Review: UltraFire LZZ-F15
I received an UltraFire LZZ-F15 in the mail and I thought I would give a short review on it.
It will accept a 26650, an 18650 or 3xAAA batteries in it.
Reviewer's Overall Rating: ★★★1/2
|Color BIN||Cool White|
|Number of Emitters||1|
|Working Voltage||3.6~4.2 V|
|Number of Modes||5|
|Mode Arrangement||Hi > Mid > Lo > Fast strobe > SOS|
|Switch Type||Reverse clicky|
|Reflector||Aluminum Smooth / SMO|
|Battery Configuration||1 x 18650 / 26650 or 3 x AAA (not included)|
|Other Feature||Waterproof: IPX7|
|Packing List||1 x Flashlight|
|1 x 18650 battery holder|
|1 x AAA battery holder|
Pro's: Good overall finish and fit. Fairly bright and gives a large hot spot with a little spill. Takes three different batteries.
Cons: Not bright enough. Next Mode Memory, (When will the Mfg's ever stop that?). 3xAAA carrier leads to lots of resistance. Springs on + and - is a No,No. Cheap Lanyard. Just too big for an EDC light and too small for an all round light.
Here's some photos:
35mm Diameter Head
Tail Cap threads were lubed. They are ok, not too rough and not really smooth either.
30mm Lens and Reflector
Pill screws out of the lower head section.
Big old spring on the driver. Just more resistance in the path.
Aluminum Pill takes a 20mm star and a 22mm driver.
The shelf for the star is solid, which is a good thing when modding the light.
High on an 18650
High on 3xAAA
High on an 18650
Overall, it's fairly bright, but it is just too big for an EDC and just too small a reflector to be an all round light. I really just don't care for the form factor. I thought I would, but I don't.
Amp draw on an 18650
- High - 2.1 amps
- Medium - 1.1 amps
- Low - .3 amps