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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CSharp This light works just fine; you just have to read the instructions to take it out of "Try Me" mode
Reading DepotShopper20's review would leave people with the (wrong) impression that this light is faulty out of the pacakging. If DepotShopper had read the instructions, he/she would have learned that (and it should have occurred to him/her even before this that a light that has a try me mode might have a shutoff feature to keep customers from draining the batteries in the store) the light is in "Try Me" mode, which shuts the light off after a few seconds to conserve power.
To take the light out of this mode, all you have to do is press and hold the power switch for 10 seconds. At that point, the light shuts off and it will now function normally. There's even a label on the battery door with alternate instructions for disabling Try Me mode.
I just bought this light today, but based on my experience with other Energizer lanterns and headlamps, I don't anticipate any issues. It should hold up to a good amount of moderate abuse, as well, based on what I've seen. A flashlight and lantern in 1, that puts out a decent amount of light and has a dimmer switch and is water resistant--what's to complain about?
June 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DepotShopper20 Garbage
It was a great concept and nice and bright, but I had to return it. The light wouldn't stay on more than a few seconds, no matter the configuration. When I went to return it, the customer service rep said "let me guess, light won't stay on?" Are these recalled? Don't buy!
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dpewter great little light
Nice for camping, compact, spot & flood. Considerate diming feature.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wooser This is the best flashlight we've ever owned.
We use flashlights nightly to take our dog for walks and the other "stuff" he does before turning in for the night. It was frustrating and expensive having to replace them quite frequently. The Fusion LED is amazing - lightweight, very bright and extremely durable!
December 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by parttimehack Really Bright
Boy! this puts out some serious light! Gave it to my wife and son and there were no obvious issues or problems not explanations on usage. They both thought, and I agree, this is handy when we lose power here in our neighborhood. It fits just right, not sure about dropping it from an serious distance, though. The size is very large, it extends outside the grasp of my hand.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GeoWright Lightweight, Slim and BRIGHT!
These new LED lamps are BRIGHT! Even in a well-lit store, they hurt my eyes if I stare directly at them. When in a dark room, the lamp-mode illuminates an entire wall from ten feet away.
The on-off button is very easy to press, which makes it comfortable to use and may make it a good gift choice for the elderly or anyone with arthritis.
I particularly like how lightweight and slim it is. It fits easily into my pants pocket or shirt pocket. I liked it so much I bought another one for the car, where it slips into the center console unobtrusively, and one more for my tool-bucket, because it fits into those bucket-pouch tool-holders.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TexasRed Very helpful when walking the dog in the dark
I have to take my dog down to "do her business" early in the morning and late in the evening and there are many trees and few lights in the complex where we live so it can be super dark. She is black so if I didn't have this powerful light I couldn't even see her or other people who may be approaching. This casts an amazing amount of light to a great distance and I love it. I can also see where I need to pick up after her without stepping in it! Getting several for other dog owners for Christmas.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eeewee Very Handy!
LED's are great. They have revolutionized the lighting world. This handy little item is simply the latest evolution of that elegance. When you first get this thing, it is in DEMO mode, and yes, batteries are included! Read the attached label on the side to get it out of demo mode and it works great. I found it extremely helpful looking for a leak under my kitchen sink. I love the floodlight feature! Great item!
I haven't had it long enough to comment on battery life, but with LED's, I am not worried, battery life should be great.
July 31, 2014