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Narrow and distracting light pattern
on February 26, 2011
I bought this after having read all the great reviews. I use flashlights a lot, and I own quite a few LED flashlights. I have to say this flashlight is average at best. I like its waterproof feature and big, bright yellow case, and the flat rubber top that I can put it on flat surfaces. But one thing bothers me most is the light pattern. It has a narrow bright spot in the middle, then a quite sizable dark ring, and then a thin bright ring around it, and then rings of light. You can see that in the video review posted here. Or you can go to you tube to see in the review someone posted. The light pattern is more visible in very dark areas in those video. The light pattern for my other flashlights I own and like has a bright center with light fading away from it. The light pattern for this flashlight is very distracting. I can only see the bright center spot clearly. I have to move the flashlight to see the areas next to it. It limits the area the flashlight covers. Yes, the center spot is very bright. But overall, this flashlight is not very useful.