5 Stars By Pablo on 2014-09-21
but I am very glad that I did
I was a little sceptical and have never spent eighty bucks on a new flashlight, but I am very glad that I did. I love the heavy stainless steel casing and the light that comes out of this thing is amazing. If you fan-out the optical lens it illuminates a large area in a nice even glow (very bright) and the sharper focus is quite intense, traveling a long distance. I really like how flashlights have become smaller in size but with high light output. This light package comes with so much too, with two recharable battery packs, one empty pack so that you can use off the shelf store batteries, a laniard for your wrist, a holster for your belt, charger, cord, USB cigarette lighter adapter and two strong, mountable wall-holders. The flashlight is very heavy and well made.
5 Stars By Tim on 2016-12-26
I now own 2 of these flashlights 1 for work and 1 for home. These are very bright and last for a while for the light output they give. They come with 2 lithium batteries and the charger and also a battery pack for AAA's but the light doesn't last long at all on them. I believe my batteries that are now 1.5 years old the length of life for full charge has depleted some because the new batteries seem to last longer but they still last a while. And them batteries get used daily at work. I would usually switch battery packs at every charge so they got used evenly. This is a heavy light I will say but very durable and worth the money. The clip holster for the light is still working but after getting broken off numerous times from getting caught seems to pop off easier now. I do like that holster though as I do not wear a belt and it's easy to attach and clip light in. Highly recommend this light you won't be disappointed.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Addict on 2016-05-11
High Quality and Bright Pen Light!
This is a great pen light! I bought it for work (in a hospital) so that I could enter a patient's room at night without blinding them with ceiling lights. This little flashlight provides plenty of light so I can read name bands and move medical equipment. Often times I will click it on and leave it clipped to my scrub shirt pocket just pointing down, and it is bright enough that the reflected ambient light is enough for me to still do my job and keep my hands free. It is also very easy to clean, however, I would not buy this to shine in eyes for pupil constriction testing because it is much to bright for that.
5 Stars By edcmax on 2015-08-18
I'm a Elevator mechanic and it dropped off the top of the car on the 9th floor down the shaft hitting all kinds of stuff on the way down to the Elevator pit while i was fixing the car.
Would you believe even though it was a little bent up it Still Worked! I would of thought it would of broken up into a million pieces hitting all the things it hit on the way down especially hitting the cement floor in the pit, but it Still Worked!
Best flashlight I've ever owned.
Super bright with 466 lumins!
Comes with every accessory you could imagine plus a life time warranty and its made here un the good old USA!!!!!
5 Stars By Happy Customer on 2017-02-08
Well worth it.
I've had this flashlight for over three years now and it's still the best I've ever had. Coast's customer service and guarantee are also great. I use the light daily, sometimes drop it, never baby it, and it still outperforms anything else I've tried. It's expensive, but well worth it with the extra battery packs, chargers and lifetime guarantee. The switch in the tailpiece quit a week ago, so I called Coast and they had a new tailpiece in my hands within 3 days, no charge, no questions asked. (That was the first failure for over three years - phenomenal for a flashlight.) It's also nicely weighted, good heft, good size, and looks very nice. An excellent value for my money.
5 Stars By JEV425 on 2014-12-08
I have had a few weeks to use this flashlight and It is my favorite "high-end" flashlight I have used. It is beyond bright for just about any use a regular consumer would have. I really like that you can focus the beam with the sliding head feature. It is convienent that the company includes two rechargable batteries that can be recharged either inside the flashlight or outside and also throw in a battery pack that you can use regular batteries you guy at the store. The finish is as good as it gets for this item, the stainless looks fantastic(which is subjective person to person). If you use it how it is suppose to I can see it lasting a very long time. You will scratch up the stainless and might not look the best after a few years of use but it is a good trade-off to be able to clean it off so easily. Would make a good gift for this holiday too!
5 Stars By John Cates on 2015-12-20
Excellent flashlight, very bright and appears well made so ...
Excellent flashlight, very bright and appears well made so far. The price initially seemed high but when you consider it includes two rechargeable battery packs, charger AND an extra Alkaline battery pack AND they include the alkaline batteries it's a bargain in my opinion. My kit did not include the promised swivel belt clip but I contacted Coast customer service and the sent one out immediately. I also like the fact that it doesn't have the three or four steps to access the brightest setting. I use mine to inspect aircraft interiors all day and I only use the highest setting and certainly don't need that strobe function that many make you cycle through. My only wish would be that the barrel was knurled instead of smooth. Its slick to hold and if you need to use it in the rain or you sweat a lot that could be a problem. Overall, a fine product.
5 Stars By Everglades on 2013-09-29
Outshines the other LEDs
This is the best LED so far. I have other Coast battery operated LEDs but decided on this one.
After more than a month this is the best reasons to own this light:
Bright adjustable LED light
It has (2) Lithium batteries and one regular AAA battery cartridges.
You don't have to remove the Lithium battery to charge it and the extra lithium battery does not have to be in the flashlight to charge.
Charges on 110volt or 12 volt.
It comes with an adjustable belt clip on holder for hands free operation. If you walk the dog or at the camp site your hands are free with the belt clip. Turn on high flood position and you can see everything from the ground up. Even riding you bicycle it provides plenty of light. Changing a flat tire at night, fishing at night, etc. This is a simple accessory but one of the most useful. It can rotate on the belt clip 360 degrees, up, down, behind you.
Battery life: I have not had the light on form more than 40 minutes on high. After about 20 minutes the flashlight gets a little warm but not hot.
I can't think of a better LED because of all features. I did research other LEDs but this one has everything you need. If you have ever been without power or good flashlights during and after a storm or other disaster you will appreciate this LED.
There are two accessories I would like to see: 1. A simple hands free tripod for the flashlight 2. A diffuser that attaches to the light end to illuminate a large area like a lantern.
DO Not throw away the packaging! The sturdy packing mold is perfect was storing the other battery cartridges in you own carrying case. This prevents the spare battery from coming in contact with other metals.
There are more powerful LEDs but this is the best for most average applications.
If you order make sure it is the A25R....R for rechargeable. The other A25 uses only regular AAA batteries.
FYI: Today I noticed BTA-MALL price dropped from $130.00 I paid to about $90.00.
5 Stars By Mark on 2014-11-29
Great flashlight, love USB recharging
USB-rechargeable flashlight is awesome - I already have USB chargers everywhere for phones and tablets, so I can just plug this in to the same chargers when I'm not charging some other device. It lasts a long time on a single charge, months for my typical usage. I've never even used the spare batteries that it comes with. Super-bright with two brightness levels.
Only complaints are compared to my Coast PX25, this one is a little heavy and the shiny slick surface of this flashlight isn't as nice as the PX25 grippy surface, you need to maintain a firm grip to not have it slip out of your hand. Minor nits for an otherwise great flashlight and I'm very happy with my purchase.
5 Stars By E. Buckley on 2014-12-18
I LOVE this flashlight! It's bright and rechargeable. I use it for walking the dog during the dark winter months. I keep it on the low beam position most of the time and haven't had to recharge it in over a month. Fantastic! I had another Coast model (can't remember the model number), but it got stolen. It wasn't rechargeable and I was always worrying about having enough power to complete a walk. This new model is, without a doubt, the best for my needs. I'll never go back to regular batteries again. They also include a spare rechargeable battery AND a spare replaceable battery holder. Five Stars!