The OxyLED MD50 LED flashlight is the perfect companion for outdoorsmen of any extremes. This flashlight is compact and light, so you will not be burdened with carrying this flashlight on midnight hikes or answering the late night call from nature. With a variety of levels of brightness (including hi, med, low, strobe and S.O.S) reaching 500 lumens one can light up the forest, and with a strobe function you can have a disco party with the forest creatures. The button to control the brightness is easily accessible in case you need to quickly change brightness levels. You probably should not look directly into the beam of the light unless you want to feel like you are looking directly at the sun, that is how bright this tiny flashlight can get.
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The beam of this flashlight can be adjusted by pulling on the barrel to make it as narrow or as wide as you like depending on what you need to illuminate. This zoomable feature allows the outdoorsmen to focus on an object far away without the need of getting too close, the zoom focus is very stable and will not slip when held downwards. When you widen the beam, you lose a little bit of the direct brightness, but the level of luminosity increases. But when the flashlight is set to high, it is still very bright and the decrease in brightness is barely noticeable.
Small Size and Water Resistance
You can use this flashlight when hiking in the woods at night or if you are simply taking the dog for a walk around the block. The flashlight itself is very small in size, easily fits into the palm of your hand, making it convenient to hold one object in one hand and the flashlight in the other hand. It is made of an aluminum alloy with an anti abrasive coating making this little thing quite durable. Although there doesn’t appear to be any skid proof effects to this flashlight, so if you put it on a slanted object like a slant rock, it may roll away. The look and feel of this flashlight is very impressive. It is water resistant as well, so you can use it in a heavy rain or snow. But that does not mean you can submerge it into water. It is an electrical device after all.
LED Bulb, Run time and Rechargeable Battery
The MD50 flashlight contains an anti-reflective glass lens that allows others to see the light by not reflect the light from other sources. Since the light is an LED bulb it can last up to 50000 hours, also there is not a blind spot in the middle of the beam which you might find with other flashlights. It may be called “natural light,” but it doesn’t seem to be natural, the brightness can still hurt your eyes, but there is no product that can accurately say it offers natural light other than a window. While it comes with a chargeable Li-on battery, it can also take AAA batteries, so if your rechargeable battery unexpectedly runs out of life you can pop down to the general store and use regular batteries. Having a rechargeable battery will help save money since you will not always be buying additional batteries. The battery itself does not take long to charge so you can be out doing whatever night time activity you desire in no time.
Special Light Modes
This device is surprising at how bright it can get with being such a small object. The OxyLED MD50 flashlight has an interesting and unique feature: the S.O.S strobe function. This is incredibly helpful if you are in need of assistance or are injured and cannot move. I can see stage crews using the flashlight to alert the sound and lighting crew that they have complete stage set-up or a young college woman walking to her car late at night. There are so many uses for the flashlight that go beyond outdoor activities, possibly able to signal aircrafts or other objects that might be flying in the sky. It comes with a beautiful case with foam cut outs for the pieces, so when you are not using it, you store it in a safe case that fits in any closet or cabinet. It also comes with the rechargeable battery, charging station, a case for 3 AAA batteries, and a lanyard to attach to the flashlight so you don’t mistakenly lose it. Having this case makes it easier to keep all the parts and accessories together without losing anything (which is something I am prone to doing).
This flashlight has it all, reasonable price, quality product, and features that go beyond the typical flashlight. When the flashlight it opened to full capacity (meaning the beam of light is as wide as it can be), it can light up the average backyard, so forget about all those Chinese Lanterns, Christmas lights or other lighting options that suck up energy and make your energy bill go up. Just one of these flashlights will provide enough light to make the next backyard barbeque keep the neighbors up well into the night. It does not have a memory of brightness control, so if you had it on medium the last time you used it, you will need to cycle back through to get it back to medium the next time you use it. It is great for many uses including blackouts, you don’t need to run for candles, just turn the flashlight on and set it somewhere. It will light up any room you need to use it in, candles and other flashlights cannot do that.
For the outdoorsman it casts a wide and bright light so there are no surprises lurking within the trees. It is easy to use and easy to store without cluttering up or getting lost in a drawer. There are a lot of things about this flashlight that makes it different from the reason and gives competitors a run for their money.