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  • Great light, but can be improved

    posted by nismotor on 06/10/2011
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    It is a great flashlight overall.

    Build quality is excellent, able to use regular AA batteries or 14500 (which is a plus if one ever runs out of juice on the 14500, they can always throw some Alkaline in for backup).

    The tailcap is designed so that it is able to tailstand with ease in a stable manner.

    Cons:

    The zooming process is very tiresome and annoying as it takes roughly 3 full turns of the head to go from normal to full zoom, and vice versa. Not very convenient for a quick back and full, (trust me it feels like an eternity).

    OtherThoughts:

    3-modes in all: high, low and strobe.

    Forward clicky can be a plus and a minus depending on use.

    Plus is that for quick use, one can depress the tailcap just a bit to turn on the light without clicking it, and will turn off as soon as one lets go of the switch.

    Minus is that, as there is no memory in this light, one must cycle through all 3 modes in the above order to get to the same mode again once he/she lets go of the switch, or turning it off and then wanting the same mode again the very next time he/she turns it on.

    Not a deal breaker, as I can cycle through it quickly, just annoying for people who don't like/need strobe.

    Bottomline:

    Price can be lower. Sku.39585 is much better and cheaper.

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