Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 18
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by edaho Bad switch makes an otherwise excellent flashlight worthless.
Received this as a Christmas present from my son. It has a brilliant beam, but right away there was a problem with the switch not turning the light on.
For awhile just bumping the end on the light on the palm of my hand would make it come on. Now it won't turn on at all.
It's a solid, well machined light, but why they didn't put a regular switch on it instead of a mini-circuit board is beyond me. I see that other people have had trouble with the switch too.
It's an expensive light for having this much trouble with it.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Ricky Terrific flashlight
it is much easier to handle and carry than a maglight and has much greater range and magnitude. I bought it;and, this is my second one, to use, not only around the house, but on the farm and for security. it is easy to handle in tight spots such as crawling in a small confined area or under a house or inside a cave. Also, I use it during cold weather and never have a problem with the light feeling cold to the touch or. Being an led it simply lasts forever!!
November 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by jburnell Product Is unbeatable
This flashlight is hard to find. I bought my first one a few years ago. Then I bought another one for my other car. The light is intense on the ground in front of you or a quarter of a block away with a wonderful smooth spot to distinguish detail in front of you. It is not a skewed like most other flashlights. The only problem with them is that the batteries last so long in them that one battery leaked and froze to the casing. I could not find them at any store for a replacement, so I ordered three more of them on line because when I needed a flash light I would find that I would go to garage and get the Rayovac LED 4 watt from the car instead of one of the four MAG lights in the house. This time I ordered Three of them. If you ever need a trauma nurse on a helicopter in this part of the country and he shows up using one of these LED 4 watt three C cell flash lights, That is my son. I gave him one for his birthday It is lighter and still lasts longer than a normal three D cell. Just be sure to check the batteries every year because of the long battery life that you get from one or these truly ultra modern flash lights
September 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by NorthCarol I have been very impressed up until the switch broke. The soft plastic on/off switch destroyed itself.
The soft plastic on/off switch disintegrated when the flashlight was only 2 months old! I otherwise love the great, long-focused, bright LED beam. The balance and weight and grip are great. I've even bought this flashlight for gifts! But a flashlight is only as good as it's weakest part, and your soft on/off switch is no good. When you have made that switch indestructible, I will buy a new one. Perhaps Michigan's cold weather didn't agree with the soft plastic. Please improve the switch.
January 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Medic25 Excellent flashlight - bad switch
If you put aside the switch problem, I would call this the best general purpose flashlight that I have ever owned. Excellent balance between size, weight, intensity, and battery life. The ability to change the beam focus adds a lot to the usefulness.
Ruggedness is about average - it's not a MagLite but it handles regular indoor/outdoor use.
But then there is the switch assembly.
There is a pushbutton switch on a on a small circuit board located inside the tube. There is a small hole in the tube above the switch. A plastic pin reaches through the hole from the outside, where it is topped with a small piece of plastic and this is held together by the rubber piece that you think of as the switch
After about a year of frequent use, the rubber piece came off, and fell into the snow along with the plastic pieces. I was able to make the light usable using a piece of toothpick and first aid tape.
If you have one of these, use some silicone adhesive or electrical tape to make sure the rubber piece won't fall out at an inopportune moment
February 10, 2014