Make & Model - Pelican 8060 LED
Max Lumen Output - 803
Max Runtime - 69 hrs.
Overall Length - 12.6 in.
Weight with Batteries - 1.5 lbs. Battery Type
Controls - Push-button switch with constant-on and momentary modes
Output Modes - High, medium, low, strobe, flashing; four selectable mode sets
Special Features - Rechargeable via cradle and wall outlet, optional 12V cigarette lighter adapter and hardwire kit available; polymer body with aluminum head, low-battery indicator LED, IPX4 water-resistant
MSRP - $241
URL - http://www.pelican.com
This light features a tough Xenoy polymer body attached to an aluminum head; the combination of materials keeps weight at a minimum. An aggressively textured body also provides secure grip, even in wet conditions. We especially liked the 8060's dual-battery functionality. The standard NiMH battery pack can be recharged via an included cradle and wall adapter, or via an optional cigarette lighter adapter. Pelican even sells a charging kit to hardwire into your vehicle. Alternatively, four C-cell alkaline batteries can be used. This light's Achilles' heel is its spongy rubber power switch. It works fine for momentary use, but setting the light to constant-on mode feels squishy and lacks positive tactile feedback. The selectable mode sets are a nice touch, and they allow re-ordering power levels in ascending or descending order.
Pros: Can use rechargeable NiMH battery or four C alkaline cells, Light polymer body with tough crenelated aluminum head
Cons: Spongy power button makes constant-on mode awkward to access