EXCELLENT All Around Light
May 15, 2014
Intro: I got this light on SALE from Battery Junction. Super price, and great service! Also, I have a LOT of other flashlights for comparison (and a great wife!).
Fit and finish is flawless. Functions Perfectly. Very solid construction. Tactical ring actually helps to hold the light, and prevents rolling - so it will stay on. The random strobe is blinding. The nice forward-type tail click switch has a momentary-on function.
The beam is perfect for me, more of a broad, floody light. This type of beam is very practical, lighting an entire area rather than just a small spot. (If you want to check squirrel gender at 200 yards, get another light.) The beam also has plenty of throw or distance - brightly illuminating my barn some 100 yards away.
The output level selection method is excellent. A side-located mode switch cycles thru the levels, and remembers the last used level for the next turn on. Very easy to use. The lumen (brightness) levels are just about perfect for all around use. Turbo is 408, which is very bright. I have never needed brighter, your results may vary. High is 160 lumens, which is bright enough for just about every outdoor need. Mid at 45, is perfect for most indoor tasks - power out, etc. The low level at 8 lumens is excellent for reading or when super long battery life is needed.
Speaking of batteries, all of my protected 18650's fit this light: Trustfire, Soshine, and Panasonic.
Pros:Super all-around performer!
Cons:Not a single one!