Just so you, the reader, know, I am not the owner of the featured image on this page.
It is the property of Weltool.
Let me first say that while I think NiteCore is one of the best if not the best Chinese-made products, Weltool is right up there with them.
Yes, my primary fascination since infancy has been flashlights. I think anyone who knows me is well aware of this.
However, since that period of my life, I have been fascinated with anything that gives off light, including the Moon and stars.
One source of light that has been an on-and-off fascination throughout my life is the fog lighting system on a vehicle. This fascination started in December of 1989 when I was two going on three and wanting to play with the fog lights on my Paternal Grandparents’ 1972 Dodge D100.
During that time, I was a very picky eater, and I remember my Maw Maw urging me to eat breakfast so I can be strong enough to fix fog lights.
Fast forward to the Summer of 2005 and I was working on a story that took place on the fictitious Archangel Island. Because of the humidity associated with islands, they can be prone to foggy conditions, especially in the morning. I was shopping at Wal*Mart during that summer and I saw a Brinkman LED flashlight in the sporting goods section. It was made of flimsy plastic and had that unfortunate goofy Platinum color, but it came with three lenses that could be installed. One was Red, for any sort of nighttime operations. One was Blue designed to be used as a means to track blood trails of hunted game animals. And there was an Amber lense, which had the purpose of navigating through foggy conditions. Seeing that made me purchase it, hoping I could use it in the fog and have some inspiration for that aforementioned story. Sadly that flashlight gave out prematurely and the lenses were gradually all misplaced.
Going even further to the Spring of 2018, I had purchased an incandescent Mini Maglite on clearance from my local Academy Sports and Outdoors. I then went to eBay and purchased a vintage Amber lens made specifically for the Mini Maglite. The moment it arrived, I installed it on that Mini Maglite in place of the clear lens. I flew for the first time a few weeks later and it accompanied me on my nighttime flight without disturbing my fellow passengers. I also used it at night at one of my favorite boat-watching sites. I still have this flashlight, though it is picked up, there were times between then and up until recently that I EDCed it on a secondary basis.
A few days ago, I had rediscovered my Weltool M6 penlight and was trying it out. Before Hurricane Ida, I had it stored in my tactical communications briefcase. After that hurricane, I stored it with the rest of my [LED] flashlights. I had never really used it, but when trying it out, I was impressed by the detail of engineering that went into this flashlight. So, I decided to look at Weltool’s website to see their other products, and I came across the M7-AM, which is a dedicated Amber-colored LED flashlight for niche purposes. And that flashlight is what this piece will be a review thereof.
This flashlight is part of the Weltool M7 “Dark Adaptation” series of flashlights that are marketed towards professional users. It features a PMMA lens which allows efficient light transmission. The body is constructed of precision machined Aerospace Aluminium and is hard anodized in that cool tactical stealth black color. The LED lighting system was engineered by the use of precise spectrum analysis. The beam is completely homogeneous and even, providing the user with a cone of light that is free of dark spots free and glare.
There are two levels of output available:
68 Lumens with 59.5 Candela for a distance of 15 Meters or 16.4 Yards and a runtime of 9 hours and 20 Minutes.
156 Lumens with 154 Candela for a distance of 24 Meters or 26.2 Yards and a runtime of 3 Hours and 16 Minutes.
I cannot get over all of the thought and detail that went into designing this flashlight:
Yes, there are a lot of features but it is still lightweight and compact and includes stainless steel pocket clip.
There is built-in constant current circuitry, which ensures consistent output throughout the life of the battery charge.
There is no Pulse Wave Modulation which means it shouldn’t cause interference with nearby electronics.
The threads are wear-resistant and the contact springs and Gold plated.
The impact resistance is rated for a one-meter drop and the water resistance is rated IP67.
It is run on a Weltool 2600 mAh button top 18650 battery which has a Micro USB charging port.
The main feature of the M7-AM is that it is only an Amber Light (590-nanometer wavelength.) While it doesn’t help the dark-adapted eyes nearly as well as a red light, it provides color rendering of objects somewhat better than red light. It can also reduce the presence of mosquitos during outdoor use. What stands out most about this lighting instrument is that an Amber light is easier to be seen in rainy, snowy, or foggy conditions. Also, because this flashlight has no hotspots or glare, it is perfect for the examination of machine components, reading, or any task where close-up lighting, gentle is a must. Because it is constructed from one block of Aluminum series it can achieve heat dissipation easily and not only that, it is also very shock resistant. There are other protection systems in place such as a low battery voltage warning, over-discharge protection, and a reverse polarity guard.
Each unit is serialized but unfortunately, there is no way to electronically register the serial number.
My main reason for purchasing it was so I could have a flashlight that is well adapted to fog or rain. I live in a coastal area, so fog can be frequent. And of course, my fascination with fog lights makes me want to take this out in the fog and try it out. Snow is rare where I am currently located, although, it would serve me well in snowy conditions. This would serve me well in Autumn and Winter when there is less daylight and the weather is typically more dreary. I have owned this for almost a week and I have used it at night around my residence. I am thoroughly impressed by the engineering and detail that went into making this flashlight. I think there is some German influence on Weltool, even though the factory is in mainland China. Aside from using it as a foot commuter’s fog light, I think it would come in handy when trying to read in the dark without disturbing others or using it as a passenger at night to not disturb the driver, as I have done with my red lights.
While I haven’t had it this long, for now, I have no complaints to make. That means as of now I give it 5 out of 5 stars!
I purchased mine on Amazon for $76.71 and it came in a few days later though I will admit that I am not a fan of Amazon.
I suppose this, therefore, concludes my review of the Weltool M7-AM Eyes of Heaven General flashlight.
I hope that you, the reader, have been informed, enlightened, and maybe even entertained.
May God richly bless you!