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‘Pak-Lite’ LED ultra light flashlight.

August 31, 2012

When I ran across this little guy, I was a bit skeptical of what it was claimed to be. But, being a gadget freak, and it being cheap, I decided to give it a shot. So, it arrived and I found it to be a neat, tiny light that would certainly be a useful item for backpacking or having in your BOB. The maker gives it 50 hours of use from the included 9v battery, with the weatherproof, high intensity LEDs probably giving 100,000 hours of use. The cap glows in the dark and snaps right onto the battery. Amazon customers give it 5 stars.



The ‘glow in the dark’ picture ain’t so hot, because the room is still lit, but you sort of get the idea. In a pitch black room, it’s pretty bright.

The only negative I’ve imagined with it, is the ‘possibility’ of it becoming turned on from rattling around in your backpack or BOB, the little slide switch becoming forced into the ‘on’ position. Simple fix would be to have the light cap off of the battery and both stored in a ‘snack size’ plastic bag while it’s riding in your BOB. I recommend all battery powered gadgets have the batteries stored separately, in plastic bags, because in long term storage, if the batteries leak, they can seriously damage your items. If you were actually in a situation to use the little light, like camping or hiking as its getting dark, you could have it in your pocket, assembled and ready to shine.


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