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This is a solid piece of kit.
Although it is not much bigger that a soft drink can,
it is manufactured to the highest specifications.
And at a "weighty" 405gms, it is comfortable to hold
and the holster can be clipped or
threaded onto a belt.
It will fit the torch with a filter attached.
Intimidator by name...
and intimidating by nature?
When last, if every, did you get a torch that can with an owners manual?
I knew that this would be more than the usual
"insert-batteries-and-switch-on" type product...
and I was right.
Marketed locally by https://torchsa.com/
this is much more that any other torch I have every owned.
Firstly, it came in this hard-shell case, which included:
The torch as well as a holster.
A car charger and USB cable.
The empty holes are where the rechargeable batteries can be found!
Lit by the 1100 lumens of this extremely powerful Intimidator
this night time bush braai was almost turned into daylight.
This is what I could see without the torch...
And this is what was hidden in the darkness...
Because I was testing to see if could live up to its
promise of an 800m throw, I had removed the filter,
hence the hot spot on the tree.
Lit without the filter...
And without the torch light,
only in interior detail is visible...
I found this Red Toad outside my accommodation at a game reserve
and decided to utilize it as a model.
Light, no action, camera...
Without the Intimidator...
The opaque filter softens the throw of the beam.
They are available( purchased separately) in blue, green and red.
If, like me, you are going to be using this on a game drive,
then check with the field guide about colour preference.
Many reserves now use red filters on night drives,
so that the prey species are not blinded by a bright white light.
Another close up of the Red Toad.
The detail under this clean white LED light is impressive.
The only issue I had is that in the dark,
I battled to find the on/off switch.
That is mainly because it is so well manufactured that it sits flush.
It would have been great had there been a luminescent ring
around the circumference of the switch,
making it easier to find.
A tree appears out of the pitch darkness...
The Intimidator can be recharged via this mini-USB port.
Either off a laptop or via the car charger that is supplied.
Looking into the branches for predators/birds/ intruders
is a piece of cake with the incredibly powerful beam,
capable of reaching up to 800m!
The front of the hard shell case...
And the rear, with all the information you might require at your fingertips.
For more information
and to find out current pricing,
please visit these Facebook pages:
You can also find them on:
olightsa.com / torchsa
When it is time to print out my special images,
this is the company that I rely on to do that.
Bush gear to make me blend in...
When I get home. I rely on this ISP
to provide me with high speed fibre connectivity
to enable me to get my postings published in record time.
This powerbank is my constant companion
while I am travelling.
It can do up to 4 full re-charges of my phone before
needing to be charged.
When offered an option...
ALWAYS be Batman.
The newest of my travelling companions.
To find out more about the collectible Funko range of figurines,
My new addition, this awesome laptop bag from Solo.
Padded for protection and with enough pockets to keep
almost everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink in,
this is definitely an stylish addition to any business presentation.
Be it in the boardroom or the bush.
This bag can also be worn as a backpack.
There are straps in a hidden compartment that can be deployed
when you need both hands for other purposes.
To find out more about the stylish Solo range,
A new "tool" in my camera bag.
This locally made product was indispensable when using a long lens.
The ball and socket might look simple...and it is,
which is why it should be in the gear bag of every serious photographer.
This locally made, deceptively simple device is ideal
for tracking birds in flight or animals in motion.
The base can be used on a beanbag or a tripod,
with the ball being fitted to the camera.
The simplicity of the device allows to to move from supported
to hand held in a fluid motion.
There is also a version that can be used on a car window.
To see more about the product,
visit their Facebook page:
Or order directly from: