Review: Dorcy CyberLight 41-4750 (4AA)

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Review: Dorcy CyberLight 41-4750 (4AA)

Dorcy CyberLight 41-4750

Summary

Lumens 180
Run Time 5 Hours
Throw 275 meters
LED XP-E
Batteries 4xAA (Included)
Switch Reverse clicky
Price Paid $18+ postage

Note: Also avalibe in green (41-4751)

Pros:

  • Good thrower
  • Uses AA’s
  • Durable
  • Excellent grip
  • Easy to find in the dark
  • Tailstands

Cons:

  • Not water proof
  • Only 180 lumens
  • Ringy beam at short distances

Even though this light is made out plastic it is very strong it appears somewhat similar (or the same) as ABS automotive grade plastic. My brother has been using this light nearly every night for over 6 months and with lots of bumps, drops, getting thrown about and rolling around in his truck it is basically unmarked apart from a little dirty (I didn’t attempt to clean it).

The rubber head/bezel pictured above absorbs impacts quite well as it was designed to do.

The bottom of the head is also rubber and the tail cap is rubber coated or rubberised plastic, along with having square edges this makes it a good non slip light for use on uneven surfaces.

Aside from the ergonomic form factor and snug fit in the hand, the rubber on the handle provides extra grip and gives it a cushioning feel.

Above showing the lanyard (that has probably never been used) and how it attaches to the light.

A size comparison with the JetBeam PA40, also demonstrating tailstanding and showing the side switch.

The tailcap twists off pretty easily, the inside connector moves freely to the tailcap so the terminals will stay in place as the tailcap is screwed on.

Above the white post its focused on and first row of trees are about 75 meters, the tree trunk behind is about 100 meters.

Above the tree its focused on is about 100 meters away.

This is the perfect budget flashlight for the non flashaholic in my opinion. It has a few flaws, some of the joins aren’t precise or watertight and it only has a little heatsinking (but doesn’t need any more at only 180 lumens) but at $18 or less in some places the price can not be beat for the in the 4AA category.

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Thanks for the review! One correction though, the LED is definitely not a XR-E; from the picture I would say a XP-E. 

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scaru wrote:
from the picture I would say a XP-E.

Yep you are right, I just cross referenced flashlight wiki and it is a XP-E.

I’ll update it, thanks.

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I got this light last year. It’s a bright as heckl 180 lumens…throws like a mofo. Nonflashaholics are wowed by this little light. The throw is unbelievable and don’t dare look into the beam..***************************** Black Friday one could be had for $13 and change. Yellow was sold out and Green was available. I should have got a spare.

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ezarc wrote:
p=. Dorcy CyberLight 41-4750

….This is the perfect budget flashlight for the non flashaholic in my opinion. It has a few flaws, some of the joins aren’t precise or watertight and it only has a little heatsinking (but doesn’t need any more at only 180 lumens) but at $18 or less in some places the price can not be beat for the in the 4AA category.

I agree. I own two of these, one in yellow and one in green. They both work well and I agree they are stand out lights in their catagory. I do a lot of camping, and somone is always asking to borrow a flashlight from me. These are the lights I hand out. They are super durable, put out more light than most consumer lights the average camper would be used to (so the person I’m lending it to is usually very impressed), and they actually feel good in hand (well balanced, well placed switch etc.) actually they are very lightweight for how durable they are. Impressive little light.

I don’t know why I like flashlights so much… I must have been left in the dark for too long as a child! LOL

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Thanks for the review ezarc. Can you please add a hand shot tonight with the night shots.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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One reason it seems bright is it only has one mode ..all one modes seem brighter.

  It's funny that the Pa-40 comes in a carbon fiber body and the fenix body is just plastic ..like that somehow would ever matter ..like you said the body as can be .i keep wondering why they don't make more plastic lights.

       καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

                            

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MRsDNF wrote:

Thanks for the review ezarc. Can you please add a hand shot tonight with the night shots.


Do you mean a photo of it in my hand? No problem, Ill book a manicure for this afternoon (just kidding).

Boaz wrote:
i keep wondering why they don’t make more plastic lights.

Me too, if some companies like Ultrafire can machine aluminium hosts that some stores sell them for as little as $5 then injection moulding should be as cheap or cheaper due to manufacturing costs and materials.

A mixture with some of the the P1 and the PA40 with some other adjustments would be nice.

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Beamshots are up.

@ MRsDNF, I took some shots of it in my hand but I’m having problems uploading them from my phone. Ill try again tomorrow.

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Wow you have a nice spot for beamshots. If you ever get time I’d be interested in seeing a beamshots thread comparing your lights. Thanks for the review!

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Thanks, its my brothers back yard. I live not far from there so its handy for beamshots.

I put a red dot on the picture where I sit on the porch to take the beamshots, you can click for a bigger image.

The beamshots tonight didn’t turn out very well because it was really dusty, but there is some more here and here of other lights if you are interested.

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Thanks for beamshots, good comparison!

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I've had that light for a long time, and it is a good one for the money.

Also a great light to gift to non-flashaholics who you do not want messing with Li-on batteries.

 

Not much spill to it, but impressive throw for an AA light.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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In hand shots for MRsDNF

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Thanks ezarc. It looks bigger than I thought. When you need a hand to sit on that porch again I'm happy to offer my services.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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Thanks very much! Frontpage’d and Sticky’d.

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