In regards to it being to hot I did consider that. I look at it this way though, in what situation would I ever need it on for more than maybe five minutes? Maybe when I am walking to my deer blind in the morning, but in a personal defense situation u can't beat those lumens. Blinding! I can't see it melting the plastic, the bulb itself on the TRL extends out past the polymer frame. Was only 130 shipped two days from my house from tacticalgear.com.