Our Review: 9/10
PeakPlus Super Bright LED Tactical Flashlight Zoomable Adjustable Focus 5 Modes Water Resistant Torch with Rechargeable 18650 Lithium Ion Battery & Charger
While I like this flashlight, there isn’t much I can add that hasn’t been already covered by other reviewers that you probably haven’t already read. However, it is worth noting that ALL of these flashlights are mostly from the exact same manufacturer and simply rebranded. I’ve purchased a great many of these flashlights (I have a bit of a flashlight obsession), often when they are on sale, and have seen first hand that there is no substantial difference between many of them.
For example, this Flashlight is rated as 1200 lumens. I have another flashlight that is EXACTLY the same from a different “manufacturer,” down to the bulb, brightness, box and accessories it came in, except for the name that was stamped on it – and it was rated at 1000 lumens. Do I know if this is 1200 or 1000? No, not really. But The beam looks exactly the same on the wall side-by-side down to the square chip pattern in the bulb, and if they’re the same thing, and they list different measurements…well you be your own judge, but I think that someone’s not being so honest. It’s a not-so-secret secret that a lot of the products here on Amazon are simply ordered in bulk from Alibaba, dropshipped to Amazon fulfillment centers, and sold as being an entirely new product by the seller. This has nothing to do with Amazon or Alibaba, but individual sellers buying in bulk and reselling even higher. Aside from usually very minor features or a different color, it’s the same thing – the only difference is marketing (this is the brightest one! no wait THIS is the brightest one!).
That’s not to say that the products are bad, or low quality, or inferior. I do think, however, that buyers need to be aware of this. It doesn’t just apply to flashlights. Some of the top selling “brands” are entirely self-made on Amazon, and 9 times out of 10, when you see a similar item from a new “brand” that looks just like the more established, higher priced one, it’s EXACTLY THE SAME THING. It’s crazy because I see people swearing by one “brand” over the other, and then I’ll take a look on Alibaba and find I can buy 1000 of for $1.50 a piece.
Anyway, I like the flashlight. I’ve included some pictures to show exactly what I’m talking about. Just my two cents on the topic. You’ll see what I’m talking about in the pictures.
This may not be exactly what the seller wanted to see, and I expect lots of downvotes because of it, but I think people should know the truth.