In this Eastshine T25 review I share why it’s my choice for the best tactical flashlight to give for Christmas in 2017. Why? Because for less than $40 you get a tactical flashlight that uses the super bright CREE XP-L HI V3 LED. Couple that with the Eastshine T25 build quality, specs and features and you’ve got a Christmas gift you can feel certain the recipient will love. It’s just a whole lot of flashlight for the money and has hundreds of 5 star reviews at Amazon.com. If you are on a tight budget, you’ll want to read more about the T25.
NOTE: The Eastshine T25 used in this review was purchased from Amazon.com my own personal use and wasn’t supplied by a vendor or manufacturer.
Eastshine T25 specifications and features
Here are some of the features and specifications of the Eastshine T25 flashlight:
5 different lighting outputs:
- High (1000 lumens)
- Medium (280 lumens)
- Low (60 lumens)
- Moonlight (1 lumen)
- Strobe (1000 lumens)
The T25 also has two different lighting modes. One is an Outdoor Mode which gives you access to every lighting output. The second is a Tactical Mode which gives you access to High , Low and Strobe outputs.
Eastshine T25 beamshots
This Eastshine T25 review wouldn’t be complete without beamshots. The Eastshine T25 has a nicely concentrated beam and a somewhat narrow throw. Couple that with the super bright CREE XP-L HI V3 LED and you have a cheap tactical flashlight that really can reach out. All of the beamshots shown were taken with fresh batteries and in the high mode (1000 lumens). These photos are straight out of the camera with no adjustments except for cropping.
The trees on the other side of the road are about 70 feet away.
The distance to the top of the tree is a little over 125 feet.
What I really like about the T25 is the highly concentrated, narrow beam. The distance to the foot of the stairs is around twenty feet. At this distance the beam is still strong enough to disorient and be a good defensive tool.
This is an interior shot taken with no ambient light.
Eastshine T25 Review – more information
The Eastshine T25 comes in the box shown below. It is nicely packed and has full instructions.
The T25 will run on two CR123A or one 18650 rechargeable battery. The sub $40 price is without batteries.
The CREE XP-L HI V3 LED was well-centered.
The Eastshine T25 user interface is pretty simple. Depress the tailcap switch half way for momentary-on. Depress fully to to turn on. Depress again to turn off. Turning the flashlight on and off was easily done. I do wish the momentary on was a bit harder to activate. You barely depress the tailcap switch and you will get momentary on to activate. Although I never experienced this, it might be possible for you to have the flashlight on in your pocket and not know it (if in low mode).
The side switch is used to change lighting modes. Depress and hold the side switch to access the strobe mode. Notice the small led in the center of the side switch. When your flashlight is fully charged the LED is green. When your battery is low the LED is red.
The Eastshine T25 will easily fit in your pocket, but they do include a holster if you prefer to carry that way.
Eastshine includes an extra tailcap cover and extra gaskets as well.
You also get a belt clip (removable) and an anti-roll accessory that you can add as well.
I was favorably impressed with the overall features of this flashlight and put it on par with lights costing $20 to $30 dollars more.
Eastshine T25 review conclusion
I’ll conclude this Eastshine T25 review with the pros and cons of this flashlight.
- Cheap price
- CREE XP-L HI V3 LED
- Good quality build
- 1000 lumens
- Tail switch momentary on activated too easily
- Can’t tail stand
- Need to buy batteries
The T25 is definitely a buy, given the high quality CREE LED and price.