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See the light with versatile Trie work light

See the light with versatile Trie flashlight
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  • Rated 4.5 stars
$149 to $149
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Although 9 p.m. is often the RVer’s midnight, many of us need a flashlight for after dark activities, whether walking the dog, conducting an emergency draining of the waste water tanks or filling the fresh water tank.

It is very helpful to have a powerful flashlight near the exit door, or in any handy location, when needed in the dark of night. For such situations, I suggest that you try the Trie.

Gorden - Trie 4


  • Flashlight measures only 2.5 by 2.7 by 7.5 inches
  • It weighs 1.25 pounds
  • Produces 335 lumens of light on high output, which operates for four hours
  • At 91 lumens of light on low output, the flashlight operates for 10 hours
  • Light is a flood type at 110 degrees.
  • Requires three hours of recharge time for full recharge using a 110- or 240-volt power adapter
  • The LED light is within a diffused optical lens head
  • The head closes completely to protect the lens
  • On automatic, the light turns on when the head is opened
  • A manual mode is also available with a on-off switch
  • The light may be carried using the lanyard
  • A magnetic base may be attached to any metal location
  • Non-skid rubber feet prevent undue movement of the light
  • Fully rotating head enables directional lighting.


  • The 1.25 pound weight may be a bit too heavy for casual use
  • There is no pin point or direct light available
  • I can find no metal area near the door of my motorhome to attach the light and have attached it to the metal hood above the stove.

About Dr. Bob Gorden

Dr. Bob Gorden is an RVer, hiker and writer. He has a PhD in microbial ecology from the University of Georgia in Athens. He is a retired research scientist from the University of Illinois Natural History Survey. He has owned and operated more than 55 RVs of various types, and has visited every state, except Hawaii, in his RV. He also traveled by RV in New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. He currently owns and travels in a 1978 GMC 26-foot Class A and 2013 Thor ACE 30.1 Class A motorhome. He has a compelling desire to be “On the Road Again!”

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