I've owned a number of pocket LED lights in my time. In fact, ASP was the first "premium" one I ever owned, back in 2000. At the time, it was shockingly bright, compared to the old red LED keychain squeezers. Now, it's downright anemic compared to my mini-mag and fenix lights, but I recently bought another anyway. Why? Because I need a keychain light almost as often as I need my pocket-tool. As tiny as it is, I don't often carry my Fenix L0D on my person. My last keychain light was a Photon Micro II -- a fantastic and significantly smaller light (at nearly three times
the price of this ASP), as much as I love it, I just can't afford to keep it fed. Its lock-on modes frequently got activated in my pocket, and burned through batteries. Great feature for working or reading, awful feature for a keychain light. The ASP Sapphire series avoids that problem with traditional, simple, momentary-on only. I may not like the feel of it in my hand as much as the Photon lights, but it's a simple, straightforward design that lasts. And at this price, that's a compromise I can live with.
Pros: Value, decent brightness, versatile clip, simple on-off operation, momentary switch only
Cons: Larger than some competitors, no fancy modes, momentary switch only. ...
Would recommend: Yes
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