Sharp Eagle ZQ-SH-05 Cree XP-E 16340 Flashlight
Sample was purchased from GearBest.com @$5.39.
Here is a quick and dirty review for this new budget flashlight.
- Brand: SHARP EAGLE
- Model: ZQ-SH-05
- Emitter Type: Cree XP-E
- Total Emitter: 1 x Cree XP-E
- Lumens: 600Lm
- Switch Type: Clicky
- Switch Location: Side Switch
- Feature: Overheating Protection, Stainless Steel Bezel, Side Switch, Lightweight, Pocket Clip
- Function: Camping, Seeking Survival, Walking, EDC, Night Riding, Hunting, Exploring, Hiking, Household Use
- Battery Type: 16340
- Battery Quantity: 1 x 16340 battery (not included)
- Mode: 3 (High > Low > Strobe)
- Waterproof: IPX-6 Standard Waterproof
- Reflector: Aluminum Smooth Reflector
- Lens: Toughened Ultra-clear Glass Lens with Anti-reflective Coating
- Beam Distance: 50-100m
- Body Material: Aluminium Alloy
- Available Light Color: Neutral White
- Available Color: Black, Grey
- Model name is damn hard to remember.
- Most probably 250-270lm max, based on the measured current.
- Aluminium bezel
- Plastic reflector
- No AR lens, glass is already chipped off when it arrives.
- Cool white.
- About 1.2A at high mode.
I will not cover on performance aspect as I intend to treat this light as a flashlight host only.
▲ Plastic reflector, aluminium mcpcb and XP-E are more of less expected for under $10 flashlight.
▲ Large portion of the driver is occupied with useless charging port.
▲ Driver is single sided with no component on the spring side. Spring is soldered slighty off center.
▲ Head module, front view – 20mm MCPCB sits on 2mm of thick edge (center).
▲ Head module, rear view – there isn’t a lot of head room for driver, just enough to fit the stock driver which is 7mm tall.
▲ There is no spring for the tail assembly, just a raise piece of aluminium mill as contact pin.
▲ Bottom view – flashlight anodization is no bad but definitely cannot withstand abuse like Convoy.
▲ Triangular cut threads came in un-lube, but they are smooth and easy to work with after cleaning.
▲ Sharp Eagle ZQ-SH-05 (16340) beside our all time favorite Ultrafire SK68 (AA/ 14500, ~$3).
▲ Sharp Eagle ZQ-SH-05 (16340) together with more budget class flashlights.
▲ I generally will avoid hollow-pill flashlights as they can be rather difficult to fix, if you do not own a lathe or access to copper/ alu rods. After taking some rough measurements, Convoy S2 aluminium pill from RMM happens to fit inside ZQ-SH-05. It requires about 1 mm padding to ensure they are snug with the inner wall.
▲ NOTE: Triple emitter conversion will not be “plug and play”. Some degree of mod skill is required but it should be achievable with simple hand tools. I have not complete my conversion yet, as I ran out of triple mcpcb now. I will include some of challenge(s) face during actual build later.
Feel free to ask if you any question on ZQ-SH-05.
SHARP EAGLE ZQ – SH – 05
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Single 16340 CREE XP-E 250lm