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Good light for the money,
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The specs on this light say "up to 300 lumens" but that is ONLY if you use a 14500 li-ion cell, not a regular AA battery and even then the light is still not 300 lumens, more like 200 but still nice and bright for a $5 light. A 14500 cell is the same size as your average AA battery, but provides almost twice the power and are also rechargeable. IMPORTANT: If you decide to purchase a 14500 cell PLEASE buy a high quality one such as AW brand and make sure it is a PROTECTED 14500 CELL, and stay away from the xxxxxfire brands commonly found on eBay as these cells can be very dangerous. Please do some research on li-ion cells before buying them. Other than that, great little light :)
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Initial post: Mar 1, 2013 2:54:24 PM PST
Dale N. Scott says:
Thank you for your review. Li-ion cells scare the heck out of me. I'm a retired Firefighter and perhaps a bit more cautious than most. At the same time, I want flashlights that won't fail when I'm lost in blinding smoke. The last thing I need is another source of ignition.
Posted on Mar 29, 2013 11:56:16 AM PDT
More like 120 lumens.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2013 12:22:43 PM PDT
Buy a major brand light for such an important use, it's not worth the gamble to use an overrated generic for that.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2013 1:23:03 PM PDT
The light I received is actually around 200 lumens on a 14500, but they do seem to differ in lumen output from reading through the comments.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2013 1:29:55 PM PDT
I must agree with you there, Li-ion cells can burn your house down if you're careless with them. This light is really just a novelty light for me if anything. I'll usually grab one of my Surefire or Fenix lights when I need a flashlight.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2013 5:28:23 AM PDT
J. Otoole says:
I just received the flashlight and under separate order UltraFire 14500 1200mAh 3.7 batteries w/charger from AMAZON.
Turned light on, flashlight was too hot too handle, literally, after approx 6 min., light dimmed minute later.
Posted on May 29, 2014 9:07:53 AM PDT
De Luxman says:
Where can you find the AW brand for the lithium battery?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2014 7:13:08 PM PDT
I,m looking for this brand also
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2014 9:37:56 PM PDT
Lighthound . Com has these 14500 cells. http://www.lighthound.com/AW-14500-Protec
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