These days you can find a super bright LED flashlight that will light up the sky with the same strength as a nuclear blast.
Thanks to the advances in technology, a good quality LED flashlight can put out a truly amazing amount of light. You want to be careful, though, not to be fooled. The torch I’m referring to is of a far better quality than the inexpensive LED light one you can buy at the local dollar store or market. You will illuminate about 984 feet, or 300 meters, with the beam from this torch. The centre of this hot bright beam, throws over a great distance that is hard to be equaled. The spill of light from the Fenix TK40 is marvelous. My complete backyard comes into view with this light. The torch comes with four strength output levels to choose from. You can stick to low, medium, and high, or go with turbo.
For the absolute best super bright LED flashlight, you have GOT to try the TK40 on turbo mode. The TK40 on turbo mode is truly brighter than the high beams on the cars on the road; you could use the TK40 instead of the lights on your car if there was an emergency situation that made doing such a thing a necessity! Imagine having the same amount of light in your hands as the high beams of your car.
When kept on the low setting, you will get 150 hours of light. That’s right, 6 days of light on low setting. Seriously, do you NEED six complete days of light? On the fantastically bright turbo mode you are in for a complete 2 hours of nearly day light. The turbo mode puts out 630 lumens, in case you were wondering. Out of every LED torch or flashlight I have seen or used, the TK40 is by far the brightest. Best of all, it runs on AA batteries. This is just fantastic, because you can pick up AA batteries pretty much anywhere you stop before camping or going bush — any gas stop or little shop is bound to have them. Personally I use eneloop rechargeable batteries — they have a great shelf life once charged and are just a good all around battery. They also keep up their charge a lot longer than most rechargeable batteries I have tried. You don’t have to worry about coming back a month or so after charging the batteries and discovering that the charge has worn off and the device isn’t working. Comparison to a 3D cell mag light shows that there is, in fact, no comparison to be made. The mag light is blown away by the Fenix TK40 LED by function, weight, size, brightness, light throw, and run time. The Fenix TK40 is approximately the same thickness as the mag light, but only two-thirds of the length. It is a comfortable fit in your hand and balances well for ease of use. Besides the regular settings, you also have the options of slow flash, fast flash, SOS flash, and strobe. These can come in handy for night time activities or when a beacon may become necessary to attract attention to your position. The SOS flashing option is, of course, an obvious live saving option.