Review: DX Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA (DX sku 2089)

Powerlight HX-G011 (Silver)

Reviewer's Overall Rating: ★☆☆



Battery: Single AA
Switch: Reverse Clicky
Modes: Single
LED Type: Generic
Lens: Plastic
Tailstands: Maybe
Price payed: $4.28



  • Very long battery life
  • Very affordable
  • Small and visually attractive


  • Highly variable build quality
  • Not anodized for hardness

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Review: Romisen RC-N3

This is another small review......again not going to bore the members here with lux readings and runtime graphs since i dont have any way of measuring both.  But what i can tell you is my experiences with the light.  This is a Q5 version that i bought from Shiningbeam since he was the only person that was carrying the Cree Q5 at that time unlike Dx which was selling the P4 version.  The N3 is a versatile light taking 2 AA's and one primary cr123 and also will handle rcr's of the 3.7 volt variety.  I have used this light in the rain but have not submerged the light in a dunk test.  In 2AA configuration i get about 3hrs of runtime, this of course depends what cells are used, in pocket rocket mode i get about 30-35 minutes which is not bad at all for me.



Battery: 2 AA Or Cr123-RCR 3.7volt cell
Switch:  Forward Clicky
Modes: 1
LED Type:  Cree Q5 XRE
Lens:  Glass Lens
Tailstands:  No
Price Payed:   

In Cr123 format its small, the other lights in the pic are also of the same variety except for the last light on the end which is an AA light.

With Darkness, there will always be Light.



Review: Romisen RC-A4X Q5

Im not going to bore you guys with lux numbers and graphs since i have no programs or light meter to go by.  But i can tell you my experiences with this little light.  For the price its well made like all there other lights- o-rings came lubed, no fingerprint smudges on the lens, and its a forward clicky with one mode, and the best part is the light has a clip installed which is removeable of course.  They do make a 2 mode version but i hear that the single mode is brighter so of course it was the light for me.  I ordered the light from Bryan over at shiningbeam and he also carries the 2 mode as well.  The light can use primaries and rcr's but if you want a little pocket rocket then go with rcr's.  I didnt like the screws that held the clip in place so i opted to put in two button head metric screws and some loctite.  I will be posting whitewall beamshots a little later when it gets dark here.



Battery: CR123 or RCR  
Switch: Forward Clicky  
Modes: 1  
LED Type: Cree Q5 XRE  
Lens: Glass Lens  
Tailstands: No  
Price Payed: 21.75  

With Darkness, there will always be Light.



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Good enough
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Total votes: 81
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Good enough
67% (97 votes)
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Total votes: 144