Lumens: 700 lumens
Runtime:100 mins high regulated
Complete with charger and rechargeable batteries
This torch has Free Express Post or Registered Post included - no postage cost to you
Now with two LEDs for no extra cost, the rifle LED providing 400 metres of reach!
If you are not planning to use this LED hunting torch on a rifle may we suggest the standard Sea Lion, being aware it has much less throw than the Sea Lion Hunter.
The Wolf Eyes Sea Lion Hunter is an Australia only version which has been designed to suit the needs of Australian shooters. It has a redesigned reflector to give increased throw and custom modes. We intend the Sea Lion Hunter to be as close to the only torch required for the man on the land or someone who likes outdoor pursuits. The man on the land should be able to mount the Sea Lion Hunter and use it as a spotlight on his rifle out to 300 metres, or 400 metres if his eyes are good and scope clear, then use it to round up stock or general torch. The outdoors type can also use it on his rifle, then use it out fishing as it is waterproof, you can even dive with it to 100 metres deep with the optional dive tailcap (a twist tailcap so no button for the pressure to turn on).
The Wolf Eyes Sea Lion Hunter has 3 output levels, high & low beam plus strobe. The 700 lumen high runs for 100 minutes, the low beam runs approximately 10 hours (enough to see the sun rise the next morning) and the strobe depends on use.
By providing two LEDs we are able to better tailor each one to its intended use. When the light is mounted on a rifle we suggest our new aspheric lens LED. This has taken us some time to get an aspheric lens LED (like a magnifying glass on the lens) which still has some spill light (most others don't). We have now acheived that so provide a single level aspheric lens LED for rifle use and a multi level LED for close rifle use with more spill or when used as a general torch. To change LEDs takes 1 minute, just unscrew the head and change. This also makes upgrading your LED at a later date easier as well.
Wolf Eyes Sea Lion Hunter at 200 metres aimed at an A3 piece of paper - note the spill (click pic for larger)
Wolf Eyes Sea Lion Hunter at 300 metres aimed at an A3 piece of paper - note the spill (click pic for larger)
Wolf Eyes Sea Lion Hunter at 370 metres!
The beam pattern of the Wolf Eyes Sea Lion Hunter is, like most Wolf Eyes, designed for fast target acquisition. It is a central hotspot surrounded by spill light. The idea is that if searching for a target you locate it with the far reaching hotspot, if the target moves they move within your spill light, so you have some light, rather than searching in the darkness with a pencil beam.
The beam is optimised for long throw, so has a few artifacts in it at close (under 10m) distances. The hotspot isn't perfect, being about 5 metres across at 200 metres and 8 or so at 300 metres. It definitely gives you a lot of space to acquire your target! This is a function of the quad LED, we have tried different manufacturers and many different reflectors, this was the best combination of throw and usability.
Constructed of aircraft grade aluminium with a brass liner, the Sea Lion Hunter is designed to have a 25.4mm (1") diameter body, making it both easy to hold and easy to mount, 1" being the standard firearm mounting size. The Sea Lion Hunter is a very high output torch with modest size. Most people don't realise that LEDs put out considerable heat, but unlike an incandescent torch which projects the heat out the front, LEDs heat the base they are mounted on. Overheating an LED results in permanent damage and reduced light output for the life of the LED. To remove the possibility of damage to your LED, Wolf Eyes have a brass liner inside the torch and a substantial aircraft aluminium body. The brass liner, as well as maintaining high electrical conductivity, mates to the mount of the LED and conducts heat along the body of the torch or flashlight, using the mass of the body as a heatsink to dissapate the heat.
All Wolf Eyes Sea Lion Hunters are anodised tactical black and have a 5 Year Warranty on the body.
The brass liner of a Sea Lion Hunter.
The Wolf Eyes Sea Lion range of torches are upgradeable to a brighter LED when they come out. Unlike older design torches and flashlights, the Wolf Eyes modular design allows replacement of the LED when a brighter unit (or different wavelength such as red, green or infra red, etc) is available. The extremely durable construction of Wolf Eyes mean they last for years, reassuringly upgrades are available to keep your torch at the forefront of lighting technology.
The aspheric lens LED as fitted to the Sea LIon Hunter. Some of the benefits of this LED are obvious such as the dual springs and rubber front rim to help with heavy recoil, but other features such as the brass base to transfer heat to the brass torch liner (so it acts as a heatsink) or the regulation unit (so the torch doesn't dim) are not always so cobvious. One of the main reasons for the amazing performance of this LED is due to the length of the Sea Lion Hunter, it's longer length allows us to absolutely optimise the LED to aspheric lens distance for throw. Like many of our aspheric lenses, the Sea Lion Hunter features a full mirror finish reflector inside (many more modestly priced units feature just the bare LED) for Total Capture of internal Reflections (TCR).
Wolf Eyes torches are regulated, meaning they don't dim or lose intensity like many other torches including other LED torches. The regulation has two advantages, it means the power to the LED is consistent, so the LED will be running at it's optimum with the battery being boosted as it is being depleted, the second advantage is you don't overboost the LED which can permanently damage it, this happens with torches not designed for rechargeable batteries or accumulators. The Wolf Eyes Sea Lion Hunter is both regulated and has an aircraft aluminium body with brass liner to ensure no damage happens to your LED.
Australian Approved Charger
The Wolf Eyes Sea LIon Hunter comes complete with rechargeable battery and Australian approved charger. We have noticed a number of torches on the Australian market with non approved chargers. The advantage of an Australian approved charger is that it is both safe and legal to connect to an Australian power supply, meaning it meets OH&S requirements and also your insurance is ok in a residential or business situation.
The battery utilised in the Sea Lion Hunter is the LRB168A (18650) rechargeable lithium ion battery. Utilised predominantly in notebooks, this battery provides large outputs (including rapid discharge high amp outputs) from a relatively compact package. So powerful is this battery that it powers the Tesla Roadster electric car (an electric car built on a Lotus Elise chassis with a 0-100kmh time of 3.9 seconds). One huge advantage of the Wolf Eyes Sea Lion Hunter torch flashlight is that it has been built with these rechargeables in mind, rather than disposable CR123 batteries (which cost $10 each in shops in Aus).
All Wolf Eyes batteries are protected, meaning they have a small computer chip built in to one end, this controls charging and discharging, designed to reduce the risks of powerful batteries. We have seen lithium ion batteries explode and would never sell an unprotected version.
Environmentally, rechargeable batteries are a winner. Like most quality lithium ion batteries, our rechargeable batteries are rated for 1,000 recharges under ideal conditions. Even if you took 500 recharges as a reasonable figure, each rechargeable battery you use would save 2,000 AAA batteries, 1,500 C cell batteries or 1, 000 CR123 batteries from landfill, a wothwhile saving (based on a 2 x CR123, 3 x C cell or 4 x AAA torch providing similar runtime). Even if the environment isn't your priority when purchasing a torch or flashlight, the financial saving is huge and as a bonus you get to feel good about the environment.
Cold Weather Performance
One of the huge advantages of rechargeable lithium ion batteries, besides their huge outputs, is the ability to operate in colder temperatures. Many have been frustrated by the loss of power in AA and NiMh batteries in cold temperatures. That is not a problem with Lithium Ion. To take the photos here, we turned a torch onto low, placed it in a tray of water in a freezer for 4 days till the water became an ice cube, then removed and photographed. The torch was on for the 4 full days in the freezer!
In the Box
1 x Sea Lion Hunter body
1 x Press Button Tactical Tail Switch
1 x Gun Tape Switch
1 x Fast Charger 240V
2 x LRB168A Batteries (2 required)
1 x Lanyard
1x Gift Box