Compact and absurdly bright. Three primary levels of output and three special modes of output. Lightweight and elegant. The world's first AAA powered, CREE XP-G flashlight! The specifications below are for the original Preon 2. The high CRI outputs will be slightly less.
Preon 2 Specifications
- LED: CREE XP-G High CRI (85+)
- Max Output: 150 OTF lumens
- Material: Hard-anodized Aircraft-grade Aluminum
- Lens: Optical-grade glass lens with anti-reflective coating on both sides
- Water resistance: IPX-8
- Battery: Two AAA, included (see voltage range to select acceptable batteries for this light))
- Operating Voltage Range: 0.9V-3.0V
- Seven Output Modes:
Length: 5.05 inches
Diameter: 0.55 inches
Weight: 0.8 ounces
- Removable clip
- Ring for keychain attachment
Operating your Preon 2 is simple. Make sure its batteries are inserted with the positive side (+) toward the head. Ensure the tailcap is tightened. To turn the Preon on, tighten the bezel (the â€˜headâ€™ of the light) fully down and click the tailcap 'on'.
Selecting Regular Outputs
To select a different level of constant output, click the Preon off and then on again within 1 second (you can also "soft press" - see description at end). This will select the next level of constant output in the following sequence:
Low -> Medium -> High
If the Preon is turned off for 2 seconds or longer, it will revert back to Low.
Selecting Special Outputs
The Preon has 4 special output modes: Strobe, S.O.S., Beacon (Hi), and Beacon (Lo). To access these modes, quickly switch through two full 'cycles' of the regular outputs, starting with Low. These two full cycles must be completed within 3 seconds:
Low -> Medium -> High -> Low -> Medium -> High -> Special Outputs
You can continue to cycle through the special outputs in the following sequence:
Strobe -> S.O.S. -> Beacon (high) -> Beacon (low)
After Beacon (Lo) mode, the output reverts back to Regular Low. Both Beacon modes will first flash 5 times and then once every 10 seconds.
A soft press is just as it sounds - a soft press on the tailcap to momentarily turn the Preon 2 off. You won't need to "click" it fully off; you can simply soft press and release and the Preon 2 will change modes. This allows you to rapidly switch to the mode you want.