Hausbell 7W Ultra Bright Mini LED Tactical Flashlight
Hausbell 7W Ultra Bright Mini LED Tactical Flashlight is very compact and affordable LED flashlight, suitable as backup flashlight for hunters, fishermen, campers and other outdoors enthusiasts. Also, it is excellent choice as a small EDC flashlight to be kept in the boat, car, backpack, desk drawer and similar. Thanks to advanced electronics, it comes with three modes of operation and can utilize both AA and 14500 lithium-ion battery.
Hausbell 7W LED Flashlight - Features and Specifications
Considering the dimensions and price, these flashlights are super bright light sources with maximum light output of 300 lumens. They come with 3 light settings - maximum brightness, dim and strobe/SOS.
Cycling between the modes is simple - every time the flashlight is turned off, it goes to the next setting. For example, if the flashlight is on the maximum brightness setting and it is turned off, the next time it is turned on, it will be on dim setting. Although this is not the best option in certain situations, it is simple and fast way of finding the desired setting (and tend to be a little bit annoying when the flashlight is often turned on and off!).
Body is made of aluminum alloy, making it durable and tough - however, manufacturer doesn't state actual 'safe' drop height. Design is both skid-proof and water resistant, but again, manufacturer doesn't state actual water resistance level - flashlight is suitable for cycling, hiking, camping, fishing and other outdoor activities as it can tolerate some splash water, but if it gets submerged, its operation is questionable.
The Hausbell 7W Ultra flashlight also features the pocket clip which prevents the flashlight from rolling away when it's placed on a flat surface (at sea, during the bad weather for example). Also, the pocket clip can be used to tie the flashlight to the belt, thin rope, pocket (hence the name after all) etc.
Physical dimensions are ~3.7 x 1 x 1 inch (9.4 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm) and the weight, without the battery ~2.3 ounces (65g). Thanks to such dimensions, this flashlight is very easy to carry as it fits the palm of the hand and can fit most storage spaces in the car, boat, toolbox, almost any backpack etc.
Hausbell 7W Mini Tactical Flashlight can be used for self-defense. Bezel can be used for striking the potential attacker, while strong beam of light (maximum or strobe output modes) can, at least temporarily, disorient attacker - nonetheless, staying away from such potential situations is the best defense!
Also, Hausbell 7W Ultra Bright Mini LED Tactical Flashlight comes with the zoom feature allowing the user to adjust the and thus the range of the light beam. Note: focus is adjusted by pulling/pushing the adjustable lens, not by twisting it.
Recommended power source is either one 14500 rechargeable lithium-ion battery or one AA battery. Batteries are not included.
Personally, if you are going to use this battery as EDC flashlight, use high-quality AA alkaline battery with years head expiration date. Such maintenance-free battery will improve reliability of the flashlight and will operate when needed.
On the other hand, if you are using your flashlight often, good lithium-ion 14500 battery is much better choice - such batteries have no memory effect, can be recharged many times (some models easily tolerate 1000+ charging/discharging cycles), have a very low self-discharge rate etc.
Whatever battery you choose, aim for high-quality one - it is not nice when the flashlight fails due to the cheap battery when one needs it the most ...
Long Story Short: if you need simple and affordable LED flashlight, consider this one. It has all the basic features that compact EDC flashlight should have. It would be nice to know exact water resistance level and maximum allowed drop height, but it you take care of it, Hausbell 7W LED flashlight will operate reliably for a long time.
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