Colorado Costco stores still have them, but I don't recommend this light. I bought a bunch around Christmas then returned them because they are nice on the outside and cheap on the inside. Yes, they are reasonably bright, but I can get similar brightness with better quality online for less.:thumbsdow
Tempe AZ still has them along with a coast single AA's and a weird coast diming headlamp. I compared all of them to my EDC L1D and my L1D seemed brigher then all of them even with a 1.2V eneloop. If these drop to 1/2 price I might consider.
I have one of the L M 500's right here. It has a battery holder insert that holds 3 AAA's. I was trying to find out which CREE it had. Q5? P4? I'm not sure how to tell.
It sure is a nice torch. The focusing is OK, but leaves a pupil look if you widen it any at all. Not sure I'm going to like that.
I bought one yesterday before reading this thread. The light is great for the price.
I don't understand alot of people here saying this light is cheaply made. The machining and threads are excellent on the copy I picked up. The light has a "Q" Bin led as you can see the 4 wires leading to the die.
You can pick this one up locally with a nice carrying case and 6 battery's and in my opinion get a nice bright quality light or you can order something overseas and waite 2 months to receive it take you chances if it even works.
I just picked one of these lights up today. My Princeton Tec FUEL broke last night. I went to stock up on some batteries and chewing gum like usual, but I ended up getting this light also ($30).
I really liked the pouch and the batteries that were included. I don't think this light is regulated, but I really wish it were, and I wish there were multiple settings besides the "145" lumen output. I personally like the AAA usage, as I stocked up on these for my PT headlamp, and these aren't hard to find like those CR123 and coincells. The pouch is a good bonus too. Somehow I'll feel less geeky carrying a leatherman accessory.
This is actually my first light ever, besides that POS PT headlamp I got as a gift. I hope it suits me. I'm looking at probably getting an Arc AAA in May when I get paid. It's almost dark. Time to do some exploring. Bye-bye plastic PT Headlamp, hello Stainless Steel!
Lots of these (100+?) at the new Costco in East Mesa AZ (OK its 1 mile from the old one). Still haven't bought one, I'll be waiting for them to go on clearance.
BTW they Costco no longer sells their 3D + Mini Mag combo, but they do have a much worse SNAP-ON branded Kypton bulb combo.
I just bought 10 of these from costco. They dropped the price here in San Diego cause they werent selling. Trying to flip a profit on ebay. But good luck with that as ebay and paypal fees are getting stupid. Typically i sell them for around 45-50 including shipping. So $30 from costco is a deal if you ask me.
This light had worked out for me. It was not build well on the inside and the part that holds the batteries broke soon after I got it but put some super glue on it and it worked as my go to flash light in till now. It has a problem with the on/off button now. I am going to try and bring it back to life but I would buy two if i ever saw them again.
I have a question. I bought this light at Costco a while ago. The batteries went flat and so I swapped them out. When I reassembled my flashlight and turned it on, the LED was barely glowing. I could see that it was just on and square shaped. Dimmer than me in statistics class
I tried several sets of batteries with the same result and then gave up on it and it turned into a paperweight on my desk.
Found this forum and thought I'd ask if my light is dead or not? Has anyone here heard of this happening to their light?