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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Great light at the right price! – Akoray K-106 Cree Q5-WC 5-Mode 230-Lumen Memory LED Flashlight (1*AA/1*14500) Reviews

posted by vampzorba on 10/09/2009 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
+ Powerfull beam, does look ~200-230 lumens!
+ Nice machining w/ slightly striked square knurling (looks cool)!
+ Flawless anodizing, w/ nice color
+ Throws quite far (>200m)
+ GID O-rings and tail cap are a plus and look cool.
+ It's waterproof! (tested on shallow water)
Cons:
- Didn't work with 1.2v NiMH or 1.5v Alcalines
- Button was a bit receded, making it a bit hard to press with the thumb.
- Tint was slightly purplish, but not annoyingly so.
Other:
* Luckly I also got 2x14500 battery, and it works fine with those.Even if yours works with AA's, it's still better w/ 14500! ;)
*The receded button problem was easily solved by putting a 1.5 mm high slice of pencil eraser between the switch and the cap
*I removed the annoying plastic on the clip and put a 3cm bit of 3mm heat-shrink tubing thru the clip wire and shrunk it in place (where it touches the body). It looks even better now!
Bottomline:
Relatively inexpensive light for everyday use, easy to carry around and very bright!
A friend of mine saw it and bought one for himself just a few minutes after! :)

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