Flashlight FAQ

Questions About Flashlights
What does the term "non-incendive" mean?
Flashlights have a circuit in which any arc or thermal effect (heat) produced under normal operating conditions of the equipment is not capable of igniting a particular flammable gas/vapor mixture, in the air.

What types of lamp does Pelican flashlights use?
Most of our lamps are gas filled with Xenon, Halogen, or Krypton gas. We also use high intensity LEDs on a selected models.

What is RECOIL LED TECHNOLOGY™?
Think lighthouse in the palm of your hand. By mounting and pointing the LED backwards into the reflector, 100% of the light is captured and reflected forward. The result is a true collimated beam with brightness that rivals incandescents.

What is the difference between a laser spot beam and a modified spot beam?
The laser spot beam is a tight collimated beam and the modified spot is a flood beam.

What type of lubricant should be used on the o-ring?
Use only silicone grease lubricants to maintain the life of the o-ring.


Battery Safety
BATTERIES CAN BE DANGEROUS! Most battery issues arise from improper handling of batteries, and particularly from the use of damaged or counterfeit batteries. Please review the information below to avoid serious injury and/or damage to your property.

WARNING: HANDLE AND STORE BATTERIES PROPERLY TO AVOID INJURY OR DAMAGE

Alkaline Batteries



1. For those lights with hazardous location safety approvals for explosive environments please be advised that the safety approval is only valid for the specified battery type manufacturer and, where applicable, brand names that are displayed on the flashlight and/or instructions sheets that are supplied with the light. The use of other battery technologies may reduce the performance of the flashlight and will invalidate the safety approval. 

2. Always read the battery manufacturers recommendations for the appropriate use of the battery technology/brand prior to using the flashlight.

 3. When replacing the batteries:
a. Replace all the batteries at the same time.
b. Do not mix battery brands and old and new batteries. 
c. Always insert batteries correctly with regard to polarity (+ and -) marked on the battery and equipment. 

4. Do not change batteries in a hazardous location.

 5. Remove batteries from equipment if it is not to be used for an extended period of time.

Lithium Batteries


Lithium batteries can explode, leak or cause burns if not handled properly. Please observe the following as a guide:

1. Use only Panasonic™, Energizer™, Duracell™, or Sanyo™ batteries.

2. Do not mix new with old or with other battery types/brands.

3. Replace all batteries at the same time.

4. Do not open batteries.

5. Do not dispose of in fire.

6. Do not heat above 75ºC.

7. Do not expose batteries to water.

8. Do not recharge.

9. Insert batteries correctly with regard to polarity (+ and -) marked on the battery and equipment.

Rechargeable Batteries


1. Hazardous location safety approvals for explosive environments are only valid for the Pelican battery pack that is supplied with the light.

2. For replacement battery packs only use the approved Pelican battery pack for the model of the light that you are using. The use of other battery packs will invalidate the safety approval. 

3. Lights should only be charged in a non-hazardous location.

4. Lights should only be charged using the Pelican charger base that is supplied with the light.

 5. Lights should be charged and operated between the temperatures shown in the table below. 6. Do not charge with alkaline batteries installed in the light. Attempting this can cause internal gas or heat generation resulting in venting, explosion or possibly fire.

 7. Deep discharge of the rechargeable battery may cause batteries to vent potentially dangerous gasses and electrolytes.


Always dispose of all batteries properly at an approved battery recycling center.

Technical Bulletins

Pelican ProGear™ 1910 LED Flashlight Now Has Increased Performance and Features

Pelican ProGear™ 1920 LED Flashlight Now Has Increased Performance and Features

Pelican ProGear™ 2360 LED Flashlight Now Features an Additional Performance Increase

Pelican ProGear™ 1910 LED and 1920 LED Flashlights Available in 5 New Colors

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