COAST

HX4 Clip­light

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Pocket Preps -

This new LED light is avail­able in a va­ri­ety of color con­fig­u­ra­tions that in­clude white plus red, blue, green, and/or ul­tra­vi­o­let. The HX4 fea­tures a spring-loaded pocket clip that al­lows the light to be eas­ily at­tached to the hem of a pocket, PALS web­bing on a MOLLE-com­pat­i­ble pack, or the brim of a hat. Four small mag­nets are also at­tached to the cor­ners of the clip, pro­vid­ing more hands-free mount­ing op­tions. COAST says the light’s head ro­tates 180 de­grees, but we’d say it’s closer to 220. Com­bined with the wide flood beam, this makes the HX4 ideal for il­lu­mi­nat­ing a work­bench while mounted on your shirt pocket or light­ing your path while mounted on your belt. Press­ing the large rub­ber­ized power but­ton turns it on in white mode; press­ing again cy­cles through other col­ors.

Pros:

Wide beam pat­tern pro­vides a smooth wash of light for your work area

Clips onto gear in a va­ri­ety of lo­ca­tions, and can be aimed eas­ily by ro­tat­ing the head

Cons:

White light must be turned on be­fore other col­ors, po­ten­tially im­pact­ing night vi­sion.

An ad­di­tional low-out­put mode would’ve been help­ful to ex­tend run time.

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