Has anyone seen this odd Energizer light?

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Has anyone seen this odd Energizer light?

Was on Amazon and stumbled on this odd light from Energizer. Figured I would post it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06×9TV75K/ref=sspa_dk_detail_7?psc=1&pd_rd_i...

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Yes I had one for months and I traded it. The description is wrong it’s not zoomable. But is over 1000 lumens. It was a good light. I kept it as my truck light. It’s been around for a long time now. The first version was 900 lumens now it’s 1300. I’ve had both. Very bright lights for aa lights. Runs about 4 hours on high. The threads could be better on it. But it’s a great gift for someone not wanting to get into lithium batteries. I put energizer lithiums in my first one and gave it to my mom to put in her SUV. I got mine from battery junction occasionally they go on sale for 20 to 25 dollars. The light feels good in the hand and is well balanced. And it doesn’t get overly hot. Honestly I’ll probably buy another soon to go back in my truck. I like aa lights as my vehicle lights. They can be on stand by for years. (with lithium primaries. With alkaline I’d replace every 6 months regardless of use) And in a emergency batteries can be purchased at any gas station/corner market And it’s a simple operation. High low and off. It has strobe but it’s hidden you have to double click.

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When i saw the front i thought it strange that they used TIR optics and that 2 was narrow beam and 1 was flood. Never saw that setup like that before. So my question is how good is the beam from it?

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Well it lights up about hundred yards fairly well. I can’t remember what it’s rated for. If you can get it for 20 or 25 it’s worth that much. I wouldn’t pay 30 for it. But the beam is a mix of throw and flood. For tir it throws decently. I think it’s only ipx4 rated at least 900 lumen was. I imagine all they did was resistor MOD the current driver to bump up the output 400 lumens. It’s kinda hard to answer that question. Not everyone likes the same beams. I don’t care for tir much. But it wasn’t a ugly beam by far. It’s decent enough I’ll buy another when it goes on clearance or something

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Gave my sister 1. The 1300 lumen version. Very bright with easy interface. Very easy to replace batteries.

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I have the 2aa version, nice light but won’t turn on when the batteries start to get low

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I saw these at Walmart. What in the world is “Digital Focus”?

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Speed4goal wrote:
Yes I had one for months and I traded it. The description is wrong it’s not zoomable. But is over 1000 lumens. It was a good light. I kept it as my truck light. It’s been around for a long time now. The first version was 900 lumens now it’s 1300. I’ve had both. Very bright lights for aa lights. Runs about 4 hours on high. The threads could be better on it. But it’s a great gift for someone not wanting to get into lithium batteries. I put energizer lithiums in my first one and gave it to my mom to put in her SUV. I got mine from battery junction occasionally they go on sale for 20 to 25 dollars. The light feels good in the hand and is well balanced. And it doesn’t get overly hot. Honestly I’ll probably buy another soon to go back in my truck. I like aa lights as my vehicle lights. They can be on stand by for years. (with lithium primaries. With alkaline I’d replace every 6 months regardless of use) And in a emergency batteries can be purchased at any gas station/corner market And it’s a simple operation. High low and off. It has strobe but it’s hidden you have to double click.

I believe it “grinds” and in some cases cuts the battery you have.

Strobe, at least on the 400 lumen and 1300 lumen requires 3 presses to activate.
1st press – high 2nd press – low 3rd press – strobe. Leave it on for 2 seconds on any mode and the next press off’ the flashlight

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funkychateau wrote:
I saw these at Walmart. What in the world is “Digital Focus”?

Digital focus is probably a fancy sentence to say that it can from spot transition into floodlight mide.

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Blackdragon1230 wrote:
When i saw the front i thought it strange that they used TIR optics and that 2 was narrow beam and 1 was flood. Never saw that setup like that before. So my question is how good is the beam from it?

How does one say if a beam is good or otherwise? I’m new to this whole thing but have been interested in flashlights as a whole for a while.

This version specifically has quite a wide beam compared to the PMZH21 (400 lumens which is way smaller). Light is as some say “neutral white” thus easy on the eyes.

Digital focus makes the spot (which it uses as default) transition into flood (which is less intense).

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Not so good in my opinion. Duped into buying one a few years ago, just gave it to a friend recently. It basically has three LEDs with 2 of them with a smooth reflector, and one with a flood lens, and it just ramps each set in an opposite direction giving a “zoom” effect. The one I had was touted as 500 lumens but did not seem even that bright.

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LouieAtienza wrote:
Not so good in my opinion. Duped into buying one a few years ago, just gave it to a friend recently. It basically has three LEDs with 2 of them with a smooth reflector, and one with a flood lens, and it just ramps each set in an opposite direction giving a “zoom” effect. The one I had was touted as 500 lumens but did not seem even that bright.

Interesting, I do not remember seeing a 500 lumens version, perhaps 400 lumens?

Also, these torches are generally NEMA FL1 / ANSI certified so those numbers are accurate until the battery starts to loose power.

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Vsmh96 wrote:
LouieAtienza wrote:
Not so good in my opinion. Duped into buying one a few years ago, just gave it to a friend recently. It basically has three LEDs with 2 of them with a smooth reflector, and one with a flood lens, and it just ramps each set in an opposite direction giving a “zoom” effect. The one I had was touted as 500 lumens but did not seem even that bright.

Interesting, I do not remember seeing a 500 lumens version, perhaps 400 lumens?

Also, these torches are generally NEMA FL1 / ANSI certified so those numbers are accurate until the battery starts to loose power.

This was a long time ago, possibly 6-8 years or so. But when I got it, it was one of the brightest lights by lumens ratings they had at the local big box home improvement store. I suppose the 3 emitters total 500 lumens, but the “flood” lens possibly dispersed the beam more so it didn’t appear as bright? Nonetheless, I think a manual zoom aspheric is more effective.

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Picked one up on sale a couple months ago. Played with it a bit… Its bright. Really bright for a AA light. I actually thought the low mode was way too bright- not very usable indoors. As for the digital zooming or whatever its just what others have said, allows the user to basically adjust how bright the throw and flood LEDS are and is generally kinda useless. Just give me some basic hi/lo/flood modes and call it good.

That said, I do think the beam was much “nicer” than my zoomy Coast. Very smooth without artifact and an overall nice balance between throw and flood- with a nod to flood. Still plenty of range.