Is this HID worth buying?

Hi guys,

I've been slaking my thirst for lumen with more and more XM-Ls, rather than going HID.

At $70USD, I am tempted by this one. I would greatly appreciate the HID experts' opinion on whether this is a "buy" or "skip."


Thanks, in advance, for the opinions.

I'm certainly no expert - don't own HID. But I've shopped them a bit. That looks like a rebranded stanley compact hid?

or a copy.

If you're in the market, there's an interesting new thread on the full size stanley - somebody's modded it to maintain higher output and included detailed instructions. Last time I checked, no word on longevity yet...

That does indeed look like a differently-colored rebranded Stanley HID.