I have a Coast HP7R that can be charged outside the light or the 'cartridge' can be. It also has a 3aaa battery carrier. They call it a rechargeable light but when you peak inside the 'cartridge' you see an 18650 with a Coast logo.Yup. I don't why they still make lights like that, having to click through low is bad enough, but strobe too? Why even have strobe?
I also don't see why they advertise it as a 18650 light when tyou can't remove the battery?
That makes sense, but I wonder how many people know what an 18650 is? And wouldn't those who do be a bit miffed when they find out that they can't actually use 18650's in their new "18650" light?I have a Coast HP7R that can be charged outside the light or the 'cartridge' can be. It also has a 3aaa battery carrier. They call it a rechargeable light but when you peak inside the 'cartridge' you see an 18650 with a Coast logo.
Coast chose not to call it an 18650 light. I understand why Rayovac did though. Marketing. Studies probably showed 18650 was the better choice for their "market", which is largely made up of folks still using lights powered by alkaline batteries. So the word "rechargeable" may not excite that sector as much as "18650".
A ozark trail 700lm zoomie I bought my brother in law had a bunch of unnessary features to click through before turning it off before discovering that all he had to do was press and hold the switch thus bypassing the rest. Maybe this light has the same shortcut.do you have to click through strobe to turn it off?
I can agree with this as seems prices and quality and selection has gone negative with more expensive (overpriced) brand names and cheaper crummier stuff with fewer mid range quality bargains.I'll probably pass on this one. It's getting easier and easier to walk past flashlights sold at the sprawl mart anymore.
Good friends don't encourage the use of alkaleaks as they can make expensive lights..... disposable.Lights with in-built batts will just end up as landfill anyway (then again wont everything eventually?) so I dont buy them no matter the price, same with proprietary cells. Best for the average person is a light that runs on AAs. In my experience people wont use anything but alkalines anyway & li-ions wont hold a charge after a few years (& they prob. wont replace the cell) so why make things complicated? Ive just gotten a family member a Fenix E20 V2 which is a great, simple light & they'll actually know how to use and run it.
I wont deny that olight with its simple magnetic charging works great for the average joe but they use proprietary cells so I dont buy them. Expensive throw away lights.
Maybe, but if you guys are lookin' at the same light I am....At $10 each it's an uncomplicated way to ensure the giftee has a trouble-free light source.