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

posted by goodgnus on 01/21/2009 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Excellent helmet mounted bicycle light.
Single diameter case, doesn't use an oversized reflector. Quite small.
Strobe is good for daytime use!
Cons:
I ordered two of these in the same order and one seems to have a slightly different tint/brightness. One is ever so slightly more white and bright than the other. One appears to have a faint greenish tint.
I wish the reflector was a bit more throw and a bit less flood.
Other:
I have ordered some 16 mode drivers to replace the 5 mode driver.
I unscrewed the reflector cap from the pill and both emitters have a white backing with "CREE" written on them so I assume that my issue with the slightly different tint is not the same issue that user "1080p" experienced with the single mode version of this light (he received some with P4 instead of Q5 emitters).
Bottomline:
I really like the fact that this light doesn't have an oversized head/reflector. I have two mounted on my helmet. The strobe is not useless, I use strobe mode when I bike during the day!

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