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  • 5 different Cree Dropins compared

    posted by Happyguy on 05/23/2008
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    Well it's time for me to write a report for those, who might be interested. Find the results of this comparison in the section Other Thoughts.

    - Very bright !!!

    - Very handy in size

    - Very nice looking

    - Powerful all-in-one Flashlight for short usage time!

    Cons:

    - Wow, bad temperature management - it is really getting HOT after three minutes of working time. I have a very bad feeling if I let this little friend burn more than five minutes.

    - Getts even hotter if you just let it burn without holding it in your hand and cooling it by this.

    - One bad point: The reverse clicky has a bad quality. It is very hard to use, I even thought to replace it.

    OtherThoughts:

    So here my great comparison between 5 different Cree emitters. I will list them in the order of the brightness as far as I can tell:

    1. Cree R2

    2. Ultrafire WF-602D

    3. Ultrafire WF-505B

    4. Ultrafire WF-502B

    5. SKU 11810

    My suggestion if you are only interested in the Cree emitter is: Go for the Ultrafire WF-602D. As a bonus you have the nice WF-602D Flashlight body after disassembling it.

    Bottomline:

    The temperature issue is naturally caused by the little metal body surrounding the flashlight. So the passive cooling part is not enough to guarantee a cool running flashlight. A question rises for me: Does such a hot running flashlight have an effect on the Li-Ion battery? Hmm, I have to investigate that for security reasons!!!

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