Pelican has released a new lightweight, high powered flashlight – the NEMO 1960 LED! It is a more advanced version of my trusty MityLite 1900 flashlight.
When I’m out on the trail, I always have a flashlight or headlamp with me, and sometimes both.
Both the Pelican MityLite and the NEMO are submersible flashlights, so when I drop mine in a stream, use it in the pouring rain, or just clumsily drop it into a water bottle, the flashlight not only still works, but it works well!
Pelican designs flashlights for divers, and their products are designed to cut through murky water and illuminate the underwater landscape.
I compared the new Pelican NEMO 1960 to my Pelican MityLite 1900, as well as my Maglite Mini:
The Pelican flashlights are much lighter weight than the Maglite Mini, which is very important when ounces in a backpack feel like lead weights after a few miles on the trail.
Pelican MityLite 1900: 1.6 ounces with 2 AAA batteries
Pelican NEMO 1960 LED: 1.9 ounces with 2 AAA batteries
Maglite Mini: 3.78 ounces with 2 AA batteries
What is particularly nice is that the beam is very powerful – despite its small size, it is able to illuminate well even in dusty and foggy conditions.
Check out this next image of the 3 flashlights again – the NEMO 1960 is extremely bright!
All of this extra brightness runs on just 2 AAA batteries, a feature I love since I always have extra AAA batteries in my pack.
The Pelican NEMO 1960 is not widely available for sale yet, however, a diver’s supply store is selling them on Amazon.
I have a feeling this flashlight is going to be a very popular model!