by Jacob Elspas, Staff Blogger
When first opening the Pelican ProGear High Performance 2350 LED Flashlight, I immediately noticed how small it was and had my doubts that it could last forty five minutes, let alone an hour and forty five. I also thought it would not be very powerful and bright -- after all, it was just over 4" in length and 1" in diameter and fit perfectly into the palm of my hand. But then I switched it on and realized all of my preconceptions were wrong. It really was what the brand claims: high performance. Right then and there I immediately knew that this was a flashlight that I wanted to keep and use.
Pelican’s high performance LED flashlight rises to the challenge. This cool and practical gadget boasts three settings Low (10 Lumens), High (100 Lumens) and Strobe, making it perfect for a variety of different lighting uses. In fact I found the high setting which affords a beam distance up to 141 meters, depending on the environment and weather conditions, to be more than enough brightness for me to be see where I am going. Really, for such a small flashlight, I find it to be quite impressive.
Though this flashlight, which requires one AA battery, has a runtime of 15 hours on the low setting, when camping, I almost always need more than two hours brighter light. But that's not a problem: all I would need to do is bring some extra batteries along, so when the old one dies, I just switch it out with a new one and BAM! almost two more hours of light.
|Me w/ Pelican flashlight, MommyBlogExpert.com|
My main desire is for a flashlight that is small, lightweight and compact which also packs a powerful punch. This flashlight does all that and more. It fits easily into a pocket or a zipped pouch and is not bulky or have any protruding parts. It even has a convenient removable clip so I can just clamp the flashlight securely to my belt and access it quickly when I need it.
Lastly, the third and final feature I find particularly beneficial is that this not only is designed with a non-slip grip, it is waterproof up to one meter. This is good because I am prone to dropping things, and that means if this flashlight still happens to slip out of my hand and fall into a puddle or small brook, it has a good chance of still working if I can retrieve it. Also, I often get pretty wet on long hikes and campouts because of the rain, mist, fog, humidity, and other damp conditions, so the fact that this flashlight can stand up against a bit of water is definitely an asset.
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