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Deal Extreme DX-X1 Pre Production

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  Introduction:
Deal Extreme DX-X1 is a single AA battery, Cree XR-E LED flashlight. Body is built of aluminium with hard anodize type III, water tight with 2 O-Rings. DX X1 is very bright good quality light. DX-X1 Pre is Microcontroller (µC) Controlled light with 2 UI (User Interface) modes. In basic mode the light operates with four output levels and 2 special functions. The advanced mode has 11 output mode and 5 special functions. Separate pages of instruction set is included. The build quality is excellent. The body built strong. The light being reviewed is a pre production light.

Light Features:
  • Runs on various AA sized battery ranging from NiMH to Li-Ion
  • Microcontroller (µC) Controlled
  • Four light output levels, with Strobe and Stand by mode in default UI
  • Eleven light output levels, with multi Strobe and Stand by mode in advanced UI
  • Cree XR-E LED
  • Light Orange Peel Metal Reflector
  • Sapphire Crystal Lens
  • Glow Tail Cap
  • Can stand on tail
Light Operation & Output:
Light Operation Basic Mode: This mode consists of Default-Low-Max-Medium-Strobe-Standby. The sequence repeats in cycle.
  • Press the button on tail cap until 'click' sound is heard to switch ON the light.To change Mode, in ON condition, simply push the tail cap until light is off for half a second and release to enter next level. The modes will cycle through
  • Press the button on tail cap until 'click' sound is heard to switch OFF the light
Below is the chart showing basic mode total output levels for various AA sized batteries
Level NiMH Alkaline Lithium (1.7) Li-Ion (3.7)
Default 425 460 490 1165
Low 42 39 42 100
High 460 490 520 1445
Med 157 146 160 480

Advanced Mode: To attain this mode switch ON light in general mode, cycle to the lowest brightness and turn off flashlight for 2 seconds. After 2 seconds, turn on the light and you will enter the advanced more. The advanced mode consist of [100%]-[Strobe(15Hz)]-[5%]-[10%]-[20%]-[30%]-[40%]-[50%]-[60%]-[70%]-[80%]-[90%]-[Strobe(5Hz)]-[SOS(100%)]-[SOS(10%)].
  • Press the button on tail cap until 'click' sound is heard to switch ON the light.To change Mode, in ON condition, simply push the tail cap until light is off for half a second and release to enter next level. The modes will cycle through
  • Press the button on tail cap until 'click' sound is heard to switch OFF the light
Important:
When you put Li-ion (3.7 V - 4.2 V) battery, LED will be overdriven. Please observe caution when operating light in greater than 80% level for more than 10 Minutes. If you operate more than 10 Minutes, LED may get damaged.
Production Version Changes / Improvements:
According to DX there will be following changes for the production version
  • PWM frequency in 5% to 30% mode will be increased to 200 Hz or higher
  • Production light will be HA-III Natural
  • Threads will be improved
  • Rectangular pattern depth of cutting will be shallower
  • New and improved Laser Engraving
Light Info:
General Info
    ID
15
    Light Model DX - X1 - Pre Production Sample
    Manufacturer Deal Extreme
    Review Page & Image
  
 DX - X1 - Pre Production Sample
DX - X1 - Pre Production Sample
    Country  China
    Review Date 2007-04-28
    Review Update 2007-04-29
Light Vitals
    Length 92 mm
    Width / Bezel Diameter 20 mm
    Width / Tube Diameter 19.5 mm
    Height (if applicable)  mm
    Weight (without battery) 42 gm
Light Source
    LED Format Power LED
    Number of LEDs 1
    LED Name Cree XR - E
    LED Power 3  Watts
Light Management
    Lens Material Sapphire Crystal
    Lens Coating (if any) None
    Lens Transperency (typical) 85
    Lumen Management Reflector
    Material Aluminium Metal LOP
    Beam Type Mostly Throw with good side spill
Power Management
    Converter Type Step Up
    Properties Semi Regulated, Micro Controller (uC)
    Features Advanced User Interface
Batteries Supported, Output & Runtime
    Battery Size
    Chemistry
    Nominal Voltage
    # Used
    Total Output
    Runtime to 75%
    Runtime to 50%
    Runtime to 25%
AAAAAAAA
NiMH  Alk  LiFeS2  Li-Ion  
1.21.61.73.7
1111
4254604901445
1153200
1219800
12412400
Switch Options
    Switch Type
    Switch Properties
Click
Reverse Click
Body Material Options
    Material
    Properties
    Color
Aluminium
Type III Hard Anodized
Black
Light Rating
    Looks
85 85
    Build Quality
60 60
    Runtime
50 50
    Output
70 70
    Features
70 70
    Usability
80 80
    Bang for buck
70 70
    Overall Rating
 69.286
In-Depth Review & Pictures:
Size Comparison: From L to R: DX X1, Fenix Civictor


Bezel: From L to R: DX X1, Fenix Civictor


Body:


Body: Opened head and tail cap, notice twin dual O-Rings and gold plated Contacts both at tail and bezel end


Tail: Notice the glow switch rubber


Beam Shots:
Below Beam shot Matrix shows Fenix Civictor on Left and Deal Extreme DX-X1 on Right
+1 0 -1
Default
Low
High
Med
Extreme Closeup Pictures:









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