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  • Great

    posted by eeaan on 11/03/2011
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    This is a very bright and sturdy light. The build quality is far beyond anything i expected for this price.

    It is also quite small and has a nice matte black finish.

    There is also a small rubberized grip point in front of the switch.

    The 18650 batteries gives it a long life.

    In the woods it has an effective range of about 80 meters in pitch darkness.

    There is also O-rings at every part of the body, so it is very water-resistant and perhaps even waterproof.

    A tailcap pressure switch (SKU 14023) threads on perfectly, ideal for use in airsoft.

    Cons:

    The switch is reverse clicky, this means the light will not illuminate until after the switch is pressed.

    the tailcap does not make contact on the threads, but at the end of the body. This could make for issues with electrical contact after prolonged use.

    Mine came with the glass cracked, but it was easily replaced with Plexiglas.

    OtherThoughts:

    The reflector is relatively short. This means the focused part of the beam has a diameter of about 60 cm at 7 meters range. This is neither a pro nor a con.

    It gets warm after long use, but this is not a problem in any way.

    Bottomline:

    This is a powerful light with a wide spread.

    It fits nicely in most pockets, making it an ideal EDC light.

    If you're looking for a small powerful light that accepts 18650 batteries, this is a definitive buy.

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