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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Light has lots of potential – TrustFire R5-A3 Cree XP-E-R5 3-Mode 230-Lumen Memory LED Flashlight (1*AA/1*14500) Reviews

posted by ckc123 on 05/26/2010 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Lots of little extras:
-glow o-ring inside reflector/tailcap.
-metal reflector/pill is removable
-clip is removable
-clicky is removable (from inside )
-removable from pill (screws)
-smooth transition from spot to flood (no donuts)
Cons:
- on AA the high and low are the same intensity
(Unable to confirm a difference with 14500)
-a larger than other AA lights
-reverse clicky switch
-very slight blue tint to the LED
Other:
-on AA's the lumens are more like 120 lumens
-hot spot is not as tight as EZAA
-Good light for moders as components are easily removed
-14500 is a nice option for the light
-anodization was same for body and tail cap.
-Clicky has a nice crisp feel to it, and is nicely recessed for EDC
Bottomline:
Nice light, slightly overpriced, but worth the changes that can be easily done later to the light.

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