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  • Impressive little spot light

    posted by theprocess on 03/20/2010
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    +very bright light (slight yellow tint)
    +lens optics concentrate the beam with a big hotspot but almost no spill
    +build quality is just ok - decent machining, threads are tight/not smooth
    +orings in all the right places
    +fits protected cells (a little tight squeeze width wise though)
    +nice clicky mechanism (rubber cover a little mushy)
    +tailcap cover (fully recessed for tail standing if desired)
    +nice assault ridges on head will cause some damage if you ever need to use this flashlight as a weapon

    Cons:

    -gets HOT after 10 minutes on Hi
    -thin guage aluminum used (very lightweight but cheap feeling)
    -single AA use is an option but the light output is significantly lower than when using a single RCR123A
    -nicks and scratches on body
    -thin orings and threads came bone dry
    -cheap looking clip (painted), gets in the way of cigar grip

    OtherThoughts:

    This flashlight has a reverse clicky. 3 mode only works with AA, 1 mode only with RCR123A (I actually prefer this as a 1 mode for my use so I didnt rate a a pro or con). Comes with 2 different black finishes - matte body and semi-matte head and tailcap (makes it kinda cheap looking)
    Output measured at tailcap with single RCR123A/16340 - Hi 1.6A (with AA Hi 0.6A)

    Bottomline:

    Great little light. Narly looks and impressive light output from a such small package. Build quality is not quite up to snuff but still a good little light.

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