Price Paid: ~$20
Main use: backpacking
- Plenty bright for picking trails, tight central spot with enough side spill to be useful.
- turns on with end cap twist - avoids accidental turn on while in pack
- O-ring seal
- Single AA battery - economical and good life
- Rugged metal body
- moderately light weight
- accepts a lanyard
- compact, fits a Maglight style head strap for hands-free use
Cons: Nothing serious. Dark finish is hard to spot, add some bright tape or stickers.
Overall: Excellent backpacking light and because it fits so easily in a pocket I find I hardly use anything else around the house, for night walks, etc.
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The Firecracker is a sturdy, rugged flashlight with an anodized aluminum body and a standard five hours of run time powered by a single AA battery. Boasts a longer distance beam and increased spot brightness than other lights in its class.Anodized aluminum body.Increased spot brightness and larger spot diameter than other lights in its class.Single white LED bulb.Light Source Life: 50,000 hours.Output Color: White.Output Lumens: 18.Illumination Distance: 160 feet.Housing Material: Anodized aluminum.5 hours run time on a single AA battery.Size: 4 in.Weight: 2.6 oz.Color: Green.