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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
A all around good package. – Romisen RC-E4 3V~8V Cree 2-Mode Flashlight Black (CR123A/18650) Reviews

posted by gratewhitehuntr on 09/22/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
+P60 host
+Small-ish size. Strike bezel adds size I don't need.
+Romisen seems to always have good build quality.
Original module worked fine on 2 X RCR16340, 1 X 18650 (dimmer), 2 X CR123.
Emitter had a SSC like green-ish tint, only noticable next to a Q5-WC though.
It made for splendid CR. YMMV tint lottery and all ;)
Original module also had hella heatsinking on it, most I've ever seem on a P60.
It was ribbed al the way down to the base and was actually to large in diameter to fit into another P60 host. (wish china would standardize a little more)
TF protected 18650 fit fine.
Cons:
Glass lens is quite thin (compared to more premium lights) and I would have expected better from Romisen.
Bezel ring is also thin and seems light it might dent and break glass if it took a header. OTOH, glass is cheap :)
NOT TWO MODE :(
O ring shifts if head is disassembled and you need to pay attention when putting it back together.
Other:
Between the thin bezel ring and fact that the O ring likes to get all wonky, I sealed the head (bezel ring to lens to head) with a little RTV.
I upgraded the P60 module and don't see myself taking it apart again anytime soon.
YMMV
I added sku 11074 and sku 5907 to make a 9000+ lux 18650 oriented project.
VERY impressive and good runtime.
Bottomline:
Handsome light.
Versatile voltage input.
Romisen rocks the low dollar light house !
nicest heatsinking I've seen on a P60 reflector.
I'd buy again in a minute.

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