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No, it's not a flashlight

Updated on October 15, 2013

This is a light sabre.

This is a vessel of fire.

This is the most powerful magic wand you will ever own.

When you turn this flashlight on 'burst' mode and shine it at a steel door, the door will melt. Instantly. It will be vaporized.

Okay, that part isn't true.

When you shine this light on a mirror, the photons will collide with such force that you will actually hear the collisions.

Okay, that's not true either.

What is true is that this tiny light, far smaller than those giant billy clubs that you've seen, is a technical miracle. It will give you peace of mind when the power goes out, get you unlost when you are lost in the woods, and probably save your life one night on a dark road when you wish, really wish, someone had given it to you as a gift.

In our digital age, it's difficult to find something as material as this, as solid and not-worth-losing as this light is. No, it's probably not as practical as an overhead light you can turn on with a switch, nor as thoughtful as a homemade quilt.

Doesn't matter.

This light, for the right person, is a gift to remember. "Wanna see the new light my aunt Emily gave me?" You'll hear this for weeks.

I keep waiting for it to get dark out so I can see just how bright this light is. Careful, and this part is true, when it's on full power, it's so bright it gets hot. When was the last time you felt a flashlight get hot?


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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is a terrific example of what a product review should be. Engaging. Informative. Unique. Memorable. Doesn't have a laundry list of every benefit, just the ones that matter enough to make the reader want to click on the Buy Now button. Thanks for the reminder of what a great product review looks like.

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      Anna2of5 3 years ago

      You had me at "light saber", the melting door image was cool too. :D

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      Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Men and their flashlights! I loved the review, what a wonderful sense of humor you have. This is something I would like to get my fiance in the future. Well done!

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      Jackowacko LM 4 years ago

      I really worry about the set of batteries needed for it.

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      kurinurm 4 years ago

      It is 740 lumens, XM-L T6, pretty standard for flashlights of this type. Nothing special in this device. You can buy cheap copies off from ebay for US $15 or so. And yes, most are rechargeable, mine (xtar R30) is.

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      ryetersegramp 4 years ago

      If only it would run on regular AA's so I could recharge it myself....

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      briansommersartist 4 years ago


      maybe you should take a break from marketing and go into advertising! The best copy I've ever read! I want one dadgumit! look what you've done! LOL

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      It sounds as though I need this Fenix Flashlight for those middle of the night potty runs my dog Tidbit takes me on - we have black bears on our streets and it would be nice to see them coming!

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      bdkz 4 years ago

      My daughter would love this!