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.
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
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.