Durable Stick Style N-FB91 CREE Q4 3-Mode 180-Lumen White LED Flashlight w/ Strap (1x18650/3xAAA)
Reviewer's Overall Rating: ★★★★★
|Battery:||18650 (or 3 x AAA)|
|Modes:||High - Low - Strobe|
|LED Type:||Cree Q4|
|Date Ordered:||September 2011|
- This thing is actually a thrower (with deep reflector)
- Durable design
- Good rubber handle, fits my hand perfectly
- Nice strap with claw
- Looks cool
- Will make damage if used to whack an intruder
- Easy to mod
- Hollow pill (needs to be replaced / filled when modding)
Features / Value: ★★★★★
Three modes: High, low, strobe.
Can use either 1 x 18650 or 3 x AAA. (18650 is brighter)
Value for money is GOOD.
Came in the normal white OEM box inside an elongated yellow envelope:
Design / Build Quality: ★★★★☆
Build quality is good. Feels good & well balanced in hand. Not too heavy.
Rubber handle with strap & claw is a nice addition and the ring between handle and body helps to keep the grip!
Threads were amazingly good for this price.
Only negative thing was a minor dent in the bezel.
Rubber handle and claw:
Threads in the handle:
Dent in the bezel (on upper right spike)
Size, compared to "The Baseball stick":
Lots of mass for heat transfer & cooling. Should be good also for longer runtimes, except that the pill is hollow and requires some filling.
Battery Life: ★★★★★
Didn't have time for real runtime tests yet, but must be good with tailcap currents of:
High: 1.5A, Low: 0.33A -> theoretically almost 1.5h runtime on high.
Light Output: ★★★★☆
Good. See the reflector measurements above, this thing is a thrower! Hotspot size is almost as small as in my Solarforce Skyline I. Wow!!
I got a lux reading of about 16kcd (measured at 2m, calculated back to 1m). A bit brighter than the baseball bat with XR-E R2.
Flood is ok, but the beam is a bit ringy (which doesn't bother me at all).
Emitter & reflector:
A very good "special purpose" light, easy to mod with any led with 21mm star. I'm very happy with it!
The end: (pun intended)
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