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  • Given it's usefulness, it should be priced lower!

    posted by Lightfan99 on 04/06/2011
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    I like that it is able to swivel --- about 10 degrees in either direction.
    Reasonably well-built --- but, with a couple of exceptions. (see comment in 'Cons', below.)

    Cons:

    The pivot point is a small metal screw into ABS plastic --- instead of a rivet or 'nut and bold assembly'. It is only a matter of time before the ABS plastic threads wear out and there are problems.
    I somehow assumed that this holder would work for all smaller flashlights --- like some of the commonly-available economical standard 9-LED units.
    Unfortunately, this is not the case.
    Even though the product description refers to it being able to accommodate 3.2cm diameter flashlights, I don't think it is wise to use it with a flashlight much larger than 2cm in diameter.
    I say this for two reasons: 1) the diameter of the ABS-holding component is just over 1.5cm, and inserting a significantly larger flashlight will ultimately stress it beyond it's breaking point. 2) riding over rough terrain would likely cause a larger-diameter flashlight to 'pop-out' of the holder.

    OtherThoughts:

    Given the limitations that I have noted, it's usefulness is quite limited --- since there are few flashlights that it will properly accommodate.

    Bottomline:

    This will only work well and safely for small flashlights that are 1-5 - 2.0 cm in diameter.
    Given this fact, and the built-quality issues noted above, this holder is overpriced.
    It really should have been about priced at about $1.00.

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