Top positive review
Probably not waterproof, but still a decent flashlight.
May 27, 2016
I keep this flashlight in my room as a back up, I have tactical flashlights that are much brighter and more reliable. This has 55 lumens which is decent for the price, on three AA-cells (included) it has a run time of (8 hours and 45 minutes).
It feels good in the hand as it has a comfortable rubber grip, it weights 167 grams with the three AA-cells installed. There is also a Crabineer clip for some type of hands free use, perhaps hanging it someplace you need light.
On the packaging it has icons for ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard, adopted by many if not all manufacturer's of electronics of a certain type. In flashlights, features like lumens, impact resistance, water resistance, etc., are covered as part of FL1 Standard. The manufacturer's test the products themselves and make the claims, it's presumed the claims are accurate and true.
Water protection uses the "Ingress Protection" or "IP" ratings, which states what level of protection from water, dust, debris, etc., a product can withstand and still function after the fact. This flashlight is IPX4, identified by the raining icon on the packaging. This means it's water resistant and can handle splashes of water at different angles.
It's misleading because the description states that it's waterproof. Waterproof and water resistance are not the same, therefore they are not rated with the same level of protection.
On the manufacturer's page there is a photo of this floating on water, probably advertising that it can just sit in water without any damage. I'm just pointing this out, but I'm not certain as to how FL1 Standard works.
Overall, these are good for the price, I would buy more if needed, but only if there isn't anything else better in this range. At the end of day, some water protection is better then none, at this price I don't really expect it to be anyways. The description though should be more accurate.
Thank you for reading my review.