Review of the Pelican 7060 LED rechargeable flashlight
This review is coming as a surprise to me because I managed to break 4 flashlights in less than a week, both at work and in the shop.
I have been a flashlight collector and user for many years in both my work life and home.
For good reason.
One of the first things taught to me was room clearing and shooting with a light. Its about safety and just common sense to have your light with you at all times.
At work, vehicles and confined space need a safe, non sparking light to see into things before you put your hands in. Not to mention it helps to see what you are doing and going.
My Tavor has a light mounted inside the handguard, no issues there. But still breaking 4 lights is better than 5, the light on the rifle is impractical for chores like searching in the garage for light bulbs for the shop in the dark.
Which brings us here. Ive been seeing the Pelican lights around for a number of years. To be completely honest I thought they were a solution looking for a problem.
Im happy to say I was wrong.
I looked around my house when I was getting ready for this post and I found out, for someone who thought I had few Pelican products, I have a bunch.
They are awesome for dressing deer, Elk or other animals in the dark.
In case you’ve never done that, dressing a large animal in the dark is a lot like putting toothpaste back in the tube.
Back to the 7060
Duty belts need more weight like I need 6 more ex wives. And as we all get older, more weight is definitely not what you want hanging around your waist for 8-16 hours a day.
I’d heard good things from other users, and since I was down 4 lights so fast I decided it was time to try the Pelican lights.
I bought 2 of the 7060 LED rechargeable lights, they come with a wall charger with a vehicle charger and belt holder as an option.
What I like?
That’s easy. First is the light weight and the beam. Its an LED, so I found it is very bright and focused. Some versions of this light are 130 Lumens, others in new stock are 368 lumens according to research. Ive found for what I do 130 Lumens is fine.
It has multiple modes. High/strobe/medium/low with 2 switches. One on the side like a traditional flash light, and one on the tail.
I like tail switches.
In the dark, cold and high stress fine motor skills go away fast. But, its not hard to tell the difference between the end the light comes from, and the end with the switch.
Wearing gloves, any type of gloves
The side switch can be hard to find with gloves on, but again, the tail switch works fine. If the light strobes, it takes a touch on the switch to go back to the standard “on” mode.
If Dad needs a flashlight for himself for Christmas, this would be a good place to start