Review: UltraFire UF-T1 AAA / 10440 - 2 mode EDC
|UltraFire UF-T1||Cree R5 2-Mode Mini LED Flashlight - Titanium Texture (AAA/10440)|
|Price|| $20.00 + free shipping [ At time of review ]|
Model: UltraFire UF-T1
Premium Titanium texture body
LED: Cree R5
Color BIN: White
Total Emitters: 1
Battery Configurations: 1 x AAA/10440 battery (not included)
Switch: Rotatable at its neck
Modes: 2 (Hi/Low)
Lens: Coated Glass Lens
Reflector: Aluminum Smooth/SMO Reflector
|Disclaimer||Light was a private purchase from Manafont|
What we have is a very simple , small , functional , light -weight , AAA EDC flashlight that actually performs really well , is well thought out , and executed really well . I must confess to be being impressed by the thought that went into the creation of this light , as it should appeal to a great segment of society , including those in the flashlight community . Now even if this is a clone , then imitation is the greatest form of flattery , and at least some effort went into making it a good one .
I have nothing negative to say , honestly , there is nothing to complain about . Its almost disappointing that there is nothing wrong with this light , because I would have something to write about .
What we have is a 2 mode twisty , that starts in low every time . Low produces some 4L and consumes some 0.06A [ thats 60mAh ] , so if you have a 700mAh battery , that will return some eleven and a half hours of run time , or the proverbial - all night long . High is the second mode and produces some 50L + [ obviously variable depending on battery ] and consumes some 0.4A [ thats 400mAh ] and some one and a half hours on paper - run time .
The way the light has been designed , it should work with almost any battery length . In fact the battery is designed to float in the body , and only make contact at one end when not turned on . When you twist to turn on you are in effect making the internal space smaller until the battery contacts both ends , turning on the light . This is simplicity at its best . No anodizing , not figuring out dimensions , and no critical machining . Just make it to some generous tolerances , and it works , the manufacturer has an easy time of it , and the customer is happy because he or she has a trouble free functioning light that does not spit the dummy at an overly long battery , or a short one perhaps . I do have some AAA that are very short , and the flashlight just by a cats whisker , works with them . You can not put a spring in the tail end as the body is part of the electrical path , if you wished to put in a spring ? It would need to be in the head pushing the battery down into the body . But what would you want to do that ?
I did go for a walk with this light , and as soon as I put it into my pocket it vanished , I could feel nothing . In fact several times I had to tap my pocket just to make sure it was still there , this little light is trully EDC in the finest tradition of EDC. You will see in the picture a place for a lanyard , or Carbiner or something . You could wear it on a belt loop [ carbiner ] or attach it to your key ring , I mean on your key ring you would never be without a flashlight . In fact this one was purchased with the express intention of going on my car keys . I have a small carbiner some where , and this is going to be my Key light .
PWM in low - none in High that I could see
Well centered emitter
Good output for current draw
Well made - clean threads
Easy to use
Over tightening can make it stop functioning - Dont over tighten
Generous with battery selection
May work with 10440 [ I like this light - so some one else can verify ] I like it plenty with a nimh LSD [ Dont want to Turbo it ]