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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 4
Very bright, useless strobe modes – Cree R2-WC 250-Lumen 5-Mode Memory Drop-in LED Module for Flashlights (3.6V~8.4V) Reviews

posted by thefezman on 09/09/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
This drop-in is very bright (even with 1x18650, although not as bright as you would expect for an R2).
You get a lot of runtime using the low mode, and it is still very usable in almost all circumstances.
Cons:
- Really needs 2 x RCR123s for full brightness in high mode
- Strobe modes are useless! Quit adding them!
- Light sometimes comes on to strobe or SOS mode after being off for a while, which is quite annoying to say the least.
Other:
Is it that hard to make a Hi-Med-Low light with no stupid strobe modes? I'd be Much happier with a 100%-80%-60%-40%-20% light than with Hi-Med-Lo-Strobe-SOS.
Bottomline:
If this didn't have strobes, it would be a 5 star drop in for sure.

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