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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
spectacular – FandyFire UV-S5 CREE XM-L T6 3-Mode 3000LM 3-LED White Flashlight w/ Strap - Yellow (4 x 18650) Reviews

posted by patmonlo on 09/13/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
-The machining and finish on this is almost perfect -Nicely balanced -O-ring and simple cord lanyard included -Hard anodized finish
Cons:
-The threads holding the two halves of the flashlight together are not lubed, so a thin coating of silicone grease should be applied to help prevent galling. - As the top is screwed down, the flat part rubs against the battery terminals and the plate gets scratched very quickly. - after about 5 minutes of us it can get up to 40 C (100 degrees F) or so. - presentation box inadequately protects the flashlight
Other:
- I've been pleasantly suprised by the quality of the light. -It is a well made unit and definitely not a toy -13 days to Spain is pretty good too -With the four 18650 batteries installed, the UV-S5 weighs 512 grams (1 lb., 2 oz.) and it measures about 135 mm long by 65 mm wide at the head; too big for a pocket
Bottomline:
During the daylight inside the house, the FandyFire UV-S5 seems powerful when it's turned on, but it's not really super impressive until you fire it up at night. Go outside and turn it on and it's absolutely mind-blowingly amazing -- by far the most powerful flashlight I have ever seen. It almost feels like the thing kicks back in your hand when you press the button!

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