This past weekend my wife was heading to the beach with some girls from church to camp for a night. She asked me for a light and I racked my brain thinking of a good light that would also have a fairly simple interface. I finally decided on the Nitecore EX10 . . .simple but powerful. That night she calls me and tells me that the light is broken and isn't even screwing together. "Impossible" I say to myself, thinking how can you not get it screwed back on. When she returned I looked at the light so I could fix it because she obviously had no idea about lights. I quickly found the problem . . . the head broke completely off. I'm talking complete aluminum break all around the head. My wife is a runner not a weight lifter and I'm frankly shocked that the Nitecore would break in such a fashion. I have nitecores to give as gifts. Can I trust them?
So, when my daughter who on Tuesday left for college, asked for a light I racked my brain again thinking of a simple light that wouldn't break. The result, she now owns a AA Brass Peak. It isn't the brightest light in the arsenal but it will give her light when she needs it. I'd rather have a simple working light than a fancy broken one.