Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week
- Cheap for a stainless steel LED flashlight - Still reasonably good - Spring puts less force on switch, so I expect less contact issues - No cree rings - A bit more yellow (warm) light - No short delay like the Ultrafire had
Comparing with Ultrafire ss C3 sku.26122: - Considerably less bright (on NiMH batteries) - Parts do not fit together very well - Short threads, and had to remove loose hanging part of thread - Skimped on strength: 65,5g where 82g was advertized. This is also 7,5g less than the Ultrafire - 4mm longer
- This seems a cheaper-to-make knockoff from sku.26122, so a step backwards - Clearly a different driver than the C3: no delay when turned on, no pauze between SOS strobes. I'll report back if the contact issues that the C3 had are solved here (which would be a big plus). I'll also test battery time and heat on high.
A bit of a disappointment, primarily because of the much lesser brightness, where more was promised, and the noticeably worse build quality
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