Pelican Products, known for their waterproof cases, military grade containers, flashlights, and headlamps has a handheld flashlight called the Pelican 1920 LED that I put to the test. Previously I have written about my Pelican MityLite 1900 and the Pelican Nemo 1960.
Since I am quite pleased with my other Pelican flashlights, I certainly didn’t need another one, but Pelican Products was super kind and sent me a complimentary sample of the Pelican ProGear 1920 LED to test!
Hiking Lady’s take on the Pelican ProGear 1920 LED?
It’s awesome! Yep, hands down for it’s size, it packs a lot of punch. At its high setting, it provides a strong beam of 120 lumens! By partially depressing the rubberized on/off switch, the ProGear 1920 provides a momentary light. Fully depress it, and the 120 lumen setting switches on. Press it again, and the beam turns off, then press once more for the low lumen battery saving setting. It is quite convenient to say the least.
The features are great too. The clip is removable, so keep it on if you’re stashing this light in a pocket, otherwise take it off. The body is durable, does not scratch easily, and is non-slip. The body is made of an aerospace grade aluminum, so you can rely on it if you’re clumsy like me and drop it in the dirt or on a rock.
When buying a flashlight, there are several features to evaluate:
- Battery type
The specs of the Pelican ProGear 1920 LED
- Lumens: Ranges from 12 to 120, depending on the setting. 120 lumens is a strong beam of light!
- Battery type: The Pelican ProGear 1920 takes two AAA batteries
- Size: This is a flashlight you’d carry in your pocket or backpack. It is 5.5 inches long, so a solid 2 inches longer than a palm sized light such as the Fenix E05. In it’s category of personal small flashlights, it is a manageable size.
- Weight: 1.4 ounces excluding the battery. 2.2 ounces with the 2 AAA batteries.
- Run time: On the low setting (12 lumens) it runs for 9 hours and 30 minutes. On its high setting (120 lumens), it runs for 2 hours and 45 minutes.
- Waterproof? The flashlight can be submerged to 1 meter for 30 minutes. It is not submersible for longer than that.
Where to buy:
You can buy the Pelican ProGear 1920 LED flashlight at Amazon.com. Note that the 120 lumen version is an upgrade to Pelican’s 1920 flashlight, so be sure to double check and make sure you’re buying this model I reviewed, not the older version.