DX  » Community » Reviews » NEW-898B CREE Q5 3-Mode 310LM White LED Flashlight w/ Rotation Head & Charger - Yellow (1x14500/AA)
View all reviews of this product

2 DXPoints earned for this post

write a review, and get DXPoints

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
Pretty good for the price. – NEW-898B CREE Q5 3-Mode 310LM White LED Flashlight w/ Rotation Head & Charger - Yellow (1x14500/AA) Reviews

posted by dx007 on 07/22/2012 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Very bright. Especially when using lithium batteries. Pretty good quality/build Nice toggle switch and magnetic base. Glow in the dark yellow band and button. Can click button fully to toggle on/off. Depress half way to change modes.
Cons:
The 3 modes are pretty useless. High is very bright, not sure if it's 310 lm, but definitely at least 200+ lm - ok his is not a con. Stobe is too slow, and useless to me regardless. Low mode is too bright, at least 100+ lm. I guess you can just use low to conserve batteries. The smooth reflector give this light quite a throw, an orange peel reflector for this type of light would've been more appropriate. Does not remember last mode setting, always start in high.
Other:
This is a knock off of the Fenix MC10 / MC111. At the high mode, it is brighter than the fenix's 125 lm. Other than being brighter than the Fenix, the Fenix is better in all other aspects (useful modes, quality, less throw). This light costs a fraction of the Fenix, I am happy to have purchased both.
Bottomline:
Darn bright, nice light, good value.

WHY CHOOSE DX.COM?

Get great weekly deals and offers like: Collections