About Atomic Beam USA

The Atomic Beam USA tactical flashlight uses ultra bright LEDs to shine up to 40X brighter than ordinary flashlights, and features a tough-grade aluminum casing that’s claimed to withstand extreme conditions.

At just a little over 5” long and less than 1.5 pounds, Atomic Beam promises to implement the same tactical technology used by U.S. Special Forces, plus a beam that can be adjusted between high medium, low, strobe, and S.O.S. And since it shines up to 5,000 lux and features a 2,000X zoom function, the manufacturer claims that Atomic Beam is “one of the most powerful flashlights on earth.”

Let’s cut to the chase: You don’t have time or extra money to purchase something that won’t deliver value, so let’s find out if Atomic Beam will be your next tactical flashlight.

Does Atomic Beam USA Feature U.S. Special Forces Tactical Technology?

Compared to their civilian brethren, tactical flashlights are generally much brighter. Why? Instead of illuminating an area, they’re supposed to temporarily stun/blind a person at the receiving end. Tactical flashlights also feature strong, yet lightweight, construction, with the on/off switch situated in the tailcap and the ability to be mounted to a firearm.

Based on these characteristics, except for this last bit, it seems like atomic beam matches the broad definition of a tactical flashlight. Before moving on though, we need to explain why not all tactical flashlights are created equal.

How Bright Is Atomic Beam?

There isn’t a standard light output for tactical flashlights, but there is a standard unit of measure to convey this output, which is something known as lumens (tactical flashlights can range anywhere between 60 and 1,000+ lumens).

However, the manufacturer only tells us that Atomic Beam outputs 5,000 lux—and, without knowing the square footage of the area where this measurement was taken, we can’t convert this number into lumens.

Ultimately, the company doesn’t really provide any useful numbers we can use to gauge Atomic Beam’s real-world power and compare it to the competition (or confirm that it’s 40X brighter).

Speaking of the competition, are there other flashlights out there like Atomic Beam? We’ll talk more about that in a second, but let’s first talk about its price.

How Tough Is Atomic Beam?

In the Atomic Beam commercial, we see the flashlight dropped from dozens of feet in the air, after which the spokesperson picks it up and finds that it works just fine. This is known as impact resistance, which measures how well a flashlight can withstand a drop to concrete from a specific distance.

While there’s no standard impact resistance that a flashlight must meet in order to earn the “tactical” distinction, most are warrantied between 1 and 3 meters (about 3-9 feet). Does Atomic Beam come with a warranty at all?

We’ll talk more about this next. But first, what about those demonstrations where Atomic Beam was enclosed in ice or pulled from boiling oil? Again, neither of these are requirements for a tactical flashlight designation, but it’s a demonstration we’ve seen more than once, and doesn’t seem to be unique to Atomic Beam. Either way, we wouldn’t expect any tactical flashlight to work for very long when exposed to similar repeated abuse.

Now, let’s talk about Atomic Beam’s price.

How Much Does Atomic Beam Cost?

When checking out on the Atomic Beam website, you’ll be presented with 2 options:

  • Main Offer: $19.99 plus free shipping for the first Atomic Beam. Get a second for an additional $9.99 fee.
  • Deluxe Offer: Includes one Atomic Beam tactical flashlight, plus a rechargeable battery and charger, hands-free tactical headband, and reinforced nylon carrying case: One for $39.98, two for $59.97.

You can also purchase the accessories found in the Deluxe package individually:

  • Rechargeable Battery & Charger: $12.99
  • Reinforced Nylon Carrying Case: $9.99
  • Hands-Free Tactical Headband: $7.99

Regardless of which option you choose, all orders come with free shipping, as well as a 30-day refund policy, less S&H.

Pro tip: Keep in mind that the $9.99 fee for the second Atomic Beam in the Main Offer technically counts as shipping, so you’ll immediately lose it when requesting a refund. You’ll also be required to pay return S&H.

All Atomic Flashlights come with a lifetime replacement guarantee. Here’s how the company puts it in their commercial: “If it ever breaks, for any reason, you get your money back.”

In order to request a refund or cash in on your replacement guarantee, you’ll need to call Telebrands customer service at 855-668-1655.

How does this price compare to the competition?

Are There Other Tactical Flashlights Like Atomic Beam?

Since you’re reading this review, you probably already know there are literally hundreds of other tactical flashlights like Atomic Beam. If not, you can quickly find out by searching for the term on your favorite search engine. We’ve even reviewed another ASOTV version called TacLight by Bell + Howell.

When you search, you’ll find that in many instances, these other tactical flashlights are almost indistinguishable from Atomic Beam. In other words, they’ll generally share the same important features, like high lumens (usually between 600 and 1,000), rechargeable batteries (that you don’t have to pay extra for), sturdy construction, and multiple modes/zoom features.

One area most of these other options can’t compete, though, is price. Whereas one Atomic Beam flashlight comes in at about $20, some models from the competition can reach $80 or more. But just because it’s less expensive, does this mean that Atomic Beam will provide a better value? Let’s find out as we come to our conclusion.

Atomic Beam USA Test

We thoroughly tested the claims of the Atomic Beam USA. To find out what we experienced, be sure to watch the video below:

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Is Atomic Beam USA The Right Choice?

Telebrands (including their Bulbhead division) is the largest company in the ASOTV industry, so they’re definitely not a scam (although based on a 2014 lawsuit by the NJ Attorney General’s office, they might not always operate in the best interests of their customers). However, in order to keep your expectations realistic about Atomic Beam, we think there are a couple more important facts you should consider:

Is Atomic Beam Useful for Self Defense?

In the Atomic Beam commercial, we saw a woman quickly hold up Atomic Beam’s strobe mode to fend off a would-be attacker, who immediately runs off. How realistic is this?

As we outlined above, since there’s no way to measure Atomic Beam’s lumens, we can’t know how well it would blind an attacker. However, assuming it features the same number of lumens as other tactical flashlights, it might be possible to temporarily stun an attacker—just remember that you’d have to keep your hand on the flashlight’s button at all times in order to react so quickly.

Given this, unless you’re using a tactical flashlight like Atomic Beam alongside a firearm, with think it’s doubtful that an attacker would react so strongly to a simple flashlight.

Who is Hunter Ellis?

Hunter Ellis is a former Navy aviator and FedEx pilot, who also appeared on the reality TV program Survivor: Marqueses during 2001-2002. Since that time, Hunter has worked as a news anchor, television host, and general on-screen personality.

While Mr. Ellis might have some star power, remember that just because a celebrity endorses a product, this doesn’t mean they use the product—or that it’s necessarily any good.

The Bottom Line About Atomic Beam

Based on its feature set and price, it’s admittedly difficult not to immediately hand over your money for Atomic Beam USA flashlight. After all, it seems to have all the key features you’ll need for a tactical flashlight, including rugged construction (although there’s no formal definition for “tough grade”), a bright light (although we can’t know how bright), and multiple settings.

From this perspective, there’s little doubt that other Telebrands products have provided tens of thousands of customers with the value they were seeking. With no online reviews yet, we’ll have to wait and see if the same holds true for Atomic Beam. At minimum though, we think you should check out this tactical flashlight buyer’s guide before making a final decision (No this isn't another one of our sites nor are we affiliated with it in anyway, we just wanted to provided additional resources for you).

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21 Customer Reviews for Atomic Beam USA

Average Customer Rating: 2.1
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 2 4 stars: 4 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 3 1 stars: 12
Bottom Line: 33% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Worked for 1 minute

    Purchased this light, brought it home, put the batteries in and it worked for about 1 minute. I turned it off, felt the switch break and now will not turn on. Taking it back and exploring other options.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Happy with mine.

    • NH,
    • Dec 4, 2016

    I've only had mine for 3 weeks and the only complaint I have is that it said it's made in USA but the video review stated it's really not.

    It's a tool and I use it for its designed purpose and it works well.

    I take care of my tools, I don't drop my drill or circular saw, I don't leave them out in the rain or snow, I don't drive over them, and I don't deep fry them on my stove.

    And if it has a lifetime warranty, what do you have to lose?

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Another IPhone Ion-Lithium Battery Disaster in the Making

    Ordered my 2 Atomic flashlights online. Delivery time, product quality, power of the light – A+. I am, was, very happy until I decided to order the lithium battery. Wow, that sucker really cranked out some serious power. BUT after 2 rechargings, my wife starts telling me the flashlight is burning her hand. This thing was on its way to combustion. While I'm running cold water on my hands, I'm imaging those people on the plane when their pockets burst out in flames because of their ion-lithium batteries. Same story, different book? Replacing AAA batteries every week may get expensive after a bit, but at least you'll still be alive to be able to buy more batteries.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 16 out 17 people found this review helpful

    I would definetly not recommend this flashlight

    I ordered 2 lights off of the TV commercial, but I received 3 and was charged for 3. No real problem, but I have had them only about 2-3 months and 2 of the 3 no longer work.

    The button that turns them on. sunk into the light and is unable to turn them on.

    This is a cheaply made light. I am sure the military would never use this light. I am sure they would require a more dependable product.

    I would strongly advise anyone to purchase a more dependable product than the Atomic Beam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 29 out 29 people found this review helpful

    Problems not being able to understand sells people.

    I placed an order on 11-5-2016, due to the fact I couldn't understand how this sells, I expected $19.99 but to my surprise, they had billed my bank $104.94. I talked to Max in customer service, he said it was canceled but is pending charge to account is still showing.

    My 67 years hasn't taught me to spot a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 22 people found this review helpful

    Atomic Beam

    • Austin, TX ,
    • Nov 13, 2016

    First off, I would like to point out the fact that when you hear the words Military Grade or Mil Spec most of you don't have a clue of what that means except for Military and Law enforcement and even then I don't think they fully understand the term so let me explain.

    Mil Spec is given to items that are what the military considers worthy of Combat but keep in mind that when the military accepts a contract with a company it has to meet military specifications at the LOWEST POSSIBLE COST. Meaning that they had better choices but went with the company that had the lowest cost so just because the military uses it does not mean it's the best available.

    And given my family's background in military and law enforcement, there are a ton of better lights out there but typically cost 100 dollars or more and closer to $300. However, I have had these lights, as well as cheaper Cree LED lights from Amazon ranging from 5 dollars and up. I would like to add that the Atomic Beam can use 3 AAA's or 1 18650 and if you buy a really good 18650 with high mah and a really high drain to get the most out of the Cree LED inside the Atomic Beam then this light really puts out a great beam.

    So taking into consideration the size , shape, and construction of the Atomic Beam paired with a really good 18650, this is a really good light for the cost especially if you get the second for an additional $9.99.

    So for the typical consumer, I would recommend the Atomic Beam as long as you get the right battery for it.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 18 people found this review helpful

    Atomic beam flashlight

    Great flashlight in my opinion with the brightest light I have ever used and I love the different functions. I weld so I use it all the time, it runs on 3 AAA batteries that aren't included, you will have to change every 5 days because I use mine vigorously. The flashlight does everything it says it does and it will shine up to 2 miles. I guarantee you it is the best light out there!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 19 out 22 people found this review helpful

    It's a $20.00 flash light

    • MI,
    • Nov 3, 2016

    It's a $20.00 flash light, not very impressed. I have flashlights that are much better for less.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 49 out 55 people found this review helpful

    Pissed

    • Cincinnati, OH,
    • Oct 23, 2016

    The commercial and website states it was made in the USA. However, clearly on the package it says it is made in china I expected a product made in the USA. I am getting a lawyer and I am going to sue . By emailing and calling, no one answered my questions, I am not happy.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 58 out 59 people found this review helpful

    Crap

    My son bought one at Walmart and dropped it in the doorway and it wouldn't come on and the lens cracked. He had it for one week. In the commercial, they drop it from a helicopter at like 100 feet and it still worked. This is bull crap.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 70 out 72 people found this review helpful

    A really screwed up offer

    • Albuquerque, NM,
    • Sep 22, 2016

    I placed an order on July 2, 2016, for two flashlights, a charger and an extra battery for a total of $42.97. Referred to www.GetOrderStaus.com for order status, it never found the order and it said please allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery. On August 6, 2016, I received a postcard in the mail stating that my order had been "Back Ordered" and to allow another 30 days for shipment. On Sept. 2, 2016, I checked my order again at the above GetOrderStaus.com, it said that my order was "Canceled"! I called Customer Service and asked who had canceled my order, they stated that they did because they didn't have any in stock. I said NO it was back ordered. They asked if I wanted to place another order and wait for another 3 to 6 weeks. I told them no.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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