I am just curious if you all are finding the same problems with DX flashlights as I have. Every one is a delight when you get it and seems like a steal for what you paid for it, but a few months later it starts to get fickle and you have to rap it on the counter or fiddle with the switch or twist the bezel or the end cap to to get it to light. Then it gets unreliable and eventually does not light reliably at all. I have been saving all of the dead ones because I keep thinking maybe they will start to work again and I went to the bucket where they all are and I counted 14 that I have now retired for one reason or another. I have 2 in use that are still a little fickle and I have 1 in use that I still have not had any problems with. The cost of all of the dead ones looks to be over $200 all up. These are Trustfire, Ultrafire, Aurora and a couple of other brands too. I realized these are not a deal at all. I still have a working conventional flashlight from when I was a Cub Scout 45 years ago. These import lights mostly give up the ghost in less than a year. I have raved about several here over the years but I am now realizing that none of them are working anymore.
I also have 4 Xeno lights and a pair of Lezyne lights that were quite a bit more expensive, but seem to be reliable and lasting far longer than a year.
I guess it really is true that you do get what you pay for.
Do you folks find this bears out as well with the DX lights?