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- Last updated: 15/12/2016
So convinced of this, said mate has supplied every under keeper with one, every estate vehicle has at least one fitted, with another Cluson hand held lamp contained somewhere within arm’s reach. Now, as I’ve recently discovered for myself, Clulites are small, easy to handle yet still pack a powerful enough punch to illuminate nocturnal miscreants.
One of Clulite’s latest models is the multi-functional Clu-Briter, a hand-held pistol grip styled torch that combines a night searing twin beam and a price tag that eclipses the rest. The lamp is packaged in a lightweight blue plastic body with rubber grips, trigger and three rubber jaws around the lens that can hold either the red, yellow or amber coloured filters in place.
Operating the Clu-Briter is simplicity itself, all you do is pull the trigger until it clicks and on comes the Cree XRE Q4 LED light that effectively consists of two, 200 lumen beams in one. A wide circular beam instantly softly illuminates all around you whilst a central strong, narrow focused, ultra-bright beam allows you to pinpoint specific areas or objects without having to make any adjustments.
The only variations you need are brought about by a quick flick of the thumb, the full and half power plus strobe setting switch is deployed in an instant without the need to remove your hand from the grip or use your free hand. Similarly, changing coloured filters is a matter of seconds, the small discs just pushing quickly into place, instantly transmitting their respective colours as soon as the Clu-Briter is illuminated.
Efficient and Good Value
The Clu-Briter is compact yet still incredibly powerful, whilst being splash and shock proof and able to withstand temperatures down to -50C. It size makes it suitable for one person to use, either on foot, on board a quad or from within the confines of a 4x4 or as part of a two man lamping team. Equally and just as importantly, the complete Clu-Briter outfit won’t break the bank - a serious consideration for shooters looking for top class equipment at a cost effective price.
Charging Up – All In Order
If there is a something slightly unusual about the Clu-Briter it’s the charging procedure and you have to get it right. Chargeable from mains or 12v car outlet, the system is able to convert between AC and DC without any problem; you must first insert the plug into the power source, then connect to the small transformer and lastly to the socket in the base of the Clu-Briter’s pistol grip. If you make the connections in any other order nothing will happen. This small anomaly aside, it takes a maximum of eight hours to instill a maximum charge that’ll give you three hours constant usage on full power or strobe and immeasurably more on the still extremely effective half power.
The Clu-Briter kit retails for just £48 with the coloured filters costing £7-50p each, the entire outfit remarkably cheaper than similar set ups.