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Offline lightme

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Zanflare F3 Review
« on: October 16, 2017, 04:57:41 AM »
Zanflare is a new up and rising brand, but compared favorably to other established brands. Models like F1, F2, and F6 from Zanflare are with good reputation in the market. Recently, it released a new flagship F3 which is an AAA EDC flashlight.

Pros:
Compact size
Affordable (with coupon only $9.99)
Use easy-to-get AAA battery

Cons:
No Strobe
Batteries not included

Zanflare F3 comes in a simple-design white box. Along with the light, there is a keychain, a clip, two spared O-ring, and the English manual. It is a simple and compact EDC flashlight in 3.43 inches of long and 30g of weight. Made of Aluminium Alloy with black finished, itís solid and durable which supports Impact Resistance to 1.5m and IPX8 waterproof standard. Its body is designed with exquisite skid-resistant knurling which offers an extremely comfortable grip. You can also find the smart logo of Zanflare sits in the middle of the flashlight body. Zanflare is designed with tail switch, thus, it may be impossible to stand the flashlight on its tail cap.


Zanflare F3 uses CREE XP-G2 LED with orange peel reflectors. The LED supports a lifespan of 50000 hours run time. Powered by one AAA battery that is easy and cheap to buy, it makes output up to 150 lumens, and supports up to 46 hours runtime in the low mode (3 lumens). But honest, its beam is not good as I expected.

150 lumens    0.7 hrs
35 lumens   3.8 hrs   
3 lumen           46 hrs



Memory function is available for this flashlight, which allows a direct access to the previously used brightness level when the light is reactivated. In addition, this flashlight doesnít support the Strobe mode which might be considered as a drawback. But if youíre looking for an AAA focus flashlight without annoying strobe/SOS modes, itís ideal for you.

Similar with the Zanflare F2, the F3 comes with a tail switch. Itís very easy to operate. Press the tail switch button to turn it on / off. When the light is on, touch it gently to switch between low, mid and high mode. Besides, twist the tail cap counterclockwise to unlock it and insert the battery.

In summary, as an AAA flashlight, the Zanflare F3 offers users both the sweetspot of size and convenience.