Ultrafire U5 (2017) review
The Ultrafire U5 (U5) released in 2017. It uses 1 x Cree XP-E LED, no reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 300 lm output, 5625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 150 m.
This light has 2 modes of lighting. This light does not have memory function. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.
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Ultrafire U5 (U5) specifications
The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish.
- 75 g
- 105 mm
- Body diameter
- 21 mm
- Head diameter
- 30 mm
- aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
The emitter of U5 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company.
- 1 x Cree XP-E LED
- Color temperature
- 6500 K
- mechanical rear
The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.
- 300 lm
- 5625 cd
- 150 m
- CD/LM factor
The U5 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.
- 2 modes
- Mode memory
- Ramping mode
The U5 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. A protected battery is recommended as the light itself does not have low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature.
- 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery
- Battery indicator
- Charger port
- Thermal regulation
- AUX LEDs
- Package contents
- 3 x spare o-rings
The performance of the Ultrafire U5 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.
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