Many flashlights let you adjust the beam, often by twisting the light’s head. With the Coast HX5 ($21, coastportland.com), simply slide the head forward or back with your finger to create a flood beam or a focused beam.
The flood beam illuminates an area nearby, while the focused beam helps show objects far away to nearly 300 feet. Whichever beam you use, be careful not to shine it in anyone’s eyes.
The HX5 produces 168 lumens and runs off one AA battery with a battery life of more than 3 hours. It fits comfortably in your hand at 4 inches long and weighs 2 1⁄2 ounces.
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