Lite - a Tough little Cap-top LED Flashlight
focusses. It delivers to a niche. And it has a winning kit. So it
introduced an endless variety to it. Nothing wrong with that.
this what a
true niche product is all about?
bright 15-year-old investigated a problem and came out with an
Problem #1: Flashlights are
"unbearably" heavy. And LEDs are super-bright.
The space in a back pack is limited. When you carry a card instead of a
wallet, and a cellphone instead of a "brick" you want to downsize on
your flashlight too. Pak lite is small. And that is good. Unless it is
ever a problem of it being too small.
#3: AA alkalines don't last too long. So choose a 9 volt battery.
What could simpler.
that all together in the mind of a talented and focussed teen (that's
an oximoron right?) and you get Paklite!
to look out for.
Paklite folks sell
clever. Check out one of their testing method here.
up, interesting way to
test. "45 days flashing in a chunk of ice." This is nice, but
be overly impressed. Ice is cool, but so is LED, especially in flashing
mode. There is no lense involved with LEDs, they are indestructuble
chips encased in very tough resin. Moreover in flashing mode, your LED
drains practically no power. And one last bit. Note that the battery
was lithium, not alkaline. A big difference.
the plus side
well for basic
brightness by backpacker.com for night time trail use.
throw their light fairly far. Convincingly field tested.
Ben Henry was only 15 when invented the concept?
very first prototype used a single LED. Then came a double white LED
throwing a longer beam. And with the super bright LED technology of
today it throws even longer beam. For a littel extra buy it with the
lithium accessory to get about double the battery lifetime. On the
original site you'll find that under the accessories tab.
check out other dealers too, they may have better prices.
in term of size, compare with the similar concept heavy duty Eternalights on this
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