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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Good UV light, when it works

    posted by Black_Rose on 12/02/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Nicely designed body and fits well in the hand. Solid click of the switch.
    Cons:
    Randomly turns itself off when powered by rechargeable NiMh cells and lithium primary cells. I am unsure if it's overheating o...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    UltraFire 18650/CR123A Battery Case 2-pack

    posted by Black_Rose on 02/28/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - good storage option to prevent shorting the cells - flexible storage options for cells (see Other Thoughts for details)
    Cons:
    - plastic hinge may not hold up well over time - slightly more expensive than US based retailers, but free shipping negates the...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Star mounted SSC P4 U-bin LED

    posted by Black_Rose on 02/28/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - very bright - more than half the cost of other sellers - almost a direct drop-in replacement for star mounted Luxeon I & III LEDs.
    Cons:
    - Only an issue if you are swapping out Luxeon LEDs. The overall height of the LED + star is slightly smaller than an equivale...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    2-mode clicky switch 5-pack

    posted by Black_Rose on 02/28/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - solid construction, nothing loose - on/on/off execution order (see Other Thoughts for details)
    Cons:
    - mounting options for non-flashlights may be an issue. Likely need to use adhesive or epoxy depending on what you are mounting...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Compact powerful light

    posted by Black_Rose on 09/23/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Compact size, but not too small. - Can be operated with one hand. - Fits nicely in jacket or pants pocket. - Very bright for it's size. - Threads were clean and lubed. - Twist switch has enough resistance to not accidentally turn the light on. - Works wel...
    Cons:
    - HAII finish chips fairly easily. - The removable clip easily scratches the finish. - Too bright for closeup tasks.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    SoShine 2xAA to D-Size Cell Battery Converter

    posted by Black_Rose on 09/13/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    A great solution when you want to use your AA rechargeable (or even primaries) batteries in place of D cells. These work well in my Coleman 4D lantern and one of my 2D flashlights.
    Cons:
    I expect that the plastic hinge where the batteries are inserted will eventually fail, since it's not that thick. The negative ...
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