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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Best Bike Light on DX – TrustFire TR-801 Cree Q5-WC 5-Mode Memory 230-Lumen LED Flashlight (1*18650) Reviews

posted by rolleur on 10/11/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Double springs for both ends of battery (prevents flicker).
Bright with plenty of spill for use as a bike light, but the throw seems pretty decent on high (still a mid-range light though).
Runtime on high is almost 2 hrs (then it drops smoothly to medium brightness after it can't maintain regulation and keeps on going)
Build quality seems excellent.
Cons:
Strobe is really too fast to use as a bike strobe.
Do we really need SOS on every single light that has more than two modes?
The lanyard is pretty cheap, but I don't use it on the bike anyway.
Other:
Medium mode is roughly the brightness of SKU 13095 (the single mode version of this), but build quality is better.
Bottomline:
This is the best bike light that DX has. Runtime on the P7s is too short for my rides, but this is bright enough for a good long ride.

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