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Make Light of the Dark
By Elizabeth A. Ginns — July 2003
Talk about being blinded by the light! The INova X5 flashlight from Scientifics, a company that designs products specifically for science and engineering enthusiasts, lights up even the darkest of places. The flashlight uses five patented, super-bright LED lamps in a circular configuration to deliver what the company claims is two-mile visibility and an effective range of 120 feet.
I tested the INova X5 and can confirm that the flashlight does indeed provide a bright and wide (approximately 20 to 30 feet in diameter) light. While it doesn’t feature an adjustable focus to zoom in on any one specific area, with the amount of light it puts out, that really wouldn’t be necessary.
The INova X5 is lightweight, compact, and waterproof to 150 feet and comes with two lithium batteries that reportedly have a 10,000-hour life and provide 20-plus hours of continuous burn time. Complete with its own holster and a lifetime warranty, the flashlight retails for $49.95.
Scientifics Phone: (800) 728-6999. www.scientificsonline.com.
Is there something you would like to know more about or see PMY put to the test? Write: Latest & Greatest, Power & Motoryacht, 260 Madison Ave., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10016. Fax: (917) 256-2282. e-mail: Elizabeth_Ginns@primediamags.com. No phone calls, please.
This article originally appeared in the June 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.