@ELJAY@fuzzmanmatt Olight is O-kay but they are not nearly as indestructible as Streamlight. If you are strapping it to a shotgun and expect it to work on the worst day of your life, you may be glad you didn’t cheap out.
@ELJAY@tweezak can’t use a cheap flashlight like a hammer and get the SnapOn guy to warranty it, but he doesn’t think twice about the abuse the Streamlight takes. And I use it for search and rescue, the actual light output is useful sometimes!
@tasco HOLY CRAP! You’re right! I still had the boxes from the ones from the Mehrathon and the sleeve was inside. I didn’t dump that out of the box and never knew it was in there. That makes these slightly less crappy! WINNER!
I hate flashlights that force me to go through several modes just to turn it on and off. I seldom need 3 levels of light, have never needed a fast strobe. And every one I’ve had that had an “SOS” mode is really just a “SO” mode. Or “SOSOSOSOSO”. I can’t imagine needing a flashlight that signals SOS, and one that gets it wrong is pretty so-so.
@Trinityscrew@Willijs3 I just tried it on mine (that I bought from meh during the most recent mehrathon). You are right, if you click repeatedly it cycles through the modes with each power on sequence. However, if you wait a few seconds between clicks it stays on whatever mode it was previously on. I’ve got it on high now and it stays on high as long as I don’t turn it off and back on quickly.
@khearn agreed! I’m getting a nice collection of meh-diocre flashlights all of which have that feature, fast strobe, slow strobe with a “soft” click. Glad to see it’s not just me that can see any use for these at all, ever. My slightly better Feit Electric flashlights (very bright) have that same useless feature. And now all I got to do is give them a shake to get them blinking away. Shake them again to get them to cycle through back to solid. Fun!
According to some extremely casual research on the interwebs, these are probably about 900 lumens - more than the typical 60W incandescent (or 9W LED or 15W CFL) but I’m not convinced they’re super mega bright.
I’ve got a few flashlights from here in the past, and been pretty happy with the ones I’ve gotten, but at this point, I either want flashlights that take at least 4 D-cell batteries or emit at least 1600 lumens (100W typical incandescent/17W LED/23W CFL). More would be even better (though I guess not to the point of needing eye protection).
@yeppers I have a couple of these from a previous Meh sale and while they are far from the brightest flashlight you can buy, they’re still hella bright. They’ll absolutely blind anybody if you shine your light in their face at night.
@Felixaurelius@hchavers Yes, Geordie. That’s all well and good, but can you modify it to focus the LED array on the mouth of the volcano on the surface of the planet and save the lives of the primitive peoples whose affairs we’re not supposed to meddle in?
I ordered this a while back (last year I think) from meh. Seems from the comments i’ve scanned that they don’t have batteries? Weird. I like mine a lot. I don’t use them often and I’ve never had to charge them. They’re nice & bright
Picking these up. If they’re remotely as good as the last two pack of “tactical flashlights” I bought from Meh, they should be worth the cost. I like keeping these in all the vehicles and in random drawers throughout the house.
So glad I checked the comments . I had purchased these before they came with a nice case 18650 charger etc so I jumped on this deal … then re read the specs and comments… only the flashlights no case no 18650 no charger
. I had purchased these before they came with a nice case 18650 charger etc so I jumped on this deal … then re read the specs and comments… only the flashlights no case no 18650 no charger . Not pleased ,will not give these to my new friends .The other friends have the better ones
Received mine today- most definitely meh! Probably the most meh item I ever succumbed to. Have I yet impressed upon you how meh I feel about these mehlights. Also meh on the sleeves and meh on the instructions for describing the not included meh sleeve. I could go on all day about this very meh buy, but won’t. Meh!