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  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Price: 1
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
Overpriced – Tactical 24W 1400-Lumen HID Flashlight Kit with Dual-Mode Battery and Charger Reviews

posted by DealHQ on 10/02/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Decent portability, car charger included, three-led mini light in battery itself.
Cons:
Not particularly bright considering its size, especially thickness and weight. Very slow to brighten up from cold start. Outrageously expensive to be an only 1400lm (claimed) flashlight. No straps or slings for carrying.
Other:
This is definitely a floodlight, not a thrower by any standards. Decently useful as a worklight but don't expect any meaningful throw beyond 100 yards. You'll probably need a carrying case as the original cardboard box will disintegrate after a slightest hint of moisture or wear/tear.
Bottomline:
This one is hardly worth the hefty price tag. A good 2*18650 flashlight is a much better choice for virtually any use and for real lightpower and throw, you might want to take a look at some other, 4500lm rated HID flashlights at sites that can't be mentioned here. Reasonably useful but a disappointment for anyone looking for a WOW! -factor. You'll really have to need a flood light to buy this and even then there are much better choices around.

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