Whether it be videography, camping, or biking, if you find yourself often in need of an extra light, here's an Indiegogo project worth checking out.
The Function Flashlight is all about versatility. It has a compact form factor so it can easily be pocketed and used when you're out on a trail for an evening walk.
It can shine at up to 1,600 lumens, and the LED light is adjustable with a simple dial. It also has two tripod thread mounts, one on the top and one on the back, so you can attach it to a GoPro mount, camera, or bike helmet fairly easily.
Machined from a block of aluminum and anodized matte black, the rugged Function is water-resistant, only 3.31 inches long, and weighs 5.5 ounces.
On the maximum brightness setting, the battery life ranges from 1 hour and 40 minutes to only 40 minutes, depending on the type of battery used. It takes lithium ion or CR123A.
Aside from the brightness, the dial can be used to change the strobe rate if you want a flashing light to warn motorists.
Accessories include colored filters and a lantern dome that attach to the LED with magnets, as well as a variety of mounts.
The Function Flashlight, designed by University of British Columbia mechanical engineer Ronald Chen and colleagues, starts at $175 Canadian ($168) on Indiegogo. Check out the demo vid below.