Lumens: 1090 lumens
Throw: 300 metres
Length: 190 mm
Beam Type: Aspheric – spot adjustable to flood
Many of our clients loved our superseded Sea Lion Hunter torch with it’s 300 metre range and modest head size. The Sea LIon Hunter was superseded by the Seal which now has a 500 metre throw but does have a larger head than most torches, it’s head is 82mm. For those who would like about 300 metres of throw the Ranger 56 is the perfect compromise, with an adjustable head which is 56mm in size, compared to say 42mm for our NiteHunter (or many regular LED hunting torches) but with 50% more throw.
Light Output and Beam Pattern
The Ranger 56 LED torch with its large aspheric head and greater focal distance than usual between LED and aspheric lens (magnifying glass) concentrates every one of its lumens into it’s spot to provide a good beam out to 300 metres. This can be adjusted back to flood. There is a high beam, medium and low beam on the hunting torch version with it’s dual tailcap (which includes a tapeswitch) and on the Procap version (best for general use) there are four levels and two strobes.
The runtime for this powerful throwing LED torch is 1 hour 30 minutes on High (100%), 2 hours 52 minutes on Medium/High (50%), 5 hours on Medium (20%) and 45 hours on Low (2%).
Dual Tailcap or Procap?
Should you choose the Procap version or Dual Tailcap version?
The Ranger 56 LED torch is available with your choice of Procap or Dual Tailcap. Most people who want to mount their Ranger 56 on a rifle use the Dual Tailcap version, those who want to use it for general use often choose the Procap Tailcap version. The Ranger 56 Pro is also suitable to mount onto a rifle as there is a spring in the Pro Cap just like in the construction of the Dual Hunting Tailcap.We would recommend the Ranger 56 Pro model if the torch was to be used primarily for general purposes and only a small percentage of the use to be mounted onto a rifle.
The Wolf Eyes Dual Tailcap means you can use it like a regular tailcap or screw on the included tapeswitch for faster control of your hunting torch via the tapeswitch (the switch on the torch still works with the tapeswitch attached). There are four levels of light output available with the Dual Tailcap.
The Wolf Eyes Procap has one easy large button and then allows easy changing of levels by rotating a ring on the base of the torch and offers two strobes and four levels of light output.
It is worth noting the magnets in the Pro Cap are not compatable with the magnetic mount, we suggest installing the standard Dual Hunting Tailcap if using a magnetic mount.
TTT and Construction
Like all of the Wolf Eyes General and Hunting Torches the Ranger 56 torch is built around the brass TTT – Thermal Transfer Tube. The Thermal Transfer Tube has three benefits, it strengthens the total body structure, it enhances electrical conductivity and most importantly drags damaging heat away from LED. If overheated LEDs suffer permanently reduced output. This means your LED torch has reduced output for the rest of it’s life, a common complaint from LED torches with lightweight bodies which provide little to no heatsinking. Modern LEDs produce little heat in low output form, but in high output form they then produce high heat outputs. It is worth remembering that LEDs now produce many times the output of a similar size incandescent torch.
The rest of the torch’s body is made from aircraft grade aluminium 6061-T6 which is then low temperature (-20o C) Hard Anodized tactical black.
The Ranger 56 LED Torch is regulated, meaning the torch doesn’t dim as the battery flattens. Torches usually dim as the battery flattens, sometimes just a little and often a lot. This is true of incandescent torches and LED torches. This is because the battery reduces in voltage as it flattens or discharges. The solution to this is regulation, this increases the amperage as the voltage is reduced, so the optimum power or current is always supplied to the LED ensuring your torch continues at optimum brightness. This also ensures your LED wont partially overheat from a too strong battery, again causing reduced output for the life of the torch.
The Ranger 56 LED flashlight has adjustable focus from spot to flood. This adjustable focus is acheived by screwing the head (rather than push/pull) so the torch is more resistant to recoil on heavy calibres.
The Wolf Eyes LRB168P lithium ion battery (18650) supplied with the Ranger 56 LED torch is also used in all our other hunting torches, LED torches and headlamps, giving you interchangeability. This is both an energy dense battery (meaning you only need one and so can keep the 25.4mm – 1” -standard firearm body size) and also protected for your safety. The Dual Tailcap also features a spring within it, combined with the spring at the front of the battery compartment, the two springs contain the lithium ion rechargeable battery which can move but electrical contact is maintained at all times, even with the recoil of heavy calibres.
All Lithium Ion powered Wolf Eyes LED torches work well in cold weather, the Ranger 56 LED hunting flashlight is no exception, being rated from -20o C to +60o C.
Australian Approved Charger
The Ranger 56 LED torch features USB internal charging, meaning you can recharge it from any USB point, in your car, office, powerbank, etc. The charger with your Wolf Eyes LED Torch is Australian Approved, meaning that you can feel safe using it and all your insurances will apply.