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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 2
Poor brightness but nice basis for DIY projects – 5W AA LED Keychain Flashlight Reviews

posted by Happyguy on 05/09/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
- Its cheap
- Build quality is good for the price but compared to any lights from Ultrafire or Romisen it can only be rated as poor.
- Has a reverse clicky.
- Giveaway? Hmm, not if you do not want to disappoint someone ;-)
- Aluminium body, looks ok.
Cons:
- Build quality: Far away from the known quality of Ultrafire, Romisen or other known producers.
- The threads are not very well, it gives you a strange feeling in use, like it could break any moment.
- LED quality is bad. I bought three pieces and I cannot aggree to the other certified owners as the light output is very poor. MAYBE all three pieces have a defect, but the brightness was very disappointing for me. Looking at the pictures of DX I would definately say mine are broken!
Other:
Ok, I think the best use of these flashlights is to abuse them for your DIY projects. For me I cannot use these flashlights as such - the brightness is much too less to be usefull.
Bottomline:
As I wrote: Use these for your DIY projects with AA batteries. For you I hope mine are defect because I cannot believe, that this is the designed performance.
If you need some cheap flashlight bodies go for these.

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