New Bushnell Rubicon Flashlights

Bushnell T500

Bushnell announced the addition of two new Rubicon flashlights to the company’s catalog. One is a 250 lumen light, while the second is a 500 lumen light. Both are rechargeable via USB.

The T500R uses a CREE LED and is rated at 500 lumens. No candela measurement is given, but it lists a beam distance of 90m. I would presume that the candela rating would be relatively low based on the given numbers, and that this light would provide a wide beam rather than one with a precise center for distance illumination. Run time is given as 90 minutes. The MSRP is $89.99.

Bushnell T250

The T250R also uses a CREE LED. Rated at 250 lumens, it offers a beam distance of 100m. This model is specifically listed as a “wide beam flashlight” by Bushnell. Run time is given as three hours. The suggested retail price is $59.99.

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  • Nicks87

    Rechargeable? Yuck, no thanks.

    • Orion Quach

      Explain please, as I’ve been addicted to my peacekeeper.

      • Nicks87

        I’ve never had a rechargeable light that I could depend on. It always seemed like when I needed it it was dead or dying and once you realize it’s dead it takes too much time to recharge it. Batteries are just much more user friendly IMO.