Great on your keychain
April 12, 2014
I bought one of these for my keychain. First, the light is impressive for its size. I do not expect the features and brightness found on bigger lights, but having three brightness levels on a AAA light is nice. The interface is not my preference--twisting repeatedly to increase the brightness increases wear on the O-ring. However, I understand a light this size cannot fit a clicky switch as a bigger light might. It does the job reliably, though.
This light is perfect for those small emergency situations. The low is fine for finding the lock so you can operate it when it is dark--say, in the car or in a blackout. The higher modes are fine for finding a lost object on the floor. It does lack the huge output found in bigger lights, but in a light this size, it is plenty. It is also plenty to get you out of a pitch dark big box store should the electricity go out and the backup generator goes dead. It will also help you find that jack to change a flat tire in dark conditions. But, don't count on it for a strobe or other flashy mode. Also, if you need it in a wild situation on search and rescue, I would get something much bigger.
As a keychain ornament, it is also nice. It is not as big as the hook I used to have, but it holds the keys more securely. The light itself is still visibly in near perfect condition, as I would expect. It does come with a single alkaline battery, but I recommend getting a low self-discharge NiMH battery once that battery goes dead to save money. Also, it would be a shame to have a leaky alkaline battery ruin this fine light.
Pros:Small size that fits in your pocket (this limits features and is why I didn't dock points for certain drawbacks).
Has three brightness levels, unusual in a light this size.
Low is enough for many common uses, while high is plenty for most situations in civil settings.
Good keychain that holds keys and other keyrings without dropping them.
Cons:Interface increases wear on O rings (a price to pay for the small size).
No flashy modes--another price to pay for the size.