Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by APGIllini Competently executed 3-mode flashlight
This light is nice and bright in hi mode, very usable in low, and the strobe is a nice feature. You can cycle through the modes by deactivating and reactivating the tail-cap, but you can also partially depress the tail-cap to advance modes without shutting the light off. This makes it a bit more flexible than some of the more well known competitors, and it packs a lot of features into an affordable unit.
November 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UPSdriver Good LED light for finding house numbers at night.
I deliver for UPS and this flash light has come in handy many times on dark streets while looking for house numbers. Easy to use and fits in a jacket pocket.
December 1, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 GOOD IN THE CLUB/BAR!
This is a great light to use if you bounce. Very bright and catches their attention.
I work in NYC at a Go-Go club!
April 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cvscooby I Like it!
single LED is bright and send light in a narrow stream of light. For its price works better the some more expensive units. I have a pelican which I use for work but that cost me $120. wont compare the two but this one is great for around the house and could do more.
September 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by e522 Best flashlight purchase
the High Power Tactical flashlight is great. I use it almost every night since sometimes my wife goes to bed before me. Anyway, I can use my hand to dim the light to see my way around. Also, it great to have when I take out dog out in the evening.Powerful!
August 19, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JNieporte It's Okay
The Defiant tactical light is good, but not great. It has three modes. High comes on first, and is 120 lumens. The next soft press (or off-on cycle) turns it to low, which is about 55 lumens. The next soft press (or off-on cycle) is strobe, which is 120 lumens flashing at 6 times per second. The clicky switch is a reverse clicky. The LED is a Cree XP-G, and the reflector is smooth, so the beam goes pretty far.
The light has a "feature" that I don't like. Click it to turn on. Click again to turn off. Since the next mode is low, the light will come on in low, no matter how long the light has been off. Unless you remove the tailcap, the light will go to the next mode after the one you were in. This is a problem if you're in low, as the next time you turn the light on, you'll have a 120-lumen strobe going.
Apart from that "feature" this is an okay light. Its all-metal construction is nice, and the brushed finish is a welcome departure from all-black. The light runs on three AAA batteries in a carrier, and three alkalines are included. Although it's not warrantied by Defiant, a 14500 cell will work; the light is too small for an 18650. Runtime is listed as 2 hours on high; I got about 1 hour and 45 minutes out of the stock batteries. There's no attachment point for a lanyard, if you care.
Overall, this is a "just okay" light. For a few dollars more, you can get some better lights, even at Home Depot. The Writing Guidelines prohibit mentioning competitors, but you'll see them in the store right next to the Defiants.
April 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Caput DOA
Glad I tried it before I drove away. On opening the package I found that the battery holder was made of extremely flimsy feeling plastic. Fears confirmed after I put batteries in. Simply didn't turn on. Walked back in and returned it. While returning it I noticed that a strong tap would occasionally cause it to light up. Glad I found out this way, rather than having it work initially (and go out when tapped).
August 5, 2012