Flashlight looks quite compact. Building is sturdy and quality looks good. Given its relatively weak power source (14500) the light output is quite impressive. The circuitry seems to make good use of the XM-L T6 emitter. The switching between the 5 modes works perfectly fine. The switch itself is...
Flashlight looks quite compact. Building is sturdy and quality looks good. Given its relatively weak power source (14500) the light output is quite impressive. The circuitry seems to make good use of the XM-L T6 emitter. The switching between the 5 modes works perfectly fine. The switch itself is sufficiently hard to press so you cannot accidently switch it off while clicky changing modes. Mode memory works fine (switches on at the same mode after 2 seconds off). The Tailcap screws on and off easily without arresting. Though it is quite handy in itself it seems to be unnecessary bulky given the small battery. The wall is pretty thick (over 3 millimeters at the thread, over 4.5 in the middle). Also the small battery will run empty pretty quickly. At full power the drain is about 2 Amps (measured) which will empty the 14500 in under half an hour (if you have a good battery, that is (900 mAh)). Compared to e.g. SKU 44963 (fine flashlight by the way) the wall is uneccesarily thick; 44963 only has just about 1 mm at the thread resulting in an overall diameter of about 25 mm at the main body, whereas this one has about 24 mm; but 44963 uses one 18650 battery which has about three times the capacity of a 14500 so UltraFire could have saved about up to 4 mm in diameter by making the wall thinner. But that would have made the thread finer and more prone to getting stuck and worn out. It still is smaller than 44963 at about the same apparent brightness. All in all a fine, bright, sturdy yet handy flashlight. Ideal for occasional bright illumination. A slimmer body might have been preferred, but this way it is more robust. For longer runtime better keep a spare battery.
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