Ucaller Night-Eye Lamping Kit
LR Active are best known for the TreeDeep clothing, but this Irish- based company also distribute quite a few brands of diverse kit for the hunter. On tests here is the Ucaller Lamping Kit. A quite ambiguous ‘name’ so one that needs description by way of what the kit includes.
The lamp can be bought separately, but the whole package looks very good too. There are two kits to choose from which only differ in the size of the battery pack required. I have on test the 7amphr version, though there’s also the 14amphr unit, meaning the one you choose is dependant on the run time you require and/or how compact you prefer your battery. The smaller version gives approximately an hour of continuous use, the other near doubles that.
Either kit includes the Ucaller Eye, 170mm, hand-held lamp, battery and mains charger.
The 7Amphr version has its own, heavy duty pouch measuring 6 ½ x 5 x 3” with a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap and belt loops. There’s a large flap that fully covers the battery so making it weather proof. There’s also a roomy, open-topped pocket for small items such as manual fox calls etc., that holds them securely inside but close to hand.
The lamp is equally well designed featuring a 30” integral lead that connects through the base of the grip that ends in the familiar cigarette lighter male fitting which simply clips into the female equivalent at the battery. There’s a 20” coiled section, which makes this one of the most manageable to use and during testing its ability to return to length/shape proved 100% reliable.
The lamp has a simple on/off rocker switch positioned at the top of the handle at the rear of the head. This operates with no time lag and the beam is rated at 1000,000 candlepower (CP) giving a quoted, 600 meter range. A clever feature is that it’s not only adjustable from spot to flood but it can be altered by turning the bevel or if you prefer by rotating the rear ‘ribbed’ section where the head meets the spigot leading from the handle.
A realistic 500
It’s rated corrosion and shockproof and very light considering its powerful output. I’d say it will throw a tight beam of unfiltered light out to approximately 500 meters. Talking of filters there’s two available as optional extras in red or amber.
The Ucaller Lamping Kit has really impressed me and particularly the lamp head itself is worth purchasing plus a filter should you have a ‘pack’ already. Impressive in quality of construction, design features, and certainly performance it’s available at selected retailers throughout the UK, Ireland and direct from LR Active.
For: Well made and effective design
Against: Not a lot
Verdict: Well worth a look
|Prices:||Ucaller Eye 170mm £59.99 7amphr kit £69.99 14amphr kit £99.99 Clip-on filters – £12.99 each|
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