And here’s how to get the light for free (you only pay $3.50 for S+H—again, this is for US and Canada only):
-Visit this web site: http://www.COASTportland.com/surveyCC.php
-Fill in the survey
-Use Coast G25 in the box for “What item did you purchase?”
-Use Home Depot in the box for “Where did you purchase your COAST Product?”
-Pay $3.50 for S+H
I just submitted mine and I know of at least one other guy that this has worked for.
$3.50 is a wonderful deal for a nice little AAA EDC light with lifetime warranty.
I’ve spent more at Legoland for something piled up and seldom used. I’ll be giving this one to a young grand-daughter for her younger sister’s diaper bag . . . no bets on how long it stays in the bag and doesn’t get broken or lost, though.
It is what it is. Pretty bright for a 5mm LED. The main thing I dislike besides the purple, offcenter ringy beam and protruding clicky is how huge it is. Same size as my CQG SS AA. Also, does anyone else’s have no lens? Just a bulb and a reflector for me. That reflector thing will get dusted up and maybe scratched in no time in the wifey’s bag.
Mine's in a drawer somewhere at home or I'd check to see if it has a lense for you, but I just wanted to say it doesn't really make a good handbag light. If the protruding tailswitch bumps up against anything in her purse, the light will come on and stay on until the battery is depleted. Happened to me in the car glove box (No, I don't carry a purse ).
I only have a few 5mm led lights, but it is normal for my 5mm led lights with 3 or less leds to have no lens - even some that are o-ringed to keep out water. First time I started seeing them was with the HF 9/12 style lights even though those are not waterproof. I’d guess using some hairspray or similar others recommend on reflectors to go lite OP might smooth out the beam, though I don’t really notice it other than on a wall.
Other problem I see is the clickie is prone to using battery from bumps and jostles. Mine has hole, but no lanyard or clip. Seems overbuilt for what it is, but I have a couple other Coast lights that are the same.
Rather than going in a bag, this one is great for checking inside dark cabinets and the like. No throw, but good flood for small area. It would also work fine as a light kept at a desk for quick tasks at night since it is near or slightly brighter than my T10 on medium and still not too bright for inside use.