While lights may be an important cornerstone to everyday preparations or emergency situations, maintaining a proper battery source is very important as well. For those that like to have a rechargeable battery source for their lights, Nitecore has introduced a four bay charger that can charge three different types of batteries: the Nitecore i4 Intellicharger. This impressive charger uses a “smart interface” that can identify the battery type (Lithium-ion, NiMH, NiCd) that will choose the appropriate charging method for the battery. Once the batteries are fully charged, the charger will stop charging the battery and can be safely left in its slot until it needs to be used. The charger can be used via a traditional wall plug, or can be charged with an optional car adapter.
I love writing about fun items, and the Fenix TK70 definitely qualifies as a fun item!
In the flashlight world almost all of the super high output lights are powered by some form of lithium battery. The TK70 bucks that trend by utilizing the ubiquitous D cell battery. Using a D battery makes the TK70 super convenient for the regular Joe that wants to play around with a light brighter than anything he’s seen previously. The D battery is much easier to find and a lot cheaper than its lithium counterpart. Thanks to the D cell, battery changes are safe, quick, and most of all inexpensive. Rechargeable NiMH batteries are definitely recommended, although regular alkaline cells will work.
The TK70 tops out at 220 lumens, so it is definitely brighter than anything else in its class. The poor Mag lite doesn’t stand a chance!