SABRELITE LED
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The path to illumination

SABRELITE LED
What’s that bump in the night? Scope out the campsite perimeter with a powerful flashlight. Or use it to read under the covers.

SABRELITE LED
Pluses: Tightest beam, brightest of group, submersible to 500 feet. Minuses: Largest, heaviest. Six-hour run time OK given output. Batteries: 3 C alkaline. Bulb: 1-watt LED. 14.8 ounces loaded. 8 3/4 inches. $70. (310) 326-4700, www.pelican.com.

Text by Scott Doggett
Photographs by Eric Boyd ()
HYPER BRIGHT
HYPER BRIGHT
Pluses: Waterproof, nicely priced. Minuses: Beam disperses quickly, weak at distance, 9-hour run time bad given weak output. Batteries: 2 123A lithium. Bulb: 1-watt LED. 6 ounces loaded. 6 1/4 inches. $40. (800) 237-4444, www.cabelas.com()
3-IN-1 MINIATURE PLUSES
3-IN-1 MINIATURE
Pluses: Three light types, 40 hours on LED, nice price, lightweight. Minuses: 4 1/2-hours’ run time on fluorescent, 3 on xenon. Batteries: 4 AAA alkaline. 3.8 ounces loaded. 4 5/8 5/8 inches. $30. (800) 582-3861, www.essentialgear.com()
SUREFIRE OUTDOORSMAN
SUREFIRE OUTDOORSMAN
Pluses: Focused beam, very bright, lightweight, compact and waterproof. Minuses: 2 1/2-hour run time, pricey (but top quality). Batteries: 2 123A lithium. Bulb: xenon. 3.2 ounces loaded. 4 1/2 inches. $95. (800) 828-8809, www.surefire.com()
PRINCETON TEC IMPACT XL
PRINCETON TEC IMPACT XL
Pluses: 50-hour run life, submersible to 300 feet, inexpensive. Minuses: Beam disperses quickly, weak at distance. Batteries: 4 AA alkaline. Bulb: 1-watt LED. 6.9 ounces loaded. 6 1/2 inches. $33. (609) 298-9331, www.princetontec.com. ()
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