Peli VB3 LED Light

Holy cow! Imagine if you were woken up in the middle of the night by a bright yellow snapping crocodile with eyes shining more intensely than a full moon.

I think I’d fill my sleeping bag!

Someone at Peli (Pelican in the US) has a great sense of humour, and this little light is like a lego creature from the bayou.

And what’s more is that it’s not just a novelty torch; it actually works really well indeed.

The ‘eyes’ of the crocolight snap upwards to turn on and swivel through 180 degrees, and the jaws become a nifty little clamp to attach it to your lapel, belt, cap or book. There’s a really satisfying, clunky click as you turn it on and off, and the spring in the clamp part is strong enough to hold it secure on most surfaces.

The twin LED eyes are bright enough that I can’t even see what I’m typing now, having just looked into them. And like some hypnotic crocodile holding my gaze at the water’s edge, I found it hard to look away.

I’ve seen this little light being used by Law Enforcement in the UK and US, so it’s long-term use must have been well-established.

SUMMARY: If you alternate between needing light and needing to pretend you’re a crocodile – and let’s face it, who doesn’t – then this little beasty is an excellent choice. As a wearable light it’s much cooler than a head-torch and more adaptable (clip it to anything). It throws off a load of light in a decent spread (not too focussed, not too broad) and only weighs about as much as a couple of tent-pegs.

Price: £15ish
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