Klarus Releases New Flashlights

    Klarus Lighting Technology announced a number of new handheld flashlights at the recent SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Here is a quick look at three of them.


    This is a tactical style flashlight in the company’s Military/LE line. It features a top output of 2,000 lumens with a 50 minute run time. The light will operate on both CR123A and 18650 batteries. It has a Micro-USB charging port for juicing up the 18650 directly.

    These lights have the company’s dual switch tailcaps. A standard button activates the light in full power mode. A second switch looks like a semi-circular lever around the outer edge of the tailcap. This activates the strobe mode. Odd as it sounds, when I was playing with it at the SHOT Show, the dual switches seemed pretty easy to work with.


    This light has a similar look to the XT11GT, but with some significant differences. The lumen rating is 1,600 with a stated run time of 1.2 hours. It runs on an 18650 battery and has a magnetic charger. The charging head is held to the charging port by magnets similar to the old MagSafe charger on Apple MacBook Pros.


    The head of the charger can detach from the charging cable and be used as its own small light. While it is not terribly bright itself, it is still enough light to find the right key to open a lock or enough to eyeball a map.


    For everyday carry, Klarus offers the Mi7 Ti. It is a 3.4″ long flashlight that runs on a single AA battery. According to the company, it provides 700 lumens of light output with a run time of 53 minutes. In addition to standard AA batteries, the light can also use 14500 Li-ion batteries. The light weighs less than 1.5 ounces.

    Richard Johnson

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