I just bought my first LED after using Maglites for years. I bought a LD22 and all I can say is wow! I'm hookeded to the point I joined your forum. This light does everything that the literature says. One thing I noticed is that if I use the alkaline batteries that came with it that the low 3 lumens is the same as the mid 42 lumens. If I put in my inexpensive and unrated mAh Ray-o-vac nimh that it works just fine. Other than that the ld22 works for me.