The HDS Custom EDC Rotary NLT 325 lumens flashlight is the successor of the HDS systems EDC Rotary and looks a lot like the HDS Custom EDC Rotary. The main difference compared to the HDS system EDC Rotary is the number of lumen (from 250 to 325) and the improved LED light. The difference between the HDS Custom EDC Rotary and HDS Custom ECS Rotary NLT is the beam distance. With this flashlight you can reach further. The light of 5000°K is a little warmer than sunlight at noon. The LED light has a colour rendering index (CRI) of approximately 71.
This LED flashlight is perhaps the best flashlight for daily use. The small size, the high performances with one CR123A battery and the great finish all contribute to that. This compact flashlight has a wonderfully practical size and can easily disappear in your pocket. The narrow part in the casing provides a very natural and comfortable grip. The fine diamond-shaped texture contributes to this.
HDS Rotary switch
HDS is mostly known for its exceptionally functional rotating switch. The switch has 24 light modes. The number of light modes is not what is exceptional, the logarithmic distribution of the modes is. Our eyes find it difficult to see light modes as bigger, unless the ratio between the steps is clear enough. HDS flashlights always have an 1.5x increase or decrease compared to the previous position. As such you can see each individual mode as a separate mode. A technical masterpiece in such a compact flashlight!
The promise of an HDS-flashlight
HDS systems is led by enthusiasts. This is clear when you read how much effort is put into creating the perfect flashlight and to individually perfecting each flashlight.
To exclude variation between LED lights each LED is individually tested and the power supply is calibrated to make sure the flashlight works according to the specifications. As such HDS flashlights work a lot longer than the value that is listed.
A unique dimming algorithm
HDS flashlights even function with a 0.02 lumens light output. This is unprecedentedly low, and an achievement in itself. The unique HDS algorithm ensures that the shade of the light stays a lot whiter with this amount of lumen than with other similar light modes created by competitors.
Unparalleled construction quality
HDS is not the only brand that produces solid flashlights, but it is the only brand that produces such solid production flashlights! Quite often the individual components of a flashlight don't wear out, but where the components come together. HDS pays a lot of attention to this. Apart from the springs in the battery/battery compartment no part moves. In addition, ACME screw thread is used, this screw thread is much more reliable than the usual V-shape screw thread. Crystal clear lenses with anti-reflection coatings guarantee that almost no light is lost.
Interchangeable parts and accessories
Everyone is unique, and also what someone expects from a flashlight. HDS-flashlights are relatively modularly built. As such many components are interchangeable and the accessories fit on most flashlights. The result is that you can adjust the flashlight to your liking!
Easy to program
Each HDS-flashlight is easy to program. In the extensive manual on the HDS website you can read how you activate the program mode and change the settings.