I received a Bell and Howell tactical lantern as a gift. I used it at my cabin quite often, and it does give off a decent amount of light. It's lightweight and compact. My problem with it is it's not as rugged as advertised. I dropped it by accident, a distance of six feet on a concrete floor, but with a rug. The slide action got tweaked and would not close all the way. Hence, the batteries would run dead because it wouldn't completely shut off. I felt a little ripped off since the commercial says it's so rugged. NOT.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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