I just got this Coast HP550 today from Costco. Sorry for the cruddy cell phone pic, but I don't have a decent camera...I spend all my money on flashlights! LOL
It is ANSI rated at 1000 lumens! Runs on 9xAA (which it comes with), and sells for about $55.00
It has a zooming feature which allows for a spot to flood beam, which works pretty well.
It has two output levels 1000 lumens and 40 lumens - not sure what they were thinking about with that spacing. Anyway it's 1000 for 2.5 hours and 40 for 40 hours. Beam distance of 325m at 1000lumens.
The packaging comes with a free flashlight offer for filling out some kinda survey, just pay S&H. I haven't done it yet.
Worth noting - the packaging allows for the light to be tested while still in the package. Of course I tested about 20 of them for what seemed like forever, and found one with the tint and beam pattern I wanted. Not all were the same, but all were decent. I only came across one with a kinda wacky switch.
Initial impressions: Decent build quality, bright & useful beam with zoom, can run on enelopes, or alky, not sure about lith. Feels good in the hand, well balanced, has memory mode. About the same size as a 2-D mag. My personal feeling - I think I would prefer a side switch and not the tail switch on a light this size.
I'm taking this light camping with me this weekend, and will report back with more info. --KartRacer31
I don't know why I like flashlights so much... I must have been left in the dark for too long as a child! LOL