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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Bright little light – UltraFire A30B Cree Q5-WC 220-Lumen LED Flashlight (1*CR123A) Reviews

posted by bokchoi on 05/30/2009 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Very bright; I don't have any measure, but it easily competes with other ~200 lumen rated Cree lights I have used. The light is very light and portable, and seems well made enough to take most abuse. It works well with 3.7v rechargeable 16340 batteries, and is noticeably brighter using these than with CR123A batteries.
Cons:
The light gets quite warm after use, which might be hard on the batteries, but does not get hot enough to burn. The beam pattern is not as clean as other P60-patterned Cree lamps I have used from DX, and doesn't have as much throw (but it is smaller, so this is understandable). Also, there is only an O-ring in the front of the lamp, but none in the rear switch, so I don't think it is totally waterproof. It also doesn't stand on the tail due to the portruding switch.
Other:
Bottomline:
A bright little light that works great with 16340 batteries.

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