My Review of the Duracell 1000 flashlight.
Most of my posts so far involve activity that either starts in the day and ends up late into the night or in the case of frog gigging, takes place entirely at night. One thing you learn quickly is to have at least one of the brightest lights possible in your possession.
Check out the quick demo I did from a hand held camcorder. The tree I’m shining is approximately 90 feet away.
Recently, I was out fishing between Dog and Saint George Island, FL with family from a boat. As described above we started our trip in the day and ended up fishing into the night. This pic, by the way, is of a King fish my uncle caught on the trip. We had not intended to stay out very late but based on the size of this fish, you can imagine the excitement got the best of us. We were fishing to the point you could not see the shore. The boat ramp was on the other side of Saint George Island and about a mile west of where we were. There was absolutely no way we could find our way back with the naked eye. I’m happy to say the Duracell 1000 flashlight bailed us out. Using the light to see the shore and using a Mossy Oak GPS app on our smart phones did the trick. Before we found the light it was looking like we were going to have an overnight trip on the boat as there were many oyster bars and channels to navigate. We were about 75 yards from the shore on our way back and the Duracell 1000 lit up the trees on the shore. It was amazing to get this much illumination from a flashlight.
Using this light’s adjustable beam you can light up an entire area as well. It’s almost like having a lantern.
I used to take very large spot lights to shine the ditches while frog gigging. Now, I just use my flashlight and do the one arm gig technique.
I’m not saying there aren’t better lights out there built for more durability, but from my experience you would have to spend around $80 to compete with the Duracell 1000’s illumination.
In going through the reviews, the only negatives I have found involve a faulty battery cap causing the light to malfunction. Amazon’s overall rating is 4 stars which isn’t bad. The more expensive lights only have 4 stars as well. I can say I have dropped mine in the sand and from my truck and it never skipped a beat.
For $25.88 including 4 Duracell batteries, this is my flashlight of choice, hands down.
- 1000 Lumens
- 4 Duracell batteries included
- Adjustable beam
- Selectable Power Save (dims light to save batteries)
- A few reported battery cap issues (I have not experienced)
- Turning light off requires cycling power button twice, once for strobe function and again for power save mode
Thanks so much for reading my Duracell 1000 flashlight review.