Sofirn SP10S Guard rechargeable LED flashlight. 800 lumens 92 metres. Tiny torch with full-size features. Reviews here.
For years this tiny tsunami of light has been described by my customers as the keyring torch that doesn't know how small it is. It may be the size of a lipstick but it has all the power and features you'd expect from a full-sized flashlight including five brightness levels (from moonlight to turbo), a dual-frequency defensive strobe, aerospace grade aluminium housing and IPX8 waterproofing!
The latest version is fitted with Samsung's premium LH351D emitter, delivering even more lumens and a neutral white high CRI (colour-rendering index) beam that's ideal as a tiny photographic light!
Even though it can get lost in a pocket or purse, the SP10S Guard whacks out 255 lumens over 65 ANSI metres using an ordinary AA battery, or 800 lumens and 92 ANSI metres if you feed it a Li-Ion. That's a real-world throw of more than 30 metres, so it's perfect as an emergency outdoor light, while the 80-lumen "medium" setting will run all night to cope brilliantly with loadshedding, too!
The user-interface is amazingly versatile for such a tiny tot – from the "off" position you can go directly to the last-used level, turbo or strobe with a click, double-click or triple-click of the stainless steel switch respectively. I find that, with just a little practice, even an old dodderer like me can reliably find any mode I want.
This miniature meteor can be powered with any 1.5v AA battery – alkaline, lithium or NiMh (rechargeable) – but for peak performance and lowest operating cost in the long term I can supply it with a Keeppower 800mAh 14500 Li-Ion and USB charger/powerbank.