eGear S-2 Tactical Torch
Bought from REI (black color) 2007 Overstock item.
Price Paid: $26 + TAX
Bought from REI (black color) 2007 Overstock item. Thank goodness for the return policy. The first one I bought had problems. When running more than 30 minutes on constant "on", the body of the flashlight got hot. Not long after that, I started to have flickering problems with both the momentary and constant on switch. The light would flicker then eventually die. I returned it for a full refund (owned it for about 2 months never dropped).
Months later the same item went on sale as a different color and for the same reason, 2007 Overstock item at REI. Thinking I might have had a bad batch, I bought another one. I'm barely losing out since I don't pay for shipping and with REI's awesome return policy I decided to give it another try this time with another color. Failed again. Same problem. Tried to contact manufacturer via email, no response. Going to return mine and find something reliable to spend my money on at REI.
If I were to guess what went wrong, the dc/dc converter or the advertised safety accidental "on" circuit might be faulty. The trigger might have been the body of the flashlight getting ridiculously hot.
Either way, you can't go camping with this. If you can't leave it on for that period of time without it going faulty, you'll get stuck in the dark.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Essential Gear S-2 Led Flashlight - Luxeon 3-Watt LED flawless white beam. LED lasting over 100,000 hours usage. Runs on 2 AA batteries. Aluminum Reflector. Water-Resistant. DC-DC regulator circuit maintains stable light output for duration of use. Polycarbonate lens. Tactical Switch - Momentary or Constant-ON with Safety Lockout to prevent accidental activation.
- Massey's Outfitters
CLOSEOUTS . Like having a torch in the palm of your hand, this eGear S-2 tactical flashlight features a powerful 80 lumens of brightness and durable, water-resistant construction. 80-lumen brightness in a compact, lightweight package Ideal for anything from camping to tactical applications Tough, water-resistant casing Tactical switch for momentary or constant-ON Requires two AA batteries (included) Power: 3W Length: 5-1_2" Diameter: 1" Weight: 4.6 oz. Material: Aircraft grade aluminum casing Made in China Available Colors: GUN METAL, BLACK.
- Sierra Trading Post
Don't get caught in the dark! The S2 from Essential Gear lights your path with a compact, durable casing and quality LED brightness. Tactical switch provides momentary light with the push of a button; rear section twists to provide constant light. LEDs cast even, white light that's good for close-in lighting; nearly indestructible 3-watt LED provides 80 lumens of brightness. Water resistance offers a durable choice for camping and emergency kits. Lightweight aluminum casing with durable clip stands up to wilderness tasks. Includes two AA batteries. Overstock.