Pelican 1920 LED Flashlight, Black Review

The Pelican 1920 LED Flashlight is an ultra-bright lighting instrument powered by a two AAA batteries. Its great power amidst its small size makes it an ideal tool to bring with you anywhere you go or even as a small emergency light at home. With style and function as the inspiration for the design, you can rely on this pen flashlight to deliver a fairly good value for its price.

The product’s manufacturer, Pelican, is known for creating waterproof cases, military-caliber vessels, as well as high-quality lights. The durability, convenience, and functionality that Pelican has a reputation for are reflected in Pelican 1920.

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41PY6Icy2BLSturdy Construction for Longevity

The Pelican 1920 has a type II anodized aluminum frame, which is highly durable and resistant from scratches. It is also slip-resistant so that you can avoid dropping it on the floor, or on dirt or mud as you head outdoors with it. This allows you to better protect the longevity of your pen flashlight. Since the Pelican 1920 is constructed from aerospace-caliber aluminum, it will not get damaged in case you drop it on rocks or other solid surfaces.

High Brightness Output for a Compact Flashlight

The Pelican 1920, which has dimensions of 5.3 x 4 x 0.8 inches and a weight of 2.2 ounces, is capable of producing a maximum of 120 lumens on its high setting. The beam produced by this unit at such intensity is smooth and clean. As for the runtime, the Pelican 1920 can reach up to 9 hours and 30 minutes using the low setting, while on the high setting, it reaches up to 2 hours and 45 minutes. Note that this flashlight is able to produce such runtimes with only two AAA batteries providing it energy.

Pelican 1920 Features and Specifications

  • Ultra-bright Output – Maximum of 120 lumens on high and 12 lumens on low
  • Beam Switch for High and Low Modes
  • Tough Built–  Type II anodized aluminum frame; scratch-resistant; can withstand drops
  • Power Source – Two (2) AAA Alkaline Batteries
  • Runtime – Low: 9 Hours Runtime, High:3 Hours
  • Dimensions and Weight – 5.3 x 4 x 0.8 inches, 2.2 ounces; for compactness and easy carrying
  • Removable Clip for Convenience

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Pelican 1920 Reviews and Ratings

The Pelican 1920 has gotten 285+ reviews. Taking a look at what these reviewers/buyers have to say, we compare it with our own assessment of the flashlight. Thus, we give it a rating of 8.8/10 stars. A huge percentage of the buyers of this flashlight have been satisfied with what it offers.

One customer said that it was the best penlight in the market. He compared it to another penlight that he has and said that the Pelican 1920 produce a brighter beam and feels to be of higher quality. He updated his review and said that he has been using this light for years, and it did not fail him even once.

Another customer was impressed with the all-around performance of this compact flashlight. He commented that the simple features of the Pelican 1920 such as its sufficient brightness and good throw make it ideal for general use. He concluded that its warranty and customer service is excellent, and so he finds this the best work light in the market.

Many other customers were comparing the Pelican 1920 to the other similar flashlights in the market, and they said that this flashlight was better than all the others were. Indeed, a lot of customers were happy with their purchase.

Things to Improve

The Pelican 1920 also has its minor issues just like other pen flashlights in the market. One flaw that a customer commented on was the rattling of the unit. He said that every time he took a step, the flashlight would produce a rattling sound. He thought that the batteries were too loose to put in the tube, which caused the failure of the light at times. Other than this, this pen flashlight proves to be a good pocket tool.


The Pelican 1920 is a compact and durable tool that has a powerful output that you may not have thought it would be capable of for its size and power source—two units of AAA batteries. This pen flashlight can serve you for several years because of its tough build and make that can withstand drops and scratches. Its extended runtime enables you to make the most out of it without using up too many batteries. It will also be easy for you to stock up on power by bringing along with you extra batteries.

Overall, the Pelican 1920 has some minor flaws but these do not overshadow its functionality, durability, and convenience. Thus, it is best to say that it is one recommendable compact flashlight to invest in.

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