I got a chance to use this flashlight, up in the mountains, at our Cabin. For such a small flashlight, it can really put out an amazing amount of lumens. It can totally light up the immediate area around you, as it has a very broad beam pattern (which I think is a good thing). The Turbo setting does get the flashlight hot in a fairly short amount of time (about 5 minutes max.). However, that is understandable given the lights small body size.
Where I think this flashlight really “shines” is while using the light’s first 3 lumen settings. You can use the 50, 450 or 1,200 lumen settings, and have very, very respectable run times, using the light’s two included 4000 mAh batteries.
That is not to diminish the importance of the light’s ability to to crank up to 3,000 or 10,000 lumens, if need be, which is most impressive.
If you need a flashlight that has longer run times, at the more normal output levels, and has the ability to crank up to much higher output levels and has a floodlight beam pattern, this is the flashlight for you!! Given its overall performance, it is hard to believe this flashlight is so small.