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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
"Cool" Flashlight with a tendency to overheat – Brinyte XML-900 CREE XML-T6 5-Mode 6700K 900LM White LED Flashlight (2*18650) Reviews

posted by JHM64 on 04/08/2011 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
For just under $34 this is a bargain. This is a very, very solidly built Flashlight which produces an impressive amount of light. All threads are nicely cut, with (mostly double) lubricated O-rings in every joint. Good beamer with with moderate spill. I especially like the Titanium Grey finish.
Cons:
Thermally this light is not very well laid out, causing a tendency to overheat. However, there is an easy way to alleviate this problem by filling the void between the emitter/reflector subassembly and the Flashlight body with Aluminium foil. Approximately 2 meters of standard kitchen foil can be squeezed in for improved heatsinking.
Other:
Build quality is really worth five stars if it weren't for the heatsinking issue. But as said, this can be overcome.
It's quite heavy. I would have liked it if it had come with a clip for carrying the light on my belt when not in use.
Bottomline:
At this price, this light is pretty amazing. If you want it to last for a long time, make sure to fix the heatsinking issue.

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