Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes: Lemond 853; Merlin Cyrene; Bike Friday Pocket Rocket, Kona Jake the Snake Cross, Trek 8000 MTB
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I picked up one of these from Batteries plus last year for around $24. Not a bad flashlight for around the house, but I wouldn't rely on it for riding, except as a backup. Not as bright as my Fenix L2D Q5, which is rated as 220 on Turbo, and the throw is not nearly as good. No way will it last 4 hours on high, more like 2-2.5 hours, and as meanwhile mentioned, the lumens do drop off as it burns down. Not a problem if you carry 3 extra batteries with you per torch. One disadvantage vs a 2 AA light is changing those tinier AAA batteries while you are riding in the dark or cold - much easier to drop in the AA's without having to mess with the AAA holder.
It's not a bad light - don't feel bad about buying it. I use mine around the house and walking the dog at night, have even loaned it out to other riders that were light challenged.