I just read a story that made me ask two questions – what is an eLED, and we have a United States Deep Caving Team?
First, what is an eLED?
In the case of this flashlight, eLED is essentially referring to the technology behind their power circuit; as the battery life decreases, the lumens and color temperature stay constant. I certainly thought they were talking about edge-emitting LEDs, which are in the same vein as injection laser diodes – they produce a narrow, high optical power beam.
A company called Underwater Kinetics developed a high impact resistant, high output LED flashlight that is good for 90 lumens in a narrow, tightly focused beam with little abberation. Underwater Kinetics has chosen a compound path optical system for the light, and the United States Deep Caving Team has chosen the Super Q eLED flashlight for use in their sport.
Underwater Kinetics gives a list of benefits of their Super Q flashlight on their website:
- Propietary compound paths optics permit high efficency and compact size
- Beam produces a bright spot with almost no peripheral light for improved visibility in murky water
- Powered by rechargeable lithium ion battery or in an emergency 2 optional 123-type lithium batteries
- Universal 90-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz charger included
- Energy conservation design transfers heat back into batteries for longer burn time and improved cold weather performance
- Lightweight- 4.1oz
- High impact ABS, LEXAN®, polyurethane rubber, and stainless steel construction for durability
- Underwater Kinetics Warranty
- Made in USA
Hey, did you know we have a US Deep Caving Team?
Thanks to Flashlight News!