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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Not bad for the price... – Aurora SH-035 Cree XPE-WD-Q5 5-Mode 220-Lumen Memory LED Flashlight (1*AA/1*14500) Reviews

posted by phreeflow on 05/31/2010 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Great price for a stainless steel flashlight.
Nice size for everyday carry (EDC)...stainless should last a long time.
Emitter was centered well and threw a nice smooth beam from spot to spill...no cree rings on mine.
Tint was nice and white.
Definitely a XPE Cree led.
Very dim and useful low mode.
Bright enough for most task and modes are well spaced.
O-rings in all the right places.
Thick glass lens and stippled OP reflector.
Cons:
Build quality is disappointing...
Head diameter was slightly bigger than the body.
Tailcap was made deeper than the Ultrafire C3 SS to accomodate tailstanding but it actually makes it a bit harder to depress the tailcap button since it's recessed deeper.
Threads were rough and dirty.
Very short threads on the head...took about 1 or 1.5 turns to screw it all the way down.
Tailcap has sufficient thread.
Dimmer than Ultrafire C3 SS (5-mode Q5).
Mushy tailcap...even after tightening the clicky module.
Other:
This light is slightly longer than the Ultrafire C3 SS light...
Bottomline:
A great light for the price and the addition of a very low, low-mode and smooth beam makes it quite useful. Modes are well spaced out...not a bad buy.

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