This is truly two pieces of gear in one. It’s both an LED light and an 18-inch gear tie. I noticed right away that the unit is lightweight and the gear wrap is flexible. It weighs less than an ounce and the snaking metal wire was easy to bend, yet rigid enough to hold its shape in any position—right out of the package. It included instructions, but they aren’t necessary. The light’s operation was very intuitive, an important feature for stressful situations. It has four lighting modes: high power, low power, strobe, and signal mode. The lumen output was respectable for a squeeze light: It gives 6 lumens on high (enough to read and signal for help) and 1lumen on low (good for checking pupils and making the battery last).