Unprepared Black Friday Giveaway: Infinity X1 Hybrid Power 1500 Flashlight
Enter to win a great flashlight.
We’re doing yet another Unprepared giveaway, just in time for the holidays! I’ve had this Infinity X1 Hybrid Power 1500 flashlight1 around my house for a few months now, and honestly, I’m loath to give the thing away. It’s a great flashlight, and at an MSRP of $59, it ought to be!
This flashlight puts out 15000 lumens of light. The company also offers versions with 2500, 4000, and 5000 lumens. When the company reached out to send me one, I said to send me the 1500 as it’s the cheapest and the one people are most likely to buy. However, 1500 lumens is plenty. This thing is bright.
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It has three brightness modes. The photos below show the same scene in complete darkness and all three modes. I actually show the brightness modes in reverse order, because it starts at the brightest setting and each click of the button dims the light.
I wish those were reversed, because I often don’t need or want full brightness when I first turn the thing on. However, I like that the only control is a single large button that’s easy to press with gloves.
Why is it called hybrid power? That’s because it includes two battery packs. One accepts six standard AA alkaline batteries and the other is a USB-rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery also features a USB-A port, which lets you charge other devices. I personally would not drain my flashlight battery that way, but it’s good to have options in the field.
An interesting thing to note: the rechargeable battery pack weighs 96 grams while the alkaline pack weighs 175 grams—nearly double—when loaded with six AA batteries.
One quibble I have with the rechargeable pack: the USB cable is built in, which means it’s hard to repair if the cable is cut or frayed. It’s also only a little over three inches long, which means the battery may be left dangling if you don’t have a USB port that’s close to the surface. However, the upside is that the cable tucks neatly into the side of the battery pack.
As is standard these days, a USB wall adapter isn’t included, but you probably have a million of them floating around your house.
My nitpicks aside, this is a great flashlight and would make a great addition to your blackout kit.
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I will randomly draw the winning name on November 25th, 2022, BLACK FRIDAY.
In a testament to how brands have rotted my brain, I keep typing it as the “Xfinity X1 flashlight.”