When I received the [amazon-product text=”MAXXEON WorkStar 220 Pocket Floodlight” type=”text”]B005MLZ9SA[/amazon-product] (Amazon Affiliate Link) it was immediately commandeered by my children. They were enthralled by the brightness, the easy to click on/off button, and how easy it was to hold and shine in any direction they wanted (including my face).
The 220 Pocket Floodlight is a pen light that is actually about the same length and circumference as a pen. Many pen lights are too thick or stubby. This light is the perfect size for a pen light. The casing is metal and has a raised surface which makes it easy to hold. It also has an easy to click on/off button, again like an actual pen, for turning the light on and off. It also features a metal clip so you can hold it in your pocket.
- Bright, very very bright – I had this pen shone in my eyes more times than I can remember by my kids
- Easy to use and store in a shirt or BDU pocket, backpack, or car visor
- Lightweight yet it still feels durable and up to the challenge of every day use
- The trade-off to high power brightness is low battery life. The manufacturer specs are for four hours of run-time.
- No obvious hands-free operation. I am must successful with lights that I can clip to my hat or wear on a head band or even clip to a fixed object to free up my hands.
The 220 Pocket Floodlight runs on 3 AAAA (yes, I meant AAAA) batteries. Which are not easy to find at my local stores. I checked the battery end cap displays at Staples, WalMart, and several grocery stores and didn’t find AAAA batteries. I eventually found [amazon-product text=”AAAA batteries (affiliate link)” type=”text”]B002BKF7HS[/amazon-product] on Amazon.com and realized it is a size more commonly used in digital cameras so I might look for my next set in the camera area.
The 220 Pocket Floodlight is only available in black. I need to add some reflective tape or a sticker to it to make it easy to find should I drop it or set it down and not be able to see it in the dark.
Learn more and order your own MAXXEON WorkStart 220 Pocket Floodlight at their website. I know I will find lots of uses for mine.