Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Cycling Light Regulations

Did you know that it is illegal to ride your bicycle on a public road after dark without any lights? If you are cycling in the early hours of the morning or riding home late at night, it is vital that you start using your lights again!

Obviously, lights are there to help you see, but more importantly they are there to help you be seen. If you’ve been close to knocking a cyclist down with your vehicle, you’ll know just how invisible a cyclist is with no lights on their bicycle.

There are many different lights available at the bike shop, so it can be hard to know which one to choose. Instead of buying a cheap main light that isn’t very bright and the battery dies after a few days, opt to rather buy a flashlight mount instead.

A flashlight mount allows you to clip in a high-quality durable flashlight to the front of your bike, meaning optimum brightness and visibility. 

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Klarus Light has a range of tactical flashlights that can fit into a bicycle mount – take a look here.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Review – G20

The Klarus G20 features a CREE XHP70 N4 LED with 4 output levels. This dual switch mini-search light makes it a great choice for throwing in a camping pack in case of emergency situations. With a max output of 3000 lumens, no blind spots, and a wide beam profile, you can't go wrong with the G20. 

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The emitter is in a shallow OP reflector, the tail switch is an electronic switch which operates the UI similar to the side switch. The UI for either switch is click for on, and then click to cycle through 4 modes. The tail switch always starts on low, the side switch starts at last mode side switch was turned off at. To turn off is press and hold. Double click from on or off gets strobe, double click again for SOS, single click turns back off or to last mode light was on.

The light comes with an 18650 tube adapter,  the adapter the light runs about half power vs using a 26650 battery.

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Overall it seems like a pretty good light. The size and form factor is great, and the UI just takes a little getting used to. The modes are spaced very well with each having a noticeable jump in output. The beam pattern has a very large hot spot with lots of spill due to the shallow OP reflector.

Are you interested in buying the Klarus G20? Visit Klaruslight.co.za and place your order right away!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

How to Cook Breakfast with a Flashlight!

This flashlight is strong enough to start a fire and cook breakfast.

With up to 2,300 lumens and a “high-efficiency reflector,” the Flash Torch Mini halogen light actually creates enough heat to start a fire. It’s literally hot enough to cook eggs, observe it in action...

The Mini may well be one of the most awesome and terrifying camping accessories we’ve seen. It’s the latest iteration of the company’s old 4,100-lumen, foot-long Flash Torch.

The new Mini packs a mighty wallop into 22cm and less than 400g.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the only flashlight that can start a fire. Nor is it the brightest, or most high-tech. The halogen bulb is less efficient than modern LEDs, which generate far less heat. The heat created by the Mini is, in cases when you just want to see in the dark, wasted energy.

But for frying an egg, it’s pretty rad.

Be warned though, the Flash Torch Mini is not a toy!

We know; no matter what we say, those people who buy the Flash Torch Mini will immediately start lighting things on fire. Wicked Lasers knows this, too. That’s why the company equipped the Mini with a “smart switch” that prevents the lightsabe–err, flashlight, from “unauthorized use.”

Translation: this thing won’t accidentally bump “on” during a hike and cause a cataclysmic forest fire.

That said, PLEASE BE CAREFUL. The Mini is no toy. This thing is so crazy, in fact, Wicked Lasers goes so far as to post on the website that the Mini is “100 percent legal.”

The rechargeable Flash Torch Mini retails on the Wicked Lasers website for almost R3000. It also has non-scorching modes so you can navigate in low light without starting a bush-fire.

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If James Bond or Darth Vader needed a flashlight, this would be it!

Looking for a regular tactical flashlight that won't set everything on fire? Visit the Klarus Light website where you will find a range of affordable, reliable flashlights and flashlight accessories.