Clulite Rechargable Clu-Briter Cree LED Sport 1000L
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- Last updated: 29/06/2018
As technology has advanced, we now have gunlights and/or hand-held lamps with selfcontained, rechargeable high-power batteries. So, making all kit in this sector more user friendly, lighter in weight, versatile and compact. With that said, on test is the Clulite Clu-Briter Sport (Re-Chargeable) CREE LED 1000L Spotlight - the latest model to be released in the company’s small range of Clu-Briter-designated units.
This ‘flagship’ model is their most powerful to date, plus is dressed in a hunter-friendly camo outer; granted, not necessary for concealment but it’s a nice touch! This is complimented by the contrasting black, rubberised front lens housing and synthetic heat sinks – the latter clearly seen on either side of the main body casing.
The full kit includes the lamp unit, mains and vehicle chargers; there’s also a smart charger, which allows the lamp to be charged from a USB port. Power is supplied by an on-board 3.7v 3600mAH Li-ion battery. The charging kit is both clever and comprehensive, comprising of a plug head, lighter socket and a length of mini to standard USB cable that inserts into the rear of the Sport’s casing head (this port, when not in use, is covered by a strong captive rubber grommet) while the standard USB attaches to the power source adaptor of choice.
Measuring 6 ¾” along the top, it has a ‘protective’ 3 ½” full rubber outer diameter lens housing, which holds a 60mm front reflector lens. It boasts a IPX4 splash proof rating and is fully shockproof. Dimensionally from the top of the unit to the base of the grip it stands 6 ¾” tall making it a lightweight and manageable lamp.
Now we come to the units ‘standout feature’ that will certainly be key to its appeal – that being the ergonomic carry handle. The positive ON/OFF switch is positioned ideally for the trigger finger to fall onto. This broad, generously sized switch is made from a semi-hard rubber compound, it feels good to the touch and is positive and silent in use. The mode lever is on the left of the body casing, positioned above and slightly to the rear of the trigger.
Ideally positioned for (right handed use) the thumb of the hand holding the lamp can easily access it to select which setting required; the Sport offers three- full, low and strobe. Continuous run time is given as 3 hours for full and strobe and 15 for low beam. Below the switch is where comfort begins, as you have neatly configured finger ridging on the forward side, while the upper rear of the grip curves inwards, allowing your thumb to snugly wrap around affording you a very secure hold.
Weighing only (550-grams) the Sport, boasts a focused white beam with a 700m spotting rating, which for a lamp of this size is some achievement! On clear nights set to full beam, which is tight and very intense, you’d be hard pushed to fault that claim. There’s an integral lanyard and red, amber, green and blue filters are available separately.