48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
So, you have to "fix it" before it will work...but then it works well.,
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The body/handle of the light feels solid, and the threads feel smooth when taking the battery out. It does have some weight to it, which I like. The problem was that the light did not work when new batteries were inserted. I figured out by accident that if you press on the face of the light (there is a plastic lens that sits in front of all of the LED lights) then it works. I then figured out that there was a 2mm gap in between the clear plastic lens, and the top metal screw on piece that secures the lens and the light fixture to the body. The LED fixture needs to touch the metal body of the light to complete the electrical cicruit for the light to light up, but this gap was not allowing the light to press against the body and make contact. Pressing on it manually, took up the space and allowed the light to work. I ended up getting some shoe goo to create a "gasket" that would allow the clear lens to sit closer to the LEDs, which now makes it touch the metal body. It works great now, but if you are not up for fixing things, this may not be for you. Always a chance I got a defective one, but it just looked like a design problem to me. My brain just doesn't allow me to return things that I think I could fix, otherwise, this would have gone right back.
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Initial post: Nov 18, 2013 7:44:53 AM PST
Deb Kaye says:
Thank you so much for posting this review. I purchased one, and it worked when I first got it, but then when I actually NEEDED it to work, it didn't. But after reading your post, I was able to FIX mine, too. Big Mahalo to you and much Aloha!
Posted on Nov 28, 2013 6:22:11 PM PST
Uncle Bob says:
Absolutely, worked for me on another similar light. They must all come from the same factory. Thanks loads!
Posted on Apr 12, 2014 5:51:50 AM PDT
Mine didn't work when it was received. I read your review and tried pushing down on glass as you did (it has a gap) but that didn't work. The battery cartridge springs that are supposed to keep batteries connected, are much too light and smashed down so the batteries aren't making good contact and there's no apparent way to fix that (batteries literally fall out of cartridge). I might could jury-rig it some way, but this is supposed to work as-is ...it's new! And they KNOW about these problems and keep shipping them! China-made and China-priced and China quality. So, back it goes. (Suzy - are you listening?)
Posted on Apr 30, 2014 12:26:24 PM PDT
Keith A. Heikkinen says:
Yep, same issue with mine received today. What crap that they don't fix this...... Here comes my review.
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