Request for review: Ultrafire C3 Stainless Steel Cree Q5-WC 5-Mode

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Yeah mines a P4......pretty bright for me at the time.  Wonder why the p4 would cost more then the Q5 5 mode version......makes one wonder.

With Darkness, there will always be Light.

 

 

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These guys seem to have worse issues than the C3's. Singlemode will not now switch on. Usual C3 tricks to no avail. Head is going to have to come apart and the driver get ripped out. 

 

The 5 mode - well the runtime graph has to be seen to be believed. Running on 3 NiMH just now - drops from anywhere between 30ish and 0.1 microamps. Flickers like crazy - I've never seen an output like it. Sounds like either rome cleanup of threads and faces, or driver issues.

 

Can't really recomend either of the SH0030's now.

 

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

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

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The light

 

The head

 

The other side of the head

 

More pics to follow when I take them.

 

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

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

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Regulation?

 

What regulation? This was less than a third of the charge out of three Eneloops but there seemed little point in continuing.

 

And how on earth can light output be a NEGATIVE number? See 3hr 20 min. Every time I went past it, I'd give the light a smack to bring the output up till I got bored with that.

 

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

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

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You know, from the comments on aluminum C3 lights and their lookalikes, I think we have a new contender.  The SmallSun ZY-C41 that I reviewed here was not what I wanted because it was only a single mode.  (There are multi-mode versions out there floating around.)  But I imagine that anyone who wanted a nice, reliable, single mode Cree 1xAA light would be very happy with the ZY-C41.  It's a bit of a sleeper, but it's worth considering.

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