close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Costco: High Intensity Tactical Flashlight 3 pack $19.99

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by edrex, Jun 25, 2011.


  1. edrex

    edrex
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    63
    0
    Just picked these up today. Definitely won't replace your favorite $60 light, but the price is right for backups. Seem sturdy, bright, has low/high/strobe settings, and includes batteries.
    [​IMG]
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. sjd78

    sjd78
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    110
    0
    Location:
    Bakersfield, CA
    How do they compare in brightness to say an average streamlight or surefire?
     

  3. Adjuster

    Adjuster
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    13,854
    1,266
    Location:
    Deerfield Beach Florida USA
    Can you do some photos showing brightness on a wall. Maybe photos of some other lights you have for comparison. I see it says 150 lumens but from my understanding that is a pretty subjective measurement left up to the manufacturer.
     
  4. AA#5

    AA#5
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    5,099
    0
    I couldn't resist that package either. The price is unbelieveable.....with batteries & lanyards too.

    They're as bright as they say they are - I compared the beam to an Inova Tactical 165 Lumen & I couldn't tell the difference in brightness. The beam isn't quite as smooth & I don't care for the switch operation, but, as you said, for backup, they're perfect.
     
    #4 AA#5, Jun 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  5. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX
    Expand Collapse
    Gen4 BETATester

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    5,297
    0
    Whats the quality like? I picked up a multi pack of lights like that at Home Depot they lasted about 6months before they started having issues.
     
  6. edrex

    edrex
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    63
    0
    I don't have any other lights to compare to.

    I'll try and get some shots taken tonight.

    Quality on these seems good, but only time will tell how they hold up. Good thing is they are from Costco, so if they start having issues they can be returned for a full refund at any time.
     
    #6 edrex, Jun 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  7. sjd78

    sjd78
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    110
    0
    Location:
    Bakersfield, CA
    Do these operate by a push button on the rear?
     
  8. datnvan

    datnvan
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    393
    0
    push rear, low>high>strobe>(push and hold) momentary on. great general use lights. i got them a few weeks ago when there was a $5 off coupon. i also have the previous generation. improvements include smaller size and smooth reflector instead of orange peel type. feature i wish they included from the previous was the clear push button that blinks red when the batteries are low. this new one's push button is all black. the old generation also had a focusable beam but was relatively useless.
     
    #8 datnvan, Jun 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  9. jamaicanj

    jamaicanj
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    2,236
    2
    Location:
    Florida
    I spotted these at Costco but wanted to wait for a review as I always end up picking up "good deals" that often time end up being duds.

    Thanks for the review
     
  10. Wishoot

    Wishoot
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    1,418
    615
    Location:
    Milwaukee
    I also purchased a set of these about a year ago from Costco. Very bright beam and extremely durable.

    I put one in my car when I first bought the set and it's held up very well. Haven't had to change the batteries yet either.
     
  11. TSAX

    TSAX
    Expand Collapse
    USAF Vet

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    10,162
    6
    This is a solid pick up for $20







    :50cal:
     
  12. poodleshooter1

    poodleshooter1
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    1,844
    0
    A buddy tried them and the batteries died in about 5 minutes right in front of me. I'll stick to Surefire.
     
  13. utah

    utah
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    544
    7
    Location:
    Virginia
    yep batteries never run out on the Surefires
     
  14. one73maro

    one73maro
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    165
    0
    Location:
    DFW, Texas
    I picked up a set of these lights about 6 months ago. So far they have been great. I have one in each of my vehicles and one in the house. You can't beat these for $20.
     
  15. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    8,566
    407
    Location:
    Virginia
    he must have played with it before he showed it to you.

    The batteries last LONGER than that!
     
  16. edrex

    edrex
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    63
    0
    Picked up another pack today.
    Here are some pics of the low/high beam. These were taken in complete darkness with a camera phone.
    Low:
    [​IMG]
    High:
    [​IMG]
     
  17. britmullet

    britmullet
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    97
    0
    Location:
    New Braunfels, TX
    Is that a Tuba on your wall?
     
  18. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey
    Expand Collapse
    Spershul Furces

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    2,750
    2
    Location:
    TX
    Is there a major advantage to Costco vs Sam's? I suppose I need to join one to stock up on stuff.

    Doesn't look like complete darkness to me :whistling:
     
  19. datnvan

    datnvan
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    393
    0
    in houston it costs $40 for sams club membership, $50 for costco. sams has the advantage as far as # of locations but costco has better produce and warranty/return policy. think of costco akin to a wholesale target.
     
  20. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey
    Expand Collapse
    Spershul Furces

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    2,750
    2
    Location:
    TX
    Thanks. I might stop by the local one today and check it out.