I recently purchased one of these at B@SS Pro to give it a shot. It's not a bad rod. It has 2 Battery powered blue LED lights in it that light up the shaft pretty well at night to see the pole with. I do see a flaw with it tho. The light does not shine clear to the tip. However if you set it next to your latern for a while the whole rod with light up like a ghost. Overall it seems to be a pretty good rod but I would check out the other models before recommending you buy this one.