This flashlight lives in my pocket, both at work and everywhere else. It’s the best flashlight I’ve found for my needs. It has a low, medium, and high setting – on low (8 lumens) it is perfect for checking a patient’s pupils, or sneaking in to check on a patient without waking them up.
Then if I need to really illuminate a room, I crank on 130 lumens. Even in a lit room, it’s noticeably bright. Perfect for assessing wounds when the light is shining the wrong direction, or checking out that bump in the night. It is also part of my planned self-defense strategy at work, where I can’t carry. 130 lumens is plenty bright to make an attacker shut their eyes – so I can either get away or counterattack as necessary.
The flashlight is 3.5 inches long, and 0.5 inches diameter. It is perfectly round, I wish it had a bevel cut in it to keep it from rolling straight off a table when I set it down. Fits great in my pocket.
It operates on a tail switch. I’ve never had it unintentionally turn on in my pocket, and it works 100% of the time – unlike my E11, where if it had been on for a few minutes, it would refuse to turn back on. The tail switch cycles through brightness, from low to high. I wish it were high to low for self defense applications, but I haven’t found another light that is convenient to carry and is any better for general use.
Battery life: I stuck an Energizer Lithium AA battery in it back in May when I got it, and haven’t changed it – despite regular use. Lithium batteries are awesome.
I’d highly recommend this flashlight, and they haven’t even given me anything to say that!