AE Light AEX25 Xenide 25W HID Handheld Personal Searchlight
Using a 25 watt metal halide lamp, the AEX25 is capable of 1500 lumens of light output delivering a projected spotlight beam of up to half a mile. Measuring just 13.5 inches long, this is a lightweight unit at just 2 lbs. and is one of the few options on our list that explicitly assures their lamp is explosion proof. Since these lights often run very hot, there is a concern for such a mishap at these extreme temperatures. Of course this sort of thing rarely happens but it's still nice to hear that the company is conscious of the possibility and with the flashlight so compact, knowing that it won't explode in your hand offers some modicum of comfort. The body has been constructed of hard anodized aluminum and is rated IP67 against exposure to water making it resistant at up to 2 meters for short periods of time. But while the AEX25 runs on a rechargeable lithium ion battery, the company offers a special waterproof power pack that improves the flashlight's water-resistance rating for greater duration of time when entirely submerged at greater depth beyond 2 meters.