Review - GB UltraFire 950LM CREE U2 tactical flashlight

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Review - GB UltraFire 950LM CREE U2 tactical flashlight

I want to introduce UltraFire tactical flashlight models available on the GearBest (external reflink).

 

 

Specifications:

Brand: Ultrafire

Lamp Beads: Cree XM-L2 U2

Beads Number: 1

Lumens Range: 500-1000Lumens

Luminous Flux: 950LM

Color Temperature: 6500-7500K

Switch Type: Clicky

Switch Location: Tail Cap

Feature: Anti-Roll Rugged Design,Cooling Slot of High Efficiency,Lanyard

Function: Camping,EDC,Hiking,Household Use,Night Riding,Walking

Battery Type: 18650

Battery Quantity: 1 x 18650 battery (not included)

Mode: 5(High-Middle-Low-Strobe-SOS)

Waterproof Standard: IPX-6 Standard Waterproof

 

 

The flashlight look tactical. Slightly smaller than the size of the convoy C8.

Battery uses a piece of 18650.

It's got beautiful (zombie) green tail switch is GITD.

The body is connected to the pill screwed. Protected against rolling.

Pill is equipped with original CREE XM-L U2 LED. Better cooling than P60 dropin.

The bezel pushes down the OP aluminum reflector.

Everywhere there are rubber seals, protected against water.

The lamp heats up during use, so probably a good heat conductivity.

 

 

Light slightly bluish, no distractions like latticebright cheap fakes.

Unfortunately, there is no mode memory. Always start the next mode.

Measurement results:

  • High: 2,15A
  • Medium: 1,05A
  • Low: 0,47A

Weight without battery: 127g

Body lenght: 135mm

Maximum diameter: 43mm

Use uncoated glass plate on the head.

 

 

Pros:

  • tactical look
  • dropin good cooling
  • good quality
  • cheap
  • looks waterproof
  • usable without modification

Cons:

  • No mode memory
  • Mid and low mode pwm
  • first generation CREE XM-L LED

 

Convoy C8, UltraFire 950LM, UltraFire WF-502B, Convoy S2+

 

Conclusion:

I liked this model during use. It is not as much power as Convoy C8, yet surprisingly high brightness. Hotspot no contrast due to the OP reflector. There is scattered light, but the hotspots good throws.

Cheaply is a good thrower torch!

Comparative images in mid mode:

Comparative images in high mode:

 

Thank you for reading this, I apologize for my bad english sealed

 

Edited by: WestBam on 08/18/2016 - 17:58
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Thank you for the review. I was wondering about the size compared to the C8.

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I was wondering the brightness. Nice throw!

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Thank you very much for the review. Could you possibly post a picture of the switch? Also, would you happen to know the diameter of the driver?

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Tailcap exploded view:

 

 

Compared switch to omten they seem compatible:

 

 

Driver standard 17mm:

 

 

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The led is a XM-L2 (second generation) or a clone, the photo is too small to distinguish whether it is a clone

Sorry for my bad English

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Looks like a pretty good deal for $12. Beefy pill and good anodization.

As for the next mode memory, I would try the lead pencil line across the capacitors trick.

Just take a sharpened pencil and connect the silver ends directly on top of the light brown rectangular components on the driver.

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Great review
Nice design, looks like those Scandinavian stealth marine ships

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Thank you guys!
Feels good positive feedback Beer

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unknown00101 wrote:

As for the next mode memory, I would try the lead pencil line across the capacitors trick.

Just take a sharpened pencil and connect the silver ends directly on top of the light brown rectangular components on the driver.

You do not draw?
I’m Lama electronics such high levels. Oops

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Nice review. I was surprised at the quality for such an inexpensive light. At least compared to some other options in the same price range.

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unknown00101 wrote:
!{width:90%}http://i.imgur.com/uiPjdN7.png!

I understand it:
If the red line soldering method will be the last memory?
Sounds hard to believe, why did not you at the factory?
Are you sure you do not die in the driver? For only A17DD at home, it would be a bit strong Crazy

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tru3s1lv3r wrote:
Nice review. I was surprised at the quality for such an inexpensive light. At least compared to some other options in the same price range.

Thaks tru3s1lv3r!
You’ve experienced, it’s not a bad flashlight Wink

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The red line can be made with just #2 pencil lead. I’ve done it on around 10 of my budget lights. It has worked on all of them. Some people reported that it didn’t work for them, but I’ve never heard of it breaking anything.

If it works it should reset to high or low, X seconds after turning it off.

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So simple pencil drawing together?
Try it. Soon I report the final outcome Thumbs Up

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Ready.
Both top scribbled graphite pencil. Results: always starts with the high mode.
Even this is way better than the next mode start.
Thanks for the information! Thumbs UpBeer

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Thanks again for the information and pictures…you did a great job! This looks like it has great mod potential. Everything look s super easy to mod.

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WestBam wrote:
Ready.
Both top scribbled graphite pencil. Results: always starts with the high mode.
Even this is way better than the next mode start.
Thanks for the information! Thumbs UpBeer

You’re welcome, glad it worked out! Smile

I just noticed the driver spring in particular looks pretty tall and rather thin. If you can solder you may see some improvement in output if you were to bypass the springs.

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The driver is not determined by the maximum power consumption?
C8 8×7135 driver bridged everything they can only 2,8A maximum current drawn is not it?
Factory picks up the maximum. If bridging will be higher?