UltraTac K18 Flashlight

Regular readers know of my love for the Streamlight ProTac 1AAA flashlight. I’ve carried it daily for about two years now and absolutely love it. I use it just about every single day and the battery lasts me about 4-5 months. On a whim, I picked up this UltraTac K18 light after seeing it among my “Amazon recommends…” products. Honestly, I’m not 100% sold on it. Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice little light and great for EDC, but I’m just not certain it is perfect for me.

Let’s take a look at the UltraTac K18. (more…)

Streamlight ProTac HL4

Let me say up front this is easily the brightest flashlight I’ve owned to date. Streamlight claims 2,200 lumens with this bad boy and I have no reason to doubt that. It contains all of that power in a relatively compact size, too. However, all that said, it isn’t without faults.

The ProTac HL4 is about 8.5 inches long. The head is about 2.5 inches across while the handle is a little over an inch thick. It takes 3 of the CR123 batteries, which are included. They do seem to last a while, though, as I’ve been playing around with this light for over a month, using it quite often, and the brightness hasn’t dimmed yet. (more…)

ETEKCITY LED Lantern

Reviewed by Sean Neeld

This is the most compact and nearly the brightest lantern I own. When collapsed, it’s about 5” high and when fully extended, it becomes almost 10” (including the handles). The base measures in at about 3.5”. Small? Yeah, kind of, but that makes no difference when it comes to the brightness. I don’t have a way to measure the lumen output, but with 30 leds, it gives off a 360 degree brightness that’s hard to match w/other lanterns in the same size. It also comes w/3 AA batteries. I haven’t tried using my solar rechargeable batteries and I doubt I will unless I’m actually camping or on the run during a lovely SHTF dilemma. They do offer a rechargeable version. (more…)

Streamlight Super Siege Lantern

I really like Streamlight’s products. They are durable, do what they are supposed to do, and often have features you won’t find in other lights. The Super Siege Lantern is a prime example of all of that.

The Super Siege is sort of a combination area light, work light, and portable charger all in one. This is the big brother to (more…)

Streamlight Stylus Pro 360

Regular readers here know that I’m a big fan of Streamlight’s products. Every product of theirs I’ve tried has exceeded my expectations and the Stylus Pro 360 is no exception.

I previously reviewed the Streamlight Stylus Pro here. I still have that light and use it all the time. What’s the difference between that one and the new 360 model? (more…)

Coast HX5 EDC Flashlight

The Coast HX5 just might be the answer for those who have been searching for a small yet powerful light for Every Day Carry (EDC). It is compact, uses a commonly found battery, has a long battery life, and will truly light up the night.

The HX5 is just four inches long and barely an inch thick at the widest point. It weighs just a few ounces, so you’ll hardly notice it in your pocket. Yet, even at this small size, it will blast out (more…)

Nitecore P12

Reviewed by Sean Neeld

[Note: this is a review of the 2015 Exclusive Premium Rechargeable Bundle]

Flashlights are getting brighter, smaller, and less expensive these days. Technology advances pretty quick when it comes to lighting in general. It’s a good thing, right? Heck yeah!

I’m going to give you a brief glimpse on what I think is a great bargain with an excellent flashlight. There could be better deals out there, I’m sure, but let’s just focus on one at a time. Onward, dear readers! (more…)