Review : Utorch UT01 Flashlight (XP-L V6 / AA & 14500 / e-switch)

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I also got one with faulty switch. I tried the trick with removing the cover and centering but it did not help. Even with the cover removed and pushing the micro switch directly it acts very badly. There is nice clicking sound but the switch is not working.

Did you try pressing the switch at the edge? Mine works that way

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That switch issue sucks… Sad
Glad mine is okay.

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Jerommel wrote:
That switch issue sucks… Sad Glad mine is okay.

Right! You can have a $100 light but what good is it if the $.10 switch doesn’t work…

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Jerommel wrote:
That switch issue sucks… Sad
Glad mine is okay.

Yea I really like this light over the Mi7 but this weak switch is so disappointing. 2 out of 10 has faulty switch by far.

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Yeah i like it more than the MI7 too.
Although the MI7 is a really elegant little light, a bit ‘girly’ almost. Davie

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I’ve got one be here in couple days. Hope switch Gods are on my
side. Crown

BTW: Mine shipped Int Bridge. It arrived in US, of all places,…HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA ! I looked it up. There’s an International Airport there.

Never had a shipment from China enter the country this way. ALL packages last 5 yrs+ have entered from San Francisco, Chicago, and NY. First time for everything they say.

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Mine shipped Int Bridge. It arrived in US, of all places,…HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA

Same here. It took 11 days from ordering to arrive. That’s pretty good for an extra $2-3. Although, it was before the lunar new year.

FYI, the button is good on this one, woohoo!

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Jerommel wrote:
Yeah i like it more than the MI7 too. Although the MI7 is a really elegant little light, a bit ‘girly’ almost. Davie

Is it brighter than the MI7?

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finges wrote:
Received it today, unfortunately the switch on mine is very bad. It only works if I press it in a special way with the nail of my finger. So far it is unusable. I hope I can get it fixed.

Hi, I got a couple with this issue and would like to know if you ever found a fix for this?


Any suggestion for a switch boot replacement?


I had the whole light apart and on my bench the switch worked fine.

Encouraged I changed the mcpcb to a dtp one (spent one hour filing down a 16mm one) and put in a 219C 90 cri led.

Then put it together, aligned the switch and still have big problems with the switch Sad

Maybe if I find some motivation to work on this light again, I try this method

LightRider wrote:
You could try to diy a fix if you felt like it. You could cut a small disk out of plastic the size of the switch opening. On the back of the disk, glue a small nub in the center. Kind of like a mini spinning top. Then whatever way you press on the boot it presses down on the disk and the nub always presses directly on the button. Idk if it would work or not? Just an idea that popped into my limited brain space. Smile

Or maybe I put in a new switch, does anybody know which one does fit?

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agent80 wrote:
Jerommel wrote:
Yeah i like it more than the MI7 too. Although the MI7 is a really elegant little light, a bit ‘girly’ almost. Davie

Is it brighter than the MI7?

No, i think the MI7 is brighter.
But i almost immediately put a Nichia 219C 3500K and a TIR optic in the UT01, so i lost some lumens with the LED swap.
(but gained a very pleasant tint Smile )
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Mine shipped Int Bridge. It arrived in US, of all places,…HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA

Same here. It took 11 days from ordering to arrive. That’s pretty good for an extra $2-3. Although, it was before the lunar new year.

FYI, the button is good on this one, woohoo!

GeeSuS Christ….been in Alabama for over 2 weeks now for all I know and not one update to tracking. International Bridege gets the SUCK AWARD! WTH ! Looks like I will have to request NO IB SHIPPING from GearBest in the future. This is the second time this crap has happened…..no more in future…Shame on IB !! Flat Stare

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I don’t see any pics in the review.

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giorgoskok I don’t see any pics in the review.

Unfortunately sli.mg deleted them .

I have re-uploaded them , i just need to fix the image links . Today or tomorrow i will do it .

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Streamer wrote:
..been in Alabama for over 2 weeks now for all I know and not one update to tracking. International Bridege gets the SUCK AWARD! WTH ! Looks like I will have to request NO IB SHIPPING from GearBest in the future. This is the second time this crap has happened…..no more in future…Shame on IB !! Flat Stare

Why is anybody of the belief (which has probably been offered previously) that ANY “tracking” originating from (???) is not only legitimate but connected to a package that was actually ever sent?

When you’re already forced to wait 60 days before somebody will quit sending the same old tired answer to simply switch to another demand asking that you send even more money…why in the world would one believe that any package was even sent in the first place?

Again, a “tracking number” from “who” owned and/or controlled by or in cahoots with “who” with a longstanding record of “what” ???

Domari Nolo “I Refuse to be Subjugated” (1st Pennsylvania Regiment Flag) https://www.1stcontinentalregiment.org/blank
(Flagguys.com):..and man o man did they ever refuse to be subjugated. These guys were everywhere. They were important in Washington’s siege of Boston. They stayed behind and were the last to leave after covering the main army’s dangerous nick of time retreat from Long Island. They crossed the Delaware with Washington. They were “..at Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and every major skirmish, and battle all the way to Yorktown..” where they fought “the most important part of the siege” according to General Steuben. These guys saw action in every one of the original 13 colonies.

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Freedom wrote:
Streamer wrote:
..been in Alabama for over 2 weeks now for all I know and not one update to tracking. International Bridege gets the SUCK AWARD! WTH ! Looks like I will have to request NO IB SHIPPING from GearBest in the future. This is the second time this crap has happened…..no more in future…Shame on IB !! Flat Stare

Why is anybody of the belief (which has probably been offered previously) that ANY “tracking” originating from (???) is not only legitimate but connected to a package that was actually ever sent?

When you’re already forced to wait 60 days before somebody will quit sending the same old tired answer to simply switch to another demand asking that you send even more money…why in the world would one believe that any package was even sent in the first place?

Again, a “tracking number” from “who” owned and/or controlled by or in cahoots with “who” with a longstanding record of “what” ???

LOL…so never order anything from anybody and never fear… LOL

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Streamer wrote:
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Streamer wrote:
..been in Alabama for over 2 weeks now for all I know and not one update to tracking. International Bridege gets the SUCK AWARD! WTH ! Looks like I will have to request NO IB SHIPPING from GearBest in the future. This is the second time this crap has happened…..no more in future…Shame on IB !! Flat Stare

Why is anybody of the belief (which has probably been offered previously) that ANY “tracking” originating from (???) is not only legitimate but connected to a package that was actually ever sent?

When you’re already forced to wait 60 days before somebody will quit sending the same old tired answer to simply switch to another demand asking that you send even more money…why in the world would one believe that any package was even sent in the first place?

Again, a “tracking number” from “who” owned and/or controlled by or in cahoots with “who” with a longstanding record of “what” ???

LOL…so never order anything from anybody and never fear… LOL

If “fear” of actually receiving anything from ??? is ever a factor in ordering…good advice.

Domari Nolo “I Refuse to be Subjugated” (1st Pennsylvania Regiment Flag) https://www.1stcontinentalregiment.org/blank
(Flagguys.com):..and man o man did they ever refuse to be subjugated. These guys were everywhere. They were important in Washington’s siege of Boston. They stayed behind and were the last to leave after covering the main army’s dangerous nick of time retreat from Long Island. They crossed the Delaware with Washington. They were “..at Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and every major skirmish, and battle all the way to Yorktown..” where they fought “the most important part of the siege” according to General Steuben. These guys saw action in every one of the original 13 colonies.

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agent80 wrote:
Jerommel wrote:
Yeah i like it more than the MI7 too. Although the MI7 is a really elegant little light, a bit ‘girly’ almost. Davie

Is it brighter than the MI7?

According to buddas reviews the E11 / UT01 emits more OTF lumens.
750-650 Lumens

Versus 587-527 over roughly the same time duration…. first 3-4 minutes after turn on.

The reviews were posted 2 months apart. Some variables could be measurement methods, condition of the batteries after 2 months of use, random sample variations…etc

taken from here:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/47486
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/48909

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It should also be noted that the Klarus despite being dimmer on initial burst, remains brighter for a longer duration (10 minutes extra). It is also better regulated over that time as the 14500 depletes. So the E11 and UT-01 sacrifice run time and regulation in favor of initial turn-on burst (775L). So after ~7 minutes the Klarus becomes the brighter light.

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joechina wrote:
giorgoskok I don’t see any pics in the review.

Unfortunately sli.mg deleted them .

I have re-uploaded them , i just need to fix the image links . Today or tomorrow i will do it .

pics ok now

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My UT01 DOA.

Not work with any battery Sad With battery it consumes 4.8 uA, no reaction on button press, nothing…

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Wildcat wrote:
My UT01 DOA.

Not work with any battery Sad With battery it consumes 4.8 uA, no reaction on button press, nothing…


It could be a switch issue again. I bought many of this light and had several issues with the switch.

I’m pretty much disappointed with these switch issue because I really like this light over the Mi7.

On a side note, I also had several Mi7 with switch issue. Shocked

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MAD TM26 wrote:
Wildcat wrote:
My UT01 DOA.

Not work with any battery Sad With battery it consumes 4.8 uA, no reaction on button press, nothing…


It could be a switch issue again. I bought many of this light and had several issues with the switch.

I’m pretty much disappointed with these switch issue because I really like this light over the Mi7.

On a side note, I also had several Mi7 with switch issue. Shocked

It sounds like the Mi7 and the UT 01 use the same switch. I have one on the way from GearBest. Hopefully I will have better luck. I will post when I receive mine. It will probably be another week or so before it arrives.

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giorgoskok, can’t see your photos, but assume they’re the pretty much the same as E11 tests since it’s basically the same light-
I see the output drops after app 2 min.

Can you manually restart after lets say 30 sec, and measure the output, like in this review:

I ask that because I want to know do you get that 700~ lumen just once when the battery is freshly charged, or you can get that 700~ lumen for longer period of times, till the battery depletes or so. Does that drop happens because of temperature protection kicking in maybe?

Thanks

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Wildcat wrote:
My UT01 DOA.

Not work with any battery Sad With battery it consumes 4.8 uA, no reaction on button press, nothing…

Uh, I have one on order Flat Stare

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my switch is faulty too, after of 10 click the switch dont work, what are you doing you guys, paypal or talk with gearbest support?

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I received full refund but I didn’t order from gearbest.
Has anyone found a good solution to the switch problem? Replacement switch? I have no experience in light modding. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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After what seemed like an eternity, the UT01 arrived today. Perfect swittch and perfect UI functioning. Nice light for sure. NW tint is nice white color..not yellowish like some of the other Manker NW’s. Thumbs Up

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Got my second UT01 today to replace the one my wife claimed to replace a Convoy S2 1.4A light that she was using (and I feel much better her having a AA NiMh light in her purse). Everything works fine and hopefully the 3rd I have coming in will also work as it should.

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perche wrote:
my switch is faulty too, after of 10 click the switch dont work, what are you doing you guys, paypal or talk with gearbest support?

First make a video “clearly demonstrating the faulty switch” then show them the video and ask for suggestion. It has always worked for me no problem.

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joechina wrote:
Wildcat wrote:
My UT01 DOA.

Not work with any battery Sad With battery it consumes 4.8 uA, no reaction on button press, nothing…

Uh, I have one on order Flat Stare


You can always return the defective light back to the seller for replacement. Its really worth the effort to get a working UT01. I dont use any of my Mi7 anymore since I got this light. Go figure Wink

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