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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good product

    posted by vetal334 on 05/24/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Fairchild controller Low current ripple (less than 20%) medium efficiency (approx 80% at full load) Price Fully isolated output voltage (flyback)
    Cons:
    Poor PCB quality - needs to be cleaned with alcohol.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Cool flashlight

    posted by vetal334 on 06/25/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I purchased 2 of these items in one time. So here is the pros. 1) Very compact build - almost same size as SKU.50680 and 26792 (these 2 flashlight also has adjustable focus, very useful). 2) Good circuit regulation - LED current and brightness are constant ...
    Cons:
    1) Different current settings on different lights: one of my flashlights has bigger current consumption than other and differin...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Very good flashlight

    posted by vetal334 on 04/20/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    DX, as always, makes me feel excited :) So here is the pros: 1) Nice spot, but halo, in my opinion, is too bright; 2) Driver provides good current to the LED with a large margin; 3) Current drawn in LOW mode is 100 mA - good for runtime; 4) O-rings and ...
    Cons:
    Clicky button is a little tight - modes changing by clicking, not by half-pressing.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Regular flashlight on XM-L

    posted by vetal334 on 04/05/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    1) Cree XM-L T6! This new LED, announced in January 2011, becomes very popular in flashlights due to it's price and light output. 2) Good thermal design: star PCB mounted on pad made of aluminum providing good heat transfer to the flashlight body. 3) In LOW...
    Cons:
    1) Poor load regulation: current drawn highly dependent from battery voltage and changes from 2.5A (3.70V) to 3.25A (3.80V). I ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    almost ideal pocket flashlight

    posted by vetal334 on 11/29/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    1) Very compact size; 2) Cheap as well; 3) Nice smooth throw; 4) LED driver build quality looks like expensive model.
    Cons:
    One and only drawback to this flashlight - this is a terrible thermal design of the LED module. PCB with a LED is very small, a...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    Cheap flashlight

    posted by vetal334 on 11/29/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    1)Price, of course :) 2)Zoom focus; 3)Easy to upgrade.
    Cons:
    1) Poor build quality - header has weak friction; 2) Very poor line regulation - input current from battery strongly depends f...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Cheap flashlight

    posted by vetal334 on 11/29/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    1)Cheap; 2)Easy to disassemble; 3)On board LED driver are switching mode constant current; 4)Zoom focus - VERY VERY useful!
    Cons:
    1)Flashlight body too big for 16340 - there are plastic tube used to fix the battery in the middle. It seems this body are basi...
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