For a item that is so frequently used, we’d say that induction charging, otherwise known as wireless charging, is long overdue in flashlight. But here it is, the NITECORE R40 Long Range Searchlight, a super powerful flashlight designed for search and rescue, and emergency response, is the first NITECORE to support this hassle-free charging solution. Touting a powerful 520 meters (1,706 feet) throw distance and a maximum output of 1,000 lumens, R40 comes with a proprietary 26650 high-capacity lithium-ion battery rated at 5,000 mAh that affords up to an astounding 1,000 hours of runtime, thereby laying to rest the worry about battery issue for situations, such as search and rescue operation, that requires prolong illumination.

NITECORE R40 Long Range Searchlight

But of course, to get that much out of the battery, you are looking at tuning it down to the lowest of the five available brightness. Realistically speaking, you are looking at an hour and a half on max power, or around four and a half hours on second highest brightness. And it also has three special modes, namely, strobe, SOS and beacon. Behind the R40’s anti-reflective coated toughened ultra-clear mineral lens is a CREE XP-L HI V3 LED bolstered by precision digital optic technology reflector to enable the extended throw distance without losing the light concentration.

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NITECORE R40 Long Range Searchlight

Built-aspect, the R40 sports an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy construction, hard-anodized for durability, that’s totally capable of sustaining 1.5 meters drop while IPX-8 rating affords up to 2 meters water resistance. Wireless charging is through the included wall mounted or desktop cradle, but you can also recharge the flashlight via traditional USB charging, if you so choose to.

A few other worthy mentions include a dual-switch design to prevent accidental switching on while ensuring easy turning on, built-in power indicator that uses various blink pattern to let you in on the battery level and finally, thermoelectric separation technology along with Advance Temperature Regulation technology keeps heat under control, thus ensuring LED longevity.

You can pre-order the NITECORE R40 Long Range Searchlight today for $149.95.


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