Compared with some others
I bought this without much attention to detail. I found it to be a splensdid flashlight, very bright, well made, and with a perfect zoom range. Wide open the beak is lat, very bright and without hot spots. Hot spots can be achieved by focusing more narrowl. I bought another simlar flashlight from Amazon. Doen't compare, requires an awkward twist to start a comparably feeble beam. I've shooper around in some lighting stores which have different models with similar features, similar but not equal. I am now ordering another.