TM reader John writes: “I’m a stagehand, so I like to always have a small, bright flashlight on me tucked in my hip pocket. But I was tired of losing my preferred (and expensive) Surefire Executive. I took a chance on the Cree on eBay and it ROCKS. Smaller, brighter than the Surefire, LED, and CHEAP — $23 instead of $80! Construction is excellent – already dropped it a few times, no problem.”
I’ll admit that I’m skeptical — you gotta love when eBay sellers keep their IDs private. Maybe it’s coated in lead-based black paint. Anyway, while I’ve been happy with numerous cheap LED flashlights, I’ve yet to find a really bright one under the $40 mark. But I’m a sucker for stuff like this. Do any of you have experience with it?