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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2010
Great light for tactical use. Sturdy and powerful. At close range the 285 lumens are enough to cause a normal person to turn away in outside in broad daylight. In a room with lights on at a range of 10ft: could not see the immediate area behind flashlight, i.e. could not make out face, light was annoying. At 5ft: Could not make out torso, light was aggravating, required focus to keep from turning head/closing eyes. At night this light creates the dazzling effect upon illumination, disorienting.
This flashlight has a lower power mode as well, accessed with a 1/8 turn of head. If I was to use this as a day to day flashlight I would desire more power options such as a super low output mode. However, for me this is strictly mounted on a weapon so it is not a big deal.
I have used three different flashlights from Surefire. One personal and two of them were Army issue; those lights went through two tours with me and they didn't have any problems. Some of my friends carried Fenix lights and have said the same thing about their dependability. I believe that you are getting just as good a light with Fenix as you do with Surefire but for half to a third of the price. If I didn't believe that I would not have purchased this light for my Home Defense weapon. I am very impressed with this product and would recommend it to anyone.