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Comparison review with UltraFire WF-501MC-E BIN M – UltraFire WF-501B SSC-P7-CSXO 3-Mode 900-Lumen Memory LED Flashlight with Strap (1*18650/1*17670) Reviews

posted by Happyguy on 06/25/2010 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Welcome to my comparison review of this Flashlight against the DX UltraFire WF-501B MC-E (BIN M) (SKU: 39359)
Pros:
- Real P7
- Cheap
- Does not overheat quickly
- Modes are fine
Cons:
Cons:
- Real P7 but driver isn't good (resp. effective)
- WF-501 flashlight body is cheap
- Tailcap is hard to press - modes are difficult to use for new users
Other:
Please refer to the pictures I have uploaded.
Picture Comparison I: Flashlightbody of P7 is shiny and MC-E is beamless
Picture Comparison II: Dropins (MC-E Dropin has no label sticker)
Picture Comparison III: Emitters (P7 is cloudy, MC-E dies are larger)
Picture Comparison IV: Hi-modes of both flashlights. P7 left with 1.04A and MC-E right with 1.87A
Picture Comparison V: P7 left with Low and 0.2A and MC-E right with Mid and 0.67A
Picture Comparison VI: P7 left with Low and 0.2A and MC-E right with Low and 0.08A
All measurements with 2 identical unprotected 18650 with 2200mAh fully charged at 4.2V
Bottomline:
Well I would prefer the MC-E over the P7.
The driver could surely give more Ampere to the P7 emitter but I guess for this flashlight body it's not recommended.
Greetings - Happyguy

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