Ozark Trail 6 volt flashlight
Source: bought it new
The design could be more user friendly.
- light weight
- not user friendly
So, the bulb dislodges and the metal seat does too.The lense is sealed and prevents reassembly. NOW what do you do—throw away and move on to the next piece of junk? OR is there a trick to separating the lense from the housing?
Price Paid: $5 or $6
I have had three of these lanterns since 1989, and they are the most dependable, easy to maintain that I have ever used. Each has been used in the mountains, in two tornadoes, and endless camping.
If you are the least caring about your possessions, especially those that could be life saving, regular service and getting to know your equipment is paramount.
Price Paid: don't remember
This was my favorite flashlight. It worked every time. It was the brightest light of all my flashlights. I used it to round up my cat after dark in the woods many an evening.
Unfortunately, I dropped it one night picking him up and it broke. The way it was built, I can't get into the assembly where the light bulb is to fix it as the light cover doesn't screw off. That's why I'm online looking to buy a new one. Bummer!
Price Paid: $6
The light is not as bad as the reviews I have read. You must use some common sense to thread on the lens. Just a piece of tape is all it took to repair this flashlight. Even a piece of cardboard or paper helps. It puts out a nice beam and the case is durable.
The gasket on the front does work to keep water out. I submerged it to see underwater one night when I dropped something overboard. I changed out the standard bulb to one I like using.
It is not the worst light ever made. If you don't want yours please contact me and I will give you my address. I also changed out the battery for a rechargeable type from Battery Mart. I can't see paying for dry cell batteries when a nice rechargeable is available. The last one I used got about 500 charges on it before it failed.
All and all this is not the worst light ever made, it has a shortcoming but I like it for durability and light weight, as well I don't like round lights.
I have the same problem as the other reviewer. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get it to work at all.
Horrible, to say this flashlight is any more than junk, would be just plain stupid. I don't know exactly what happens to it that makes it stop working, but if you solder the - to the + it will work, the switch won't work any more, but at least the bulb will work, you just have to screw the top on and off when you want to use it.
The poorly designed partial threads on the head/light bulb assembly cannot consistently engage those on the body. The bulb/lens assembly keeps falling off the body no matter how carefully they are threaded together. Worse than useless, just plain frustrating!
Hated this product. Never got it to work. Battery was in and everything looked fine. After fooling with it for a couple hours, gave up and threw it away.
Price Paid: $3.99
I bought two of these 6 volt flashlights at Walmart and after working briefly they both stopped working. The batteries were still good as was the bulb.
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