Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 29
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
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 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 alangski Great lights!
I guess I forgot to turn the area light off the last time I was in my shed almost a week ago. Because when I went into my shed tonight the light was still lit. It was on the low setting but still, I was impressed. The 5 watt flashlight is very bright so I bought another and also the smaller flashlight. The 5 watt could have an easier switch to find in the dark but besides that I really like these lights!
September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom34 Flashlight is AWESOME, lantern is...not so much.
First off, I didn't get the portable power source when I bought this (my understanding is there was a limited supply...first come first served), so I can't review that. As for the lantern...I still haven't found a use for it around my house. I think it would be perfect for a tent while camping/hunting, but pretty useless around the house. It isn't very bright, but does do a good job of dispersing the light that it does make, so good to light up a general area that is very dark, but worthless for use as a flashlight (where concentrated lighting is needed). The flashlight, though, is AWESOME! Super bright, and very well built. Can handle the average drops and still work great. It does eat up the batteries faster than any of the other Tek4 lights, which goes to show how much light it really does put out. I LOVE THIS FLASHLIGHT!
July 31, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CabinGuy False advertising!
As others have stated, you don't get the battery nor do you get the charger! If you buy just the flashlight (which I LOVE and give it five(5) stars), it "comes complete with TEK4 4V battery and standard charger". The battery cost $12.97 and the charger is $11.97. So just do the math - getting a $20 area light is hardly "free" when then don't send you $24.94 worth of product and you're paying the same price as just buying the flashlight with battery and charger.
January 19, 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chasmoporthetes Great for camping
The flashlight and area light are great for camping where you don't need a lot of light, but need to see where you are going, or lighting up the tent. The area light provides a gentle glow that will provide adequate lighting for a mid size tent. The included AAA adapter is great if you don't have access to charge the Tek4 batteries.
January 29, 2013