|A diffuser that actually works – blue button for GO.|
Power comes from a single AA battery and depending on which of the 3 power levels you choose (5 lumen, 50 lumen or 125 lumen) will keep on keeping on for between 65 hours and 1.2 hours. There’s also 2 strobe / SOS modes which I suppose might come in handy at some point … but hopefully not.
The blue button on the top turns the thing on with a single press, then simply move between power settings by holding the button down for a few seconds … a second single click turns the light off.
|Angle the head any which way you like.|
It’s not the lightest (no pun intended) thing in the world. With a battery on board and the diffuser, hanging bracket and spring clip attached, it tips the scales at 85g. The body is made from a mixture of aluminium and high grade nylon, it doesn’t feel ‘plasticy’ at all, in fact it feels very solid and robust … the only bit that might become a casualty of exuberant use is the diffuser … but saying that I’ve not managed to break one in 18 months.
|Ideal if you’ve lost something under the skirting board!|
The MC10 is a great light, it’s waterproof, tough and versatile. It runs of readily available batteries and should last years … what more could you need?
Available from all good internet sources around the world – although the MC10 might be a touch harder to locate than it once was.
The latest MC11 version looks very similar apart from it’s all black. It also features slightly different outputs and run-times, with the maximum output dropping to 86 lumen’s … which in reality is more than enough for general use around camp.