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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
NOT A Q5! – UltraFire A1 Cree Q5-WC 5-Mode 230-Lumen LED Flashlight - Grey (1*CR123A) Reviews

posted by ilianbg on 12/18/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Good build quality, except for the switch. Bright. Very nice finish.
Cons:
This is not a Q5 flashlight! This flashlight uses the exact same diode as the SKU6117 (shape, size, leads, brightness). It is most definitely 230-lumen.
The on/off switch is picky.
the SOS mode is actually an SOO mode. :)
The mode function is hard to figure out, sometimes it has "memory" other times it would allways start from the brightest mode.
Other:
DX should probably check on some of these products... I tend to trust this site, and when something like this happens I get dissapointed.
Bottomline:
I've bought many flashlights from DX, and I can say this is not one of my favorites.
I will look into a real Q5 or R2 to buy - this one I used as a gift.

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