Tuesday, 25 April 2017

What exactly is a Tactical Flashlight?

Your normal, everyday use flashlight is a lot different to a tactical flashlight. Why? Because tactical flashlights are designed with a different purpose in mind.

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Tactical flashlights are usually made from durable, aluminium that can take a hit and still live to tell the tale. Designed to be mounted on a weapon and used in a range of different weather conditions, a tactical torch is created to withstand a lot.

If you have been searching for a flashlight that is easy to carry, bright and can also double as a self-defence weapon, then a tactical torch is what you’re looking for.

But, why exactly should you use a tactical flashlight? There are many reasons; here are a few of the most important ones...


A tactical torch can really help when you are in a dangerous situation. If someone threatens your safety, a bright light with high lumens shining in their eyes can temporarily blind and disorientate someone enough to allow you to escape. Many tactical torches also have bezel edges which are supposed to help if you ever have to break through a window, however it can also be great to use it if you have to defend yourself. Take a look at the Klarus XT12 GT – it is small enough to carry around and it offers a high lumen output.

Identifying Threats

A tactical torch is after all, a torch! So if you are ever walking in a dark place a trusty flashlight is perfect. A torch is there to light up the dark, whether it is at home, in your car or in a dark alley. Tactical flashlights these days are extremely bright, so they can shine at a great distance. Check out the Klarus G20 with a massive output of 3000LM!

Emergency Situations

When the power goes out, the worst thing is to not have a trusty flashlight on hand. Having a tactical torch will mean that you instantly have light, bright light!

Looking to purchase a tactical flashlight? Place your order from Klarus Light today!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Review – Klarus XT12 GT

Are you looking for a tactical torch that can send out a large amount of lumens, but still have a battery that lasts?

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The Klarus XT12 GT is a torch that sends out a whopping 1600 lumens of blinding power! Here are a few things that have really stuck out about this light...

Charge your XT12 GT like you charge your MacBook – with a magnetic charging interface that allows the charger to literally jump onto the charging port. When the torch starts charging the light will shine red and a green light will appear when it is complete. Even the light glows brightly enough for you to see if your flashlight is done charging from across the room.

On the tail of the flashlight is a mount which allows it to be attached easily to just about anything, e.g. your jeans, holster or key ring.  There are also great accessories that you can add onto the XT12, such as a remote pressure tail cap and multiple colourful filters.

The XT12 GT is able to work in even the most severe weather conditions with its hard aluminium body and ability to be underwater at depths of up to 2 metres. It is comfortable in your hand when you hold it, plus the charging connector even has a nifty light you can use!

You can buy the Klarus XT12 GT from www.klaruslight.co.za or take a look at the range of other tactical torches and accessories.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

How to Properly Care for your Flashlight

Your flashlight is an important tool that can be used for a lot more tasks then you may think, it might even save your life one day. However, if you don’t care for your flashlight properly it won’t work when you need it the most!

Here are some great tips on how to care for your flashlight...

     ·         Always store your flashlight in a cool, dry area that is easy to reach – you never know when you’re going to be left in the dark!

     ·         Never leave your torch under your car seat or somewhere with the sun shining on it, rather keep it in your cubbyhole.

     ·         Make sure to replace your batteries with fresh ones monthly, especially if you haven’t used the flashlight in a long time.

     ·         In case you are ever in an emergency situation, keep a flashlight in every room in your house and one in your car.

     ·         Never keep your flashlight in an area that gets very hot, this could cause your batteries to leak!

Caring for your tactical torch or regular flashlight is an important part of owning one. Making sure it works when you need it the most is vital!

Looking for a high quality tactical torch? Klarus Light manufactures some of the most innovative flashlights in the world! Visit the Klarus website for a wide range of tactical torches and accessories.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Review - Klarus XT30R

Every so often I’m asked to evaluate a working tool that just jumps out from the rest and says “Take my money!”


The Klarus XT30R definitively fits within this category. When I received this well packaged torch, I immediately dove into the packaging to see what there was to fiddle with. Out came a slim, comfortable and well balanced torch that’s apparently suitable for hunting and tactical applications. Personally – I’ve found it to have many more applications than that.

Now it’s no secret I’m a Klarus fan through and through. The packaging is always attractive and well thought out. The contents of the goodie box is logical and practical at the same time. This was no exception. The first thing I noted was the magnetic charging port. With a lifestyle that means I often have to literally grab equipment and run, getting stuck to charging points isn’t one of my favourite passtimes. Much like the legendary Mac chargers, you push the magnetic contact to the torch and that’s it. No need to take batteries in and out at all.

I was patient and gave the batteries a full charge before putting this beast to the test. First off was the garden test. I like to wait till well after dark, then take a wander around the house and see what the usability would be at night in a home environment. To say that this beast and it’s 1800 lumen abilities lit up the garden is an understatement. Bearing in mind that my property is a good 600sq meters it literally lit up the entire side of the house. Dark little corners behind shrubs, the works. I even went as far as to challenge my son to hide in the garden and see if I could spot him – no problem there at all.

The box claimed to deliver 800m plus illumination – being the doubting Thomas that I am, I needed to see this for myself. I set off to the beachfront to get a nice cast of the beam straight down the beach which was in total darkness. Not only was I impressed by the very obvious 800m reach – I was amazed by the depth of illumination and the overall comfort. 


For a torch with a relatively large bulberous shape I was expecting a little clumsiness. Not so, it was well balanced, gripped well and worked exactly as promised. The programmable buttons are typically Klarus quality, 50%, 20%, 10% by my estimation in terms of power output.

I headed home quite impressed with the overall functionality and promptly left it on overnight in the study to drain the battery. Firstly the study was lit up like a beacon, secondly the battery was still holding 6 hours later.

This is definitively my new favourite torch for tactical applications, home use, camping and all manner of applications. A solidly built robust design that delivers on every promise it makes one by one.

Klarus creates some of the most sought after torches on the planet - Visit the Klarus Light website for a range of innovative tactical torches and accessories! 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Why is Durability so Important when Choosing a Flashlight?

The materials that are used to make a flashlight are going to affect how durable the flashlight is. Some materials are stronger, while others are lighter and some are even water resistant. It really is important how durable your light is!

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Plastic – These flashlights are available, but it is not likely to protect the parts inside your flashlight if it is ever dropped or falls into water. If you are looking for a proper flashlight that is of high quality, then it is best to choose one of the other options below.

Anodized Aluminium – Most modern flashlights these days are made from this material. Your best bet is to choose a torch with at least type II anodizing, however most tactical flashlights have type III. Take a look at the Klarus Light website for a range of tactical flashlights as well as accessories!

Stainless Steel – This material makes your flashlight as durable as possible, because of how strong it is, however it is a very heavy material which makes the flashlight difficult to carry.

Titanium – A lot like stainless steel, titanium is durable, but much lighter! It is the ideal material, but if you want a flashlight made from titanium you’re going to have to pay a lot for it.

Water Resistance – Having a flashlight that you know can withstand rain or even falling into a puddle is also part of being durable. Depending on the IPX rating of your flashlight, you’ll know how much water your torch can withstand. Check out the waterproof flashlights on the Klarus Light website!

When you choose the right flashlight suited to your specific needs, always keep durability in mind, it is one of the most important factors.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The Klarus K1 Smart Charger

Looking for a charger that suites all your needs? The Klarus K1 Smart Charger is powerful as well as portable, making it one of the most all-round chargers on the market.

Although it is small and weighs under 60 grams, it is fitted with a single bay charging port that can charge a variety of Li-Ion batteries ranging from 18650 and 16340 cells to Ni-MH and Ni-Cd batteries.

Featuring an innovative LED display where you can see the charging process taking place along with flame-proof plastic - it is as safe as it is sophisticated!

You can find the Klarus K1 Smart Charger on the Klarus light website at an affordable price. 

Do not hesitate to place your orders from sales@klaruslight.co.za or call 071 6136 777 today!

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