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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Let There Be Light...

Last month I got a presser about a new tactical flashlight on the market, the TerraLUX TT-5:

I responded to the presser with something along the lines of "SWEET BABY JESUS HOW DO I GET ONNA THOSE" (I'd like to say I was more professional than that, but I think I'm actually understating my response). Fortunately the gentleman who sent the presser is a friend of mine and responded accordingly (I believe his exact words were "Homemade blueberry muffin in the sinus cavity hurts. Thanks for helping me discover this."

Well, guess what showed up yesterday?

I'm looking forward to testing this out something fierce. As my EDC flashlight mondo comparo may have indicated, I'm somewhat of a flashlight geek. I've got dozens of flashlights, each one more powerful than the last - I've got a 5 D-cell maglight from the early 1990s; one of the first Brinkman LED flashlights that actually uses up the CR123 batteries before you put them in the flashlight; and countless $5 - $10 flashlights that happened to have caught my eye at WalMart, Home Depot, or Amazon...

This one, though, is the holy mother of them all. The Fenix P30D is - or I should say was - my most powerful flashlight, ringing in with an eye-watering 257 lumens maximum output. It is physically painful if you accidentally (okay, not really) shine it right in your eyes. The TT-5 has 650 lumens. It actually comes with a warning that it may light your hair on fire (okay, I might be exaggerating a tad). I'm really looking forward to a decent test with this one. I may even bust out the video camera and add to my long-neglected YouTube channel...

Thanks to TerraLUX for sending this for testing; full report later!

That is all.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

At $ 100.00 plus that flashlight had better burn holes in things

NotDilbert

Robert said...

Please let us know where it's made when you do your writeup. Thanks.