There are some pen lights floating around out there that make you wish you had a couple of matches or a cigarette lighter, but the World’s Brightest Pen Light takes care of the dark all on its own.
It might have a little body but it’s just proof that big things come in tiny packages because the light, made by a company that provides tactical illumination to the military, puts out 160 lumens of light. For the lumen-impaired, that’s about the same amount of light as a 10W halogen bulb.
The LED is rated for 100,000 hours so it should last you for just a little while, and the polished steel reflector, combined with the digital power management system, helps generate the high-intensity light. Adding to the light-boosting power is a polished prismatic glass lens, which works a lot better than plastic lenses. An internal brass head yields optimal heat dissipation, allowing the batteries to last longer by moving the heat away.
Sometimes, the world’s brightest light isn’t needed so the power can dialed down all the way to 10-lumens for chores such as lighting a menu in a dark restaurant, but the power is waiting for you when you need it, even providing a 160-lumen strobe light for when you really need to get attention.
- The shaft is made from sealed, aircraft aluminum with a military-grade anodized graphite finish.
- Includes two AAA batteries that provide up to six hours of light on low (1 1/2 hours on high).
- 5 1/4″ L x 1/2″ Diam. (4 oz.)
Chase away the dark with the World’s Brightest Pen Light for $69.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer.
It is no longer availble. Bummer