Preon 1, Royal Red, R5 Edition
Preon 1, Royal Red, R5 Edition

Preon 1, Royal Red, R5 Edition

Your Price: $37.00
Part Number:1531

Compact and absurdly bright. Three primary levels of output and three special modes of output. Lightweight and elegant. The world's first AAA powered, CREE XP-G flashlight!

Preon 1 Specifications

  • Max Output: 70 Out-the-front (OTF) lumens
  • Material: Hard-anodized Aircraft-grade Aluminum
  • Lens: Optical-grade glass lens with anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Reflector: Light orange-peel textured
  • Water resistance: IPX-8
  • Battery: One AAA, included (see voltage range to select acceptable batteries for this light)
  • Operating Voltage Range: 0.9V-3.0V
  • Seven Output Modes:
    Low: 1.8 OTF Lumens, 23 hours
    Medium: 8.5 OTF Lumens, 6 hours
    High: 70 OTF Lumens, 0.8 hours
    Strobe 1.6 hours
    SOS 2.4 hours
    Beacon (Hi) 8 hours
    Beacon (Lo) 40 hours
  • Dimensions:
    Length: 2.95 inches
    Diameter: 0.55 inches
    Weight: 0.6 ounces

Included Accessories

  • Removable clip
  • Ring for keychain attachment


Operating your Preon 1 is simple. Make sure its batteries are inserted with the positive side (+) toward the head. Ensure the tailcap is tightened. To turn the Preon on, tighten the bezel (the ‘head’ of the light) fully down. The Preon will turn on when the bezel is fully tightened, and turn off when the bezel is loosened.

Selecting Regular Outputs

To select a different level of constant output, turn the Preon off and then on again within 1 second. This will select the next level of constant output in the following sequence:

Low -> Medium -> High

If the Preon is turned off for 2 seconds or longer, it will revert back to Low.

Selecting Special Outputs

The Preon has 4 special output modes: Strobe, S.O.S., Beacon (Hi), and Beacon (Lo). To access these modes, quickly switch through two full 'cycles' of the regular outputs, starting with Low. These two full cycles must be completed within 3 seconds:

Low -> Medium -> High -> Low -> Medium -> High -> Special Outputs

You can continue to cycle through the special outputs in the following sequence:

Strobe -> S.O.S. -> Beacon (high) -> Beacon (low)

After Beacon (Lo) mode, the output reverts back to Regular Low. Both Beacon modes will first flash 5 times and then once every 10 seconds.