If you’re after a flashlight that can fit in a jacket pocket or can be carried in a holster, the IMALENT MS12MINI is for you. The MS12MINI was released in 2022 and is the brightest flashlight released this year.
These size lights are often called soda can or soup can flashlights due to their size. They won't fit in a trouser pocket like an EDC light but they can easily slip into a bag and be carried almost anywhere.
It might be mini in name but it's not mini by nature. Although it's about half the size and weight of the big MS18, the MS12MINI produces 65,000 lumens on turbo. This is the brightest can size light of 2022.
The MS12MINI is powered by a specially designed power pack, containing 4 high discharge 21700 cells. The battery pack powers the 12 LEDs, producing almost twice as many lumens as any other flashlight it's size.
New for 2022 is the CREE XHP70.3 series of LEDs, which provide some benefit over the second generation LEDs. IMALENT have produced two versions of the MS12MINI: one with the same type of XHP70.2 LEDs as used by the MS18 and one with CREE's latest XHP70.3 LEDs. IMALENT have used XHP70.3 HI LEDs, with the HI denoting high intensity. These LEDs are still incredibly bright but also provide the light with a greater beam distance. Both options result in a very powerful light.
All this new technology makes the MS12MINI a sight to be seen. Especially considering its size, being able to carry the MS12MINI so easily means you can now bring 65,000 lumens of daylight with you wherever you go. This is a significant step up from the MS06 and MS08 from just last year, which are in the same size class but are slightly smaller and still a very bright 25,000 lumens and 34,000 lumens respectively. IMALENT also has the RS50 can size light, which not only is bright but also had a beam distance of 1160m, thanks to the latest CREE XHP50.3 HI LEDs.
The MS12MINI is great for professional and industrial use like search and rescue or security. It's also perfect for carrying when hiking, camping or exploring caves as it can be carried in a holster or a large jacket pocket.
You can charge the MS12MINI with the easy to use charging, allowing the flashlight to get back up to full power quickly.
The MS12MINI also has low and medium modes that allow you to use the light for a long time. With the simple mode selection, you can either pick the brightest light you've ever seen, or one of the lower modes, which will sustain a few thousand lumens for many hours. Even the low or medium modes are easily enough to light up a room if there's a power cut or light up an area outdoors when camping.