Inexperienced flashlight user`s review of the Ultrafire UF-H2 (with pictures) Groups Buy : DinoDirect (add yours to)

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Inexperienced flashlight user`s review of the Ultrafire UF-H2 (with pictures) Groups Buy : DinoDirect (add yours to)

After I got an email from Dinodirect, telling me that after I post a review on BLF, I could get a free coupon,
I thought I will try to write my first little review..

As you can see, Im pretty new to flashlights, and would try to explain the (working of) the flashlight from my own perspective. Very inexperienced!

First,

Today I received my Ultrafire UF-H2 from the Groups buy here on BLF (after receiving2 emails, 1 on the 22nd , and a final reconfirming of shipment on the 25th. )
That means it took less than a week to get here to Japan!
I have to admit that my first purchase from DinoDirect is satisfying.

After opening the envelope, I found a purple box.. (all my other flashlights I received were only in plastic bubble wrapping, except the solarforce which came in a plastic package)

 

Opening the box, the light actually fell on the table as it wasnt really sitting firmly in the box, but to my surprise it looks even much better than on the pictures from the Net.

When I put in an eneloop battery, it felt really nicely in my hand. Not too heavy, and not too light.
As I said, it looks much better than from the pictures on the Net..
Also I was a bit surprised at the size! Its small!!
Not negative to me.
Its about 9cm long.

I couldnt figure out how to get this light attached onto the headband, but I guess I have to remove the clip first!?

Its pretty bright on a nimh.. I havent tried a 14500 yet.. And im a bit scared to do that as well, as i really like this headlamp so far, and dont want to end up with this fried.

Dont know what the little B stands for??

 

Its very floody! nice for walking and hiking!

Build quality is really good! I think I can give it 5 stars..
Output is pretty good.. I thought it could be a bit brighter on an eneloop.. ? 4 stars
Shipping is also 5 stars
Price is 5 stars!!! my best buy for 16dollars so far!

I liked the ramping brightness. I had to try it a few times, but I can get it pretty dim. And also bright as well.
The SOS function is maybe useful for emergencies.. I dont care so much.
Memory is nice as well.. After setting it really dim, after turning off and on, its again on the same setting.

Finally wanted to take the battery out, and the battery was sticking to the spring..
HUH!!! its magnetic.

I tried to put the light against my fridge, and it definitely sticks pretty well!
Thats a very nice feature.

Can anybody confirm that this is not bad for the battery?!?
Also I think I read that the battery slowly drains in this headlamp...
Which I actually dont like so much..
Maybe I can just unscrew the cap a bit, so it doesnt have a connection?

After all,. my first experience with DinoDirect so far is positive.. So far!


I know that other people have had less positive experience with them, but I can only tell what I personally know.

For the pictures I used a TL lamp, with a white sheet of paper as a background.. and Im pretty happy with the outcome!

Edited by: sb56637 on 09/02/2017 - 12:28
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Thanks , man .

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My Ultrafire U80 also came in a similar box.  Nice review. The built of this really looks nice.

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Oh man.. Now I want one too.

I love the rice cooker @ChibiM!!

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Great job on your 1st review. Nice pictures. I'm awaiting both of mine. Ordered on the 20th, left Hong Kong yesterday. I'm far away in Calif, USA.

 

thanks for the review -

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Beside other things, I'm impressed with the strenght of the magnet (probably neodimium). Put this thing yesterday on the hood of my car, then drived a few kilometers (average speed 70 km/h). It didn't fall off Smile

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The "B" stands for AA compatibility... the non-"B" is the  pure 14500 version. If you want to stop the light from draining the battery, do a lockout and loosen the the tailcap by 1 or 2 turns. Shortcut to full bright here

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Hmmm.. Mine has a silver clip. ( bought from MF months ago) and takes 14500 as well. I suspect this won't. The box is nice. It seems some won't be getting the box.

Sry: Mine does have a black clip. It is also UF -H2B.

 

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums

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Q: Does it have memory?

Q: Does the box have a  magnet in the lid/ flap.

 

 

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums

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edc wrote:

Q: Does it have memory?

Q: Does the box have a  magnet in the lid/ flap.

 

from the initial post..not being a jerk you probably over read it..i've done it several times as well lol

"Memory is nice as well.. After setting it really dim, after turning off and on, its again on the same setting."

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Lol.  The box is the same as the UF-H3 that is why the light is loose in the box.

Looks just like mine. The headband looks a lighter color but that could be the just the photo.

2 clicks for sos mode

 

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@ chibim

Time for the 14500 test? Mine works with 14500.

 

 

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I must say that it doesn't really appear much brighter using 14500

 

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@2100  I guess they just use them with all their ultrafire flashlights I guess! It also doesnt mention any name\model of the flashlight inside.

@dobermann100 interesting you knew its a rice cooker, whaha

@saypat.. hopefully for you it will arrive soon.. its a very nice light.. but after using it for a bit, and comparing, I think I have to give it 3 stars for output.. against my Sipik68 clone, its a bit softer..... unfortunately.

@vectrex..thanks for the heads up.. couldnt figureout the difference.. I probably have to try mine with a 14500....sooner or later.

@edc... what I said to 2100, they probably use them for many different models... but Im pretty happy, the box has some magnetic clip to close it.. I will use it for spare parts from now on.. its easy to distinguish from other boxes..

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I opened the head, to see if there is a way to add some thermal..thing...

as I was reading in a nother post about this headlamp.

It just seems all a bit small and compact.. will probably just leave it this way!

thanks all.

(BTW, just received an email from DD, that I can get a 10dollar discount.... I hope it isnt too much of a hassle to use the coupon.. Over in the "DD rating thread" people have trouble using coupons)

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I've used mine to order the UF-H1. I thought I'd lost the discount by using the back button during checkout, but the order showed up as 'unpaid' under my account, and showed the correct discounted amount, so i paid it.