REVIEW: UltraFire F-13 (XM-L U2 , 1x18650/26650)

realista

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(i am not so good to write in english, i am surely making a lot of grammar error, so please be compliant with me. I accept suggestions and corrections if you wanna point me where i wrote a "strange phrase" and suggest me the correct way to express myself in the english language)

First impressions:

Shipped from: GearBest for review purpose

First thing you can notice is that's solid and surprising above the average construction quality.
It arrived with a thin transparent plastic cover on the frontal lense, and this is appreciable for a low budget item.

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Modes and estimated lumens:


Switch type: MECHANICAL
There are “ 5 ” modes in the following order:
Hi – med – low – strobo - sos

My estimated lumens are 550/600

>>>LIGHT >>> The angle of refraction:

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Weight and dimensions measurements (made myself, not by specs):

This flashlight weighs precisely 167 gr
Height 15,2 cm
Diameter 3,2 cm
Head diameter 4,1 cm

Construction quality:

Like i mentioned previously, the host is really well made but with a little exception....the tailcap threads don't have a perfect equal diameter, so while i'm screwing the tailcap i notice there's a little gab, but it does disappear once fully screwed.

Lanyard hole: PRESENT (two)

Threads came NOT GREASED, but this is not a big con, i used my grease.(mine isn't an high quality one, but you can buy a top notch if you prefer)

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Led Tint, reflector and lense:



The led is well centered and its tint is cold white
Reflector made of: SMOOTH – ALUMINUM
Lense made of: GLASS

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Outside beamshot at 25 meters, only at FULL power (same place for all my reviews)


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Wall beamshot at 250 centimeters, from lower to higher power (same place for all my reviews)

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Ceiling bounce test with LUXmeter:

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PROS:

- can use 26650 battery for longer runtime
- cheap
- well built for the price
- host heats up, so heat transfer should be good

CONS:

- not perfectly machined diameter of tailcap threads
- lumens output is quite good but there's room for improvement

Final thoughts and why you should buy it:

I think that if you previously never owned a 26650 flashlight, this is a good first one to have


Thanks for reading.....
….and if you notice some bad written phrases, feel free to correct me suggesting the right way to write it!! :)
 
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realista

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what do you think about this flashlight? it's great for the price....i like the spot, defined and not too much narrow
 
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chriscorv58

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Great review, for the price it seems like a nice little lite. I'll probably pick one up to throw in the toolbox. Thanks!
 
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