$215.00

Torch - UV Explorer
[UV Explorer]

Lumens: 260 lumens

Runtime: 2 hours 20 mins regulated high, 90 hours + low, UV 390 minutes regulated

Length: 14.9cm

Complete with charger and rechargeable battery

 
This torch has Free Express Post included - no postage cost to you

Do you work in a forensic team where UV light is required, or maybe you are a first responder who wants to make a thorough assesment of a crime scene before calling forensics in. The Wolf Eyes UV Explorer may be the torch for you. The Wolf Eyes  UV Explorer is a compact high intensity LED tactical torch with 5 output levels including UV, disorientating strobe and huge 260 lumen high beam. It comes complete with rechargeable battery and Australian charger.
 
 

Wolf Eyes UV Explorer LED torch flashlight side profile

Light Output

The Wolf Eyes UV Explorer Torch has five light levels:
High beam of 260 lumens running for 2 hours 20 minutes with 2 hrs regulated (non dimming)
Medium beam runs for 9+ hours
Low beam runs for 90+ hours
UV for 390 minutes regulated.
 
The Wolf Eyes UV Explorer series features a bright 260 lumen disorientating strobe output strong enough to temporarily disorient or disrupt an individual’s night vision, perfect for self defence use or as a non lethal tool for police officers or other officers of the law. It is similar to the preflashes before a camera flash, but lasts much longer. 
 
The brightness level is  brighter than the light output of the standard black baton like lights (Maglite) used in the past by many Police Forces in Australia. The Wolf Eyes UV Excplorer LED Tactical Torch has brighter spill light. One difference is Wolf Eyes UV Explorers are pre focussed, meaning they are always in focus irrespective of whether they are aimed 2 metres or 50 metres away. There are no annoying black holes in the beam either.  
 
The low level is perfect for writing by, putting out a similar amount of light to a popular 2 x AA cell light.

 

Beam Pattern

The beam of the UV Explorer is designed for fast target acquisition but with a perfect flawless beam for close work. To this end it has a bright hotspot surrounded by spill light. This means you can aim the hotspot at your target, if your target moves they are still within your beam, you only have to move your light directly onto them, rather than searching in the darkness with a pencil beam.  The photo below was taken 1 metre away from a white wall, you will notice the perfect beam which is just as suitable for searching for fingerprints on smooth surfaces or looking for offenders in shrubs.

 
Wolf Eyes Sniper 260 beam pattern
 
 

Construction

The Wolf Eyes UV Explorer LED Tactical Torch has an incredibly rugged construction, probably unlike most other torches or flashlights commonly used in Australia in police or military work. We recently compared the wall thickness to a consumer torch, the Led Lenser P7 and found the walls were DOUBLE the thickness in the Sniper!
 
Constructed of aircraft grade aluminium with a brass liner, the UV Explorer 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.
 
All Wolf Eyes Snipers are anodised tactical black and have a 5 Year Warranty on the body.

Upgradeable

The Wolf Eyes Sniper, Defender & Explorer 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. We have regularly upgraded 100 lumen, 130 lumen and 170 lumen models up to a higher level and expect to be doing the same to 260 lumen units in years to come. We have installed many coloured and IR LEDs in existing torches. 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.
 
Components of Wolf Eyes LED flashlight torch
The LED and control module/regulator removed showing the brass liner of the torch which mates with the brass base of the LED module for thermal and current transfer. This also illustrates how easy it is to change or upgrade the LED module in the future.
 
 

Waterproof

Waterproof Wolf Eyes Sniper in schooner glass of water

 

Regulation

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. Of the 2 hours 20 minutes runtime of high intensity light this torch is capable of, the first 1 hour and 50 minutes is regulated, with a slight dimming in the last 1/2 hour.
 

Rechargeable Batteries

The Wolf Eyes UV Explorer LED Tactical Torch comes complete with rechargeable battery and Australian 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 Explorer 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 Sniper 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). This means we can use the 18mm versions of the batteries which are 50% more powerful than the 17mm versions. Torches or flashlights designed to only fit CR123 batteries, such as the Surefire 6P or Surefire G2 (in fact most of the Surefire line) can only fit the 17mm version (available in our recharge kit), which means 2/3rds the power.
 
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.
 
As many are aware, most police departments in Australia or the Australian Defence Force do not generally supply batteries for their staff. So a rechargeable torch (or rechargeable flashlight, depending on your terminology) is both an environmentally sound decision but also an economic necessity. Some police officers have reported that their rechargeable torch has paid for itself in as little as 3 months when compared to their previous CR123 battery older style torch. With our rechargeable batteries you can top up at any time, no need to wait for the battery to run down, so you are always prepared for that critical mission.
 
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.

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