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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Good flashlight but has it dowsides – Aurora SH-035 Cree XPE-WD-Q5 5-Mode 220-Lumen Memory LED Flashlight (1*AA/1*14500) Reviews

posted by Nuppi on 05/17/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Has mode memory which works great and is very usefull.
Just as bright as you would think, in other words " bright enough"
Strap is well built (glued).
Good looking.
Nice body structure, feels very good.
Dissipates heat very efficiently.
Debris in tailcap = contact problems.
Heats up very soon, which is of course normal.
The LED brass pill cannot be disassembled (at least easily). So that is a huge con, incase the wiring fails, you just cannot fix it as easily as with other similar flashlights (the holes in the brass pill where you insert pliers or tweezers to open it are soldered shut, or maybe there even isnt those holes).
Does not work well with AA alkaline battery.
I have 2 of these and both seems excatly the same quality (which is good news).
However i have had to disassembly the tailcaps from both of them and had to clean the debris and use little sand paper to clean the contact surfaces (which is very easy tho).
If you looking for a good looking, nice feeling bright flashlight with mode memory, using 14500 battery and dont care about not being able to disassembly the LED, this one is for you.
There are some 1 mode flashlights a buck cheaper but still, hard to beat this price with a multi mode flashlight.


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