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on May 30, 2013
..considering the price. BUT...there isn't any reason for such poor quality control. Well, except that the units are likely assembled off-planet somewhere...maybe even China!
I ordered two. Got two. The light pattern is considerably different between the two..one has a halo effect around the LED. Removal of the lens cap showed the likely reason: The reflector is scratched up a good bit and the body of the light that holds the reflector looks like it was lunch for a starving hamster..scratched, gouged, dinged, and generally goobered. The reflector is off center..the edge of the center hole is hung up on the LED case. Not a great big deal...but why not put it in straight MINUS the damage?
For $5 it's a fine light. It would cost no more to have been assembled with a modicum of care. The other of the two I got is fine.
The lights I received have a simple on/off function in the tail switch. At one time these units had the multiple function on/flash/off switches, at least according to what I've read about them over some time. I prefer the single function switch. It's something to keep in mind if you prefer a multi-function switched light.
I didn't come across a battery life statement anywhere, so I measured the current draw on this light: 1.7A! Most AA batteries being rated at 1500mAH, the math says this light will run a good bit less than an hour. The actual operation is likely LESS than what the math number comes out to.
I read reviews more recent than this one that say this light has a multi-function switch. Evidently, not only is there zero quality control on these lights, but the parts being used to make 'em are hit-n-miss by design.
An exceedingly poor way to run a retail operation, Amazon. Folks can buy this light and HOPE they get something that works.
That's about it.