Anyone that has read ModernSurvivalOnline for any length of time knows I have a serious flashlight fetish. Ever since I was a kid I have loved flashlights. I guess being able to see what goes bump in the night has always been important to me. As the years have past and technology has gotten better and better – flashlights have gotten more powerful and batteries are lasting longer.
I was contacted by a company called armyTek to review one of their products – the ArmyTek Predator Pro LED Flashlight. ArmyTek presented the Predator Pro as a incredibly high tech, bright, and durable world class flashlight. Thus far – it has not disappointed.
ArmyTek is a Canadian company that was founded to create the most exciting flashlights….period. Yes – the word is exciting because ArmyTek employs scientists and engineers from the military and space industries to develop truly innovative flashlights with reliably second to none.
In addition to flashlights, ArmyTek also offers numerous accessories such as batteries, chargers, and remote switches.
ArmyTek is proud to be a manufacturer in North America when so many electronics are made in China. To be honest – I appreciate that.
“ArmyTek Predator Pro v2.5 XP-G2 Flashlight”
Fit, Feel, and Features
The Predator Pro is just one of 40 models which ArmyTek manufactures. As a super durable and reliable high-output flashlight throwing out 670 lumens of light – this is one powerful flashlight. At just a tad over 6″ inches this is not a tiny tactical light but certainly not as large as a 3 D-cell Mag-lite. At 5.8 ounces of 6061 aluminum this light is heavier than many tactical lights and provides a definite feeling of confidence in the hand.
The Predator Pro is turned on and off using an end cap switch. Momentary on and off can be accomplished by lightly pressing the rubber membrane of the switch. I had no issues and the switch worked every time in a secure fashion. The flashlight is powered by 2 CR123 batteries or a single 18650 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. The 18650 rechargeable may be alien to most readers however there are numerous choices available on Amazon at excellent prices.
The bezel has raised edges and would be very effective for striking and protects the ultra-clear tempered glass lense. Deeply recessed sits the LED diode which can send out a blinding 670 lumens – or as low as .1 lumens (180 days on one 18650 battery).
The end cap switch has raised ridges which assist in secure engagement. No problems – no issues. Works flawless.
Another look at the bezel and as stated can be used as an expedient defensive tool. I would not want to get hit with that.
The Predator Pro is listed as being waterproof and submersible to 50 meters. That is impressive however since I am not a scuba diver I have not tested to those depths.
Included 18650 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery available from ArmyTek. Multiple charges and no problems.
Te rubber grip as pictured above may appear unusual but works excellent in maintaining a solid grip. It can be removed or adjusted to another location.
The Predator Pro as compared to the Trustfire(middle). The Trustfire is not as bright and much lighter. Although I really like the Trustfire and find it an incredible value – comparing these two are like comparing a Pinto to an Escalade.
The Predator Pro comes with a handy case.
If you have seen other flashlight reviews the above house will look familiar. No other light tested has ever illuminated this house like this. I actually had a hard time taking this night time picture. 670 lumens does its job.
Another night time picture. This house is approx 175 yards away. No doubt shining on an opponent would be blinding for them providing a tactical advantage.
Another shot on the side of the house. Extremely bright and focused beam.
Illuminating the backyard.
I cannot overemphasize the quality and brightness of this light. There are a lot of names out there synonymous with flashlights and ArmyTek should be one of them. The 670 lumens that the Predator Pro is capable of sending down range is more than enough to light up the woods while hunting, camping, or staying on the lookout for zombies.
By the way – the Predator Pro with a fully charged battery will last 1 hour and 20 minutes at 670 lumens. Fantastic. At a very bright level of 200 lumens – which many mainstream tactical lights are rated – 7 hours is how long it will shine. Carry a couple extra batteries and you have an excellent light source lasting a long, long time.
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