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Bought during boxing day, and the first day I used it, it was flickering so I got an exchange. The second I got I didn't use it until 5 months later. When I finally came around to using it, it had only worked for 1.5 weeks!!! First it started flickering again. At first I thought the batteries had died so I got some fresh batteries and it had worked again. When I went to check my "dead batteries that came with the flashlight, they were almost full, nowhere near dead. Then a few days later now the flashlight won't turn on. I haven't dropped it and yet if I'm lucky, it might turn on if you keep clicking the button maybe 15-20 times.
Notwithstanding light use, the latching ON/OFF switch broke just after the Amazon return window. I contacted Energizer and the best they could do was send me $25 worth of coupons that expired 2 weeks after they send them to me, a fact that by accident or design they neglected to tell me. This purchase has been a total waste of money. If you need a small reliable flashlight, don't buy this one.
the batteries that came with the flashlight lasted only 3 days and used only 4 times they must have been very old i think i should be sent 4 good batteries to replace the ones that came with flashlight
Last update. Second one went into the trash tonight as it just stopped working. Never again.
Update, July 2017: From five stars to two. Never dropped it, but now it only turns on half the time. Have to mess with the battery cover, and if I get it just right (not in full closed position) it will work. Thought it would hold up more than 4-5 months. Guess I'll look for a different brand. Too bad...liked the pivot head which still works fine.
Feb 2017: Great flashlight. Love the size, the ability to set it down and adjust the beam, the magnet to attach to things when needed. And it's powerful for my purposes. Not only would I buy again....I did to have two around.
These lights should be about $4 each, not the $12 I just paid for them.
They're nice little flashlights. Emphasis on little. Of the three I bought , the magnets on two are fine and third can barely stick to anything. The flashlight is overall smaller than my adult male hand. The brightness is ok, but unremarkable relative to other LED lights on the market.
This flashlight didn't last 1 month. I was hopeful that this was a solid product since I have had an Energizer headlamp for over 13 years now, that still works. This flashlight started to strobe when on High and then that issue stopped and a new one started. Now it doesn't always turn on when I press the button even though it has good batteries and the switch is functioning. It's as if it is overheating inside, even when on low, and doesn't want to turn back on immediately or after a few minutes after being turned off. The flashlight has not been dropped or damaged in anyway. Don't waste your money on this flashlight.
Its a shame this light is heavy duty everywhere but the switch. I bought this to throw in my tool bag for working in dark basements and under sink cabinets. I used it two times before the switch stopped working. returning a $11 item is not worth the hassle of shipping it back to Amazon. I ordered the Larry light to replace the Energizer it takes a lot less space up in the tool bag has proven to be more useful.
I needed to by a flashlight for part of a gift. This was on sale for what seemed to be a great price so I bought it. It came in and I thought it was a joke. It is less then 3 inches tall. I thought this must be some super bright incredible flashlight with extra features I am not seeing. I tested the magnet on the side and it does not work. I tried it out and it is not bright. I have some cheap flashlights that shine farther. I have a block wall behind my home and a dollar store flashlight can shine from my back door to the wall and this one supposedly has a retail value of fifty times more can't? It is tiny and the magnets don;t work so what makes it so expensive. I am not going to give this as part of a gift, One of the few times I feel like the item was inflated in value online and very disappointed. This is a stocking gift not more.
POS!! Head swivel too loose to keep aimed. Contacted manufacture, they wouldn't answer my question of "how to tighten swivel..". Instead they offered a $15 coupon to get another POS item of theirs. Switched stopped working after less than 1 week. This is a non-working item.