webBikeWorld was started back in 2000 (an eternity in
Internet time) to provide our visitors with information on unique and
hard-to-find motorcycle products and accessories.
We get just as much of a thrill now as we did then when
we find a really unique product, and the Pak-Lite certainly fits the
Motorcyclists are fascinated by flashlights, especially
small and light weight LED flashlights that can be easily stored in a
pocket, a tank bag or under the seat.
Well, they don't get much smaller or lighter than this.
The Pak-Lite is a tiny 3 gram (0.125 ounce) cap that snaps on to a 9
Volt battery and voilà: a two-LED flashlight
that's surprisingly powerful!
The Pak-Lite was originally designed for backpackers as
an ultra-lightweight LED flashlight with maximum burn time.
The 9 Volt battery is claimed to last approximately 20
hours. Apparently there is so little resistance in this design
that the battery will continue to power the LEDs even when it is almost
The Pak-Lite has a claimed two-year shelf life.
The high-intensity LED bulbs are claimed to last 100,000 hours, and the
switch has a claimed life of 100,000 on/off cycles.
The entire battery and Pak-Lite combination weighs a
scant 1.5 ounces (41 grams), and the assembly will fit in the smallest
of pockets and even under the seat of the most radical sport bikes.
The Pak-Lite is available with the high-intensity white
LEDs shown here, or in a variety of colors, including yellow, green,
red, blue, orange and even infrared and ultra-violet. The
ultra-violet Pak-Lite is used to detect counterfeit bills and other
The Pak-Lite company also has a variety of accessories
available, including a headband attachment.
There are also variations on the Pak-Lite concept, with
flashing LED lights of various types available. There are marine,
pilot and Doctor's versions available too.
The Pak-Lite also has a "glow cap" that glows in the
dark for a few minutes after the light is activated. This can help
locate the light if it's dropped.
The device is surprisingly powerful, especially in pitch
black conditions. It isn't quite as bright when the ambient light
levels are high, but I've used it outdoors at night and I'm amazed at
how far the two unfocused LED bulbs throw their light. Although I
haven't yet had the opportunity, it would probably be a lifesaver during
a nighttime breakdown on a motorcycle.
Also, 9 Volt batteries are usually readily available all
over the world, so the Pak-Lite could be a great traveling companion on
that next journey to the outback.
Pak-Lites are made in the U.S.A. and they are guaranteed
for life. The basic Pak-Lite shown here retails for $12.99 plus
shipping and handling.
Here are more photos of the Pak-Lite:
Photo taken in the complete dark from 10
feet away, using only the Pak-Lite for illumination.
The Pak-Lite snaps on to a standard 9 Volt
battery. A battery is supplied with the light.
The top has a "glow in the dark" feature
that works for several minutes after the lights are engaged.
Retail Price: $12.99 plus S/H
|Colors: Many different bulb
Comments: Tiny, light weight and throws a relatively powerful
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