GSM Outdoors recently announced a new hand held light it is offering under the Cyclops brand. The new CYC-300WP is configured in a spotlight form factor and offers a combination of durability and long run time with an affordable price.
The CYC-300WP is rated at 300 lumens, which may seem small in light of recent announcements from other flashlight companies. However, a light’s usefulness is more than a single statistic. Although no measurements for candela or beam distance were provided by the company, I expect that the beam is a tight spot due to the shape of the reflector.
This light is powered by a 2200 mAh lithium rechargeable battery that is said to have a runtime of three hours when the CYC-300WP is run on the high setting. Unfortunately, I could not find any documentation on the light that showed the output curve, nor was I able to determine if the light was tested according to the ANSI FL-1 standard.
The suggested retail price on this light is $44.99. Previously, Dan M. reviewed the Cyclops Orbis on this site. The Orbis is a 140 lumen light that also used a rechargeable battery. In that review, Dan stated the Orbis was a good value. Dan also looked at the Sirius 500 hand held light that is similar in configuration to the CYC-300WP.
Dan will also be reviewing the Cyclops.