Short Review - Utorch UT01 - AA - 4 modes - side switch

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Short Review - Utorch UT01 - AA - 4 modes - side switch

utorch UT01 – AA – 4 modes – side switch

pluses:
very small – mostly due to side switch (though the reflector could be shallower),
4 modes instead of 3,
light a nice neutral color, no color artifacts
no memory [starts on low] 3 blinky modes instead of one (not that i ever use them but still, not a useless feature )

frequently on sale for $10
beam is a good balance between hotspot and floody
tailstanding is easy
clip can reverse (body can also reverse) so you can find the side switch easily

minuses:
switch is rubber, not metal,
longish press for off,
low is 3 lumens, not a moonlight (<1)

no memory (can;t decide if i like it or not, the astrolux lets you set memory on or off)

blinky modes (sometimes like them, sometimes do not – at least these are fairly easy to avoid)

anyway i really like a very small, multimode light

i’m going to try shifting away from my former EDC for a while (astrolux S1) – to see if small makes up for brightness and run time
it might!

i did not try – waterproofing, beam shots, drop tests, power measurements, run time, or lumens, or 14500 battery – just NiMH enerloop

wle

Edited by: wle on 01/25/2018 - 14:42
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It has memory. Long press from off returns to previously used mode just like Manker E11.

Also, settings can be adjusted to preference. See here:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54482

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yes, thanks, i discovered that later, or someone told me
even better!
great 1xAA light

[[actually long press from off returns to last mode – UNLESS last mode was ultra-low, then long press from off goes to low – which is actually what you want it to do, or at least i am happy with it]]

wle