You may not have heard of Muyshondt before now. This is a truly innovative new illumination tool. The Aeon can be summed up in one word: small! This remarkable light is not much larger than its lithium CR2 battery. The unit measures just over two inches long, and weighs only 1.5 ounces. This is truly a keychain-sized light.
Muyshondt did not skimp on any aspect of this light, which features a high tech Cree LED lamp, sapphire window, aircraft aluminum body, brass innards, gold plated contacts, and Mil-spec hard anodizing. The result is a tough, high quality flashlight that cranks out more than 100 lumens in its high output mode. The light is activated by twisting the body, first for low output, then twisting farther for high output. The beam is very bright in high output mode and, frankly, is unbelievable for a light of this size.
Battery life on the Aeon is remarkable, with an advertised runtime of 1.5 hours in the high output mode, or up to 40 hours in the low output mode.
In my opinion, this light is not a tactical light. Its small size would make it difficult to handle in a fight, and the twist switching mechanism doesn’t permit momentary on-off switching. However, this light is still a fantastic tool. This is one light that you can always have on you.
As shown in the photos, my test light has been attached to my keys for a few weeks. It has come in handy any number of times, and has never left me wanting for more light! The Aeon has also survived the abuse of being a key-chain light with no scratches or damage.
The Aeon carries a price tag commensurate with its high quality and high technology. The basic light retails for $199, and a titanium version lists for $399. If you already own a high quality flashlight, the price may not shock you too much. And, I assure you, you will get more use out of this tiny powerhouse than any other light you own. I am a firm believer that you should always have a light handy, and this one makes that very, very easy.