A review of a light you should NOT buy! These have sold over the years for as much a $90 each to “unlightened” soles who fall for the “I’m an ex fighter jock, and this is what we use. See it runs under water and is so bright that you will instantly blind attackers” These adds should start up now that the holidays are approaching. Well, we shall see... By the way, you can buy these direct from China for $2-$5 each. And it’s the same damn light the TV guys are shilling. One of the problems that Flashaholics may have is well-meaning muggle friends who know you like flashlights. Not a big problem for me mostly, since I have like maybe 3 total. Friends that is…. So what do you do when they give you a gift they think will be right up your alley? It’s a fancy flashlight they found on Amazon-Best Buy-Costco- Etc – Etc. After all it’s just like the Mil-Spec Tactical Operators SEAL Recon Ninja Rated light – As Seen on TV. And to them it’s the best thing they have ever seen. In my case, I smile nicely, thank them, and tell them “I haven’t gotten one like this before”. And hope they didn’t pay out the wazoo for it. Then try to find where it came from. Then come here and post a review (naturally). This is the Phixton Tactical & Military WT-04 rechargeable Flashlight Torch. This can be found on Amazon for about $20. Ad says: “About 1000 lumens, 20% brighter than xml T6.” “5000mAh battery” “IPX4” And checking the instructions: “Attack Head” (Better than a Rottweiler) “Further irradiation distance” (Light saber be-dammed) IPX6” (I don’t think so Tim) “Thankyou for choosing the Phixton flashlight from our store, which is made from high quality materials and has an ultra bright LED source.” I always try to buy from stores made from high quality materials. The light is the typical 3xAAA/18650 cheap aspheric zoomie that has been seen for years. It comes in a snap closure case. The case contains the Light, instructions, “5000mAh” 18650 button top battery, 3xAAA battery carrier, 18650 sleeve, USB-A to 3.5mm charging cable, 12v Cig lighter to 3.5mm cable, 110v USB power supply, and a “car clip” (for when “you ride a bike”). The Included Accessories The “car clip” is all plastic and doesn’t seem like it will hold up to much of anything. The instructions are in Chinglish, but are understandable (and amusing). With the light collapsed, the back view assures us that it’s an XM-L2 With the head collapsed the LED is visible. Another shot with the lens removed Peering down the Rabbit Hole – I see a flat thin metal connector sitting a bit off center. Flat top batteries work fine. Be careful with a magnetic spacer. This is plated steel. You might leave the magnet behind. On the other end the threads are fine cut and not anodized. The spring is quite light duty. Surprisingly the threads and O-ring were lubricated. To use the 18650 there is a handy-dandy plastic tube to take up the space used by the 3xAAA battery carrier. The charge port is a 3.5mm jack. (Why not a Micro-USB alike all the rest of the world?) Peering inside the jack I think there is no waterproofing. The only thing keeping the cooties out is having the head retracted to the wide beam setting.