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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Powerful, compact light for the outdoors

    posted by niemo on 05/07/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Warm LED color, similar to a bright incandescant bulb or car headlamp. Far less glaring than the bright white LEDs in this price class. Powerful floody high mode - will light a field, or serve as a useful bike lamp. Has a useful low mode - lights footpaths ...
    Cons:
    O-ring in the tailcap seals less tightly than other flashlights I have. Water may leak through if lamp is submersed. Finish loo...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Bright! Tiny! Makes a great gift!

    posted by niemo on 02/14/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Bright - noticeably brighter than a 200 lumen Romisen light I have. I would guess that the posted brightness and current draw specs are accurate. Mid and low modes are useful. Has a visually appealing metallic champagne finish that is well-applied. Neither...
    Cons:
    Mine did not have memory mode. The head has a lot of play as it is being screwed and unscrewed. The threads won't slip past ea...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good price

    posted by niemo on 10/11/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Got these to replace the batteries in three car alarm clickers. Quality is fine - on three batteries, measured 12.5V open-circuit and 11.6V when the clicker was transmitting. (Too bad the clickers themselves were being temperamental - this is what led to ...
    Cons:
    None that I'm aware of. The OEM battery inside the clickers was GP, so I guess GP is a decent enough brand.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    Not the best for preserving night-vision

    posted by niemo on 10/11/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's bright. It's red. The reflector is very deep, focusing the light output well but still giving a fair amount of spill. Memory mode works well, but multiple modes mean that I can't flash the light on and off by momentarily depressing the switch. Build q...
    Cons:
    High mode is BRIGHT! So bright that you wish you had a white light instead so you can see colors. Low mode is not quite dim en...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great holder!

    posted by niemo on 10/11/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Holds 07935 and the much larger 12761 securely. The bigger light tilts down when I go over bumps, but that's only because the holder grips the narrow part of the barrel, which is not where the light's center of gravity is. Still, the 1+ lb. flashlight is in...
    Cons:
    None.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Good solid light

    posted by niemo on 10/11/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Long runtime on 18650 batteries (sku 05790). I get about 4 hours at full brightness and 2 1/2 more at reduced brightness. Takes P60 drop-in modules. Good finish and build quality - I dropped the light on pavement and got a couple nicks, but no big scratch...
    Cons:
    Barrel is a little narrow for 18650 cells - two of my cells don't fit and the other two just barely fit. The protected cells ha...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Works well

    posted by niemo on 07/29/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Says it's UL listed. Does not get hot when in use; this is a sign that the charger uses more sophisticated circuitry than one would expect from an $8 charger. Can charge cells independently. Rated for 1A charge current; haven't verified this but charge cur...
    Cons:
    None for the price. Contact springs are a little thin - probably don't want to use this charger in a commercial setting.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great for bike

    posted by niemo on 07/29/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Really bright spot and bright spill. Mounted on a bike, I know that cars and pedestrians can see me coming. Pointing the light ahead I can see 10 seconds in front of me and all the parked card, cracks and potholes; I point it down when I see oncoming traffi...
    Cons:
    Light seemed to dim a bit after a minute of use. There was a piece of Kapton tape between the LED and brass pill, presumably to...
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