Review: A Closer Look at UranusFire -- A Sophomoric Review of UranusFire X10
A Closer Look at UranusFire:
A sophomoric review of UranusFire X10
I know many people would rather not hear about it, but I think it is time to closely examine UranusFire. I figured I would be the one to tackle this taboo subject. Like ordering the "special" from the local Mexican restaurant, I wasn't sure what I was going to get when I ordered this. Time to get up close and personal with UranusFire. *note - UF usually refers to Ultrafire or Uniquefire, so I won't shorten UranusFire to that. Sometimes simply "Uranus" will be used.*
|Number of Emitters:||1|
|Battery Configuration:||1 x 18650 (not included)|
|Number of Modes:||1|
|Waterproof:||Yes. IPX8, 30 minutes for 30 meters|
|Switch Type:||Twist switch|
Price paid: $33.50
- Very bright
- Looks good
- Nice lower mode
- Has a funny name
- Has a funny name
- Gets very hot when not submerged
- Twist to operate
- Plastic lens
The light measured 782 lumens on high and 170 lumens on low. It pulls 2.7 amps on high and .558 amps on low. Pretty impressive with the big plastic waterproofing reflector on the front! The throw is very good. It measures 26600cd.
Left to right: Xtar 2600, UF-502B, Crelant 7G2CS, UranusFire X10, UltraOk 26650 light
If you still haven't decided if you want UranusFire for yourself or not, read on at your own risk!
A full view of Uranus shows that it is pretty big. It is fairly wide and has a lot of ridges. It is very dark and black.
The opening is very wide, and there is a thick covering over it.
Upon further inspection you can see three bumps. You might want to have them checked regularly.
This is what Uranus looks like sideways.
There is nothing soft on the tail end. Just a hard black thing sticking out. You have to strain and twist to get it started.
You can see how dirty the emitter is. It needs wiped badly. When it is getting doused with liquid all the time, you hate to get up in there and wipe it off; but it has to be done sometime. Even if it might hurt.
OH THE PAIN!
I would like to take a minute to discuss the heat which can be associated with UranusFire. You can try to hold it as long as you can, but eventually you just have to let loose. The buildup is just too much. When wet it is not so bad, but sometimes that doesn't even help. Just be careful!
You can see how thick it is around the opening.
Not runny or smeared as you may expect on a light such as this, my sample proudly represents UranusFire.
At one point, I thought I saw something protruding like a turtle head. I was afraid it would vent gas!! Luckily it was just my imagination. I would hate to see Uranus explode!
Here is a look up inside the tail. It is springy.
The rear of Uranus is well-lubed. It has two red rings around it.
The inside of Uranus is very wide and deep. It can fit pretty much anything you try to put in there. Even the big black ones.
Uranus is eventually going to get wet.
Here are some action shots:
Uranus really emits a lot into the toilet doesn't it?
When Uranus is getting wet, it really lights it up! A lot of juice is expelled when UranusFire is emitting; but usually only lasts about an hour!
You can see a lot of bubbles in the water with UranusFire.
When the wetness is finally over, Uranus starts to dry out. It helps if you wipe it clean.
Wet outside, but nothing penetrated the inside of Uranus.
It is still dry all around the hole.
A little moisture, but it all works out in the end.
The Uranusfire X10 is a pretty capable little dive light. I was suprised by the output with that thick plastic lens on the front. I ran the light 10 minutes in the "bog" on high. Then it ran another 15 minutes in the tub on high. Then I twisted the tailcap turning it from high to low a few times, and let it run on low another 25 minutes before I removed it. It stayed completely dry inside. I am glad the light has a low mode under 200 lumens, it is actually useful. I don't like the way it turns on and off for everyday use, but I understand that is the nature of diving lights.
I guess Uranusfire really wasn't so bad after all. In fact, I recommend it for anyone looking for that sort of thing. Just don't drink the water.