wle review EDIT - problem! - : Cyansky M1R tiny usb-c light

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wle review EDIT - problem! - : Cyansky M1R tiny usb-c light

review : Cyansky M1R tiny usb-c light-----------------------------------------==========

+++++++++++++++++++++++++ i like these things ++++++++++
it;s very light and small. this is one of my main light desired-characteristics..

 REALLY pocket sized!


==way smaller that it looked, almost same size as a 9v battery
seems very well made.
mine is pretty red, anodized with fancy engraving - no painted-on logos..!

has a uv light, and a bright red led that can also blink

has usb-c charging
comes with a cable - to regular usb.
- it also works with real usb (some other lights do not - WUBEN!)

nice neutral white beam color - i am not a tint snob

nice spot+flood pattern - very useful

the charge light is inside the switch button
it comes on when you short-press button, does not waste power otherwise

it remembers the last light mode , even if it was UV or RED, which i like.

seems like this light would be very waterproof and shock proof.

the low-power light comes on when the light steps down to the lowest level
- which is good, because it warns you it;s about to die
- the slightly bad feature is, though, that it stays blinking, which may run the battery down below its
death voltage, though i am not going do that, since i do not want it to die
- maybe that would stop eventually, before death point, but i do not know


it has a lockout but i won;t really use it, the switch will never come on accidentally

it has a red/green power indicator, standard issue


0000000000000000000000000 just comments-- neither good or bad 00000000000
uv has no brightness control
uv pattern - i think it should be more focused, it is too floody

charge port cover looks like it might come off eventually.

it is hard to feel where the switch is, in the dark or a pocket

i feel like usb-C is still uncommon, might be better to use micro-usb or apple connectors
no pocket clip.
USB is not really a standard
though the cable they provide, does charge if it is plugged to a regular USB wall wart

i like memory mode but ONLY sometimes, i wish it was switchable
reason not to like memory - you never know what state the light will come up in

it has a tiny lanyard, which i do not use
rather just tie a long string to it that hangs out of my pocket, easier to find it


------------- room for improvements ------------
NO TURBO - the highest light level, 3, is just not bright enough

no tailstanding - would give up the lanyard attachment for a flat bottom that can stand up

user interface - i would rather have a short click for on, and a hold for level change.
--this is the opposite, you may like it, many other lights work this way

uv light is typical cheap LED - it has a lot of visible blue
-- a filter is necessary for serious uv use
uv is not really very bright

i think it would also be better with a tail switch
reasons - when you get it out of a pocket, it is hard to tell
a. which end is the front - i have been blinded several times by this
b. what side the switch is on
it takes a lot of fumbling to get the thing on, tail switches are much faster

battery not replaceable, of course.

very tiny print in manual

the usb-c port cover is pretty flimsy, seems like it will come off fairly soon
it is also kind of hard to open and close it

no clip, this could be a good baseball cap light, or shirt-pocket light
the odd shape means you cannot just attach a round clip to it from some other light

the edges are sharp, which can make holes in pockets

 

 

------edit - it has a problem------

my light only charges at 60ma, for an hour, totaling 60mah.

the spec says 200mah for the battery.

it runs for one hour on high

i have a trustfire minix, basically the same light.

it runs 2.6 hours on high.

something is wrong with mine.

the other guy who reviewed the m1r, says his took 200ma and 200mah.
"other review here":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/80464

my setup for measuring, is not wrong.

something is wrong with the light they sent me.

i told them.

they said too bad, you are wrong.

i am not.

i said i would add to the review.

here is that.

wle

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Edited by: wle on 01/14/2022 - 07:20
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My impressions of the M1R I got are here.

I didn’t notice any sharp edges mine and the switch is located far enough forward that I had no difficulties in knowing which end was the front. Given the rectangular shape I think that a tail switch would be harder to use and would be fairly small given how thin the light is. It would also have to protrude making accidental activation more likely I think.

At first I didn’t think that a lockout was needed but it did come on once in my jacket after only a short time carrying it.

It’s as bright as the other AAA lights I have so I’m OK with its brightness.

A non-replaceable battery is definitely a negative and makes the light a disposable one once the battery goes bad. Perhaps a rechargeable button cell should have be used?

I like the usb-C port since that’s the way things are moving towards, and it means no fumbling around having the right sides up/down with micro ports.

Totally agree with the flimsy port cover. I think it’s a big weakness and will tear away at some point making the light non-water resistant.

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waterproofness may depend on the jack and how it is installed – they CAN be waterproof

that rubber cover is more for dust, and lint, than water, so maybe it will be waterproof without it

mine’s never come on accidentally, i don;t use the lockout

the trustfire minix, which is almost identical to this light, does have a turbo level [at least 4 steps instead of 3] and i really miss it

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Hi, Wle,

Thanks for your great review. Thank you for your opinion and feedback on M1R, which is very important to us. Thumbs Up
These are very helpful for the upgrade of our products. Thanks again.

We are focusing on making high-level LED flashlights for hunting and shooting, tactical and self-defense, outdoor adventure, EDC, and so on.
Web: www.cyanskylight.com
Shop: www.cyanskystore.com

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my light only charges at 60ma, for an hour, totaling 60mah.

the spec says 200mah for the battery.

it runs for one hour on high

i have a trustfire minix, basically the same light.

it runs 2.6 hours on high.

something is wrong with mine.

the other guy who reviewed the m1r, says his took 200ma and 200mah.
other review here

my setup for measuring, is not wrong.

something is wrong with the light they sent me.

i told them.

they said too bad, you are wrong.

i am not.

i said i would add to the review.

here is that.

wle

"You never have the wind with you - it's either against you, or you're having a good day."
    Daniel Behrman, "The Man Who Loved Bicycles".
It never gets easy, you just go faster.   
-Greg Lemond.
       ,ø¤º°`°º¤ø¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø¸