For a 4-inch flashlight, the Helotex VG1 CREE LED is one bright flashlight. This mini flashlight can illuminate tree tops from a distance and brightens everything surprisingly well. Its light is bright white light and not the yellowed light like what you find in most cheap lights. It also has a clip where you can use to slide the flashlight on the brim of your hat. The clip is very tight which makes the flashlight secured; however it can be difficult to clip it on and off and may hurt your finger.
Helotex introduced the VG1 to allow first time customers to experience the quality of their products. They intended to keep the price down so they chose the CREE XP-E2 and incorporated a commercial off-the-shelf LED driver circuit. They also added a convex lens with an adjustable zoom as per customer’s request. CREE is a dependable brand that is based in Hong Kong. Their LED lights have been acquired by companies like Helotex because of quality and performance.
Featuring a CREE XP-E2 LED, the Helotex VG1 can produce an output of up to 120 lumens and has an adjustable beam. The flashlight presents a tactile click button for on/off, located on the rear of the flashlight. The flashlight features three modes; High beam, Low beam and Flashing beam (strobe function), which can be toggled by tapping the on/off button. The flashlight also has this convex lens where you can zoom to widen the beam or narrow down to a square spot beam. It comes with an instruction manual for users to read on.
Built with anodized 6063-T6 Aircraft aluminum, the Helotex VG1 feels solid and does not feel like some lightweight toy. The surface of the handle is also textured for added grip comfort. It is also equipped with o-ring seals for optimal weather resistance. A customers have purposely drop tested the Helotex VG1 on a carpeted surface, grass, dirt and on concrete (5x) and have proven its dependability. Everything was still functioning properly except for some nicks on the outer shell.
The Helotex VG1 led flashlight runs on a single AA battery that can last up to 2 hours, which makes it a practical and economical choice. It is amazing how bright this light can be with just using one battery. Customers tried it with lithium, rechargeable and cheaper brand of battery and it worked just fine. There’s no noticeable difference of its functionality and the flashlight’s performance is the same on each battery, so no need to buy expensive batteries to get optimum power from this flashlight.
- Compact, small size means you can carry it around on your pocket or insert on your tool box or car compartments.
- Adjustable focus with three light modes; High beam, Low beam and Strobe function
- Reverse Strong Clip which lets you slide it on your cap or belt for hand-free use
- Sturdy construction made of Aluminum with o-ring seals for weather resistance
- Uses only a single AA battery, which makes it easier to get a spare battery
- Very bright white light at 120 lumen CREE LED
- Affordable price
- Length: 3.75 inches
- Diameter: 1.05 inch (head), 0.9 inch (body)
- Weight: 4 ounces
- Batter Type: Single AA battery (not included on purchase)
- Batter Life: 2 hours
- Power / Lumes: 120 lumens on high
- LED: CREE XP-E2
- LED Life: 50,000 hours
- Mount: None
- Body Material: Anodized 6063-T6 Aircraft Aluminum
- Color: Black
The Helotex VG1 flashlight is originally sold at the lower end of the tactical flashlight market but is now available for a discount at many online stores. Considering what you can get from this flashlight, the price is a bargain. You can use this light for various situations and environment. You can use it indoor or outdoor, ideal for traveling; put it inside your car for emergencies like checking your engine when it’s dark and also you can add it to your survival kit. It is also perfect for cycling, camping, hunting and other outdoor activities.
With an outstanding 4.9/5.0 rating by us, the Helotex VG1 flashlight is unquestionably one of the best mini flashlights in the market. With an affordable price, this little light packs a lot of punch for a very cheap price. The best thing about it is the strong clip that you can attach to your belt or hat. If you like to use a flashlight hands-free, then this is a perfect choice. Another great feature is the sturdy design and industrial feel, which can actually undertake falls even on concrete grounds. Customers have not mentioned anything that they don’t like about the Helotex VG1 CREE LED flashlight. It’s definitely a great buy!