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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 4
A Good Light ... With Issues – TrustFire TR-801 Cree Q5-WC 230-Lumen LED Flashlight (1*18650) Reviews

posted by BrorJace on 08/02/2008 Certified Owner

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

Bright light ... really nice workmanship. Looking this light over, it would not surprise me it was made by Romisen. The fit 'n finish are THAT good. I love the stainless steel band and the front threads, they are a nice touch.
Very compact for a light taking a 18650 cell. Can't imagine lights more compact than this with the same power source.
One REALLY big con, here: The light would not fire reliably when I got it. I tried all kinds of things: wiping the silicone lube off the threads, overtightening the light and even removing some of the anodizing from the threads. Eventually I got it to work ... but what a hassle! It's a shame, too, because this is a very attractive design with excellent fit n' finish.
Light is not that much brighter than good P4 lights out there.
GITD tail switch looks good.
Buy it ... but only if you are prepared to really work it over to get it to function. Once I did so, I was able to get it to produce a nice, bright beam (like a slightly over-clocked P4) without flicker.


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