The Malkoff Devices “Hound Dog” is a high-output compact flashlight known for its broad yet far-reaching beam. Utilizing a Cree XM-L2 emitter and Don McLeish designed reflector, the Hound Dog is rated to produce as much as 1150 lumens of initial output (1000 lumens continuously for the Cool White version) along with a lower output mode for increased runtime. Two emitter options are available:
- Cool White – Cree XM-L2 (6200K U2 bin) rated at 1000 lumens sustained output
- Neutral Tint – Cree XM-L2 (5000K T6 bin) rated at 900 lumens sustained output
The Hound Dog can be used with any of the Malkoff MD series bodies and tailcaps and is designed with an operating range of 5.5 to 12 volts, allowing for a variety of configurations and battery options. Current pricing is $110 for the head only, $165 when equipped with the MD3 body, or $169 with the MD4.
This review is based upon the Cool White version of the Hound Dog. Continue reading