I got this in the mail two days ago, and let me tell u, for 5.60 shipped. im happy!
dont bother with primary batteries, need to use 16340! but its decently bright, with a HOT center spot.
mine is quite blue, my guess 6500k or bluer.
comparing to the R5-a3 (the 4 in my possesion until i get payed) its not nearly as much light'
id say about 1/3rd the light. over 100 lumens for sure (of course it is all throw, very LITTLE spill)
like all TIR, its ringy, but who cares when u are using it outside
with a cr123a primary, its VERY dim, so my guess is as ur battery gets close to 3.0V, its gonna be "yep this is time to be recharged)
havent checked draw, difficult considering the battery is replaced by unscrewing the MIDDLE of the flashlight
the clip is sturdy, and im very happy with its size unlike most people. it is a GOOD size for someone with medium sized hands (yes i wear small or medium Mechanix wear gloves)
it clips right on my belt next to my cell phone and is so small most people dont notice it (dont wanna look like a geek)
normally my hands prefer 18650, but for a small replacement, this is better
its got GREAT distance for the light output. good for spotting things 50+ yards out
the led is generic, and NOT UPGRADEABLE!
if you upgrade it, it may not have proper heat sinking. the leds ONLY heat sinking is provided on the edges of the 14mm (or smaller) star. nothing behind the led
direct driven, but thats what makes it so bright!
ill be buying more for back up lights!