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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Awesome light! – Eastward YJ J09 Cree XP-E-R3 4-Mode 240-Lumen LED Flashlight with Clip (1*AA) Reviews

posted by Ripper5555 on 04/15/2011 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
SO BRIGHT!!!
I have both the MTE C2-1 Q5, the C3-907 Cree R2-WC and the Aurora SH0030 Cree XPE WC-Q5.
All bright ones.
This one blows them away.
More floodier beam, bigger hotspot and so much more brighter.
Dare i say twice as bright?!!
I received the 4-mode version.
This was a bit of a gamble since people got the shitty 3-mode useless one.
It works perfectly on all modes.
Leave the battery out and it weight almost nothing in your hand.
The weight of the battery is ~90% of your total weight
Clip is a very nice addon.
They seem to have fixed the negative pcb -> tube connection problem by adding a "golden" shim of some sort to get the best connection possible.
I have turned the light on/off a lot of times.
Cannot say yet if the clicky is rubbish.
Cannot see any noticeable dimming of the light between clicks.
Cons:
Clicky rattles...
Yes the drama of a rattling clicky...
Not much more to say.
I can operate (thumb press) the clicky, but finger operation 'feels' better.
I have bigger then average 'construction worker' hands (not fat paws).
Other:
Bottomline:
Pleasantly surprised by the output!
Even more happy that i got the REAL 4 mode light.
This one outshines possible every AA light DX has at the moment.
If DX has a stable stock of the real 4-mode light then i can recommend it to anyone who wants a AA only light.
This one can't be beat by any other AA only light currently sold here.
Time will tell if the clicky holds and no other defects creep up.
But from what i read and what i hold in my hand, they fixed a couple of problems the earlier batch had.
I will call this one a winner!

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