whats up with drop test?

raggie33

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i see my flashlight is good for 1 meter drops. but on what surface?
 

xxo

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They are supposed to drop test 5 sample lights 6 times each in different orientations onto concrete and remain functional to pass.

Problem is most manufactures don't have anything tested and just claim phony 1.5 Meter drop ratings.
 

thermal guy

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Drop test are pretty much just a sell point. Just about any light today can be dropped from 4-5 feet and be just fine.
 

bigburly912

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I dropped an sk68 from 30 feet while fighting a fire in a boiler room and it survived. It's a dollar light. I don't care much for drop tests
 
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