Might be a real issue sooner rather than later, if you clip it to a hat for jogging or similar though. If you want a ready light that's compact, bright and versatile, you could do a lot worse than this.
1 light had very poor battery life, 1 light had 1 bulb go out after the first week, and 1 light had a very floppy light head on it. I love the fact that it's USB chargeable. It only took about ten minutes to fix, but shouldn't have been necessary. I’m very happy with the versatility, durability, length of time the battery holds charge. The USB light that came with the Nitecore was defective on arrival. Nitecore; if you'd improve your quality control this light would be all 5 stars, Excellent little light that you will want to keep with you all the time, Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2017. Also has a pocket clip which I found odd at first, but quickly realized it's benefit. The red light isn't too bright, but the white light at full setting is. After I bought this light the quiqlite was given to me by my agency. Red LED shows it's charging; green is when it's charged. Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2016. Returned but nitecore does make great products :), Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020. Built like tanks and super bright. I always clip it to my shirt at night in case there's no light, since I dont like to have my large phone occupying my hand in case I need to see. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. I was genuinely surprised about how great this light functions... I’m a flight paramedic and needed a light that I didn’t have to hold while thumbing through paperwork in the back of the rotor.
Previous lights with batteries were a pain to replace. I've knocked off one star for the following two reasons. Good brightness on its highest setting(85 lumens). The PROs about this light are this (when you get a good light) - it's compact, and overall design make it great for in tight places and it doesn't get bumped or lost as easily. The head never seems to go back straight out once you have moved it. The metal clip is very durable. Love this light. A great small rechargeable torch which is powerful and useful. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Although I had to modify this thing to make it fit my needs, and make a hood to direct the light away from my eyes. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Excellent light. You can attach it to your hat or jacket or even on your sleeves. Once you angle the head, it never returns perfectly flat.
As a mechanic, I used to go through lights like crazy. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2018. The battery life would get me through most of my days, where I was using it as my primary light (besides the normal lights in the building). Top subscription boxes – right to your door. Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2020.
The NITECORE THUMB is a lightweight, versatile key chain light that exudes an incredibly bright 85 lumens with three brightness levels as well as a red light.
This is a great little pocket light that you will want to have with you all the time. When the Thumb 85 came out I jumped on it for the additional light output. A great alternative to a headlamp! Almost perfect for my work as a night nurse. It doesn’t project light, so to speak, but it instead illuminates the entire area it’s aimed at; like a flashlight meets a lantern. Bright enough to read documents so I don’t have to use my flashlight. APPLY TO REVIEW Thumb. Or maybe pinning it on my uniform v-neck upside down (by the key ring holder). And considering the low cost of this item, if it lasts any time at all...I'd likely buy another one if it starts flopping around. Great Light for mechanics, but terrible quality control, Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2019, I absolutely loved this light when I first got it. Nitecore Thumb is a superb pocket or keychain light. I guess it's about 3 years old and it still works flawlessly. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Nitecore Thumb 85 Lm Tiltable Keychain Light, Black at Amazon.com. The NiteCore THUMB is a lightweight, versatile key chain light that exudes an incredibly bright 85 lumens with three brightness levels as well as a red light. The red LED is not very useful unless you are in total darkness. The size is slightly easier to hold than the Nitecore Tube which is smaller. This light is awesome! Should go from lowest to brightest.
Brightest setting lasts about an hour, then the light seems to evenly dim over the next hour. Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2017.
The size is slightly easier to hold than the Nitecore Tube which is smaller. Great for working in dark places close up vs distance spotting/navigating. You can clip it to your collar or chest pocket and then swivel the head to point forward.
I’d definitely say this is a must for anyone that works at night or in the dark. First push is on, second push is flash. The red light... not sure if I’ll use it, but I have it. Nitecore, would be great if you designed future flex lights with more downward rotation. I had to contact Amazon to get a refund and return it but it is a bit of a hassle, especially with the pandemic. Charging port gets loose and it becomes useless, Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2020, ... this for work to attach to my vest illuminates great and keeps my hands free, Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2018. I mean I dropped it from over 7 feet several times and it still kept working.