When considering which flashlight to buy, you might want to consider three things:
- Is it small enough to keep with you in pocket or purse?
- Is it bright enough to help you see what you’re looking for?
- Is it durable enough that it won’t be broken when you need it?
Infray’s Model 1102 LED flashlight is pocket size – comparable in length to a standard ballpoint pen, and only slightly larger in diameter. It comes with a pocket clip, similar to a ballpoint pen, so you can slip it into a pocket or backpack and find it easily when the need arises. It’s powered by two AAA batteries and can use either alkaline or Ni-MH.
I love the clean white light from the genuine CREE XP-E2 R4 LED bulb. It’s rated at 2.5 times the lifespan of other LED bulbs – 80,000 hours in fact.
Back that up with a super durable, IPX4 water resistant, impact resistant, aircraft aluminum with military grade anodizing case with gold contacts, and you’ve got a light that should give you years of great service. It comes with an 18-month warranty.
You’ll find plenty of uses for this light, with the dual beam width. The front lens twists for either a wide or narrow beam. In the narrow beam mode, all the light is concentrated in a tight circle, ideal for illuminating distant objects 100’ away or more. It the wide beam mode, it’s great for searching an area close to you or doing work nearby.
There are two light levels, and it also has a strobe function for defense – enabling you to temporarily blind an opponent in the dark.
Rated at 40 lumens in low brightness mode and 140 lumens in high brightness mode they both seem brighter than that.
Switching from one mode to another is not the most intuitive thing, so here is my hint to remember when you purchase your unit. From the “Off” state, press the rubber switch one time for “Hi” beam. Again, from the “Off” state, press three times in quick succession for “Low” beam, or press five times in quick succession for “Strobe” function. In any mode, press one more time for “Off”.
Infray has been manufacturing for more than 20 years and is ISO9000, ISO14000, and BSCI Certified.
As of this writing, the Infray LED flashlight is only $12.99 on Amazon.
Disclosure: Infray provided us with a Model 1102 to test for this review, however, as always, all views are strictly our own.
Also published on Medium.