These have a hand-crank so that they don't need batteries. Nice idea, but they're hopeless. You can crank and crank for 5 minutes, and the light will fade very quickly. Not completely useless if you need a quick flash of light for some reason (to find dropped keys, say), but no substitute for a proper flashlight.
They worked and still continue to work just fine however the only problem I have is having to crank it every 10-15min when it should be something like 30min-1hr but it sort of strengthens your grip though so I guess that is an advantage as well :)
- How accurate was the sizing? Very
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
There's nothing wrong with these lights, I just didn't like having to wind them up; even when they're not in use. I'd rather purchase batteries, then have to worry about keeping them wound up so that they're ready when I want to use them. Other than that the lights worked perfectly.
These lights are bright enough and charge as advertised. If they sit for very long they will no longer hold a charge at all. They were stored (glove box) charged for about 2 months and now they will not work unless we crank them continuously. I would not buy another pair.
These wind up flashlights are worth having around. Buy some for your car, truck and/or boat. Also, keep a few in your home. While I do not carry a handbag or purse myself, a lot of other ladies do, and there might be a way to carry one of these in a handbag or tote bag. You will have to wind up these flashlights, but it is not too time consuming. Handy item. Worthwhile purchase.
Not durable. Kids can break 'em. If you live by yourself & do things properly, they should work ok. My kids & I broke them by cranking the wrong direction (darn lefties!) & dropping them. They don't hold their charge very well or stay lit very long before you gotta crank 'em again.
These lights are great for camping and for emergency purposes as they are functioning without battery and therefore, they are always working... on manpower! They don't seem to hold the power for long, meaning you will have to keep winding up the light, but at least you have one! ;-)