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Rigel Systems Skylite Switchable 2-Red / 2-White LED Flashlight

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  • DUAL Ultra-bright LEDs... The best and the brightest with lifetimes of 100,000+ hours, never break, and provide smooth illumination.
  • Thumbwheel Brightness Control...Dial up just the right amount of light and extend battery life.
  • Energy Efficient... Up to 320+ hours at the dimmest setting, 12+ hours at the brightest, from one 9V Alkaline.
  • Water Resistant
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Product Description

The ideal Astronomers, Aviator's and Sailor's Flashlight, Switchable between 2 Red and 2 White LEDs. The intensity is fully adjustable with Thumbwheel Brightness Control. Exclusive brightness regulation circuitry keeps the LEDs shining bright as the battery ages, unlike other LED flashlights which start bright but quickly fade

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000B5AQL2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 28, 2005

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Peter Holden on June 17, 2009
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Both the red and white light can be adjusted from dim to bright -- very useful. When you are dark adapted, the red light set to bright is plenty bright enough to see your way while walking around. The white light seems very bright when you're dark adapted -- too bright on the highest setting. And, since they are LEDs, they don't eat batteries.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Holland on September 15, 2013
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I've been using this at public star parties this summer and it's been a great, reliable light so far. I like how it feels sturdy, the dimmer is large, sturdy, and has a large dynamic range from very dim to very bright. I debated between this and a headlamp, and i find that I end up shining headlamps into other people's faces and bumping them into eyepieces, so I like the neck lanyard except when my hands are full and I need to look at a star chart. But I still prefer the neck lanyard for most astronomy needs. The switch between red and white is very good with an obvious click and change of direction required, so there's no way to accidentally switch to bright white and ruin dark adaptation.

The only problem I've had so far is that the lanyard is attached to a fairly small screw in the back, held in place by a little o-ring. The o-ring looks like it could break or fall off if you pulled too hard, although that hasn't happened yet. What did happen, is that the screw must have been loose, or my wearing it loosened the screw, and it fell off my neck and opened up the case, since the screw holds it all together. I screwed it back tightly down and it hasn't come unscrewed again, although I occasionally think to check its tightness. I think this light needs an integrated lanyard eye molded into the plastic case to be at its sturdiest.

If they could strengthen the lanyard holder, I would rate it a 5-star product. If they could then figure out how to make it easy to go from head strap for chart reading to neck strap for unobtrusiveness, I would give it a 6-star review. I know, that doesn't exist.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Todd Greiner on January 12, 2013
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I am a flight instructor CFII and understand the importance of having a reliable light. I have an original Skylite that I purchased many years ago and it still works flawlessly. This one is even better. What makes this light stand alone is the ability to adjust the brightness. I would highly recommend this flashlight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jackrabbit on April 15, 2015
Sorry to be the lone dissenter, but I was given a Skylite for Xmas, 2014 and have had nothing but problems since.

Details: When turning on either the white or red LEDs from the Off position, the dial has to move past a detent. On my flashlight, the detent for the white LEDs operated correctly; that is, the LEDs did not come on until the detent was passed. However, when turning on the red LEDs, they would come on when the dial merely pressed against the detent. In other words, they would come on without the switch being engaged, making it possible to discharge the battery unintentionally.

The vendor said he checked his stock of Skylites, found the same problem, and thought perhaps the manufacturer had simply received a bad batch of switches. With his help, I returned the light to the manufacturer. It was "worked on", and sent back to me. No difference. The vendor did provide me extra batteries as compensation for my trouble, which was appreciated.

Today, however, when turning on the white LEDs to full illumination, the detent "broke", and the red LEDs came on. The dial now spins in a full circle, without any effect on light level, and the red LEDs are permanently on. (I turned them off by removing the battery.) Curious as to why the dial was so problematic, I pulled the flashlight apart, and discovered a simple and, given its function, wholly under built plastic collar that the axle of the dial fits into. The plastic, which provided the detent, had broken into two pieces, each about the size of a fat match head. End of flashlight.

All in all, I averaged no more than 5 minutes of use per day for 2 months. So 5 hours total. And naturally, being aware of the problem with the dial from the outset, I treated the flashlight quite carefully.

Conclusion? A useful flashlight when it works, but very cheaply made.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Rainn on August 2, 2012
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The Rigel Skylite is the 2nd one I have bought, as I liked the first one enough to buy a second as a backup!
I've owned Skylites for several years now, and they are definitely long lasting and durable. I fly light planes occasionally, which I why I bought it...I wanted a dual mode, lightweight aviator light that was bright enough to do a preflight after sunset, and which allowed for night vision preservation with another mode. The Rigel does this in spades, as the output at maximum mode for the white LED's is very high, and illuminates an area of ~ 20x10 (200 square feet) very clearly, while the red LED's are great for spot reading of maps, charts, etc. Other key features are it's light weight, one handed rotary selector/dimming switch, long battery life of over 300 hours on low and 12 hours on the maximum setting, resistance to rain, spills, and dust, (it can probably survive a dunking in 3 feet of water for a short time, under a minute, but it is not waterproof)and the provided lanyard, very handy for when you need 3 hands for something! The battery typically lasts about 1 year for an alkaline or 2 years for a lithium one. This is definitely well designed for its purpose as an aviator light, with lots of utility as a camper, personal carry, or emergency flashlight as well.
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