Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VaDecker Like Jim Cramer, of Mad Money, says: "Buy, Buy, Buy!!!!"
If you have any Tek4 batteries and a charger, you've got to get this set. The 5 Watt flashlight is excellent - BRIGHT white light. The 4watt area light is a nice device as well - but for a considerably different purpose. On "high", it casts light 360 degrees around it well enough to see what you're doing - like eating, when the electricity goes out. On "low", it serves well as a "night light" - so house guests don't stumble down the stairs at night.
Another real PLUS: the area light comes with a battery holding cartridge that takes three 1.5v AAA batteries (included). The lantern functions well with either the AAA battery adapter or a Tek4 4v rechargeable battery (not included). As far as I know, this is the ONLY way to get a AAA battery adapter for your Tek4 tools - invaluable if you are somewhere where the electricity is out and you need to use a Tek4 tool - even the 5 watt flashlight (go to a store and buy AAA batteries).
A previous Review stated they thought the bail handle on the lantern would not hold up. I TOTALLY disagree - it is quite flexible and robust (just don't let your 6-year old play with it without supervision).
If you need a point/beam flashlight and would like an area light as well, that both use Tek4 batteries & charger that you already have (or plan to buy), I highly recommend you get these.
June 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by QUIKSLVRJS Great lights to add to your TEK4 collection
If you already have some TEK4 tools, these lights are a great addition. Keep in mind the set does not come with a TEK4 battery/charger. The flashlight: It's super bright! The beam pattern is not adjustable, but I found it to be a very good pattern for general use. Only complaint, the power button can be a little tricky to find when wearing gloves. I love to use it to "recharge" my dogs glow-in-the-dark chuckit ball when playing fetch at night. The lantern: It's small, but puts out plenty of light for its size. This is a great lantern for emergency light during power outages. It's also a great lantern to use around a campsite or in a tent. The two light levels are a nice feature to optimize power consumption. Both the flashlight and lantern are of durable construction and well designed.
March 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoJo Great Flashlight, Area light is OK
I'm writing this review because the first guy claimed it didn't come with a REAL 4V Battery and charger and it doesn't. But I called Customer Service and told them the situation and they're sending me the 4V Battery and the Charger, claiming it was forgotten. Maybe call before you order to make sure they don't forget : ) The 5W Flashlight is extremely bright (220 lumens) while the Area Light only provides 44 lumens (instructions said so) which isn't really bright but it does shine 360 degrees. And it has a high/low option as well. But being a free extra and if I get the real battery and charger, it will all be worth it for $50. And the battery that it does come with is one of those adapters that take 3 AAA batteries and fits in. I find it doesn't provide the same power (just from good eyeing it) but would be good if the electricity ever runs out and all you have are batteries. That's all it would be good for.
January 9, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tbocfo Free item takes away Lithium battery and charger
Unfortunately if you order this item instead of this TEK4 5W Flashlight
Model # RP4450LK Internet # 202609739 Store SKU # 332366. YOU WILL NOT GET THE LITHIUM ION BATTERY AND CHARGER IN EXCHANGE FOR THE 4 VOLT AREA LIGHT..... YOU WILL GET A ADAPTER WITH 3 AAA BATTERIES. SO FREE IS NOT FREE YOU ARE LOSING ITEMS FROM THE ORIGINAL PACKAGE FOR THE AREA LIGHT. yes I typed in all caps so everyone can hear me. Ryobi says you will save up to $8000. dollars on AA and AAA batteries with the Tek 4 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries, then they sell you a product that has an adapter for 3 AAA batteries.
January 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TWS644 Works Great!
Tek4 tools are very convenient to use. These lights are powerfull and very good quality for the money... make more Ryobi!!
February 22, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Boberino No Battery or Charger
All tek4 products are good quality, but this item was returned because it did not come with a battery or charger even though it states in the specs that a lithium ion battery and charger was included. The Flashlight is insanely bright, the area light, not so much.
January 3, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jim45 false advertisment
As staded in the specifications the kit was to include batteries; type lithium and a charger.None of which were included.Instead a battery adapter with 3 AAA batteries were substituded.
January 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tlarsen12 Good and bad
The flashlight itself is quite nice. It is very bright and durable. If you don't mind the day-glow color scheme, it is well worth it. Most comparable LED 220 lumen flashlights are twice as expensive so it is a good deal. I already have the proprietary 4v batteries, so that is not an additional cost to me, though be aware they the bundle does not come with these batteries, but a 3 AAA converter.
The lantern that included is tiny. It works fine, though the handle has already broken off. Its size is more appropriate for a child then a working adult, but I gave it to my 3yr old son and he loves it. So recognize that it works, but you may feel ridiculous using it.
June 26, 2012