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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Excellent value and & job done.
on 16 August 2012
This light is surprisingly much brighter and yet cheaper than my old one, which had a higher rating. On top of that, it is very small and the casing is full metallic. The overall quality of the battery compartment and water seal may not be excellent, but good enough for the price you pay.
The "zoom" (focus) works with a straight push/pull action (rather than a twist action), which makes it easy to lose the setting by accidental movement, but at the same time it also makes it also so much quicker and easier to adjust, especially when on the move. I personally like that feature. At its widest setting the light angle is around 80 degrees, meaning that cars can see you from an angle. The focus can be changed to channel light in a straight beam.
I have just bought it so I am unable to comment on battery life, but with a pair of rechargeable batteries, you should be just fine. It takes three AAA batteries. It has three settings, which while switched on, can be selected by softly pressing the button.
Pressing the button all the way turns the light on/off. The settings are 1) Constantly on - BRIGHT, 2) Constantly ON - Dim, 3) Strobe. The only negative point is that the strobe frequency is quite a bit higher than the usual, making it almost as uncomfortable as looking at a strobe light in a bar. Having said that, this light is so good when constantly on, you will not want to use it on any other setting. The road can be seen perfectly well even at very dark areas.
The holder is firm, and easy to use, so no problems there.
Overall very pleased with this product.