We really enjoyed reviewing this flashlight. At first we thought, just another flashlight. But you know what, surprisingly more than that.
This 250 lumen flashlight carries quite a bit of power for its size with a range of 200 meters. It also has a respectable run time of over 3 hrs on high and almost 19 hrs on low (brightness is similar to a conventional flashlight on low) with its 3 AA batteries. It is a nice aluminum bodied 9 inch flashlight and on of the lightest flashlights we have ever held for its size. Very comfortable size to hold and with batteries about the weight of my cell phone. Besides a high and low setting, if you tug on the bezel a stand on end lantern is exposed for hands free illumination. A very nice feature!
Broken down or stranded, a red safety light secondary button activates a red light on the end of the hand grip turning the light into a safety wand. Push the button again and now you have a steday red flasher. Press the button a third time for a definitive SOS red signal.
The feature that surprised us the most was the loading of the batteries. Considering it is a nearly 1.5 inch diameter light, the 3AA batteries did not have to go into a frustrating battery holder device like many AA battery lights. This flashlight was engineered to take the batteries end to end which only took seconds to load. So simple and well thought out.
The NITE IZE 3 in one LED flashlight has been tested and its ratings are to FL 1 ANSI standards. Water resistant and 3 meter drop tested we find this light a great valve for its features. And yes, it does include the batteries and a lanyard attachment!