This budget priced new 800 Lumen Cree Led torch from Hiwill is something of a bargain at the current Amazon price of £6.99 including Prime shipping. The only area I can see where costs have clearly been made is in the packaging and presentation as the torch arrives with no instructions or batteries and in a plain white box only. This is a pity as it reduces the appeal of the torch as a gift.
In the box are to be found the torch itself and a plastic 18650 battery sheath. That’s it.
The torch is well made from metal with a green focusing ring on the body and nicely positive foam backed button on the rear. It also has a wrist strap and a metal pocket clip. The torch is good and bright and focusing works nicely from a wide light spread to a much tighter and bright area when needed.
The main selling point of the torch is that is will work with either three AAA batteries or with a single 18650. The rechargeable 18650 should give a brighter output and last longer than the AAA but is more expensive and an external charger will be needed. There is an alternative and more expensive version of this torch that comes with a 18650 battery included and for many users this might be a better buy.
For the price I doubt you will find a better torch but if you need it for regular use then go for the rechargeable battery version.
Dual battery use
Good build quality
Bright 800 Lumen output
Hi/Low Strobe light options
No batteries included
No User Guide
No way to store the spare battery housing
No carry case