I didn't think this flashlight was going to be any good. Bought it on a whim. But, it surprised me by quality of the light it shines. It can project a wide beam for in camp or in house use, or a more narrow beam for distance. The switch feels very positive. I have not had any problems or malfunctions. I had one of these stored in a box in a drawer for over a year, and it shines as bright as it did when I opened the package. Of all the money I've wasted on cheap stuff over the decades, it's surprising, almost a shocker, when the cheap thing works and works well. It's so good, that I will include it in my earthquake emergency pack, along with a premium AA flashlight and another brand name ultralight micro flashlight.