Inova is the best little light
April 12, 2011
I bought this and the Freedom Light from LRI....overall this light is more useful. The covered LED helps to avoid residual light coming off from the LRI type design with fully exposed LED bulb. The size is more user friendly for the Inova vs the Photon/ LRI Freedom light. Lastly, the functions are simple - High - Low - Strobe - Signal. The Freedom light has a dimming feature and more strobes...but it makes it awkward in some cases. The beam is cleaner and more full for flooding an area, the Freedom light has more of a spot with a messy flood beam. If you need a little light, truthfully, this is all you really need....get an Inova and a bunch of spare batteries....you really dont need anything else for 99% of lighting needs, backpacking, emergency, automobile...its 6 bucks and change well spent. Dont bother with penlights, they are just marginally more useful with much more bulk.