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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Bright, Inexpensive Light – Black Cat HM-01 HA-II OSRAM 100-Lumen LED Flashlight - Red (1*AAA) Reviews

posted by cameronMc on 12/29/2009 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
- This is a good value light in a small size for general/EDC use. - This would also be useful for adding to various handy item kit's (e.g: in the glove-box of your car with a pocketknife and a pen etc). - Good glass lens and strong, well built emitter. - It is a light device with lanyard hole/s in keeping with it's design as a small pocket or keyring light.
Cons:
- The on/off clicky >may< be a problem as it was for me, mine will need to be replaced as it has an intermittent problem where it does not always turn the light on. (I have a support enquiry about it). I might have the only dead clicky in a thousand though, and it seems to be a decent build. - Dirty threads. This is a minor consideration at this price point and would be easily cleaned. - Annodising will vary between units - mine has two 'flakes' of annodising fallen off.
Other:
Bottomline:
Unless you hate the silly cat engraving I recommend this as a decent low-cost light. It compares very well against similarly priced units even considering my "bad luck" with the on/off button.

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