I don’t carry a flashlight. I’m already rocking a gun, spare mag, wallet, knife, keys, sunglasses, reading glasses, an iPhone and Harmon Kardon earbuds. If I didn’t have an Andy’s Leather belt holding up my trousers, you’d find me in the “General” Larry Platt Hall of Shame. Too. Much. Stuff. But WTH. I’m told a flashlight’s the armed self-defender’s most useful accoutrement since Denise Richards. [NB: That makes sense in my world.] I’ve taken a fancy to the “back to basics” $100 AEL280P flashlight above. [Press release after the jump.] Help me out. If you carry a light, why do you carry it, which one do you carry and do you always carry it?
Simplicity with Performance
When the Oregon State Police said they needed a flashlight with dual switches, 4+ hour run time, choice of batteries, and dependable On/Off functionality, the AEL280P was our answer.
The AEL280P Police Special shines 280 lumens / 2900 LUX @ 3′ utilizing a USA made Cree XM-L T6 LED chip, powered by 1-18650, 2-CR123, or 2-16340 lithium batteries. The precision designed reflector optimizes target illumination at 500+ feet with side splash for peripheral illumination as well.
The Polarity Neutral electronics allow for a battery to be inserted in either direction, though if using 2-CR123 or 2-16340 batteries they must be facing the same direction. We recommend 1-18650 rechargeable Lithium battery for maximum performance and ease of use.
The AEL280P Police flashlight has a removable pocket clip, removable anti-roll/grip, & removable lanyard attachment that doubles as a protective shield to protect against inadvertent turn on of the rear switch. The front switch is slightly recessed to protect it. Either switch controls On/Off function.
Made of aerospace, mil-spec hard anodized aluminum the AEL280P is rugged and dependable. Included with the AEL280P are nylon pouch, spare o-rings, spare rear switch rubber, lanyard, & optional pocket clip retaining ring, if the larger square grip is not preferred.
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LED: Cree XM-L T6 LED
Power Source: 1*18650, 2*CR123A, 2*16340
Rated Voltage: 2.8V-8.4V
Max light output/Run time: 280 Lumens / 3+ hrs.
LUX: 2900 @ 3′ / 1m
Max Beam Distance: 750′ / 250m
Peak beam intensity: cd: 2900
Impact Resistance: 5′ / 1.5m
Waterproof: IPX-8 underwater 6′ / 2m
Material: Aircraft grade aluminum
Coating: Premium Anodize Hard Type 111 anti-abrasive
Reflector: Precision focused hard coat
Length: 5.83 in / 148mm
Body Diameter: 1.0 in / 25.4mm
Bezel Diameter: 1.5in / 38mm
Weight: 5.3 ounces / 150g
Lens: Hardened ultra clear
Protection: Neutal Polarity