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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
bright, good beam – TrustFire TR-801 Cree Q5-WC 5-Mode Memory 230-Lumen LED Flashlight (1*18650) Reviews

posted by kozmik on 12/02/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
*** Good beam, with throw in center and fairly wide flood.
*** Good for biking.
*** Has enough throw to illuminate 30' down the road, while also flooding out enough to avoid tunnel vision.
*** Very bright. Med setting still bright.
*** Decent battery life.
Cons:
*** Strobe is stupid fast. Could induce seizures in epileptics! Not good for biking and basically unusuale unless you wanted to annoy someone or give yourself a headache.
*** SOS mode also bad for biking becasue of dark pauses.
Other:
*** Would have preferred one simple and usable flash mode. The manufacturer should choose another modal chip.
Bottomline:
*** Great light, bright, good spill and throw, but flash modes basically unusable.

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