I bought this light as a back up for my rechargeable light. I wanted a light that would run on common batteries in case a disaster scenario made electricity unavailable. The light turned out to be better than I expected. The beam is tightly focused and is bright enough to conduct searches with. Its not as bright as a high intensity rechargeable but its adequate to get the job done. The fact that this light is small enough and lite weight enough to fit into a cargo pocket is another plus. Add in that its a reasonable price and its a winner all around.