quality posts: 56
Meh. If you're looking for a cute little flashlight that's very well behaved and quite bright, get one of these.
If you're looking for something bright enough to use for a weapon (on high, anyway), then get something with a 16340 (123-size, higher voltage) or 18650 (similar but twice as long) battery.
I keep a tiny (lipstick-sized) 16340 torch in my pocket, a bit over 200 lumens, and my wife keeps a (small handheld-sized) 18650 torch in her purse, around 500 lumens. (They're both rated much higher, but that's about what they put out.)
You can get either flashlight, with 2 rechargeable batteries and a charger, for about $20 (incl. shipping) from several websites in Hong Kong.
They'll be less well-finished than these, but will work well. And, seriously, dangerously bright.
I'm supposed to buy something? But we're having so much fun with things as they are, I don't want to ruin it!
Purchases: 18 / 11 (nobody cares what, so I won't tell you);
Brownies of Cannabis: 1 / 12 (Thanks, Wootalyzer! -- would it help if I called them something else?).
quality posts: 4
I bought the T7 a while back from woot and it is one of the highest quality flashlights I own. Most of the Chinese non brand name flash lights I own have severe quality control problems and bad design.
Nothing is free but if you are lucky it can be inexpensive.