|If it doesn't say AW then don't put it in your light.|
What, don't want to take my word for it? Candle Power Forums is THE place on the internet for discussing everything flashlight related. Turns out that a lot of "flashaholics" are also electrical engineers and rocket scientists that know a lot more about batteries than I do. So don't take my word for it. Go to CPF and see for yourself. You'll find one brand is recommended above all others, far above, and that is AW.
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Stored energy wants to get out there and do something. Don't cheap out or they might do something besides turn on your flashlight.
- Reliability: Less chance the cell will just stop working for no apparent reason (it happens)
- Consistency: Every battery has similar performance (as opposed to variable)
- Safety: Mechanical and electronic safety features (a "protected" cell)
- Lifetime: Longer total life span because of the characteristics above