Starlite Mini - The bestselling astronomer's flashlight with 2 Red LEDs!
Rigel Systems' original astro flashlights, much imitated but never duplicated, are back! More compact at only 3.5 inches long, 2 inches shorter than water resistant version, and for a tiny price! Not water resistant (sorry there's only so much they could squeeze in), but all the other great features in a smaller, lighter case. LEDs are socketed so you can easily swap in different color LEDs instead of the included red LEDs.
- Dual Ultra-bright red LEDs - The best and the brightest with lifetimes of 100,000+ hours, never break, and provide smooth illumination.
- Thumbwheel Brightness Control - Dial up just the right amount of light and extend battery life.
- Energy Efficient - Up to 320+ hours at the dimmest setting, 12+ hours at the brightest, from one 9V Alkaline.
- Exclusive brightness regulation circuitry - keeps the LEDs shining bright as batteries age, unlike competitors LED flashlights which start bright but quickly fade.
- 9 Volt Battery & 20" neck strap included.
Dec 3, 2018
Simple, but Effective Red Light for AstronomersPros: Cons: Comments:
This is a fantastic astronomy-specific flashlight. I bought this and several other accessories for my son's telescope for his birthday. His big sister is getting one of these lights for Christmas to complement her scope. This is a simple, but high quality light that I expect will last a long time, I love that there's just one switch which goes off-dim-bright. It's got a 'gym-whistle' style lanyard for ~hands-free use. Perfect for kids--should help train them to keep the light 'down'.
I've been doing astronomy for over two decades, and I kind of want one. That said, I have a self-modded red LED headlamp with similar function, and it might be hard to re-train myself to use a more hands-on light.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comFeb 4, 2016
Great flashlight, or how to keep your fellow observers happyPros:
Lightweight,Neck Loop Keeps It Handy,Long battery life,Adjustable BeamCons:
Comes Apart Too EasilyComments:
This flashlight will keep you in good favor with your fellow observers. You can adjust it down to a minimum light level easily, something you can't do with a regular flashlight and some taillight tape. My only complaint is that it seems to come apart too easily. I've had to shore it up with a little scotch tape.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comSep 27, 2013
A total successPros:
Adjustable BeamCons: Comments:
I bought this for my son and it was just what he needed for his great hobby: Astronomy. Now he won't lose his night vision when reading maps. Probably the best flashlight on the market for this purpose.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comNov 22, 2011
Perfect tool for the job.Pros:
Long battery life,CompactCons: Comments:
The red lamp does a great job of getting just enough light on the subject, without affecting your dark adaptation. It would be great if they would mold in an additional shape at the tail end so you could grip it with your teeth for two-handed adjustments to your telescope.
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