Last Updated on May 1, 2023 by asifa
These days you can find a super bright LED flashlight that will light up the sky with the same power as a nuclear blast.
Thanks to the advances in technology, a good quality LED flashlight can put out a truly amazing amount of light. You want to be careful, though, not to be fooled. The torch I’m referring to is of far better quality than the inexpensive LED light one you can purchase at the local dollar store or market. You will illuminate about 984 feet, or 300 meters, with the beam from this torch. The center of this hot bright beam throws over a great distance that is hard to be equaled. The spill of light from the Fenix TK40 is marvelous. My entire backyard comes into view with this light. The torch comes with four power output levels to choose from. You can stick to low, medium, and high, or go with turbo.
For the absolute best super bright LED flashlight, you have GOT to try the TK40 on turbo mode. The TK40 on turbo mode is actually brighter than the high beams on the cars on the road; you could use the TK40 instead of the lights on your car if there was an emergency situation that made doing such a thing a necessity! Imagine having the same amount of light in your hands as the high beams of your car.
When kept in the low setting, you will get 150 hours of light. That’s right, 6 days of light in a low setting. Seriously, do you NEED six full days of light? On the fantastically bright turbo mode, you are in for a full 2 hours of practice daylight. The turbo mode puts out 630 lumens, in case you were wondering. Out of every LED torch or flashlight I have seen or used, the TK40 is by far the brightest. Best of all, it runs on AA batteries. This is just fantastic because you can pick up AA batteries pretty much anywhere you stop before camping or going bush — any gas station or little shop is bound to have them. Personally, I use Eneloop rechargeable batteries — they have a great shelf life once charged and are just a good all-around battery. They also hold their charge a lot longer than most rechargeable batteries I have tried. You don’t have to worry about coming back a month or so after charging the batteries and discovering that the charge has worn off and the device isn’t working. Comparison to a 3D cell mag light shows that there is, in fact, no comparison to be made. The mag light is blown away by the Fenix TK40 LED by function, weight, size, brightness, light throw, and run time. The Fenix TK40 is approximately the same thickness as the mag light, but only two-thirds of the length. It is a comfortable fit in your hand and balances well for ease of use. Besides the regular settings, you also have the options of slow flash, fast flash, SOS flash, and strobe. These can come in handy for nighttime activities or when a beacon may become necessary to attract attention to your position. The SOS flashing option is, of course, an obvious live-saving option.
Of course, the SOS function would be handy if you had to use it. It is better than manually turning it on and off for hours. You never know when you might need to use one of these flashing functions. For instance, if you need a marker for a night navigational course, the slow flash is perfect. If you are a security or police officer, the strobe would be excellent for startling people.
On the low setting, you’ll get 150hrs of run time. That’s approximately 6 straight days. Is the low setting worth it?
Good enough to light up a tent at night. If you’ve been asleep for a while and wake up, it will surely light up the room. I know from experience, on low my house lights up late at night.