This is a great flashlight that has a really bright beam. To switch between modes you have to turn it on and off with the button on the bottom. There is 4 modes, a really bright mode, a normal bright mode, sos flashing mode and blacklight mode.The top of flashlight where the light shines out can zoom in the light (on any mode) to a small area if you need it like tha, or you can have it zoomed out and have a whole bigger area lit up.
I think for $30 it is an ok price, its not a great price cause there are others out there, but there are worst priced flashlights out there. With the $30 you do get 2 of these, so you can leave one in house and one in your vehicle, or gift to a friend, etc.