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

posted by Duglum on 05/27/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

- Works on AA and 14500
- Uses a Cree XP-G (can't say if it's really R5, but it comes pretty close to my other R5 Light (sku.32954 driven by 2x18650) when using a 14500)
- Overall Build Quality is ok
- Mode Memory works, the light needs to be switched off for like 3-4s though
- Has a useful clip and a GITD-Tailbutton
- The build quality of the Tailswitch is really cheap crap
- when driven by an AA, there is nearly no difference between the two modes
- useless Strobe-Mode. Hi-Mid-Low would be better
- The Light kept switching from High to Low and/or from Strobe to High by itself. It seems to be the fault of the switch though, didn't do that when i just bridged it. It seems to be gone now, after i dis- and reassambled and cleaned the switch.
- Produces really high annoying noises
- protected 14500 (sku.26124) are a tight fight but work without problems
- i wouldn't recommend running the Light on High for to long when using 14500's, it gets quite hot after a while. But thats normal for such a small light
Overall, a really nice light for the price.


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