Extensive tests with standards higher than ANSI

ANSI is the most common test standard of portable lighting devices that are followed by premium manufacturers and brands. The durability and reliability would be different when it comes to different performance ratings. To ensure top quality, FreasyGears adopts more strict standards than ANSI.


Button Lifespan Test

This is to test the lifecycle of flashlight pushbuttons by knocking. The button lifespan machine uses NC mechanical structure to drive the weight of the counterweight to produce standard constant pressure. The industry standard is 5,000 times but FreasyGears adopts 50,000 times, which is 10 times higher, to maximize the reliability of the lights after using day after day.


High-low Temperature Test

We declare working temperature of -30℃-50℃, but actually, all lights from FreasyGears are tested in temperature from -45℃-60℃, which allows it capable of all-season use. 

Salt Spray Test

The salt spray test is also known as the corrosion test, which is a way to check the corrosion resistance of coatings and materials. During the salt spray test, an accelerated corrosive attack is produced in order to better predict how well the coating protects the metal. The test lasts 8 hours and neither falling off nor corrosion is allowed after the test. This is to simulate severe corrosion conditions, so it's an important way to ensure the lights can survive the environment in which they may be placed. 


Vibration Test

A vibration test is to simulate extreme conditions that may occur when the light is used or transported so as to ensure it can withstand everyday rigors in use. The torches from FreasyGears are fixed on the vibrating machine and work with a frequency of 10HZ -> 55HZ -> 10HZ for 30 minutes in every direction. 


Anodizing Thickness Test


Anodizing is a highly effective and desirable means for aluminum to be more durable, hard-wearing, and good-looking. While the thickness of anodizing coating has a great impact on the performance. The three most common variations of aluminum anodizing include chromic anodizing (type I), sulfuric anodizing (type II), and hard anodizing (type III). All lights from FreasyGears feature type III. 

Furthermore, the thickness that most premium manufacturers do is about 40um, but FreasyGears requests no less than 45um, which allows FreasyGears lights tougher and more durable. 


Waterproof Test

IPX8 means the light can be submerged deeper than 1 meter. But FreasyGears adopts a test standard of 2 meters underwater, which allows all lights from FreasyGears really waterproof flashlights.

Impact Resistance

Impact resistance is to test if the torch can withstand intense force or shock applied to it over a short period of time. As per ANSI standard, the height, measured in meters, from which the light can be dropped onto cured concrete and still work properly. This testing is completed by dropping the product (6) times using drop orientations that approximate each side of a cube. Dropped samples cannot have any visible cracks or breaks and must remain fully functional. The product must meet a minimum of (1) meter to receive this rating. However, FreasyGears requests all lights work well without visible cracks or breaks after being dropped from 2 meters onto hard surfaces in 6 orientations, which doubles the height of the ANSI standard. This is extremely helpful for headlamps to survive after falling from the head by accident.