by Dennis Johnson, MD, PhD, Jim Clary, PhD & Carolyn Johnson, RN and Mary Clary, RN
United States -(AmmoLand.com)- While at this year’s SHOTSHOW we scored a real find. Maybe no one gets as excited about a superior penlight like a doctor or nurse but to us this device is worth its weight in gold.
We’ve spent our careers gazing down patient’s gullets looking for the culprits of illness. Light quality and beam intensity is indispensable for making such diagnoses. The light can be held several inches from the mouth allowing excellent visualization of the nasopharynx.
We were impressed with the Olympia Wand Penlight. It is an LED penlight of convenient size and weight that securely clips into a shirt pocket but has a whopping 160 lumens–just the horsepower needed for superb illumination. It’s water resistant aircraft grade aluminum and toughened lens puts up with real-world abuse. The CREE(R) XPG R5 LED has a 50K hours lifespan and a 2 year guarantee. When armed with its included AAA batteries , it lights up the world. The high intensity setting provides over 2 hours of continuous use and its low setting (70 lumens) exceeds 7 hours.
My clinical colleagues think this penlight is superior to hard-wired lamps used in the ER and free hand devices vended by medical supplies.
This penlight exceeds our expectations. Placed in a glove compartment or purse it is a valuable companion for navigating low light conditions. During a month of practical testing, we are still discovering its utility for nocturnal applications. It’s a miniature floodlight without the cumbersome weight of a standard flashlight. We consider this penlight to be the best we’ve seen and can recommend it to our readers.
Olympia Wand Penlight SPECIFICATIONS:
- High Light Output: 160 lumens
- Runtime: 2 hours 15 min
- Low Light Output: 70 lumens
- Runtime: 7 hours 15 minutes
- 9 Hz
- Weight: 1 oz (27 g) w/o batteries
- Length: 5.43″ (138 mm)
- Diameter: 0.57″ (14.5 mm)
- Material: Aircraft grade aluminum
- Batteries: 2x AAA (Included)
- ANSI/FL1 Rated
- IPX7 Weatherproof Rating (1 meter, 30 minutes)
- 2 Year Warranty
- MSRP: $19.99
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About Jim and Mary Clary:
Jim and Mary Clary have co-authored over three hundred and fifty articles, (and counting) on shooting and hunting. You can read many of them on AmmoLand News.