Deals We Love: Rechargeable Flashlights
Two game-changing light throwers from U.S.-based manufacturer, Olight.
Whether you’re hunting, hiking, camping or cave exploring, light is a crucial component that ensures safety. This week on Deals We Love we’re highlighting two rechargeable flashlights from the Georgia-based manufacturer, Olight. Outfitting law enforcement, military, outdoorsy folks and DIYers alike, Olight’s primary goal is providing the best lights in the smallest packages possible.
Olight’s legacy of producing market-leading lights is well established, and the level of consumer happiness displayed in product reviews cannot be ignored. While definitely not the lowest-cost flashlights on the market, the craftsmanship is top-notch. Besides, any Olight order more than $49 ships free within the U.S., so you save a little money that way.
The ultimate in hands-free illumination, the Perun is a multi-functional tool powered by a 3500mAh 18650 rechargeable battery with a maximum output of 2,000 lumens (3.6K candelas). The flashlight features a magnetic charger and five lumen settings that allow consumers to get the light they need for up to 10 days on a single charge.
Weighing in at 4.2 ounces, the Perun is about the size and shape of a permanent marker. It functions as a handheld light, or can be attached to shirt pockets, backpacks, bicycles or hats with the provided stainless steel clip. The magnetic head strap is an additional accessory, improving the functionality by automatically aligning light lines with sight lines.
Why We Love It: Hunting, hiking, fishing, camping, climbing or DIYing, the Perun is a complete hands-free helper that provides enough light for whatever you need. It comes with a water resistance rating of IPX8 — the highest such rating for consumer products — making it fully waterproof for sustained periods of submersion. The Perun usually retails for $84.95 but Family Handyman readers can enter the code FH10 at checkout to get 10 percent off their entire purchase.
Warrior X Turbo
Olight wasn’t kidding when it bestowed the name “warrior” upon its newest rechargeable flashlight. In fact, the company doesn’t even use the pedestrian word “flashlight” when referring to this beast, instead calling it a “tactical light thrower.” At max capacity, the Warrior X Turbo delivers 1,100 lumens (250K candelas) to a distance of up to 1,000 meters, and two power settings provide a light life of up to 12-1/2 hours. That is serious illumination.
At 10.4 ounces, the Turbo is about the size of a soda can, powered by a 5000mAh 21700 battery. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but powerful enough to illuminate areas more than 10 football fields away. That means the days of fumbling around in the forest looking for the outhouse or tracking the 10-point buck you just hit are over.
Why We Love It: Ideal for hunting, camping, hiking or search-and-rescue activities, the Warrior X Turbo is no joke when it comes to light. Like the Perun, the Turbo is fully waterproof for sustained periods of submersion. It retails for $139.95 but Family Handyman readers can enter the code FH10 at checkout to get 10 percent off their entire purchase.