Review: A Closer Look at UranusFire -- A Sophomoric Review of UranusFire X10

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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.*

Manufacturers Specifications:

LED Type: XM-L
BIN: T6
Color: Cool White
Number of Emitters: 1
Voltage Input: 3.7~4.2V
Battery Configuration: 1 x 18650 (not included)
Circuitry: 2.5A
Brightness: 800LM
Runtime: 2 hours
Number of Modes: 1
Mode Arrangement: N/A
Waterproof: Yes. IPX8, 30 minutes for 30 meters
Switch Type: Twist switch
Switch Location: Tail
Lens:

Acrylic lens

 

 

 

 Purchased from:  DX  http://dx.com/p/uranusfire-new-x10-cree-xm-l-t6-1100lm-white-light-flashlight-titanium-gray-1-x-18650-152927

Price paid:  $33.50

 

PROS:

  • Very bright
  • Waterproof
  • Looks good
  • Nice lower mode
  • Has a funny name

CONS:

  • Has a funny name
  • Gets very hot when not submerged
  • Twist to operate
  • Plastic lens

 

Technical Data:

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.

SIZE COMPARISON:

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.

 

A little moisture, but it all works out in the end.

 

CONCLUSION:

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.

Edited by: Tecmo on 04/14/2016 - 22:06
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I’m toadally put in orbit by the Uranus toilet specimen finder.

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That’s the most fun I’ve had reading a review in a while. :bigsmile:

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I cant stop laughing…

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to today’s news report about the merits of passing gas on airplanes! hahahahahahahahahahaha

Why you should pass gas on airplanes

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note to self: if tecmo is trying to sell uranusfire, do not buy uranusfire

very entertaining review, but it would have been sooo much better if you did refer to it as uranus threw the whole review S)

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That was the funniest and best review I’ve ever read. Thank you for taking the time to put all this together.

BTW, it’s actually a really beautiful light. If I get one, the first thing will be to add grip tape to the name on the handle.

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the name is the best part. i kind of want to buy one just to say i have one

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You and I and alot others already have a Uranus but some are just bigger then others

Nice review thanks showing us Uranus………. :bigsmile:

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When i first saw you were going to review Uranus i figured it would be just another crappy review. I really appreciated the in depth look at Uranus. I was surprised that as large as Uranus is, you could only insert a single 18650 in its opening. Sheryl Crow would be proud of you for being able to clean Uranus with less than 4 squares of tp after it spent a good 40 minutes in the toilet. Uranus really excretes a large output compared to a light I have which looks identical to Uranus. I can't help butt wonder how many others here have sampled Uranus but are too embarrassed to admit it. After reading this review I wouldn't hesitate to use Uranus and would be proud to tell others,  "that's right. I tried Uranus and loved every bit of it!". And if they scoffed at the idea I would offer them Uranus and encourage them to use Uranus hard. I'm sure it could hold up to the most rigorous abuse.

Thanks again for the enjoyable review. Uranus is really enticing! 

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Tecmo wrote:
A Closer Deeper Look at UranusFire…

:bigsmile: Uranusfire was sucked by black hole :bigsmile:
Nice review, tecmo Wink

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LMAO!!! Oh man. I lol’d so hard. That was awesome. Thankyou for this in-depth look at Uranusfire.

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HAHAHAHA! Big Smile Big Smile I laughed all the way through your review. Very humorous and quite tastefully done. 2.7A is quite respectable and I like the higher quality double red orings that are shared with many other high-dollar dive lights. Just keep silicon lube on them and they should last a busy season of salt-water diving. How is the beam pattern at intermediate to longer ranges?

The black wicker makes for a great high-tech looking background! Good idea, and it took a while for me to figure out what the hell it was. Thanks again for the great review.

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I look forward to seeing the review of Uranus frontpaged backdoor’d and (ewwww) sticky’d… J)

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You do have a good collection of flashlights. Crown

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This was funny and fun to read at the same time. :bigsmile: I think though the Chinese needs to ease off of abusing the name “fire” for flashlight brands. I think it should have stopped at Surefire, Trustfire, and Ultrafire.
Those three were good and sounded ok, but then came along Uniquefire, Fandyfire, Sandyfire, Pailfire, and now Uranusfire ? The only Uranusfire i know of is when i eat really spicy chilly. Tired

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Fun read, thanks for the review, and that is one nice clean toilet you have!

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I’m glad everyone liked reading about Uranusfire! Smile

I took lux measurements: 26600cd

Nice and throwy with an even beam. No rings. I thought I was just getting a crappy light to review, but it turned out nice. I’ll have to invent a use for it (which has nothing to do with Uranus).

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LOL

whats next… ballfire?

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Just hoping we don’t see this particular specimen for sale anytime soon…!

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Tecmo, if you were happy with the retailer you purchased from, can you post a link in your OP. Thanks.

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Richie086 wrote:
Tecmo, if you were happy with the retailer you purchased from, can you post a link in your OP. Thanks.

Oops, forgot some little details huh? Yeah it was purchased at DX. I had a gift card and I’ve been wanting to check out the quality of Uranusfire for a while Wink Dive lights seem expensive, it was $33.50 but it does the job. OP updated, but here is the link.

http://dx.com/p/uranusfire-new-x10-cree-xm-l-t6-1100lm-white-light-flash...

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He said "turtle head."

Tongue Out

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informative, and I LOL’d.

needed that today

thanks

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Tecmo][quote=Richie086 wrote:

Oops, forgot some little details huh? Yeah it was purchased at DX. I had a gift card and I’ve been wanting to check out the quality of Uranusfire for a while Wink Dive lights seem expensive, it was $33.50 but it does the job. OP updated, but here is the link.

http://dx.com/p/uranusfire-new-x10-cree-xm-l-t6-1100lm-white-light-flash...

Tecmo,

Thanks for the link.
Is this the same light Bang Good.com has? They list it as 1000 lumens having put it into an integrating sphere wth a similar twist switch at the tail. The cost with the BLF discount coupon of 10% comes to $17.08 delivered. So it would seem to be as properly driven as yours.

http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Ultrafire-Cree-Xml-T6-Mirror-Reflector...

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hehehe… bang good, uranus…..fire. S)
lol, ever get that feeling your 13 again?

edit: sorry, i couldnt help myself
edit again: “we bang good long time uranus, we sell”
(im going to try and keep my juvenile self to this post) :bigsmile:

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Pulsar wrote:
hehehe… bang good, uranus…..fire. S)
lol, ever get that feeling your 13 again?

edit: sorry, i couldnt help myself

LOL, I knew it was going to add fuel to the fire as soon as I started to type the Bang-good link :bigsmile:

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I think you had a little too much fun. Big Smile

Thanks for the interesting review. Smile

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Richie086 wrote:
I knew it was going to add fuel to the fire

Would that be fuel to the Uranusfire?

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Richie086][quote=Tecmo wrote:
Richie086 wrote:

Oops, forgot some little details huh? Yeah it was purchased at DX. I had a gift card and I’ve been wanting to check out the quality of Uranusfire for a while Wink Dive lights seem expensive, it was $33.50 but it does the job. OP updated, but here is the link.

http://dx.com/p/uranusfire-new-x10-cree-xm-l-t6-1100lm-white-light-flash...

Tecmo,

Thanks for the link.
Is this the same light Bang Good.com has? They list it as 1000 lumens having put it into an integrating sphere wth a similar twist switch at the tail. The cost with the BLF discount coupon of 10% comes to $17.08 delivered. So it would seem to be as properly driven as yours.

http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Ultrafire-Cree-Xml-T6-Mirror-Reflector...

$17? I feel like I got reamed!

That looks like a DONGRUI DR-937

http://kaidomain.com/product/details.S021112

It is $35 on KD so that looks like a good deal. The reflector on the X10 is about 40mm with a 58mm head. I don’t think the one you linked to will throw as well, but I can’t find any specs for it.

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texaspyro wrote:
Richie086 wrote:
I knew it was going to add fuel to the fire

Would that be fuel to the Uranusfire?

ROFL

Richie

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