I got this a few weeks ago and it's now my brightest light. It's brighter than my thrunite tn12 that's rated at 1000 lumens. I was skeptical on the lumen rating and price on this but I'm pretty impressed. It is a little fatter then the traditional 1" lights like the surefire 6p that most of my lights are similar in size to, which makes it harder to put in your pocket., and it doesn't come with a clip like my thrunite, but I guess if I was out camping and could carry it in my backpack or something that would suffice. For me it is a better light for the car or backpack. I like it a lot though. Can't go wrong for the price.
This no frills added LED flashlight, with it's conventional 1" (25.4 mm) diameter parabolic reflector & the Cree XM-L U2 emitter, is an all around perfect combination of form vs. function vs. cost, in my opinion. The build quality is excellent, it fits my hand very well and is not too big for a pocket (at least a fairly large pocket, like the ones in my coveralls). While there's no option to adjust the beam, what you get is a very nice combination of flood and a throw that also reaches out quite far. I love the fact that it can use the big 26650 Li-ion rechargeable battery and it seems to offer decent run time on that one, but there's an included spacer sleeve to allow for the use of the more common 18650 battery, as well as a AAA adapter. I also love that it offers the 3 brightness modes, plus the strobe and SOS for emergencies, but that you don't have to cycle through all of them every time you turn it on. This one, with it's Cree XM-L U2 is also noticeably brighter than the ones I've ordered that use a single Cree XM-L T6.
Great for the money. Seems well made, and has a pretty strong beam.