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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
A lot of light in a small package – TrustFire R5-A3 Cree XP-E-R5 3-Mode 230-Lumen Memory LED Flashlight (1*AA/1*14500) Reviews

posted by clanrat on 07/26/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Nice build quality. Fit and finish is good. Anodizing has no noticeable flaws. Machining is decent and the threads engage reasonably well.
Brightness on high is good, and the strobe is also very good.
I like the flush button on this one - allows tailstanding - and the amount of force required to turn the light on. This one's not going to come on by accident.
Cons:
The pocket clip is wire and feels a bit flimsy.
'strike crown' is aluminium and won't stand to up much abuse. This light is too small to use as an effective strike tool anyway.
Almost no apparent brightness difference between high and low. Not going to be useful for reading things at night.
Other:
I bought this one based on reviews and recommendations here. Would be nicer with a more functional low setting. Memory seems to be ok.
Bottomline:
Lots of light in a small package. Very pocket friendly.

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