I suspect that this is an accident of the design, rather than intended – is that the top edge surrounding the bulb is crenelated, meaning that when rested downwards on a hard surface a bit of light still leaks through, this is a nice amount of ambient light in the dead of night to find your sleeping bag zipper, shoes etc without having to phaff with the whole dimmer switch element.Read more
The Vega lantern is said to chuck out 300 lumen from its 3 LEDs, which in real-world terms is enough to light a tent or room bright enough to read by, but probably not to do open heart surgery. We’re currently renovating an old house, and the Vega has been used to navigate our way to and from the bathroom on those (frequent) evenings where the lights have stopped working.Read more
Weighing just 25 grams this little torch’s single LED is bright enough to temporarily blind a moose at 60 paces, is billed as ideal for running and hiking, sports a 90 degree tilt function for pavement spotting, and claims a burn time up to 100,000 hours. Impressive from something the size of a gobstopper.Read more
It’s really hard to type this review because all I can see is a little black circle in the centre of my vision.
You see, being a bloke, and being a bit of a gear junkie I always take things apart to investigate them in the name of a thorough review, and the Cyba-Lite Auro is such a great feeling, chunky and fantastically bright little light that I thought no harm could come from removing the lens, peering at the LED and turning it on.