted to a weapon: the JETBeam BC25. Powered by either 2 x CR123′s or a single 18650, this basic tactical light can produce 650 lumens from its XM-L T6 LED from its high mode, and 100 lumens in its low mode. The light is a great option for those that are looking for a weapons mountable light that is simple to use and does not feature a complex programming system. It’s a bright light that’s easy to use for a very good price, and a very durable light for those that are looking to use it in harsh conditions.