I am a flashlight geek. I have a bunch of different LED flashlights. Although the CREE flashlights are super bright, they are still shaped like a traditional flashlight with the light eminating from the end of shaft. They are fine when going for a walk at night. But they not so useful when you are crawling under a desk trying to plug in wires to the back of a PC against the wall. Or when I was trying to do some wiring under the dash of my car. This cool little COB work light is great for positioning the light where I need it with out having to hold it. Awesome!