Customer Ratings & Reviews
Customer ratings & reviews
I got a pair of these lights for my son and I to keep in our camping gear, based on my satisfaction with the larger version. These smaller versions are the perfect compromise in brightness and portability - when they work. The Pros: They are nice and bright, and when set wide, the coverage is very even without the "hot spots" typical of most flashlight designs in this price range. We call them our "Scooby-Doo" Flashlights, because the even coverage looks as if it's right out of a cartoon. Setting the beam narrow can light up a street sign with ease from a few blocks away. The ability to set the light for three modes is a handy feature - especially being able to reduce brightness. My only wish is that its "default" setting was dim, then bright. Also, the "3-point" lens opening enables you to stand it on end to produce a glowing light source. The Cons: Unfortunately, when camping this past January, my light (black) stopped working almost immediately, and the batteries got hot. I estimate that I got a total of 2-3 minutes of use prior to the trip. Thankfully, I always have a backup, and my son's (silver) continues to work flawlessly - so far. This lack of reliability alone took what would have been a 5 star review to a 2. Even if I replaced it, I wouldn't feel that I could rely on it when I need it most. Recommendation: I DO recommend this flashlight, but with the following advice: keep your packaging and receipt handy; keep a backup option available; and purchase with the understanding that you may be buying one flashlight, and one opportunity to contribute to your local recycling program.
I would recommend this to a friend