Today’s consumers have more choices than ever before. A simple trip to the grocery store can easily become overwhelming, as you face hundreds of potential options for everything from toothpaste to cereal. This proliferation of consumer choice also has some upsides, of course. We may all be “lost in the supermarket,” as The Clash put it, but we’re also empowered to choose exactly the right product for our needs. Today’s post, contrasting two of our LED pen light models, will help you pick the best professional pen light for your needs.
In the table below, we provide a side-by-side comparison of the A9R and the PX7, two of our top pen lights. The A9R is a rechargeable inspection light. It provides a perfect circle of light that’s ideal for home inspection, auto repair, and more. The PX7, on the other hand, was designed for a different kind of inspection—namely, inspecting the bore of firearms. It includes a diffuser cap to reduce inner-barrel glare. Read on to learn how these penlights stack up.
A9R Professional Penlight
PX7 Bore Inspection LED Light
|Length||7.03 inches||3.78 inches|
|Weight||2.1 ounces||.4 ounces|
|Diameter||.37 inches (9.4 mm)||.22 inches (5.6 mm)|
|Pocket Clip||Yes; rubberized and stainless steel||Yes; stainless steel|
|Rechargeable||Yes; plug the Pro Flex Charging Cap over head of light and plug into AC, DC, or USB power source||No|
|Lumen Output||54 lumens||27 lumens|
|Beam Distance||72 feet||78 feet|
|Battery||Lithium polymer (included)||2 X CR435 (included)|
|Diffuser Cap||No||Yes; the diffuser cap reduces glare, making it easier to see defects inside your gun’s barrel.|
|Run Time||3 hours||29 minutes|
|Casing Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Backed by Coast’s Lifetime Guarantee||Yes; guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship.||Yes; guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship.|
Ultimately, both the A9R and the PX7 are reliable, sturdy penlights. The specifications listed above can help you decide which LED pen light is best for your purposes.