Reviewed by Chicahua1958 from Maine on Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Love this compact, durable light. I needed something to clip to my handbag for my late-night dash out of work to my car. I work in a very rural area, lit only by the moon and stars. It's a dark walk from my building to the parking lot, and a small keychain light didn't cut it. THIS cuts it! Handy clip attaches easily to the metal ring on my backpack, handbag, or briefcase, so the light is always handy. High and Low lamp settings let me decide how much light I need on any given night. Hi beam is BRIGHT and I love it. The Low beam is just right to see where to put my feet. This thing is fantastic.
Reviewed by Paul from Gaspé on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The lamp is a little bit small for my hand and the on/off switch is to soft. The lamp can guet open just by travelling in a bag. The lamp can guet very hot to so it's not a good thing!! But in the dark the lamp work great!!!
Reviewed by D. from Southeast USA on Monday, February 10, 2014
After receiving this light, installing the batteries, and turning it on I was surprised at the brightness. The low level mode is useful when the high level mode is excessive. Batteries were only about two years old (`10 years of shelf life remaining). After doing some additional research it appears that there are many other Brand choices in this size and category some of which are priced lower and shine brighter. The battery types used are many and varied. The reviews indicate some degree of switch and water seal malfunctions as well as episodes of minimal customer support after the sale. I believed that the Browning name was indicative of quality and warranty support. There have been no issues or problems but Browning will step up should any develop. TECH: The battery type (Lithium CR17325) is not too pricey when purchased in bulk (Amazon sells 8 batteries for ~$16) and has a long shelf life. Perhaps a rechargeable high mah version would be a wise investment if the light sees heavy usage. Otherwise, the disposable ones do not diminish over time when the light rests on standby for limited emergency usage. The LED brand (Phillips Luxeon) is specified in the literature supplied, the type is the premium 'REBEL' version but the model # of the actual LED installed is not. I do not believe it is the most powerful LED that could have been used in the manufacture of this light and was probably selected so as to provide sufficient brightness with relatively moderate battery drain. ANSI RATINGS: [high] 250 lumens @ 185 meters w/ 3 hours burn time [low] 10 lumens @ 40 meters w/ 48 hours burn time and Submersible only to one meter (not a dive light). The case quality is as good as any I've handled and the clip is stout. Overall, @ $30 (STP price) it represents a decent value and good performance [note that the current Amazon pricing for the 175 lumen version is ~ $50 and up]. I will be looking to purchase a larger high power LED flashlight and will choose Browning Black Label if one can be found without overspending. The LED flashlight market has become much larger and very competitive. High power/low cost models abound as do the variance in their reviews. My four star rating is only because there is no pattern adjustment (spot vs flood) and because the three color lens filters stated as included with the flashlight/batteries were not present or even listed among the features printed on the packaging. As an unexpected pleasant surprise I received a 250 lumen version rather than the 175 lumen version specified in the STP listing. So, this one is a keeper, folks. BTW: Although the country of manufacture is China, Browning quality in the fit, finish, and design is sufficiently evident. The flashlight warranty specifics are neither contained in the supplied data sheet nor printed on the packaging; a search on Browning's website does not reveal ANY warranty details for either this or their other flashlights. I just spoke with their warranty person at the Missouri service center and learned that the warranty is an "implied" type - not written or expressed - and is "approximately five years; once the flashlight is received the overall condition is examined and repaired at no cost" unless some heavy handed stooge has been up to no good. Browning has been around for quite a while now. Their trademark/motto (inscribed on the packaging at the very top) reads "The Best There Is" and this is just not likely to be an example of overstatement.
Hello "COPY": The actual ANSI ratings enclosed with the flashlight are listed in my review. I will do some more research to see if it is the LED itself that is being rated or that LED's performance in this flashlight application. Although stated as being high/low 250/10 in Browning's data sheet, the STP specs are 175/none stated...the run times and distance STP specs are below those supplied by Browning. Hope this helps.
Answered on 2/10/2014 10:03:06 AM by D. from Southeast USA