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MPTECH XP3 LED LIGHT



MTECH XP3 LED Light, retail (unknown) (URL not known)
Manufactured by (that's unknown too)
Last updated 07-28-03





I borrowed this flashlight along with several others before sending them along to the next person on the list. They were originally purchased at a stall in Hong Kong.

The back of the package says "MISSION CRITICAL: LED FLOODLIGHT FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS"
Can that be believed?
Maybe.
It looks a lot like the Inova X5, but looks can be a bit deceiving.

The XP3 is made mostly from aluminum, has a "fluted" barrel, and features three white LEDs recessed into seperate cells in the flashlight's business end. The flashlight is powered from 3 "N" cells, which are included (already installed) in the package.


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The XP3 is ready to use as soon as you get it out of the package.

To get a shot of light anytime, first be sure the tailcap is turned just so the light goes out. Pressing in on and holding the tailcap then turns the flashlight on, and releasing the tailcap turns it off.

To get continuous light, turn the tailcap clockwise (tighten) until light comes out the other end. Turn the tailcap counterclockwise (loosen) until the light shuts off.

The tested flashlight can be operated with one hand (see below); however your results may vary.



To change the batteries in your XP3, unscrew & remove the tailcap, and set it aside. Tip the three dead "N" cells into the garbage (not a toilet bowl) and kiss their sorry butts goodbye.
Place three new "N" cells in the flashlight barrel, flat (-) end first. This is opposite of how the batteries in most flashlights are loaded, so pay attention to the (+) and (-) ends of the batteries, and be sure the flat (-) ends go in first, and the button (+) ends face the open end of the flashlight.

Once all three cells are in, screw the tailcap back on, and back it off a bit when the XP3 comes on.





Because this is a loaner light, I can't wham it against walls, step on it, flush it down the john, or run over it with my Rascal scooter.

The LEDs appear to have a greenish tint to them when off; this is just the PCB they're mounted on and does not in any way indicate a problem with the flashlight. When the flashlight is on, the LEDs emit a nice white color, and none of that greenish color shows through at all.

The tailcap feels loose in the sample I'm testing. There's an O-ring in there to help water resistance, but it seems too small, so dirty yucky toilet water will just flood right in if the flashlight falls in the can, and crystal clear creek water will flood in if the light falls into a creek. Water resistance is stated on the packaging, but with that loose tailcap assembly, I don't think it'll live up to that claim.

The package says it comes with a holster, but since that wasn't included with the light when I got it, I can't test it.



Beam photo at ~12".
Measures 32,000mcd




TEST NOTES:
Samples of this flashlight and two others were received from a CPF member on 07-28-03, and I won't have them for very long because they need to be passed along and eventually be auctioned off to help pay CPF bandwidth costs.


UPDATE: 00-00-00



PROS:
Nice looking flashlight.


CONS:
Tailcap feels loose & wobbly, even when tightened until light comes on.
Not very water resistant.
Some machining marks were found on tailcap.


    MANUFACTURER: Unknown
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    BEAM TYPE: Soft edged wide spot
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist tail on/off, push tail momentary
    BEZEL: LEDs surrounded by individual cells
    BATTERY: 3x "N" cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT:
    SUBMERSIBLE:
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries, nylon holster
    WARRANTY: Lifetime

    PRODUCT RATING:

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