Pelican 1910 and 1920 Review

There’s a saying that the best camera is one that you have with you – the same goes for a flashlight. The new Pelican 1910 and 1920 flashlights are easy to carry, and with these compact LED flashlights, there’s no reason to need a light and not have one. Unlike many compact flashlights that are twist-on and twist-off, the Pelican 1910 and 1920 use momentary-capable tail switches. Both lights are single-mode and run on AAA batteries.

Key Specifications

  • Output: 39 lumens (1910), 67 lumens (1920)
  • Runtime: 1h (1910), 2h 45min (1920)
  • Battery: 1 x AAA (1910), 2 x AAA (1920)
  • Length: 3.6″ (1910), 5.3″ (1920)
  • Diameter: 0.6″
  • Weight with Batteries: 1.4 oz (1910), 2.2 oz. (1920)
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • MSRP: $32.95 (1910), $35.95 (1920)
  • Actual Pricing: ~$25-$30

Pricing & Ordering

MSRP for the Pelican 1910 is $32.95, and $35.95 for the 1920. Both lights are only available in black.

In The Box

Included in the 1910’s box are: Pelican 1910, 1 x AAA alkaline battery, and user manual. Included in the 1920’s box are: Pelican 1920, 2 x AAA alkaline batteries, and user manual.

 

Batteries

Both lights operate on AAA batteries, and contrary to initial product images, batteries are to be inserted positive end first, not the other way around.

The Light

 

Head
The head, which cannot be removed from the body, features a polycarbonate window and a smooth reflector.

Body
The light is type-II anodized aluminum inside and out, and the forward-facing pocket clip can be removed if desired. Some ribbing and patterns, as well as the pocket clip, provides grip on the body.

 

Tail Cap
On the tail cap is a forward clicky switch, covered with black rubber. The rubber protrudes, so the light cannot tail-stand.

 

Modes

As with the 7060 and most of Pelican’s lights, the 1910 and 1920 are single mode, so that’s about it for this section.

Performance

The Pelican 1910 is rated for 39 lumens, the 1920 for 67 lumens, and both lights use the Cree XP-C LED. Since these are general purpose lights, the hotspot isn’t tightly focused or well defined like a tactical light, but overall the beam is smooth and clean.

Runtime

If you haven’t read our article about runtime graphs and the ANSI FL1 Standard, please click here.

The ANSI FL-1 standardized output and runtime specifications of these lights were made using alkaline batteries, which are included with the lights, and NiMH rechargeable and Energizer Lithium primary AA’s may also be used for increased brightness and more consistent output.

Conclusion

As LED technology improves, lights are not only getting brighter, but also smaller. While the Pelican 1910 is a little too large to be a keychain light, its rated output of 39 lumens makes it one of the brightest single AAA lights. The 1920 is also one of the brightest 2AAA “penlights” with its 67 lumen output. These lights are priced about $10 more than similar offerings, but if you need a brighter pocket light, it’s definitely worth it. Overall, we were impressed with the build quality and output of the Pelican 1910 and 1920 flashlights.

 


Pros Cons
  • High output for a 1AAA and 2AAA light
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Momentary-capable tail switch
  • Lifetime warranty
  • “Blob” hotspot
  • Slightly higher price

Related Links

Pelican 1910 Product Page

Pelican 1920 Product Page

4 Responses

  1. John Q Customer says:

    I bought two of the Pelican 1920’s. The switches failed on both within six months, and replacement parts appear to be unavailable. These are poor investment, will buy Surefire’s in the future

  2. Robin Wang says:

    John,

    Pelican offers a lifetime warranty for these lights. Have you contacted them for a replacement switch?

    Robin

  3. Joe Demro says:

    How do I change the bulb or how do I return it to get it fixed. I’m a cop and I keep it in my pocket as a back up light for searches or emergency’s. Great Lil Light, just need it to work again.

  4. Robin Wang says:

    Joe,

    You’ll have to send it back to Pelican for replacement, as the light is sealed and the LED can’t be replaced separately. Give them a call and see what can they do for you.

    Robin

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