Review: Ultrafire C3 Stainless Steel XR-E Q5 1xAA 3-mode

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Anyone used this light for more than a month? I love the Fullstainless steel body which includes a steel switch. Like to get one but wanted to know if its better than the ordinary stainless steel C3s in terms of quality, output and durability overtime. Have several budget lights that have faulty switch due to accidental drop. Thanks

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Neither of mine have steel switches, they both have rubber tail clickys.

And they are brighter with a 14500 battery compared to the AA alkalines.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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trooplewis wrote:

Neither of mine have steel switches, they both have rubber tail clickys.

And they are brighter with a 14500 battery compared to the AA alkalines.

Your 3 mode C3 from Manafont has a rubber switch?
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I have a 5-mode and a 1-mode, neither came from MF

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Ian2381 wrote:

Anyone used this light for more than a month? I love the Fullstainless steel body which includes a steel switch. Like to get one but wanted to know if its better than the ordinary stainless steel C3s in terms of quality, output and durability overtime. Have several budget lights that have faulty switch due to accidental drop. Thanks

I have the LT C3 prize over half a year and it gets used almost daily. No issues so far. 0 maintenance except switching batteries and lens cleaning.

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Aloha and welcome to BLF Ian2381!
 
What part of the Philippines are you from?
 
 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Aloha and welcome to BLF Ian2381!
 
What part of the Philippines are you from?
 
 

 

Thanks fishinfool,

I'm from Cainta, Rizal.

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Just bought the 3 mode from manafont and hopefully once it arrive i'll be writing my review on the light I will receive.

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fishinfool wrote:
Aloha and welcome to BLF Ian2381!
 
What part of the Philippines are you from?
 

Thanks fishinfool,

I'm from Cainta, Rizal.

Aloha Ian!  Pinanganak ako sa Olongapo (Subic Naval Base) pero lumaki sa Baguio.  Hopefully someday makalik ako ng PI.  Ingat.

 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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MLH makes a lot of sense.

 

But!

 

It drives me nuts.

 

I understand why it is an excellent idea - and I want to like it.

 

But.......

 

I'd much prefer LMH. Or HML.

 

But that's just me. For most folks MLH is probably far more sensible.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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fishinfool wrote:

Ian2381 wrote:

fishinfool wrote:
Aloha and welcome to BLF Ian2381!
 
What part of the Philippines are you from?
 

Thanks fishinfool,

I'm from Cainta, Rizal.

Aloha Ian!  Pinanganak ako sa Olongapo (Subic Naval Base) pero lumaki sa Baguio.  Hopefully someday makalik ako ng PI.  Ingat.

 

 

Maybe you'll find the Philippines a lot different now. Can't imagine how things changed a lot here. are you also a CPF member? Hopefully someday I'll be able to meet flashlight afficionados.

Thanks and Ingat din

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Does anyone know where I could get a new Driver with multiple modes that will get an output of about 140 Lumens (on R5/R4) for an Old Ultrafire C3 SS?

 

Thanks

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trooplewis wrote:

Today I got another SS C3, this one from Tmart, and it is the one-mode light.

It is 93.7mm long, go figure. Doesn't seem as well-made as the MF one, There is a small gap (line) where the headpiece should be totally flush with the body, Other than that and very dry threads, for $10 it's a steal.

I also got the 1mode from tmart, i agree with you're impressions.$10 its a steal.

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I just received the light today an everything is perfect except when I runtime test the light on high the glass lens is fogging, whats causing this?

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Ian2381 wrote:

I just received the light today an everything is perfect except when I runtime test the light on high the glass lens is fogging, whats causing this?

A lot of things. But generally just use a thin precision screwdriver to unscrew the pill from the battery contact area and take out the pill to access the lens. Clean it with microfibre and perhaps some pretty pure alcohol.  I use windows cleaner, really takes out all the junk.

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2100 wrote:

Ian2381 wrote:

I just received the light today an everything is perfect except when I runtime test the light on high the glass lens is fogging, whats causing this?

A lot of things. But generally just use a thin precision screwdriver to unscrew the pill from the battery contact area and take out the pill to access the lens. Clean it with microfibre and perhaps some pretty pure alcohol.  I use windows cleaner, really takes out all the junk.

 

thanks for the advise, will need to wait a month to do that as I have my left hand in a cast, one bad freak accident. Its a long wait, I'm aching to try cleaning and changing the led to a brighter one.

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On the other hand, is there a proven good AA driver i can replace in my C3 SS to get just hi-med-lo. Running good off an AA alky is a must.

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http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/the-252/3-dsh-Mode-Regulated-Circuit-... should be the best driver for AAs, but it will probably suck the alkalines hard Smile

edit: oh, i meant this one (not good with liion) http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/the-176/3-dsh-Mode-Regulated-Circuit-...

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Fast tech has an unbranded version(plain w/no logo) for ~$7. Still has interchangeable threads with the branded Ultrafire C3. Cheap price on an old standard. Modes are low, high, strobe.

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