Flashlight: Defiant XP-G2 3xAAA 200 Lumen Multipacks

The Defiant LED flashlights, model number HD14Q101 and HD13Q310, were found on clearance at Home Depot. However, despite their cheap price, they contain premium Cree XP-G2 LEDs!

Defiant 200 Lumen Tactical (Top) and 200 Lumen Adjustable Beam (Bottom) Flashlights

Defiant Product 1000 756 899

Cost: $3.66
Name: 2-Pack 200 Lumens Adjustable Beam LED Flashlight
Model #: HD14Q101
Product #: 1000 756 899
Power Source: 3 AAA
Batteries Included: Yes
Range: 120m
Flashlight: 200 Lumens
Runtime: 4 Hours (Alkaline)
Mode(s): Low, High, Strobe

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Construction and Design

These flashlights were well constructed as the body is all a thick metal. Threads were machined well and were lengthy. Surprisingly both the the end cap and head had rubber O-rings!

The rotating adjustable beam ring was smooth to turn and durable.

Unfortunately, despite the groves, the flashlight rolled easily when stored horizontally.

Batteries are placed in a plastic caddy which slide into the flashlight. The batteries are connected in serial. Personally, I don’t like caddies as they are an extra part that can be lost. On the positive side, an 18650 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery was tested. It fit snuggly and the end-cap securely threaded on.

Overall construction and durability was impressive. Although there was no drop test or weather resistance rating, these flashlights felt rugged. For that matter, they were better constructed then some of the weatherized rated flashlights. I plan to use these for off-road mountain biking at night.

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LED

A visual inspection revealed the LED to be a Cree XP-G2.

The light output was a nice pleasing color. Visually, but unscientific, it puts out the same amount of light as my other 200 lumen flashlights.

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Runtime

The Cree XP-G2 is an efficient LED. There were, however, doubts about the runtime from 3 AAA batteries. In an unscientific test, the light was tested for 2 hours on high mode with three 800mAh Eneloop batteries. After two hours, the flashlight was still running strongly. Compared to the other twin flashlight on fresh batteries, the output was slightly dimmer though the difference was minor.

Adjustable Beam

The adjustable beam was great. Flood light mode had a nice even and wide beam, while spotlight mode was bright and narrow. Objects over 100 meters away could easily be lit up with the spotlight mode.

Usage was easy, as a smooth metal ring rotates counter clockwise to widen the beam, and clockwise to tighten the beam.

Final Words

Overall the Defiant 200 Lumen Adjustable Beam LED flashlights (HD14Q101), were fantastic. Great construction, fantastic light output, efficient runtime, and a cheap price. On the downside, the flashlight body rolls when stored horizontally, and there is a plastic battery caddy. In the end, these flashlights are highly recommended.

Overall 4.5 out of 5


Defiant Product 1000 785 505

Cost: $6.40
Name: 3-Pack 200 Lumens LED Tactical Flashlights
Model #: HD13Q310
Product #: 1000 785 505
Power Source: 3 AAA
Batteries Included: Yes
Range: 170m
Flashlight: 200 Lumens
Runtime: 4 Hours (Alkaline)
Mode(s): Low, High, Strobe

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Construction and Design

Given the sale price, it was nice to find the flashlight body was made of metal. However, it was thin and light. The threads on the end cap and the reflector head were also thin and short. There were no rubber O-rings. In addition, the end-cap had a cheap spring to make contact with the plastic battery caddy. The flashlight definitely felt cheaply manufactured when disassembled.

However, when assembled, the flashlight felt solid and durable, while being relatively light weight. I will be using them for off-road mountain biking at night.

Design was compact and small. However, the flashlight rolled when stored horizontally.

The end-cap featured a rubberized button to cycle through the mode low->high->strobe.

Unfortunately, an 18650 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery would not fit the flashlight. The battery was too long.

Overall, construction and design was adequate. Compared to the Defiant product 1000 756 899, there was disappointment in the overall construction quality as it was not as rugged or refined. But at $2.13 a piece, it was a fantastic bargain.

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LED

A visual inspection revealed the LED to be a Cree XP-G2.

The light output was a nice pleasing color. Visually, but unscientific, it put out the same amount of light as my other 200 lumen flashlights. The hot spot, though, was larger and the flood was more evenly spread.

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Runtime

No test were performed. See Defiant Product 1000 756 899 for an impression as it features the same LED bulb and 3xAAA battery design.

Beam Pattern

With a FL 1 standard range rating of 170 meters, the beam pattern was a spotlight with a nice medium flood. No scientific test were performed, but the hot spot was fairly large with a medium flood with consistent lighting.

Final Words

Overall the Defiant 200 Lumens LED Tactical Flashlights (HD13Q310) were pleasing. It featured an excellent Cree XP-G2 LED, with a nice consistent spotlight pattern, a cheap price, and a compact design. Construction material was mostly metal, but it felt cheap and flimsy when the flashlight was disassembled. In the end, the performance was great but the flashlight felt almost disposable especially for the price. These lights are recommended. Buy them, but don’t worry about losing or abusing them.

Overall 3.5 out of 5


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