So, right after I reviewed the $110 Surefire Defender para military device, this full page ad from Ocean State Job Lot with dozens of deals shows up in the Bangor News- “6 Pack of 9 LED Flashlights” for $10- “Batteries Included”. You can see it below, on the right side under the ” Halloween Glow Items”.
I was headed up to Belfast anyways last night, and picked up a pack. Here they are:
They appear to have the same rubber end switch as the Surefire. The packaging material reads, ” 9 LED aluminum” ( yep, not plastic), LED bulbs never need replacing last up to 100,000 hours ( verbatim) , and 18 AAA batteries included. Made in China”.
I tested a sample of batteries, and they all appeared fresh, reading 1.57 volts. Loaded with 3 AAA’s, and with supplied lanyard attached, one flashlight weighs only 1.5 ounces.
So? Does it even work?
I have no idea how many lumens the 9 LED units put out, but it sure ain’t 200!
When we blackened the house last night and I switched one on, ” That’s pretty bright!” Auntie Mame exclaimed.
These things are definitely worth $1.66 each (complete with batteries).
Want one? I’ve got a few extras.