Dorcy 80 Lumens LED Metal Gear (41-4281) Flashlight

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Dorcy (product number 41-4281) is good looking designed, strong and based on 1-WATT Luxeon LED. Its output is 80 lumens of light offers state of the art performance. Dorcy 41-4281 is powered by 3 AAA cells which give you approximately 18 hours of continuous bright light using one fresh set of batteries.

Overall Appearance

Full body is built of aluminum which is hard and though and overall built quality is excellent. The head of this flashlight is bigger than the barrel with built in flat grooves. In the middle of the barrel flashlight has screentone texture. On the one side of this texture the brand name “DORCY” is written and the other side there is metal belt clip which is made of stainless steel. The rest of the barrel and the tactical tail switch also have the grooves which further improves hand grip and rolling off on a flat surface.

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Bezel / Head

The head of the light has grooves which prevent anti-rolling on smooth surface when this flashlight is place horizontally. It consists of clear polycarbonate lens. The LED is not properly center in the reflector which show bit dark dot when the flashlight turn on. The lens is recessed in the head which help when flashlight is placed head side down.

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LED

The LED used in the flashlight is 1-WATT Luxeon LED from Lumileds and is rated @ 80 lumens.

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The picture is taken from Philips Lumileds Lighting Company.

Output

The light produced by the flashlight is pure white with ignorable yellow tint. The yellow tint produces a high performance during practical usage. The light will easily light up objects 30ft away.

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Warning: Do not look directly into light, eyesight damage might occur.

Switch

The switch is a rubber covered in tailcap and it is small and hard to press. Press for ON, press for OFF. When ON, you can press the switch gently to blink the light. The switch is rubber cap is slightly emerging out of the tailcap which also would not let the flashlight stand on tailcap.

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Batteries

To access the battery carrier unscrew the tailcap for the batteries replacement. 3 AAA size batteries (Alkaline and NiMH) require running this flashlight. Battery carrier is solid and the spring/coil are bit hard and hold the batteries tightly.

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Seals / Water Resistance

A rubber O-ring located on the both sides of barrel and the switch is completely water resistant and can be used in wet environment when tailcap are screwed tightly.

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Caution: Please don’t get me wrong and do not use it while swimming. After all a wet environment is not an under water environment :).

Accessories

This though flashlight comes with 3 AAA Energizer LR03 Titanium batteries.

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Closeup Photos

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