Pelican Products, Inc. upgraded the rechargeable batteries in its flashlights to Nickel Metal Hydride.

The recyclable Nickel Metal Hydride batteries should double Pelican’s rechargeable light run time and are a renewable power source that doesn’t suffer from energy-depleting memory effect.

The first Pelican lights to feature the change are the 2460 StealthLite™ Recoil LED™ and 3660 Little Ed™ Recoil LED™ Rechargeable, which have brilliant 28-lumen beams and 32-hour run times. Pelican plans to update the entire Pelican rechargeable light line (LED and incandescent) with the new batteries and charger bases.

The new lights will combine the Nickel Metal Hydride’s battery efficiency with Pelican’s exclusive Recoil LED Technology™. Recoil™ lights shine a 1W LED backward at a parabolic mirror to capture 100% of the total light, resulting in a brilliant collimated beam. Pelican lights are water-resistant and constructed of ABS plastic with polycarbonate lenses.