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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 4
useful casing – C6 DIY Cree LED Flashlight Full Casing/Shell with Driver Pill (2*CR123A/1*18650) Reviews

posted by jmsai on 05/07/2010 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Good casing for 2 cr123 / one 18650 projects. Compact, Stands on tail, optics can be totally removed. Good quality.
Cons:
Very cree XRE orientated. One had a tail joint which got extended from factory screwing of the cap. Grease and careful remount while holding it in place made it shrink back to functional.
Other:
Got two, modified one to host a SSC P7, had to rectify the led/driver insert, ad well as the reflector, makes a STUNNINGLY bright little LED, but it does not have a great focus. Modified the other one with a Cree XPG-R5 (and another driver) and got sensibly (just a tad under) the same results in total brightness, but with a more focussed beam. It is not an obvious task to wed the right led with the right driver in the right casing.
Bottomline:
To DIY or not to DIY ?

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