LED Aluminum flashlight with lanyard, 2 18650 3000mah lithium ion batteries, 110v ac travel charger with 2 charging bays.
Continuous Run times (intermittent use extends battery life significantly)
High - 45 minutes
Think of this setting as a nitrous shot, it's fun while it lasts This setting is too bright for any close up work, even during the day but if you want to see 200+ yards (183 m), no problem.
Medium - 9 hours
This setting is usually too bright for close work at night, ok during the day but can still leave you seeing stars (just from reflected light) never ever do you want to look at the led directly. 100-150 yds (90-130m) range.
Low - 20+ hours
This setting provides plenty of light for close work. My most often used setting at night.
Strobe - not measured, but it can make you dizzy
SOS - not measured, this setting could actually could be useful if you are in trouble and are trying to get help.
The beam shape (spot) of the light helps it outperform many much larger/higher output lights when the visibility is limited for example fog or smoke conditions.
Battery discharge during non-use is minor, we recommend charging at least once per year. This means you can store it for long periods of time without a problem.
Weighs 4.2 oz or 119 grams with battery
Posted by Unknown on 8th Dec 2014
Bought 2 of these about a year ago and use them frequently at work as a firefighter/medic and at home. Not quite as bright as an $80 Streamlight but definitely provide usable light to nearly 100 yards. Battery life is excellent and with an extra battery for each light included, running out of juice is not an issue. Both lights have performed flawlessly.
Customer service and product support has been excellent as well for other ADVMonster products I have purchased.
Posted by Gruesome on 13th Sep 2014
I don't have any direct comparison to other LED flashlights. From what I found online 33 bucks for a compact single 18650 type Li-ion LED light with this type of LED (Cree XML) is a good deal, especially if it comes with two 18650 cells and a charger.
The light feels and looks very well put together, while still being lightweight. All threads seem properly cut, the LED carrier board is soldered to a brass (?) insert that screws into the aluminum reflector. All aluminum parts seem properly anodized, with a glossy finish. The threads from the rear cap to the barrel are bare aluminum. Both front and rear of the barrel are sealed with o-rings. My light weighs 4.4 oz/126 g with battery. The battery contributes 1.3oz/37 g of that.
The flashlight produces a full width 60° cone for area illumination, with a 10° (full width) bright core for reach. I haven't tested reach yet.The second brightest setting seems almost as bright as the full power setting. The castellations/grooves on the rear cap and the front bezel give a good grip. The knurling on the central part could be a smidgen deeper, but the light is easy to hold on to.
The batteries that came with mine are labelled as Ultrafire BRC 18650, 3.7 V 3000 mAh Li-ion. They took over five hours for the initial charge, which I take as a good sign for their actual capacity (the packaging labelling of the charger states 2 hours for 18650 camera Li-ion cells, and 4 hours for high capacity cells). They did not get hot while charging.
Posted by daze dreamer on 29th May 2014
I love surefire defender flashlights. I hate paying$150.00+ for them.
This light delivers the same quality in brightness and durability as the surefire for 1/5 the cost.
I'd have given it 5 stars had it not been for the fact that this light doesn't come with a belt clip.
Found a generic clip that fits it and my problem was solved for about 5 bucks.
At the time of this review I have not waterproofed test this product and honestly hope I never have to test it in underwater conditions.