Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 44
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy Join the Bright Side!
It has been a little over a year now, a reasonable endurance test before review. It comes with the flashlight, rechargeable battery, charger, and owner's manual.
My first impression of this flashlight was, "WOW!" This flashlight made every incandescent flashlight I have ever own to bite the dust. I can confidently say that it has 220 lumens, color of the light is neutral white, it has about an hour of runtime (bright), an ON/OFF switch settings, it is light (0.45 lbs.), feels good to grip, impact resistant, protruded rubber feet to prevent scratches on the lense, and it is waterproof! No more disposable batteries, burnt out filament bulbs, and when it is dirty, I could just wash it with dish soap.
There are three reasons why I rated it 'Good' rather 'Excellent' on Quality and Value.
- At the time of my purchase it cost $50, so I paid an extra $20. (Sad face) Still worth.
- It takes an hour to charge the battery, or you could cut the charging time in half (36 min) by purchasing the "Ryobi Tek4 4-Volt Rapid Charger with 4-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery".
- The tailcap cracked a little, thus, it is no longer waterproof. Would be nice if they improve the quality of tailcap on their next batch or version.
In summary, I am very satisfied with the TEK4 5W Flashlight; it has exceed in brightness, durability, water resistance, and eco-friendly, over many flashlights in the retail market. I highly recommend this flashlight.
P.s. I will post a picture of its ability to illuminate and the flashlight's condition when I get the chance.
January 10, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Zach bright but not well made
If you want a well made bright flashlight you should buy a Brightstrike EPLI flashlght it's 162 lumens and made of aluminum not plastic it cost's 60 bucks but it's worth every penny!
January 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EGinCA Very Bright, Good Run Time
I've been using this light for a couple of months now. It has great run time for the little 4v batteries and is very bright. I just wish the switch was easier to find without looking at it.
August 25, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by enlightened Very bright
Good bright lightweight flashlight. I have had zero problems with this unit but have found the on/off button is hard to find in the dark.
January 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pstewart The high beam on the light was great need to be able to adjust it would b great
Bright light, last long, charge quick, Tough light.
April 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ToolboyNC TEK4 RP4450LK Flashlight: Remarkably Bright! But is it really necessary?
I already owned several of the TEK4 RP4400 LED flashlights before purchasing this 5W LED flashlight. I suspect that many folks pondering this purchase are in the same situation. For those folks: do you remember when you purchased your RP4400, brought it home, and compared it side-by-side with the other flashlights in your home? I remember being blown away by how much brighter the RP4400 was than my other flashlights. If you compare the RP4450LK to the RP4400 you'll probably have this same reaction. It's THAT much brighter.
Are you looking for something small that you lost in a field at night? Are you trying to penetrate the dark woods at night to see what's out there? Well then, this flashlight will do the job. It's like a big spotlight in a small package that fits in the palm of one hand.
Having sad all that, and having owned one of these for more than a year I must now confess that I rarely use it. For nearly every use, I prefer the RP4400. The RP4400 may not be as bright as it's big brother the RP4450LK, but it's still very bright and the smaller size means it's easier to carry or put in a pocket. And at less than half the cost of the RP4450LK, one will be less worried about breaking or losing an RP4400.
If you have a need for the brighter light, get the RP4450LK. If you already have an RP4400 and it's good enough for you, stick with it.
March 15, 2012