DeWalt recently released a new line of “high-performance” LED flashlights featuring prominent branding. The model pictured above is a three D-cell model and features a textured anodized aluminum body — and rubber O-ring seals that provide “moisture resistance” (read: not water-tight, but probably OK if you don’t submerge it) — sound familiar? A hex-shaped head prevents the light from rolling away when you set it down.
But unlike their MagLite cousins, DeWalt’s lights don’t include an adjustable beam, opting instead for an “orange peel” aluminum reflector which they claim “produces a combination flood and spot beam with no adjustment needed.” This sounds to me like a “feature” added by marketing rather than engineers, but I could be wrong. Do any of you have experience with it?
The line also includes single-AA and triple-AA models, plus a couple of pocket-sized lithium-powered (non-rechargeable) models. We don’t see pricing yet, but will report back as soon as we hear something.
High-Performance LED Flashlight [DeWalt]