I have always had a ‘torch’, as we called them in England, and when I was little I kept one in bed with me. Back in the 1950’s there was only a light switch by the door. Haven’t they come on since then. My husband has several different kinds of flashlights, which is what I now call them.
I wanted one that would be more than just a basic one. The BlueFire 1100 Lumen Tactical Waterproof Flashlight Cree XM-L2 LED 5 Modes Flashlight certainly is that. It can be used for camping cycling hiking hunting diving, and so much more.
When I received it I fell in love with the design. It states that it doesn’t come with batteries, and I went locally to buy either the 18650 or CR123A Batteries, but none of the stores carried them. I finally ordered them from Amazon, and now have a working flashlight. When ordering this product, it is best to order the batteries at the same time, that way they should be delivered on the same day.
The flashlight is really sturdy, love the design, and also the color gray. I had to get my husband to open the bottom part, to put the batteries in, as it wouldn’t budge for me. It takes 2 batteries. Once they were in, I pressed the green button and the brightest light came on, I then gave it a light press, and it went to medium, the next press is low beam. The following one is a strobe light, and the final one is an S.O.S. one. Another hard press, and it goes off.
As yet I haven’t tried it under water. I will do this on my next visit to the beach, which will be late June. I am also looking forward to using it when I am out at night. The perfect way to hold it, it like the police, and military, shoulder height with your thumb on the green button.
This new flashlight is so superior to any I have seen or used before, and it will be kept my side of the bed. No way is my husband getting his hands on it.
I received this item for free, for an honest, and unbiased review.
Update: September 14th, 2016. I thought the batteries had died. Got rechargeable ones, and a charger. Didn’t work, so tried another set of rechargeable batteries I had got, and nothing. I think it is now the flashlight.
I need to contact BlueFire, and find out what kind of warranty they have.
November 20th. They never got back to me, and I haven’t been able to get any help with the flashlight. Either it is faulty, or the bulb has already gone. I have since read on Amazon that no one is getting any support. Therefore I would not recommend this flashlight.