Browning Canada 2019 Catalogue

SIZE, WEIGHT AND POWER When choosing a light, smaller, brighter and lighter are better. Today’s high-output LEDs are so powerful and efficient they achieve the same light output as the old multi-cell C and D lights. The Trak USB keychain light is no bigger than a magnum pistol cartridge, yet it shines with a powerful 121 lumens. LED VS. XENON BULBS LEDs are preferred over traditional Xenon bulbs for most uses, thus all of our lights are now LED designs. LEDs use batteries more efficiently, illuminate at greater distances, emit a clean, even beam and will never burn out under normal use. Like most technology, LEDs keep getting better every year. For 2019 several of our lights offer upgraded LEDs with 15% - 100% more output. HAND HELD OR HANDS FREE Headlamps and cap lights allow the use of both hands for tasks like dressing a deer, fixing a truck or finding a path through the woods. Modern technology makes many headlamps as powerful as larger hand-held flashlights. The Blackout 6V headlamp puts out 860 lumens and is brighter than all but three of our Browning hand-held flashlights. LONG RUN TIME By using advanced digital circuitry, highly efficient LEDs and low-resistance switches, we are able to offer extra long run times on many lights. Many flashlights and headlamps will run for 20-48 hours on the low setting. The High Noon 3C spotlight will run for 4 days at the low setting. These extended run times could be the difference between getting home safely or spending a night in the woods. WATERPROOF AND SUBMERSIBLE Because the great outdoors doesn’t always have great weather, we have redesigned most lights to be waterproof and submersible to 3 feet for 30 minutes (ANSI IPX7). Most of our other lights are O-ring sealed for greater water resistance (IPX4). The High Noon LED spotlight is submersible and it floats. BATTERIES Lithium batteries are used in many of our highest-performing lights, such as the Kingpin, Ruckus lantern and High Noon Rechargeable spotlight. Lithium batteries pack twice the power of alkaline batteries for their weight, and operate well at very cold temperatures. Other lights in the line use AA and AAA alkaline batteries because they cost less than lithium and are readily available anywhere in the world. The latest Lithium-ion (Li-ion) and Lithium-polymer (Li-poly) rechargeable batteries in the USB Charge series offer high energy density with no memory effect and minimal power loss during storage. And you can top off the battery charge at any time and always begin your adventure at maximum brightness. SWITCH SETTINGS Multiple switch settings (high, low and in-between) help preserve battery life and allow selection of colors and flashing options. The lock-out switches found on most of our lights keep the light from accidentally turning on in a pack or pocket. A rapid strobe setting is available on some of our lights, and it has proven useful for self-protection and for signalling during an emergency. RED, GREEN AND BLUE LEDS Colored LEDs help preserve night vision and are great for map reading. They are less obvious than white light to many types of game animals and they don’t interfere with night vision. ANSI FL-1 FLASHLIGHT PERFORMANCE STANDARDS We proudly participate in the ANSI FL-1 flashlight performance standards for measuring and stating performance claims for all portable lights. This includes brightness (lumens), distance, run time, water resistance and impact resistance. FL-1 provides the only reliable apples-to-apples comparison between models and is used by most major manufacturers. Charging times are approximate for most AC power sources. Charging times from other power sources may be significantly longer. On lights with multiple settings, the lumens, battery life and distances are stated at the highest setting (100% power), unless otherwise indicated. Weights are measured as carrying weight, including battery. Look for these FL-1 symbols on our light packaging. LUMENS = BRIGHTNESS The output of a traditional 2D cell flashlight is approximately 15 - 20 lumens. The latest LED flashlights can have an output of more than 3500 lumens. FL 1 STANDARD 175 LUMENS BATTERY LIFE Battery life (run time) is defined as the time elapsed from when the batteries are new to when the light reaches 10% of the original brightness. FL 1 STANDARD 2h30min MAXIMUM DISTANCE Maximum distance is calculated as the distance from the light source to where it decreases in brightness to 0.25 lux — about the brightness of the full moon on a clear night. FL 1 STANDARD 150m WATER RESISTANCE Water resistance (FL-1 Standard IPX4) is tested by spraying water onto the light from multiple directions. This simulates a heavy, all-day rain. FL1STANDARD WATERPROOF AND SUBMERSIBLE Waterproof and submersible (FL-1 Standard IPX7) assures water cannot get inside the light. This test is conducted for 30 minutes at a water depth of 1 meter (about 39"). 1m FL1 STANDARD IMPACT RESISTANCE Impact resistance (FL-1 Standard 1M) measures how well the light resists damage when dropped repeatedly from a height of 1 meter (about 39") onto concrete. 1m FL 1 STANDARD Selecting the Right Browning Light. When it comes to portable battery-powered lightin for hunters and shooters the brightest solutions come from Browning. With plenty of choices in our product line you’ll find a light that’s ideal for every need. 196 TECHNOLOGY