Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A look at Nitecore TUBE Rechargeable LED keychain light

First Impression:
Looking at this tiny creation, you would never think the Nitecore TUBE Rechargeable light has such power and illumination. But don't judge a book by its cover they say and they are correct. I am amazed at how bright and long lasting the TUBE really is. The convenience of having it in hands reach on my keychain for household and emergency use is comforting. (Think keyhole light or roadside assistance at night) Never having to replace a battery is a major plus!

Power in a small package
TUBE is the world's lightest rechargeable flashlight weighing in at only 0.34 oz and measuring 2.2 x 0.83 inches. 1-45 lumens LED output gives a flawless high performing wide beam.

What it's made of
The TUBE is made up of strong Polycarbonate casing making it durable enough to withstand high impact. Think about it; polycarbonate is what helmets and masks are made of. This mini is made to last and is available in five great colors.  Its stainless steel key ring connector can withstand 77lbs! Not sure when that will come in handy but its good to know unbeatable materials and quality are used and will not fail when you need it most.


Shine bright
The TUBE has a high quality LED bulb with multiple modes that can easily be selected with a touch of your fingertip. Its standard modes are low(1 lumen) and high(45 lumens).  TUBE also comes with Momentary Illumination and Infinitely Variable Brightness(IVB).  Allowing me to choose between 1-45 Lumens in IVB mode is by far my favorite!




Immortality is just a plug away
TUBE uses an integrated high efficiency Li-ion rechargeable battery that provides a maximum runtime of approximately 48 hours per charge. A micro-usb charging port makes it a breeze to multi-use the charging cable from your other electronic devices such as a cell phone or tablet. ('Cuz who really has the memory to lug around multiple chargers... Right?!).  Best of all; TUBE quickly charges in about an hour and you don't have to worry about over-charging since it has a intelligent protective circuit.

Get yours now at www.longhorntactical.com.













New Olight Flashlight- M23 Javelot

New Olight Flashlight
The M23 Javelot is the latest and most innovative flashlight yet to come from the expert lighters at Olight. Featuring a CREE XP-L LED, you will feel equipped to conquer the night with this powerful light.

What are some Standout Features on this Flashlight that makes it Superior to Others?
The M23 Javelot flashlight is sure to blow your mind with its beam throw. Illuminate nearly five football fields with a beam distance of 476 yards! With three modes of light output, in addition to a strobe function, it is safe to say that the M23 Javelot is a head above its competition. The tactical button at the bottom of the baton is super accessible and easy to use. Best of all, the light can be stood up vertically without compressing the button. The maximum output of 1020 Lumens makes it perfect for extreme activities that leave other household flashlights in the dust such as search and rescue, law enforcement, industrial use, and reliable emergency preparedness.

How Durable is the M23 Javelot Really?
This flashlight can take a beating and will still function like new. The light features a stainless steel bezel head and a tail cap conductive structure that makes it more stable, durable, and impact resistant. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum with a Mil-Spec Type III hard-anodized finish, it will not shatter or have its battery pop out if dropped. This is almost always guaranteed to happen with the M23's shoddily made off-brand counterparts.

Whatever the Weather, the M23 Delivers.
The M23 feels at home in Mother Nature, no matter what she throws at it. Feel free to take your flashlight in the sun, rain, snow, sleet, or any number of other elements. The light is also able to be submerged in water up to two meters deep for 30 minutes, so you can feel free to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about being left in the dark.

More Reasons why the M23 is Superior.
Its compact design at a length of just 5.66 inches and weight of 5.29 ounces makes it convenient to stow anywhere, and the M23 packs a lot of punch despite its unassuming appearance. When set at 20 lumens, the light will keep on shining for 30 hours. The Olight 18650 rechargeable battery that comes with the flashlight has a life cycle of 500 charges and discharges, so it is always dependable. And fear not if the battery runs out and you have no access to a charger. The M23 Javelot is also compatible with CR123A batteries. Simply place two in the light and shine on.

Optional Accessories
Several valuable accessories are also available for purchase to get the most out of your Olight M23 Javelot. Have fun with the colors of the rainbow when you attach a red, green, or blue filter to the end of the flashlight. Use the weapon mount to attach the light to your gun, and go hands-free. Employ the tactical remote switch to turn your light on and off from a distance. This light is guaranteed to become your new favorite device. You will wonder how you ever functioned in the dark without it! 
 

New Olight Flashlight- S30R II Baton

New Olight Rechargeable Flashlight
Introducing the powerfully innovative S30R II Baton Flashlight from Olight. The sleek black design features a Cree XM-L2 U3 LED beam capable of emitting 1020 Lumens at a distance of 196 meters. Included with the baton is an Olight 3600mAh rechargeable battery capable of up to 500 charges and discharges. As if the S30R II hasn't already sold you, also included with the light is a compact charging dock featuring a USB port to simultaneously charge your phones, tablets, and other electronics along with the baton.


Why Should I Purchase An S30R II Baton Over a Regular Old Flashlight?
The Olight S30R II is not only compact and easy to handle, but also features five levels of brightness and a strobe function to assist you in any activity, from camping and hiking to hunting and tactical use and everything in between. The baton is built sturdy and durable, able to handle your rough and tumble lifestyle. You can also rest easy knowing that you will never run out of power since the light is rechargeable, and the high-capacity battery included provides great backup security in addition to being the most powerful 18650 available.



Why Olight?
Olight has been in the business of making high quality tactical flashlights since 2006, and truly cares about the care and construction that goes into their large variety of batons. No detail is spared, from the construction of the sturdy outer body and the brightness of the LED beam, to the inner mechanisms running cohesively to offer different illumination settings and high-quality battery compatibility.

What if I Forget to Charge the Battery?
No worries if your 3600mAh battery runs out of juice and you have no access to the Olight charger. The baton is also conveniently compatible with CR123A batteries. Simply pop two in and be on your way.
Does Using a 3600 mAh 18650 Rechargeable Battery Really Make a Difference?
Besides the obvious of being less wasteful and saving money, this rechargeable battery offers dependability and convenience, not to mention having maximum compatibility and functionality with the S30R II Baton since they are both made by Olight. The S30R II Baton comes with a customized 18650 battery that conveniently charges on the dock whilst in the light. However, the light is fully compatible with all 18650 batteries.

Suitable for Any Weather
 Take comfort in the fact that your Olight S30R II can withstand nearly any element in nature you throw its way. The light is able to withstand being submerged in water up to two meters. Featuring hardened tempered glass and two-sided anti-reflective coating with a glow-in-the-dark o-ring, and type-III hard anodizing, aircraft-grade aluminum, this baton is not going to go down without a fight.




Monday, July 13, 2015

Latest Olight Product Release - 3600mAh 18650 Rechargeable Battery

Higher Capacity Battery from Olight

Olight as a high quality LED flashlight manufacturer has been around for over ten years. However, they entered the rechargeable battery market only in the past couple of days. Despite their relatively short history, the batteries are receiving great reviews from customers.

Are All 18650 Batteries the Same?

If the flashlight light says it supports 18650 battery, then the battery will work for my flashlight, right? Well, not exactly. The performance, functionality and quality actually varies significantly among different brands and models. In the next few sections we will examine how you decipher the specifications of each battery, and how it impacts the functionality of your flashlight.

Decipher Battery Specification

Capacity (mAh)

Capacity of a battery tells you how much battery juice is stored in the battery. Typically it is measured in the unit of mAh. In general, the higher the number, the longer the device will last. Often, customers ask if higher capacity batteries boost the brightness of their flashlight. The answer is no, but a higher capacity battery makes the flashlight run for a longer time after the charge.

Charging Cycle

Every object has its life span, and a rechargeable battery is no different. After each charge, the capacity of the battery diminishes a bit. High quality rechargeable batteries like Olight 18650 retain their performance, even after many charges, while low quality rechargeable batteries start to lose their capacity quickly after 10 to 20 charges. The specification here tells you you can recharge the battery 500 times while still retaining 90% capacity; not too shabby.

Protect Your Flashlight With A Protected Battery

A protected battery prevents over-discharge or overcharge. When a flashlight drains your battery excessively, the battery and flashlight will become overheated, which may shorten your battery lifespan. In a worse scenario, this may even damage your flashlight. So when you buy a battery, you always want to buy a protected battery.

Should I Buy the Same Brand of Battery for my Flashlight?

The short answer is no. When a device uses an AA battery, you can just put an AA battery inside and it works like a charm. This is because the type of battery standardizes its voltage, size, and shape.
Sometimes the benefits of buying the same brand depends. A 18650 battery situation is a bit more complex. Some 18650 batteries have a flat top as shown at left. Most flashlights require button top batteries to ensure the best contact.To make the answer even longer, the height of the button top is slightly different. To ensure the best performance, we do recommend the same brand 18650 battery for your favorite flashlight for the best compatibility and reliability.

Should I Buy the Highest Capacity Battery Available?

While the higher capacity batteries do deliver longer running times per charge, they do tend to be more pricy than lower capacity batteries. At the end of the day, it is a trade off. Therefore we do stock multiple levels of 18650 batteries.
2600mAh Olight 18650
3400mAh Olight 18650
3600mAh Olight 18650