Great Crank Flashlight
This flashlight is awesome. I cranked it a couple of times and was very impressed with the amount of light it put out. The crank is nice and smooth and flashlight is well built. Great buy!
Great product the price
This product is great for the price. It is light weight,well made and comfortable for your hand. The crank syste is very good. It puts out a good amount of light.
Went tent camping and cranked this for a minute or two before going to bed, woke up about 6hrs later and it was still lite! That is amazing if you ask me, it was dim, but still. Great way to keep a light on for kids without wasting batteries.
Good price, seems like a solid product.
Like others have said, it's surprisingly bright for a dynamo crank flashlight. It is VERY light and doesn't take up much room. The crank mechanism seems pretty sturdy, that was my only concern when ordering. The light lasts for quite a long time with fairly little time cranking. A MUST for every bug-out bag or backpacking without extra flashlight batteries.
Decent but Overhyped
Pro: Only 11 bucks, light lasts a long time for amount of time you crank it, no batteries needed. The switch should wear out before the LEDs will so no extra bulbs to worry about. Useful to put away one in each bugout bag you have and keep one handy moving in the dark in your house during an outage. Very light weight even for the frail.
Con: light output is nowhere near a similarly sized battery-powered flashlight. Light disperses rapidly; effective range in the tens of feet. Flimsy-feeling plastic case leads me to think it won't survive repeated abuse for long. Mushy switch. Deceptively slippery plastic surface on the sides.
Overall: If weight is an issue and temporary use is fine, you can't beat this for $11 bucks but if that's the case, consider ordering a couple of extras. You may find you need to combine the focus of 2 (if you've got a family, get one for each even the kids) to see something well and they don't feel too thick or sturdy because they're so light. Great for use during storms, backpacking or hiking, or for a bugout bag. I just don't feel comfortable relying on them over a long haul because of that light weight. I worry about repeated dropping and durability.