I’m back with another LED flashlight review, I can never have too many of these, I collect them but I do use them for all sorts of things. Today the flashlight is from a company called Victagen and it’s the VF-803 model which is powered by a 26650 style battery but what’s unique about it is that it can be recharged by USB. The flashlight is very well made, it’s rugged and durable and waterproof and it has four lighting modes to choose from. Read on to learn more…
Specifications and Features
SUPER BRIGHT & PORTABLE With XML-T6 LED — Highlight LED and revolutionary optical Reflector, the torch emits a beam with extended 350 yard. 1000 Lumens ensure maximum safety for your day-to-day commuting in flash mode and illuminate your path at night. The flashlight is convenient to carry with a tactical rope. Brighten Where You Need Lights.
SMART MICRO-USB & WATERPROOF— It’s easy and quick to charge the flashlight through the built-in USB charging port on your computer and other devices with a USB port. Save you the hassle and money of replacing the battery every week. It takes 2 hours to charge the torch and it can keep working on the highest setting for 4 hours or more. Water resistant rated to IP65. Protect against splashing water from any angle.
FOUR LIGHT MODES to MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS & LONG DISTANCE—Pressing the button makes it easy to switch between 4 modes, High/Medium/Strobe/SOS. Pressing the button for a few seconds can switch mode to Strobe and SOS which are for warning and emergent circumstances. Do not use it randomly.
DURABLE & WIDE-APPLICATION – The high strength aero-grade aluminum alloy body is treated with a military-spec hard anodized finish to protect from scratches, abrasions and corrosion. Durable material and perfect design brighten your way when you’ re running, jogging, hiking, camping, walking your dog, cycling and MORE!
Price: $21.99 (from Amazon at time of review)
Let’s start with a video unboxing and review and move on:
The Victagen flashlight ships in a brown box with just a little bit of info on it. Inside you’ll find the flashlight wrapped in bubble wrap for protection. The accessories are under a flap next to the flashlight in the box.
Once you unpack the box you’ll find the user manual, micro USB cable for charging, the flashlight itself and a 26650 battery which is 4500mAh in capacity. The flashlight comes with a wrist strap already attached to it, it’s thick and seems sturdy.
The flashlight is very well made, even without the battery in it it’s heavy, it’s made of aluminum and it’s rugged and durable. The flashlight is just slightly over 5.5 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter on the handle but thicker at the front where the lens is. On the top is the main power button, but it is used to switch the modes of the light as well. The modes are high, medium, strobe and SOS, but to activate the SOS mode you need to hold the button in for a second or two. Above the power switch is an LED indicator for charging, it blinks green while charging and then is solid green when fully charged.
On the bottom is the micro USB port for charging the battery and it’s beneath a rubber door to keep moisture and dust out.
The front is where the LED is of course and you can unscrew the front to reveal a green rubber o-ring that keeps water out around the lens, and then a black rubber o-ring around the threads on the flashlight body. I should note that the lens is real glass and not plastic.
The tail end is the battery cover and it just unscrews, there is a rubber o-ring inside to keep the weather out.
The Victagen VF-803 LED flashlight is nice really, you can feel the quality of it when you pick it up, it’s rugged and durable and waterproof thanks to the three rubber o-rings inside of it.
The flashlight can be charged via USB with the included cable or you can charge the battery with a regular charger if you have one that is compatible with a 26650 battery, which I do. Charging over USB actually doesn’t take that long, only about 2 hours.
The light is very bright on high, I compared it to other lights I have rated at 1000 lumens and it’s comparable. The other modes can be useful I guess, especially the medium mode as it’s still very bright but doesn’t use the battery as fast. The strobe and SOS functions are nice to have but I’ve never used them on any of the lights I own that have it.
Price is fine in my opinion, it’s $21.99 on Amazon right now and I think it’s worth that as it’s a very well made flashlight.
+Well made, rugged and durable
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Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.
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