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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 10/13/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Springs on both ends of battery compartment (prevents rattle and flicker).
Good runtime - almost 2 hrs on high before it can't hold regulation anymore and gradually dims to medium and then keeps on going.
Better build quality and finish than my single mode 801.
Great combination of spot and spill that makes a great mid-range light.
Cons:
The lanyard is pretty cheap.
The strobe is really too fast to be used as a bike strobe.
Does every multimode light really have to include SOS?
Other:
Medium is about the same brightness as the single mode 801.
Protected batteries fit fine.
Low/Medium/High are pretty distinct modes, but are all usable.
Bottomline:
This is the best bike light DX sells. Runtime on the P7s is just too short without changing a battery, but this provides adequate light and decent runtime.

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