A Testimony About the Tri-Blaster-3X3W-4C
September 2, 2006
I received the Tri-Blaster-3X3W-3C this afternoon. Always makes the day when receiving new flashlight, doesn't get any better. First off it seemed smaller than I thought. Appears to have same head as my Little friend proto type. Comparing them side by side they have same type of beam. I would call it a flood type beam. It puts out a wall of light nice and even, very smooth no wasted hotspot in center. When I say wasted I mean for a walking in the dark light. You don't have to worry about moving the hot spot all around so you can see where to step, it covers the whole area in front of you. There is a time when you want throw and the hotspot is fine, but for walking around in the dark a nice smooth beam is best. And that is where this light shines. Basically its a little friend with more run time due too bigger capacity batteries and twisty switch, just the right size to hold on to, with a grooved finish just like the Blasters.
It is also nice not having to worry about charging all of those different kinds of batteries, lets see this kind for this charger this one for that charger, no just stuff in 3 C cell alkalines and your ready for hours of bright light. Of course if you don't like buying alkalines you can get the rechargeable C cells, best of both worlds.
Another thing I like about this light is its simple construction. No one can get a new light without taking it apart. This one is modular, it comes apart into about 7 basic parts. The main tube is nice and thick yet light, very durable construction. Very solid twisty with momentary on push button. Also able to tail stand with head on or off to light a whole room.
Needless to say I like this light, not as bright as K2 but can run forever without the heat, and plenty bright if your out in the woods walking at night, this is perfect.
Attached are a couple of pictures showing size of Tri-Blaster-3X3W-3C compared to other Elektrolumens lights. By the way all of them had a tighter beam than the Tri-Blaster-3X3W-3C, except the Tri Star Phaser, and ELX-6, but even they did not have the smooth beam without the hot spot like the Tri-Blaster-3X3W-3C. The ELX-6 has a great Beam, but is s much bigger light and has the battery pack to charge, without the ability to use common type batteries. Donít get me wrong I like all of my lights but some are just easier to use, and when on a trip or doing serious exploring some times easer is better.
To summarize, a very solid and durable light, just the right size to handle easily, can use easy to get C cell, or rechargeable C cells, very bright large smooth beam, no heat problems, can tail stand, trouble free twisty with momentary, easy to take apart, and bright, did I mention I like this light?