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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Excellent Flashlight – HUGSBY P31 HA-III Cree Q3-WC 160-Lumen 3-Mode LED Flashlight with Clip (1*AA) Reviews

posted by Darkblade48 on 01/29/2011 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
An excellent flashlight for this price. The build of this flashlight is very solid. Even on a single AA, the flashlight is bright. This flashlight also comes with a sturdy clip, which can be mounted in either direction, as the pill containing the LED and the tailcap can screw into either end of the tube holding the AA battery. The threading of this flashlight also came pre-lubricated.
Cons:
The flashlight does not come with a carry case, nor a lanyard (though there are holes for the lanyard). This flashlight does not take 14500 batteries. There was some leftover dirt on the threading (perhaps from the manufacturing process)
Other:
Strangely enough, while the flashlight is said to be a single mode, I have one that has 3 modes (high, medium, fast strobe (high)). Depressing the button slightly will advance to the next mode. If you turn the flashlight off, and back on quickly, it will also advance to the next mode. After approximately 1 minute, the flashlight reverts back to the first mode (high). The button is a reverse type clicky. It has a solid feel. This flashlight can tailstand. There is also a date printed on the tailcap (the manufacturing date, perhaps?)
Bottomline:
An excellent flashlight; for this price, the build quality is very solid. Get it if you are looking for an AA flashlight.

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