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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Impressive little spot light – MX Power ML-310 Cree WC-Q5 3-Mode 180-Lumen LED Flashlight (1*AA/1*CR123A) Reviews

posted by theprocess on 03/20/2010 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
+very bright light (slight yellow tint) +lens optics concentrate the beam with a big hotspot but almost no spill +build quality is just ok - decent machining, threads are tight/not smooth +orings in all the right places +fits protected cells (a little tight squeeze width wise though) +nice clicky mechanism (rubber cover a little mushy) +tailcap cover (fully recessed for tail standing if desired) +nice assault ridges on head will cause some damage if you ever need to use this flashlight as a weapon
Cons:
-gets HOT after 10 minutes on Hi -thin guage aluminum used (very lightweight but cheap feeling) -single AA use is an option but the light output is significantly lower than when using a single RCR123A -nicks and scratches on body -thin orings and threads came bone dry -cheap looking clip (painted), gets in the way of cigar grip
Other:
This flashlight has a reverse clicky. 3 mode only works with AA, 1 mode only with RCR123A (I actually prefer this as a 1 mode for my use so I didnt rate a a pro or con). Comes with 2 different black finishes - matte body and semi-matte head and tailcap (makes it kinda cheap looking) Output measured at tailcap with single RCR123A/16340 - Hi 1.6A (with AA Hi 0.6A)
Bottomline:
Great little light. Narly looks and impressive light output from a such small package. Build quality is not quite up to snuff but still a good little light.

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