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Niteye MINI-1 USB Rechargeable Flashlight - CREE-XP-G2 LED - 130 Lumens - Includes 1 x 10180
Niteye MINI-1 Rechargeable LED Flashlight
Introducing the Niteye MINI-1 Rechargeable LED Flashlight, the world's smallest rechargeable flashlight! This miniature light is highly compact at just 1.61 inches in length, but can produce up to 130 Lumens of stunning illumination, as well as a lower output of 9 Lumens, with its sophisticated CREE XP-G2 LED. The convenient MINI-1 comes with a 10180 rechargeable battery and can be internally charged using any standard Micro-USB cable (not included) in just one hour. Next to the Micro-USB charging port is an LED indicator that glows red when the flashlight is charging and green once charging is complete. The light's easy-to-use twist cap interface makes turning on the light and switching between its outputs a breeze. The MINI-1's stainless steel body and toughened ultra-clear mineral glass lens make the light very durable, giving it an impact resistance of 1 meter and earning it an IPX Rating of IPX-8. The specially designed tailcap is ring-shaped to allow the attachment of the included stainless steel bead chain to be worn as a necklace or to an ordinary key ring for even more convenient carry.
- Advanced CREE XP-G2 LED provides stunning illumination
- Stainless steel body and toughened ultra-clear mineral glass lens make flashlight very durable
- Twist cap interface allows for easy operation
- Rechargeable via Micro-USB cable (Not Included)
- Fully recharges in just 1 hour
- LED indicator lights up red when flashlight is charging and green when charging is complete
- Features reverse polarity protection
- Included Accessories:
- 1 x 10180 Rechargeable Battery
- 1 x Stainless Steel Bead Chain
- 2 x O-Ring
- LED: CREE XP-G2 LED
- Impact Resistance: 1 meter
- IPX Rating: IPX-8 (Waterproof and submersible up to 2 meters)
- Dimensions: 1.61" (Length) x 0.50" (Diameter)
- Weight: 0.61 oz.
- Output Modes:
- 130 Lumens - 0.5 Hours
- 9 Lumens - 6.5 Hours
- Peak Beam Distance: 59 meters
- Peak Beam Intensity: 300 cd
|Output Modes:||Dual Brightness Levels|
|Compatible Batteries:||1 x 10180|
|Included Accessories:||Batteries, Bead Chain, Spare O-ring(s)|
|Flashlight Usage:||Every Day Carry, Keychain|
|Throw Distance (Max):||59m|
|Warranty:||Battery Junction 30-Day Warranty, JETBeam 2 Year Warranty|
|Return Policy:||Battery Junction Return Policy|
|Primary Material:||Stainless Steel|
|Product Dimensions:||1.61" (L) x 0.5" (Diameter)|
|Country of Origin:||CN|
All in all, a good light for a good price from a great company. If not for the issue with the smooth outer head, it would have been a 5-star performance.
The choice of just two levels, dim and dead battery in 23 minutes shows that it was engineered by people who know NOTHING about actually using a small flashlight. The 9 lumen setting is useful, but ONLY having one other output level that drains the battery so quickly is just plain inexplicably STUPID. There shouldn't even BE a setting that high, on such a tiny flashlight. Is NOBODY even doing market research? It sure seem like this is NOT the case. They COULD just read candlepowerforums.com for FREE, and get an idea of HOW people use a very small flashlight.
A tiny flashlight is NOT going to be used for search and rescue. It will ALWAYS be used for short to just longer than short distances. Finding your keys. Digging in your car trunk. Perhaps reading. It SHOULD have a minimum of three levels: 1-2 lumens, 9-15 lumens, and the maximum of no more than 30 - 50 lumens, so it has decent battery life. I would design it for 2 lumens, 10 lumens, and 40 lumens. Because I actually USE flashlights. Every. Damn. Day.
For the first time in over 30 years, I had to change a flat tire, last summer. It was dark out. First I had to empty the trunk to get at the jack and the spare tire. I have a lot of stuff in the trunk of my car. The tool provided with the car would NOT turn the jack, to lift the front of the car. I had to dig through the tools I had on hand, and I wound up using a large vise grips. A quarter turn at a time. It took over an hour to change that flat tire. If all I had was this mini flashlight, I would have been SOL. Nine lumens just wouldn't have been enough light.
But, if ALL I HAD was a Nitecore Tube, I would have had enough light, and enough run time.
Last point but not least, the Mini-1 SHOULD be offered in aluminum, for two reasons: it could be sold for less money, increasing total sales. AND, it would weigh less. If you keep a flashlight on a key chain, you want it to be as light as possible. I can't count the number of times I've read about people who have had to pay as much as $600 to get their ignition lock and switch replaced, because their key chain was just too heavy. I bought a single AAA stainless steel Fenix flashlight to put on my key chain. It's just WAY too heavy. I had to buy another AAA light made of aluminum.
So, in conclusion: All of you people thinking of buying a Niteye Mini-1. JUST. DON'T. DO. IT.
Do yourself a favor: buy a Nitecore Tube. THEY have engineers that understand how to build a small flashlight. No. It won't light up things at much of a distance. It's designed for mainly close up use. But, at maximum output, it lights up my entire back yard, which is PLENTY of light for me. And it costs ONE THIRD the price of a Mini-1. It even has infinitely adjustable output. It's plastic, and certainly doesn't LOOK as nice as the Niteye Mini-1. Deal with it. It's a vastly superior flashlight, in so many different ways.
My ONLY complaint about the Nitecore Tube, AND the Niteye Mini-1, is that they don't come with a charging cable. Niteye makes this very clear, to their credit. Nitecore does NOT. A charging cable would literally cost an extra 25 CENTS, or LESS, to include with both flashlights. When I got my Nitecore Tube(s) I didn't have a charging cable. As I wanted a charging cable quickly, and NOT in a MONTH shipped from China, it cost me as much as the Nitecore Tube. I still have a bad taste in my mouth over the FACT that Nitecore doesn't state clearly in their advertizing, that the charging cable does NOT come with the light. They should be honest and up front about this.
Bur, I'm very wonderful about light over 100 lumens.
I think this is a good gift for everyone.
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