Near perfect circle beam pattern without artifacts or rings
Uses XM-L2 instead of XM-L for a 20% better improvement
Has a wide angle for flood, around 45 degrees
Very high powered. Almost direct drive.
Flashlight’s body gets hot because of solid pill. (Which is a good thing because we want heat getting out instead of getting trapped inside.)
Tight O-rings for bezel, zoom, and tailcap
Not a next mode memory, Light would stay on the last-used mode if it was left on for over 5 seconds before turned off again.
There is no easy way to disable strobe. (That I know of yet.)
Belt clip is too tight and small to be used fast and efficiently.
Battery rattles a little when I shake it sideways.
Not extended: 122mm ↓↓↓
Extended: 132mm ↓↓↓
Pill, Driver, LED: ↓↓↓
Pretty thick Oring for lens: ↓↓↓
This is what makes the light different from many other lights. It is much more reliable and more brighter than some lights because of the SOLID PILL DESIGN.
Many cheap lights do not have a solid pill, but instead, have a HOLLOW PILL. Here is a picture to show the difference:
LEDs heat up very fast and the heat that is produced has to be taken away or else the LED’s lifetime and brightness will be reduced. With a solid pill, the entire surface of the board that the LED sits on will be able to transfer heat. With a hollow pill, only the edge of the board will touch the pill. This is VERY bad for the LED because heat is not taken away fast enough. Here is a picture of how the boards sit on each pill to see how much they are touching:
For $8 I can safely assure you this light will be one of the best out there for under $10. Solid pill. XM-L2. Near perfect beam pattern for aspheric light. Good deal.
Thank you raven38571 for catching the 5 second memory. I always thought it was 2 seconds.
I will change review if anyone is able to figure out the pencil method to disable strobe.
That’s not what “next mode memory” is. The dreaded next mode memory will always turn on in the next mode, no matter how long the light is off. If the light reverts to high after 5 seconds off as you say, then the light does not have it (and likevvii is wrong).
I have two of these and both return to “High” after 5 secs, if you click on/off in less than 5 secs it will go to the next mode so I don’t consider these next mode lights as I rarely need to turn on/off/on again within 5 secs.