sometimes all you want is simplicity. for something to just work well when you need it to. no frills, no gimmicks, just bulletproof reliability. @nightsticklighting has captured a segment of the currently booming flashlight market, by capitalizing on just that principle: work well and intuitively without extra bells and whistles right when you need it too.
i’m a big flashlight fan. i love pocket knives, don’t get me wrong, but the economist in me always felt like i was getting more b**g for the buck with something that took batteries and had a button or two. yet with any type of technology, things become out dated much more quickly as new developments render past models obsolete. this can be seen throughout the larger flashlight companies over the past decade. even an olight from 2 years ago, while still working fine, is simply crushed by the newest version to come out this month. all this to say, i can appreciate when a company just makes something you needn’t fuss with, that will always just work. it may not be the prettiest, most powerful, or feature full, but when you need it, it will be there.
enter the nightstick usb-320. an all-aluminum, lithium-ion powered, micro-usb rechargeable, 320-lumen on/off flashlight. push the button on the tail once, you get a very user-friendly beam, push it again, it turns off. no brightness settings, no strobe. just a handy 320 lumens, right when you need it. plug it in at the end of the day via micro usb, and you’re good to go for the next day.
here’s some things to know:
beam distance: 111m
drop rating: 2m
dust/water rating: ip-x7
charge time: 4hr
handle diameter: 0.8in
head diameter: 1in
case material: 6061-t6
switch: tail cap
battery: included 14500
- superior water-resistance comes from o-rings throughout as well as a double-sealed, s***w down sleeve that covers the usb port when not in use.
- very knobby knurling on the usb sleeve as well as the tail cap provide excellent grip in the rain and wet.
- charging indicator light turns red when low on battery and green once the flashlight is fully charged.
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