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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Like this better than Sipik 68

    posted by PotentM1 on 12/29/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Good amount of light produced from a single fresh AA. Can still use weak AA batteries if you only need a dim light. Compared to Sipik 68 it can be zoomed to throw a considerably narrower beam. I sometimes use it to point out stars at night - you can see t...
    Cons:
    Does not tail stand Zoom mechanism on mine is stiff and not too smooth, but still works. Lens is plastic (could be a pro - won'...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice all around flashlight

    posted by PotentM1 on 12/23/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    It is a good size, fits well in hand. Good quality fit and finish for such a low price. Clip for pants pocket carry. No objectionable tint. Good middle of the road throw/spill. You can take it apart easily.
    Cons:
    It doesn't tail stand. Clip is slightly flimsy. If you carry it everyday the clip will get bent.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    powerful and compact

    posted by PotentM1 on 12/23/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    A lot of power from a small package. Zoom-to-throw mechanism requires a firm push. Can zoom with one hand, and the action feels smooth. Clip is sturdy and can carry clipped to your front pants pocket. Tail stands nicely. Cheapest XML zoomie flashlight that...
    Cons:
    Heats up on high power. I wouldn't trust it to leave on high for long periods of time. Tint is somewhat purplish. Pulse width ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice holster for belt mount medium to large flashlight

    posted by PotentM1 on 12/23/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Good sized holster for my flashlights up to 15.5-cm long and body diameter up to 3.4 cm. I have a 1x26650 powered flashlight that just fits! Build quality is good for under $2. Camo pattern looks fairly modern. You can either thread your belt through t...
    Cons:
    Side stretchy panels are black, not camo, if you're trying to go 100% camo, the black panels will be visible. After a month o...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Excellent value in P60 capable flashlight

    posted by PotentM1 on 11/23/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Excellent value. Sturdy build for the price. Good size - feels good in the hand. The clip is good for front pants pocket carry. Able to accept other P60 type drop in modules. Mode memory is nice, as I prefer to start in medium or low inside the house. ...
    Cons:
    Switch protrudes slightly in the tail cap so that this light does not tail stand. Glass lens is not easily removed without too...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice all around performer - in an attractive green color

    posted by PotentM1 on 09/26/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It may be possible that they underestimated the brightness? Looks somewhat brighter than 120 lumens to me. Striking, very attractive green color - my son's favorite color. Easy to operate - can zoom with one hand and it stays in position. Good neutral whit...
    Cons:
    The green anodization can make the light appear slightly greenish on the edges of the beam. The clip on mine looks a little cr...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Good sources of bright yellow light!

    posted by PotentM1 on 09/26/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Active emitter area is very small - almost a point source of light. The yellow light seems to be nearly monochromatic. The light looks very similar to the light put out by a low pressure sodium bulb - a fairly pure yellow. I can't measure lumens accurately...
    Cons:
    A bit difficult to determine which lead is pos and which is neg. Neg has a slightly wider shoulder going into the white housin...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Good flashlight to give to a child

    posted by PotentM1 on 09/26/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Inexpensive. Fits well in your hand. Zooming function can be done with one hand. Zooming head not too loose - it keeps its position. Not so bright that you would hesitate to give it to a child. Red ring lights when on and helps you quickly spot your child i...
    Cons:
    80 lumens might be overstating it slightly. Uses AAAs. I would prefer 2xAA. Build quality ok for casual use, but not very rugg...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Handy and easy to solder

    posted by PotentM1 on 08/19/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Even with my mediocre soldering skills and aging eyes I am able to successfully solder emitters to these boards. 3 pads are marked minus, 3 pads marked plus. A dab of thermal paste/grease on the underside of your LED is recommended.
    Cons:
    If you're sloppy or not too careful I can see it would be easy to make contact with the aluminum base material. In some places...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Good compact EDC AA flashlight

    posted by PotentM1 on 07/13/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Good brightness, good build on the case. Others say they have problems with the zoom feature beeing too loose, but the one on my flashlight is a bit tight even. Still, you can zoom this flashlight using one hand. Simple, small, bright. This is one of my...
    Cons:
    The switch is slightly flaky. Sometimes the light flickers a bit, but if I fiddle with the switch, or tighten the tailcap a bi...
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