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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Great choice for under $20.00 – Ultrafire C1 Q5-WC 230-Lumen LED Flashlight with Clip (2*CR123A/1*18650) Reviews

posted by gearhounds on 07/16/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Nice bright light, very bright with cr or rcr123's. Well made with nice matte finish unlike some shinier UF lights I have seen. Feels weighty and solid in the hand. Takes a variety of P60 drop ins with aplomb. Able to tailstand.
Cons:
Not so bright with 18650's. Reverse clicky switch is light to the touch and feels a little fragile, but has held up nicely thus far. Clip is not spring steel, but at least is press fit rather than held in with screws (one of the few flaws of the UF 502B).
Other:
Sku 11836 is a pain free drop in and makes for an improvement in output so I can use my 18650's and benefit from it. Wish the clip was mounted at the tail like it's brother the 502B.
Bottomline:
A really good P60 host can be hard to find for so cheap. Buy 11836 R2 and make the best of battery options and sell the drop in it came with to a friend that can only use CR123's in,for instance, the company whose light this appears to be a close approximation of.

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