I have a similar sized light but it's strictly press and hold to illuminate. I really like the programmability of this light and it's one click for on. I'll be buying more for stocking stuffers. Great light!
I received mine 8 years ago, can't tell you how many times it's been dropped & it still works. I use mine daily to check over my school bus at o'dark thirty in the morning. It's compact, easy to clip on & off key chain for quick use. Wish I could give one to all school bus drivers. It's AWESOME!!!
Through the washer and dryer 3 times and it still works great.
Since I got mine in my Christmas stocking in 2001 I have carried it faithfully and it has performed faithfully. Great product.
Love the red LED light for astronomy! Does just as well as my $25 dimmable specialty light.