CAMPING - POWER & LIGHTING
We’ve been testing the LightForce Enforcer 140mm LED handheld spotlight for a few months and we reckon it’s one of the best portable spotlights/hunting lights on the market.
It’s a rechargeable unit with a lithium-ion battery that takes a full charge from flat in around 2.5 hours.
Our test light came with the standard internal battery that gave three-four hours of life, which proved adequate for night-time walks around our campsites and also as backup for a vehicle-mounted spotlight on vermin control exercises around a mate’s property. However, there’s an optional clip-in battery that’s said to be good for up to 18.5 hours.
The Enforcer uses a lightweight Fresnel reflector and a lens to produce a concentrated beam, without the weight penalty of a plain reflector and lens. It tips the scales at a light, 450 grams.
The light has an inbuilt focusing mechanism that allows you to change quickly from wide pattern to long distance spot. In spot mode the Enforcer has a range of one lux at 376m.
Since our test began the Enforcer has been given a red/white option, allowing users to switch between the two settings to suit specific environments.
The Enforcer is water and dust proof to IP65 standard and is fitted with a Gore protective vent. It comes with a three-year warranty (excluding internal
As a backup light for a roof-mounted vehicle spotlight the Enforcer proved ideal, because it was very manoeuvrable inside the vehicle and there was no wired connection to get tangled.
It was also a good stand-alone light for rabbit and cat shooting around the house and sheds.
However, it didn’t have enough grunt as a stand-alone light for hunting beyond around 100m, because the beam has to be very concentrated to achieve any distance: therefore not enough spread to hunt effectively.
The adjustable beam width proved very convenient for searching for shot game away from the vehicle-based spot light, but at maximum range the edge of the beam had severe colour fringing.
We reckon as a hunting light it’s best for relatively close work or as secondary light for retrieving shot game.