We had bought flashlights and it seemed that none of them lasted for long. The most common problem we had with those flashlights was that the lights easily went out, and we had to replace the lights often. I bought this flashlight in the hope that this would last longer than our previous ones. I bought it when my cousin also bought one unit for his son. There were several colors available: red, blue, black and silver. My nephew wanted a red one and I bought the silver one. The flashlight is quite small, but when it comes to the lights, oh yeah they are very bright (I think there might be like nine lamps on a single flashlight, now that’s incredible!). It’s brighter than any flashlight I’ve ever seen, probably even the brightest. It has a rubber handle and switch. But one drawback of this flashlight is that it requires three AAA batteries to make it work. Now that’s more expensive that any flashlights. I think I understand where those bright lights come from, yep, those batteries power. My hubby uses this flashlight occasionally when he has to work late at night at his workplace (a factory). Well, I agree that it works great, and maybe this is quite durable and long lasting, but the idea of using three AAA batteries is kind of a little annoying. I had replaced the batteries once since I bought it two months ago. Well, I just hope that it really can last long.