Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Increase Your Preon P1 Functionality!

The Preon P1 is a great EDC Flashlight!
If you haven't yet read our review of the FOURSEVENS Preon P1, I would highly recommend it. Click HERE to go to our post reviewing this great flashlight. This extremely functional and tiny little flashlight is one of the best EDC flashlights on the market. I've got a quick tip that can make your light even more functional.

Many people really like the bigger brother to the P1, called the Preon P2. The P2 is a brighter flashlight with a very similar form-factor to the P1. Instead of using 1 AAA battery, the P2 uses 2 batteries. Another difference is that instead of requiring you to twist the flashlight head to turn it on, the P2 has a clicky tailcap, making it much easier to use the flashlight with one hand.

A lot of functionality is gained with the addition
of a Clicky Tailcap to your Preon P1.
Despite these seemingly major differences, the P1 and P2 share the same flashlight components. The difference between the two lights is mainly in the body and the tailcap.

For a fairly small bit of money (definitely cheaper than buying a new flashlight), you can purchase a Preon Clicky Tailcap and even a P2 Body to upgrade your Preon P1. That way, you can modify your light to your task at hand quickly and easily.

One of my favorite modifications is adding a clicky tailcap to the P1. This gives you a very tiny flashlight, with a single-hand functionality, something that I have not seen in a flashlight of this size.

For the ultimate in versatility, get a
Preon P2 body to add to your Preon P1.
If you choose to also upgrade to a P2 body, to use with your Preon Flashlight Head, you will get a brighter flashlight with longer runtimes. This increase in brightness is because you will now be using 2 AAA batteries which have 3.0V combined versus 1.5V with the single AAA battery that the P1 uses.

So, if you already own a Preon P1, with a few small upgrades, you can greatly increase your usability and brightness of this amazing little flashlight.

Do any of you have any experience with the Preon P1? If so, let us know in the comments below!