Friday, April 22, 2011

Cree Q5 led x2000 zoomable flashlight review 240 lumens

The x2000 240 lumen cree Q5 flashlight is a bright and affordable alternative to more expensive Q5 lights. It uses some of the same great technology, like an aluminum heat sync, focusable flood to spot lens and an emergency strobe function that more expensive units do. It runs off of 3x aaa cells (I tested with NiMh rechargeable cells) and yields 2-3 hours of run time on high, 5-6 on low. The head and body of the x2000 are made of high quality anodized aircraft grade aluminum, while the lens and tail switch are plastic / soft rubber. The x2000 features 2 different brightness levels and a strobe setting (high, low and strobe in succession), all of which can be cycled by half or fully depressing the tail switch. The different modes selected will be saved in the devices memory for around 3 minutes, before going back into high mode as default. Since the x2000 features a cree Q5 emitter, boasting an eye searing 240 lumens, it is bright throughout all selectable modes and battery life. I tested the Q5 emitter in this unit for over a week and found it to be more than adequate for normal nightly tasks (walking the dog, dumping trash, checking out weird noises). The x2000 is small and light enough for every day use and can be carried in the pocket or via the included belt holster. The x2000 truly is a great device for the money, which flashlight fanatics and regular users alike will come to appreciate. This flashlight can be purchased on ebay as well as a variety of other sites for well under $20.


The ebay Link for the exact unit I reviewed is below:


Ebay link to X2000 cree Q5 flashlight


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1 comment:

  1. "The different modes selected will be saved in the devices memory for around 3 minutes, before going back into high mode as default."

    So if I'm using this on a bike and I have it flashing, it will go back to high after 3 minutes and I'll have to change the mode again?

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