Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Goal Zero Torch 500 Multi-Use Light. LED Flashlight, 500 Lumen LED Light Solar Lantern. Weatherproof Flashlight. Portable Spotlight and Floodlight. Rechargeable Flashlight with Built-in Solar Panel.
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I like the new design of the Goal Zero Torch 500. I have 3 very old Goal Zero Torch 250 and they wearing out but have done good service over 7 years. I just bought two (2) new Torch 250 a few days ago. So, I charged both up by USB, (the 500 came with no power, the 250 (both brand new) was 3/4 lights charged up. We'll see if the 500 holds a charge. I ran them side by side and the Torch 500 died (got warm) 3.5 hours on Flood light, exactly as promised. PASS.
Testing the New vs 7 year old 250 next. I really LIKE the new design.. smaller, heavy but nice solar, nice "warm" temperature lighting and 3 levels. Buttons could be a bit bigger though.
Says "waterproof" but I would not want water to get into the Charging Port. I do own a few shares of stock in the NRG stock.. (they own Goal Zero) so I like the company. Products NOT CHEAP but they are far better than the cheap $22 Mini-Solar lights (i have 10 of them, 7 died (battery, wiring, misc) after 1 year. These do last a long time and use them camping/car repair/when cooking in my back yard at night. Worth the extra price. Sunnyvale, CA. Oct 2020.
The Torch is a great size to walk around with. I have used similar products but are a little uncomfortable to carry due to the size but this light is perfect. It also has some rubber grips on the side. The sidelight has 3 different modes and there is a USB port that can be used to charge and the cover over is good quality and I have no doubt could keep water out. This is another Goal Zero product I'm excited to see how useful its going to be.