The FourSevens Preon 2 is a great everyday carry light. Powered by 2 AAA batteries, it is very slim and easy to carry in the pocket. It is about the size of a standard size Sharpie marker.
The advertised output is 160 Lumens. It has a very shallow reflector, so it does not project the beam very far, but the light is still usable for seeing movement out to about 50+ yards. The light has 3 output levels and 4 Special modes. The modes are Low(2.2 lumens), Medium(22 lumens), High (160 lumens), Strobe, SOS, Beacon Hi and Beacon Lo. The light turns on in low mode and to access other modes, you can either “soft” tap the tailcap switch, or turn it off and back on within a second. Once you cycle through Low-Med-High twice in quick succession, you will start to cycle through the special modes. The light has a beautiful anodizing that feels almost like velvet to the touch. It holds up very well, except around the hard edges, like the bezel. The tailcap activation switch is very positive and easy to actuate, but it’s almost TOO easy. If you carry this light in your pocket, rather than clipped inside of your pocket, you are sure to activate. One way around this is to purchase a flat tailcap from FourSevens. It is the tailcap that comes standard on their single battery version. With the flat tailcap installed, you must twist the bezel to activate the light. Another way is just to unscrew the bezel. It will work just like having the flat tailcap, except you will have to make sure the clicky switch is on at the same time. The lights are a little pricey, for their size, but very much worth it, in my opinion.
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Claim to Fame: Ultracompact and incredibly bright!
Target Market: Anyone who needs to carry a flashlight with them, which, in my opinion is EVERYONE!
FNBs: (Features & Benefits of this product)
- Slim, sleek design
- Simple interface
- “Always there” compactness
- Runs on AAA batteries
What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?
What others are saying?
“For its excellent ergonomics, longer burn times, and attention getting brightness level, I prefer the Preon 2.” - nutnfancy
I need it now! Availability
Readily available from many retailers, including Amazon.
+ Compact + Bright + Simple interface + Many finish colors
- Possible inadvertent activation - Pricey to some (worth it to me!)