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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
Great size – UltraFire A1 Cree Q5-WC 5-Mode 230-Lumen LED Flashlight - Grey (1*CR123A) Reviews

posted by KLFDX on 01/28/2009 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Very small, very bright if used with rechargeable (3.6-3.7V) battery
Easy to change modes using partial press of end cap.
Good price, not great.
Cons:
Flashing modes seem useless.
Brightness is heavily dependent on the battery used. 3.6-3.7V rechargeables are MUCH brighter than CR123A disposables. But even with disposables, there's a huge range of brightness as voltage varies. As an example. a CR123A which measures 2.9-3.0V w/o load may be very disappointing in terms of brightness. However one which measures 3.1-3.2V may seem pretty good, but still nothing like a rechargeable 3.6-3.7V Li-Ion.
No mode memory.
Other:
A lanyard would probably be more useful than the clip
Bottomline:
Very good, not perfect.

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