I bought this flashlight for use with my photography. Because it cost a little more than most 6 volt flashlights, I assumed it would be of better quality and would last. WRONG! After 2 uses this flashlight JUST DIED! WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK! I would send it back, but it would cost me more to send it back than what its worth.
Great light especially for the price! Recommended!
September 27, 2011
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
I have had 2 of these lights for years and just ordered 3 more. I live in a rural area and am outside a good bit at night. I would say medium-heavy use. The bulb that comes with it is bright and good for regular 6v batteries. I do use rechargeable 6v lantern batteries though, with maglite 4-cell C&D Krypton or 5-cell C&D Krypton bulbs. The trick to rechargeable batteries is do not put a battery in right off of the charger, you will burn out the bulb, especially the bulb that comes with it, however it is very bright for regular batteries. I do keep extra batteries and bulbs. There are better rechargeable flashlight setups, but for the price this works great!
Ordered from Home Depot 7/22/11 - arrived 7/28/11. Opened the box and found the base swivel broken at both pin joints. The broken pieces were in the box so either it was already broken and shipped that way or it's just a poorly designed lantern.