As you might have seen, Milwaukee has a new LED penlight flashlight out, model 2105.
It can deliver 100 lumens of light, it’s waterproof and dustproof with an IP67 rating, and it’s built with 6000-series aluminum body. It also features a protective rubber “bite zone,” for those inevitable times you need to use it hands-free and have no obvious clamp but your mouth.
(Note: Holding a flashlight in your mouth is never recommended!)
The Milwaukee penlight flashlight seems to be a lot thicker than most other penlights. Why?
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Thanks to our friends over at Coptool, we have an answer. It’s super-thick, because it’s super solid, made from very thick-walled aluminum tubing.
Here’s the video from their Instagram channel:
So… that’s why it’s so thick.
There are a couple of possibilities for why the flashlight is so thick. Maybe it’s for heat dissipation? Better ergonomics with gloved hands? Extreme durability? Maybe this made it easier to waterproof the assembly? A combination of these and possibly other factors?
I have one of these for testing, and it is indeed larger than any other penlight I have ever used. But, it’s still fairly portable, although it sits more comfortably in a tool bag than my pocket.
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Thanks to Coptool for sacrificing their flashlight for the greater good! Is it really a sacrifice if the flashlight technically still works when the two halves are pressed together?