Special for December! Get it as a present for Christmas or for yourself. A simple, straight forward flashlight with no annoying strobe settings to try to avoid!
Model : P100A2
LED : Cree XP-G2 S2
Batteries : 2*AA (not inc.)
Max Output :
> FL1 Lumens : 265
> Run Time : 1 hr 30 min
Alternate Output :
> FL-1 Lumens : 50
> Run Time : 8 hours
On / Off : Tail cap button
Output Control : Head
> Max : Head tight
> Alternate : Head slightly loosened
Package Contents : P100A2, Spare o-rings (2), Manual
This is a good general use model. Useful around the house where installed lighting doesn't reach or when the power goes out. Also good for low-light parking lots. Basically, an EDC (Every Day Carry) flashlight.
This model is nice and simple since it has only two outputs. Selecting the output is just a matter of slightly loosening the head. In testing, I found that it only requires making the head un-snug.
-- Battery Advice --
Alkaline Batteries :
When alkaline batteries are depleted (flashlight dim or turning off randomly), remove the batteries and try fresh batteries.
If this flashlight will go for long periods unused (kept in a vehicle for emergencies, etc) then please store alkaline batteries outside the flashlight.
All alkaline batteries will eventually leak, potentially destroying the device they are in.
Ni-MH Batteries :
Using Ni-MH batteries is more costly upfront (priced higher than alkaline and also require a charger), but in the long run they are cheaper.
If this flashlight will go unused for long periods, the Ni-MH batteries can be left in the flashlight. Whether in or out of the flashlight, they should be recharged every 2-6 months.
Ni-MH batteries will result in shorter run times, typically requiring about 3 recharge cycles compared to 2 sets of alkaline batteries. (Trade off of safety and savings for increased rate of battery changes.)
Lithium Batteries :
Lithium primary batteries may provide slightly longer run times compared to alkaline.
The benefit is that they can be left in the flashlight without risk of leaking.
Li-Ion Batteries :
Li-Ion AA batteries are rare. Many companies won't risk producing them, because they require a special charger. Placing a 1.5V Li-ion AA into a regular charger will damage the battery and possibly the charger.
However, using a Li-ion has the same benefits as Ni-MH but with better run times, possibly matching alkaline batteries.
If this flashlight will go unused for long periods, the Li-ion batteries should be recharged at least once per year, preferably to roughly 85% of capacity.
The only AA batteries I carry are Fenix Li-Ion AA 1.5V. These have a charger built into each battery, powered by a micro-usb wire (not incl.), to ensure they are not accidentally placed in a regular charger.