ok, i realize that surefire makes a better flashlight but i just had to post about a $20 "Dorcy Metal Gear" 1 watt luxeon LED i just bought. wow. this thing is bright (for an LED) the thing that gets me, is the price. a similar comparison to surefire is the brinkman xenon/lithium flashlight. also $20. (i have one and... it IS bright but, you pay for it in battery/bulb life) the prices for surefires start at ridiculous and run right thru exuberant on the way to insane. sure they are worth it. no doubt. i've played with a few of them and i'm not knocking them but, i'm just bitter cuz i could never afford to drop $150 on a flashlight. i sure wish dorcy made a 3 or 5 watt luxeon model. if 1 watt looks this good, then i just gotta have 5watts. hmmm. maybe i'll just order a 3watt luxeon directly from lumileds and see what the specs are...solder that baby right in there. one more thing, the styling of this dorcy model made me LOL right in the store. they made it look very much like a surefire. i forgot my glasses and my eyes aren't that good, so i picked it up in disbelief that a surefire would actually be sold on a peg board in a major retail...(ok, look... it was at w*lm*rt but only because i had NO choice) i saw it was a knockoff and laughed. then i saw the 1watt luxeon and in the basket it went.