Life Gear Flashlight

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by TimberWolf7.62, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. TimberWolf7.62

    TimberWolf7.62 Active Member

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    I found this cool flashlight at Target for $5.19 and couldn’t pass it up. This guy on YouTube gives a pretty good demo:
    YouTube - Life Gear Glow Sticks

    I got the blue one, but red, green, and orange is also available, according to Life Gear’s website http://www.lifegearcompany.com/glowsticks.html

    The cool thing about it is the glowstick part. Sure, it’s a flashlight, but hit the switch again and the whole body of the flashlight lights up. Hit the switch again and the flashlight goes out but the glowstick part stays on. Hit it once more and the glowstick flashes. The glowstick part puts out enough light to read by at night. And there are no chemicals in this, like a Cyalume, so it doesn’t die after a few hours. They claim it will last 200 hours on flasher mode.

    The flashlight is 7.5 inches long and about .75 inch in diameter. It comes with a 20 inch lanyard with a quick-detach coupling. As shown in the video, you can swing the light by the lanyard in a circle and it will make a much bigger and brighter signal than just waving the thing in your hand. You can also pull the cap off of the end and there is a built-in whistle.

    Someone put a lot of thought into this and came up with a great little tool. It’s cheap enough to buy several and put in your glove compartment, boat, backpack, survival kit, etc.
     


  2. Fisherman777

    Fisherman777 Well-Known

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    These would be perfect in a pilot's survival kit. If you have to put down, you've got the signaling devices and a whistle all in one. I might get some of these and put them in my flight bag and my car.

    How do you like yours?
     
  3. robhillips

    robhillips New Member

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    I buy those for my daughter, she's scared of the dark. Those last forever. Good light for the money.
     
  4. TimberWolf7.62

    TimberWolf7.62 Active Member

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    It's not a Mag-Lite but it is something that I haven't seen before and it's going into my pack. My next trip to Target I'm gonna get some more for the cars.
     
  5. cougartex

    cougartex Well-Known

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    I got the blue one today, great value.
     
  6. kimbercarry

    kimbercarry New Member

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    Like you said someone put some thought into this, and it is actually something that could prove useful in many situations...
     
  7. accumack

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    I just got couple at academy they were $4.49 ea. they had red , blue and green available.
     

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