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

posted by kajtaskajtas on 07/15/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
- very bright, I think it really has Q5 led
- cheap
- 5 modes
- low is good for reading book at night - it won't blind you
- very easy to disassemble
- threads are good
- almost 2h at HIGH until it starts to be quite dim
- you can see the beam at night :D
Cons:
- flickering is a bit visible on low mode
- GITD button is glowing for only 10mins
- not constant-current driver:
at fresh 18650 (4,15V) is gives 750mA through emitter
at 3,95V - only 560mA
- won't tail-stand (long button)
- gets a bit hot after 30mins
Other:
It's my first flashlight from DX and I'm very satisfied! But, I'm going to replace the driver with sku.15880 because the original one is very dim at <3,5V (see cons)
Bottomline:
Very good for this price!

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