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  • A Good Light ... With Issues

    posted by BrorJace on 08/02/2008
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Bright light ... really nice workmanship. Looking this light over, it would not surprise me it was made by Romisen. The fit 'n finish are THAT good. I love the stainless steel band and the front threads, they are a nice touch.

    Very compact for a light taking a 18650 cell. Can't imagine lights more compact than this with the same power source.

    Cons:

    One REALLY big con, here: The light would not fire reliably when I got it. I tried all kinds of things: wiping the silicone lube off the threads, overtightening the light and even removing some of the anodizing from the threads. Eventually I got it to work ... but what a hassle! It's a shame, too, because this is a very attractive design with excellent fit n' finish.

    OtherThoughts:

    Light is not that much brighter than good P4 lights out there.

    GITD tail switch looks good.

    Bottomline:

    Buy it ... but only if you are prepared to really work it over to get it to function. Once I did so, I was able to get it to produce a nice, bright beam (like a slightly over-clocked P4) without flicker.

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