If you have the newer version with the spring in the head it's not like the reviewed one...You solder the 2 holes together..One side is CR123A and the other is Ramp Down.
Well I received mine about 2 hours ago. Here are my first impressions. C2H-R2-RU-OP
Improvement / changes
- High (Burst Mode) is very bright, the tint is good, only one cree ring around the hot spot. I have the OP reflector.
- The color of the HAIII is very nice. Would like to see more lights offered in this color. ( It is called dark gray but looks brown to me.)
- Ergonomics/the looks of this light are attractive IMHO.
- The clip is perfect. I'm usually not a clip man but I like this one. It holds the light secure but is not obtrusive. Perfect!
- Double O-Ring sealed at the threads!
- GITD switch boot a nice touch.
- Nice stiff switch to click on yet functions nicely for the soft touch settings.
All in all I am pleased with my purchase. The most notible feature that is discouraging is the 30% setting. Other that that I can't find much to complain about.
- The edges for the thumb are in fact sharp. There was no changes on my sample.
- The ramp up order was not to my liking. Specifically #3. I would prefer 50% to 60% of total output vs the 30% the light is presently set at. Too many settings below 50%. 3 of the 4. Another option would be to make the light a 5 stage light and add a 60% setting.
- The manual/directions need a little clarifying. I cannot decipher what to cut or in my case solder (for cr123 use) based on the directions received and the directions given in Selfbuilts review. They seem to clash.
I will post pictures later of my head and manual and ask for clarification on which hole to cut for the use of the CR123.