Awesome light! Replaced my surefire with the synergy2 and have no regrets. The fit and finish on the light is flawless! Love the mode functions on the light as well, simple and practical.
Fit and finish are unmatched. CRI is crazy good. Would like a brighter light but that's not what I bought this for. Great for EDC and normal use. Power options make it very versatile.
When I first opened the box I was very pleased with the fit and finish on this light. The anodizing is the best I've seen. It is really impressive that this is done by one person.
The light itself is on the large side for an AA light. It gets heavy with two cells in it. That said, the size and shape mean this light is a pleasure to use. The format is more natural to hold, point and click than a regular tube style light. The interface mean you can trun directly on into low, medium, or high. That is awesome.!
All that figured in, with alkaline or NiMH cells I'd give it 4 stars as its a bit bulky and heavy for the given output.
Putting 14500 lithium cells in makes this a 5 star light because it now has output to rival 18650 lights with a slimmer, but similar weight package. So, if you are buying this light just go straight for the lithiums that are listed as compatible. Treat the ability to run off of standard AAs as a nice backup option.
After missing out on the Synergy 1, I was beside myself when Ben introduced the Synergy 2. When I finally received the light after watching all of his videos and speaking with him on Instagram. I found it to be even better than imagined. Supporting Local and Small businesses. Thanks Ben!