Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Pelican 7060 LAPD LED Flashlight

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Hi. Next to an officer's sidearm, the flashlight is his most important tool. The new Pelican

7060 reinvents the flashlight with a number of technical breakthroughs.

The dual switch, for example, allows the light to be turned on with one switch and off with

the other. Seems like a simple feature, but Pelican is the only flashlight manufacturer

in the world that could make it work

We've known for a long time that light-emitting diodes will make a better flashlight. LEDs

don't have a filament to break, so you'll never replace a bulb.

They use less power, and don't burn as hot either. But until now, LED's just weren't

bright enough for police work.

The 7060 has a clean, white LED beam that can reach over a hundred yards. The powerful

3 watt LED module generates a 130 lumens, making it the first tactical light that's

as bright as an incandescent bulb.

The light throws out a focused high intensity center beam that forms a spot 3 feet in diameter

at 30 feet distance.

From ten feet the spot is reduced to just a foot. But the lamp reflector is designed

to provide a secondary six foot periphery light. This makes the 7060 ideal for room


Plus, both switches work with momentary on. With a light touch, the beam can be activated

for just a split second, to avoid exposing your position.

It also creates momentary blindness if pulsed rapidly in a suspect's eyes.

You might be wondering what these ribs are around the lamp module.

They're actually cooling fins, or what engineers call a heat sink. These draw heat away from

the LED module and keep the 7060 at it's best operating temperature.

And heat is why it's never a good idea to set a flashlight lens down on a surface while

it's on. To help the user avoid this, the 7060 has a serrated lens shroud.

When placed lens down the light spills out, so it's easy to see that it's still on.

So why do people naturally want to stand a light on its head? Actually it's quite simple.

They tend to roll away.

That's one reason why every Pelican flashlight has a distinctive octagonal shape. Placed

on an incline surface, like the hood of a patrol car, and it's not going to roll away.

This is what powers the 7060. It's a 3.7 volt lithium ion battery, weighing just a hair

over two ounces. You would need three D cell batteries weighing fifteen ounces to get the

same amount of power.

You'll get ninety minutes of burn time when fully charged, which is far longer than the

usual police call. A 12-volt in-vehicle charger makes topping off the power between calls


A really amazing feature of the 7060 is the electrical current regulator. A microchip

continually adjusts the power to the land module to maintain the same one hundred and

thirty lumens of blinding brightness, through the full ninety minutes of burn time.

About five minutes prior to battery failure, the LED blinks twice, every few minutes, to

let you know it's time to snap it into the charger.

So, for the best patrol and tactical application flashlight, choose the Pelican 7060.

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