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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Great flashlight – Ultrafire WF-008 Recoil Thrower Cree Q5-WC 230-Lumen LED Flashlight (1*18650/2*CR123A) Reviews

posted by A380ot on 05/19/2009 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
-Well machined. I really like the build quality compared to other flashlights from here.
-It uses a 18650 so you get good runtime.
-Good thrower (dont expect a super-mega-thrower but it really throws).
-DIFERENT from all other flashlights I've seen tiil now!! Just ask my friends, they were very surprised (and me very proud of it).
-Only gets 0.73amp from the batery, so better runtime an less heating.
-Only one mode (who needs more in a thrower).
-Nice anodithing inside and out side.
- Smoth threads.
Cons:
-With a 18650 is a bit underdriven, maybe it could be better with 2xCR123A (I don't have this cells to test).
- Poor contact in the switch, but easily fixed.
-No thermal compound between pill and housing.
Other:
As a thrower, it can be blindig if you use it on a very short range. For short range better get another one.
Led is a bit underdriven, so maybe in the future I'm going to change the driver ang give 1 amp or even direct drive it.
Bottomline:
Overall I'm really happy of it.

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