While there are a lot of flashlights on the market, these stand out
from the pack. Compact and lightweight for portability, they are exceptionally
bright and have the best lens/reflector combination weve seen for
focusing; whether narrowly focused as a spotlight or set as a broad-area
floodlight, the beam has no voids or dark spots. To ensure consistent
light output and long battery life, microcontroller electronics regulate
power to the Cree LEDs. The pressuresensitive, thumb-operated switches
let you toggle quickly between light intensity modes with just a light
touch, or depress fully for constant on. The water-resistant bodies are
tough aircraft-grade aluminum for excellent durability under rigorous
use. Designed, quality inspected and packaged in Denmark, the lights are
assembled in China using components made in USA and China; all come backed
with a 5-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Each
light comes in a fitted black pasteboard presentation box for gift giving,
except the Q7XR model, which comes in a blow-molded storage case with
a fitted foam interior.
With a sprung-steel clip to hold it in a pocket, the powerful Q1 penlight
is an excellent inspection tool. Developed for the trades, it has a lumen
output of 100 and a lens housing that rotates to adjust the light beam
from a 5° spotlight to a 65° floodlight. It easily illuminates
areas up to 76m (250') away. Just 5-1/2" long, it has a touch on/off
toggle switch at the crown. Uses two AAA batteries (you supply) and runs
for up to 8 hours.
For those who need a bright but exceptionally compact flashlight, the
Q2 flashlight is shorter than the penlight at just over 4-1/2"
but has a larger-diameter body. A three-position toggle switches from
full-intensity at 120 lumens to 35 lumens or off. With your thumb you
can adjust the telescoping lens housing to focus the beam from a narrow
5° spotlight to a broad 60° floodlight. It comes with a lanyard
and a case that attaches to a belt. An elasticized slot on the case allows
storage of a backup battery. Illuminates areas up to 90m (300') away.
Uses one AA battery (you supply) and runs for up to 8 hours.
A larger flashlight at about 5-1/4" long by 1-1/2" in diameter,
the Q7C flashlight is more than twice as bright as the Q2 with
280 lumens at full intensity. It has a five-mode toggle switch: full intensity,
140 lm, 60 lm, strobe (intended to disorient attackers) or off. Like the
Q2, the telescoping lens housing can be adjusted using your thumb to focus
the beam from a 5° spotlight to a 70° floodlight. It comes with
a lanyard and a belt case with slots for backup batteries. Illuminates
areas up to 180m (590') away. Uses four AAA battery (you supply) and runs
for up to 16 hours.
The Q7XR flashlight is blindingly bright. At 800 lumens at full
intensity, it is one of the most powerful handheld flashlights available,
yet it is also one of the most compact at just 6-1/2" long. Like
the Q7C, it has a five-mode toggle switch: full intensity, 400 lm, 170
lm, strobe or off, and a thumb-operable telescoping lens for adjusting
beam focus from a 5° spotlight to a 70° floodlight. It comes with
a lanyard and a belt case with a slot for the backup battery. Incredibly,
it can illuminate an area up to 300m (1000') away. It runs for up to 9
hours on one of the two supplied rechargeable, ultra-high capacity Li-ion
batteries. A recharging station that has both standard and USB plugs for
power connection is also included. Comes in a blow-molded storage case.
An excellent light for anyone who wants searchlight-like functionality
in a compact flashlight.