As mentioned numerous times before, both on this blog and in other forums and mediums, I have been fascinated by flashlights since infancy.
I had been carrying a flashlight on my person and and off since the age of seven and permanently since the age of eighteen.
For most of that period from age eighteen to present, I had been overwhelmingly prejudiced in favor of Maglite flashlights, especially the Incandescent Mini Maglite.
Because it is durable, affordable, American made and most importantly, EMP proof.
In the early parts of 2012, I had a dream that entailed America being hit by an EMP weapon and all LED flashlights, among other electronic devices were totally incapacitated. However, incandescent flashlights still functioned.
Because of that dream, I had vowed to only EDC incandescent flashlights and I kept that vow up until some time in 2017, though I still have incandescent flashlights in my EDC backpack as a backup for that very reason. I also have a stockpile of tactical grade incandescent flashlights and their bulbs at an undisclosed location, in the event of an EMP attack.
It was also in 2012 that LED flashlights were actually becoming better than their incandescent counterparts, in terms of brightness.
In 2017, I gave in and began to start EDCing LED models, such as the NiteCore MT06 and the Pelican 1920.
In 2018, I briefly EDCed a ThorFire PF04, but I sold it. I definitely want another one. Also in 2018, I was using a NiteCore MT20A and a Streamlight Pro Tac 2AA.
In 2019, I mostly carried an LED Streamlight Jr.
Also in 2019, I had purchased a Weltool M6 “Golden Eyed Tiger Cub” LED penlight, which this piece will be a review thereof.
It was in June of 2019 when I had purchased this flashlight on eBay on a whim, then I had stored it for the next few years.
I had kept in in my now decomissioned tactical communications briefcase.
After my residence being destroyed by Hurricane Ida and all of that misery and moving into a new place, I had rearranged what personal property that I could salvage.
A night ago, I was going through my stored flashlights and came across it.
It turned it on and was impressed by the very warm and evenly distributed LED light it gave off.
I am thinking of putting it in my EDC rotation, at least for non tactical and non night time commuting situations.
At the moment, I think it would be a great addition to my computer repair gear.
The switch boot on my Energizer Hardcase Inspection Light is beginning to tear, so I am thinking that I will use it to replace that very flashlight. The only problem is it wouldn’t be able to be used near live exposed circuits.
However, this version of the Weltool M6 is perfect for close up electrical and electronics work, especially where accurate color redition is a must.
It probably would also be a hit with the medical profession, though, I think there is another type of Weltool M6 that is marketed specifically for that.
According to the company website, it is designed to be a close up illumination to for professional users. It utilizes a no glare warm white LED with a color temperature of 3000 Kelvin. This provides a color rendering index of 85%, which is nearly the same as an incandescent bult and resduces blue light damage to the end user’s vision. The optics are professionally designed and feature a light emitting angle of 70 degrees through a high quality lense with a transmission rate of 90%. This provides a perfectly even circle of light with not hot spots, dark spots or glare. It is powered by 2 AAA Alkaline batteries and a stainless steel pocket clip is included. The website goes on to say that this version of the M6 is the perfect light for inspection, reading and any tasks that require close range illumination.
A night ago, I had begun to do my research on the company Weltool and it turns out that it is one of those Chinese name brand flashlight companies. From what I have observed, I can venture to guess that it is better than Lumintop and almost on par with NiteCore, though it serves a different market.
There is another Weltool flashlight I would hope to acquire some day and it is the Weltool M7-AM, which is basically a portably fog light. And I have been fascinated on and off by fog lights since I was a toddler and it was from playing with the ones installed on my Paw Paw’s 1972 Dodge D100 pickup truck.
I’ll admit that I haven’t really put my Weltool penlight to the test as of yet, but I am thoroughly impressed by the build quality and optical system of this lighting instrument.
I think it is perfect for most industrial, medical and scientific applications and maybe a few domestic settings as well.
However, this is not a tactical flashlight.
Nor is it something I would want for night time commuting.
Still, if I weren’t so disabled, the job I would probably perform best at would be something either in the facility engineering or information technology sectors and this flashlight would be perfect in both, provided that a more tactical model could also be carried.
For it’s intended purpose though, it is a clear winner.
I give the product 5 out of 5 stars and I wish I would have paid more attention to this company years ago.
I guess this thus concludes my review of the Weltool M6 Golden Eyed Tiger Cub Non Glare LED Flashlight.
I hope that you, the reader, have been informed, enlightened and maybe even entertained.
May God richly bless you!