J5 Tactical V1-PRO 300 Lumen Ultra Bright Flashlight
J5 Tactical V1-PRO 300 Lumen Ultra Bright Flashlight is compact and affordable LED flashlight, suitable for fishing, hiking, cycling, hunting, camping and other similar activities. It is also very nice everyday carry (EDC) flashlight that easily fits any backpack or even pocket.
J5 Tactical V1-Pro Features
Like many similar 'tactical' flashlights, J5 Tactical V1-Pro has 3 different modes of operation: high, low and strobe.
Its maximum output is 300 lumens, which is rather good for flashlight of this size:
- body diameter 0.875 inches (~2.2 cm)
- head diameter 1.125 inches (~2.85 cm)
- zoom in length 4 inches (~10.2 cm)
- zoom out length 4.25 inches (~10.8 cm)
- empty weight 2.3 oz (~65 grams)
Maximum light beam range is ~600 feet (~183 m), when light beam is focused to the maximum.
J5 Tactical V1-Pro uses only a single AA size battery (alkaline, NiMH or lithium 14500 battery), which is not included. In order to achieve promised 300 lumens, 14500 lithium battery is preferred option, just be sure that cooling fins are free when using the battery at the full power for longer period of time - flashlight can get very warm, even hot.
A single battery can provide an hour of light at full power, so to prolong operating time use high quality lithium batteries or/and use low light operating mode.
J5 Tactical V1-Pro body is made using strong and durable aluminum alloy, unfortunately manufacturer doesn't state exactly which aluminum alloy.
The flashlight is of very simple construction and very similar to other 'tactical' flashlights, at least regarding design. Attack head can be used for defense, cooling fins make non-slippery surface, pocket clip helps carrying the unit on the belt, in the pocket etc, tail-cap switch enables one to turn the flashlight on/off and to change the operation modes.
Note: The on/off switch in the rear of the flashlight has a latched operation:
- press the switch once for on and press it again for off,
- once the flashlight is on, a slight depression of the switch causes the light to change the mode.
J5 Tactical V1-Pro comes with a single 'O' ring - manufacturer doesn't state IPX level of protection, but personally, I think it is not above IPX4 (splashing water).
Also, no official data regarding impact resistance (maximum height that the flashlight can be dropped onto the hard surface like concrete).
Long story short - J5 Tactical V1-Pro LED Flashlight is excellent and one of the best buy flashlights in its class. There are stronger and more sturdier flashlights on the market, but for general outdoors and EDC use, highly recommended flashlight.
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