Excellent light, dynamic adjustment is exactly what I wanted
March 31, 2015
I purchased this light specifically because it doesn't lock me into 1, 3, 5 modes of lighting, where the low is usually not low enough, and/or the preset light level at startup isn't what I wanted, or the order of the clickies is not what I wanted, etc. So many lights out there are pre-programmed for some absurd definition of what one person thinks it should be. This light gives you all of the options, and lets YOU decide how it should run. YOU determine what light level it starts at, YOU determine what the light level you want to use, YOU don't have to click through 27 arbitrary settings to find the one you want.
Far left setting is one blinky mode, far right setting is the other blinky mode, and everything in between is an adjustable light level to fit your needs at any given time, from very, very, very low, to extra bright. And it's all clicky-on for instantaneous light to check something briefly, or click all the way on to turn it on. The throw is pretty good, as is the flood for almost any general usage. If you need better throw or flood, it's probably because you need a specialty purpose, in which case you should find a specialty purpose light that does that specific thing, but I really don't think 95% of users are going to need that extreme for one function.
This light is really the best all purpose, multi-purpose light I've found in three years of searching. The construction is top notch, the functionality is very broad, and yet very user selectable. The ONLY slight downside I can find is that the detentes at the far left and far right are easy to go past, it would be nice if the click from adjustable brightness level to blinky mode was a tad bit stiffer, but it really is a very small nit-picky detail, and in no way detracts from my appreciation of the light.
SOS and Strobe blinky modes, found at the far left and far right adjustment positions
in between the light is infinitely adjustable brightness from an ultra low mode all the way up to turbo, I think it goes from 0.1-930 lumens as stated by manufacturer
easy handheld size
18650 or 2xcr123's
lanyard, clip, two extra o-rings and a push button replacement come with the light
XM-L2 T6 LED
Cons:None really. Only a minor complaint that detentes aren't as crisp and solid as I would like, so it's easy to run past change point into a blinky mode when I didn't intend to.