Clulite Flame Rechargeable Spotlight
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- Last updated: 22/02/2021
Coming ‘hot on the heels’ of the Clulite Clu- Briter Sport CREE LED 1000L Rechargeable Spotlight is the suitably and cosmetically selfexplanatory named ‘Flame’. Intrinsically, it follows the same design, has the same functions and features of the aforementioned ‘camoclad’ Sport, but for some will certainly be the alternative and option they’ll prefer.
The full kit comes very neatly box packaged and includes the Flame 1000L Lamp, smart charger and an integral ready fitted rechargeable 3.7v 3600mAH Li-ion Battery. The charging kit is, as the name implies, is ‘smart’. It is comprised of a standard plug, vehicle lighter socket plus USB ports and also a length of mini-USB to standard USB port charging cable.
Topside, the Flame measures 1072mm from front to back while the 60mm diameter reflector lens is housed and protected by a chunky looking black rubber housing. It boasts an IPX4 splash-proof water rating and is fully shockproof. Dimensionally, from the top of the unit to the base of the grip, it stands as tall as it is long (1072mm) and weighs 550-grams, making this a very lightweight, compact, and highly manageable spotter.
A noteworthy feature is the very ergonomic pistol grip, which has well-configured finger ridging on the forward face while the upper rear side curves inwards, allowing your thumb to snugly wrap around affording a secure hold. It is positioned to allow the trigger finger to fall onto the very positive on/ off switch. This generously sized operational button is made from a semi-hard rubber compound that operates very positively, plus is silent in use.
The mode lever is on the left-hand side of the body casing, sited above and slightly to the rear of the main trigger switch. Ideally positioned (if right-handed) for operating with the thumb of the hand holding the lamp. This makes access to the 3-modes of full beam, low and strobe a very quick and easy affair. Run time is given as 3 hours for full and strobe, plus 15 hours for low beam. In use, I found these to be quite conservative as the Flame will easily last for an average lamping session. The focused white beam also has a 700m spotting range, again, more than enough for the harshest terrain.
There’s an integral hand lanyard and for the occasions when quarry become twitchy or has wised up to a white beam; red, amber, green, and blue filters are available separately.
Yet again Cluson Engineering has come up with an ideal solution for those who require a powerful, lightweight, compact and rechargeable handheld spotlight. Build quality is high, the lamp operates very positively, is extremely user friendly and as a package is a red-hot bargain.