Review: Ozark Trail 200L - 4AA Light from Wal-Mart
Ozark Trail 200L
Reviewer's Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆
|Battery: Alkaline - Four AA|
|Switch: Side Switch - Pushbutton|
|LED Type: Cree XB-D|
|Price Payed: Gift - Costs about $19.00 In WalMart|
- Aluminum Body is manufactured well. Smooth finish, Nice Ano. Sized well for hand held. Side Switch. Threads are smooth as silk.
- XB-D led is underpowered. Plastic lens. Plastic reflector. No heat sink. No Modes.
Features / Value: ★★☆☆☆
Basic Flashlight. It turns on and turns off. No special features in this light. It's over priced compared to other lights with multiple modes.
Design / Build Quality: ★★★☆☆
The design on the outside is great. The body is appealing visually and manufactured well. The threads are as smooth as I have ever seen on a flashlight. The ano is good, but I imagine it's type II. The plastic reflector and plastic lens are probably better for an outdoors light, but I would prefer an aluminum reflector. The interior battery holder/switch assembly is innovative and well done. Where the light completely fails is the XB-D led with absolutely no heat sink at all.
The pictures should give you an idea of this light. It is not made to be improved upon. No heat sink, an XB-D and no way to mod it, makes it a no go for me.
Battery Life: ?????
I have no idea of the battery life. The Mfg states 3hrs 45min run time. With 6 AA Alkalines, I would think it might last a half hour to 45 minutes before it went dim.
Light Output: ★★☆☆☆
MFg states 200 Lumens. I would say that is fairly close. MFg states throw of 169m, but I can tell you it's throw dies out after 50 yards. Any farther than that, it can illuminate, but not well to distinguish anything clearly. It is a Thrower for sure. It has a very small spot and little spill. It throws a tight beam. The problem is the under powered XB-D can't put out enough to be an effective thrower.
It seems like the designers took a lot of time to make a nice looking light and the outside body is sleek. The threads are just smooth as can be and the design of the battery holder/switch is neat. It seems like someone else came in and designed the led, reflector and tin plate heat sink. It ruins the light for me, as it is screams cheap and amateur. With the fact that it can't be modded, it's worthless to me, but in looking at it as a non-flashoholic, it's probably a step up from a maglite, since it is brighter than a mag and it is good looking.
ISO100, F:2.7, Daylight WB, Shutter 1 second. Both the above and below shots.
Shutter Speed 1/15 second, to show the spot diameter better.