TOY BOX: VectorLite will have its users beaming

The VectorLite's (model VEC-118) packaging says it beams 1,500,000 candlepower, which I assume means the light it emits is equivalent to burning 1.5 million candles at once. I couldn't say for sure if that's accurate, but I will say this is one bright flashlight.

The VectorLite's (model VEC-118) packaging says it beams 1,500,000 candlepower, which I assume means the light it emits is equivalent to burning 1.5 million candles at once. I couldn't say for sure if that's accurate, but I will say this is one bright flashlight.

Opposed to camping or boating, picnicking or tailgating - some outings Vector suggests the VEC118 is ideal for - I tested it out by locking myself in my office's windowless boardroom. When I shut the lights, the VectorLite's single beam lit up the entire room, floor to ceiling. For when its full power is not necessary, the VEC118 also has a built-in area light, which can operate continuously for 15 hours. My one complaint is that the VectorLite is very heavy. Its durable rubber safety guards make it practically indestructible, but as a result, it's a weighty item to carry on a hike or walk. Resting it on the ground - as if it were a spotlight - seems to be most practical. There is a lock function on the trigger switch that makes this possible. The verdict: Heavy, but it works great. Any questions? Write us at toybox@prweek.com
  • Sara Calabro writes Toy Box. She is a New York-based staff reporter for PRWeek ----- Price $34.99 Available at Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, Kohl's, AutoZone, Target and Sam's Club Specs VectorLite is 15.5"h x 10.5"w. It can be recharged from AC and DC outlets, and runs on an H3 type 12- volt bulb, which is replaceable.

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