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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Compact Lighting System – FandyFire 2100 CREE XP-GR5 5-Mode 350-Lumen White LED Flashlight with Strap (1 x 18650) Reviews

posted by blindnick on 12/23/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Impeccable quality of housing (very few compromises - see cons).
Very compact size for 18 650.
Full use of the LED and battery capacity - current close to the limit for the LED, but does not overload the battery.
Silicone cap on the switch is pressed against a single aluminum washer to the body, steel assault crown can be removed without loss of containment.
The last flashlight came with an unusual light - the smooth decrease of brightness from the center to the perimeter - there is no hotspot.
Very inexpensive and functional flashlight.
Cons:
The trade-off between reliability and size:
1. No springs minus contact - instead contact the disc. A concern, but made qualitatively.
2. The switch from small-size flashlight - in housing diameter 18 can put something more substantial.
No memory mode. What is it? In the presence of current stabilizer is now no reason - the cost of reprogramming the controller or its replacement the same, but the memory is very small.
Other:
The best flashlight in its class (budget 18 650 EDC).
There is instability in the parameters of the reflector - a flashlight with a wide hotspot, and the second with a perfect smooth shading. Both the flashlight without artifacts, despite the stained lens LEDs (for both flashlights).
No clips. Use of tear gas canister bag with two loops - for the army and the civilian belt. This clip is better - less risk of losing a flashlight (a knife with a clip already lost).
Bottomline:
Shining brightly, long runs, a relatively small, inexpensive and reliable 18 650 EDC. Buying blindly, but very pleased.
The perfect light.

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