I received the Nitecore LA10CRI from BangGood.com for the review.
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The Nitecore LA10CRI is a small 1xAA lamp with a retractable diffuser. It comes in 2 versions, a cool white with a XP-G2 emitter, and a neutral one 5000K with a Nichia 219B HICRI emitter. I got the latter.
The LA10CRI comes in this box
Inside the box: the light, a lanyard and a spare o-ring
The tailcap is flat and has a lanyard hole, and has a magnet inside that allows to attach the light to metallic surfaces.
Anodized threads, with o-ring.
By twisting the hexagonal part of the light, just above the tailcap, the diffuser will protrude from the “closed” position, where it is practically flush with the profile of the light,
To the “open” position, where it protrudes. The movement is very fluid and effortless.
The LA10CRI is compact
Fully twist the tailcap to turn the light on. Quickly untwist it and twist it again to progress in the level sequence: low, mid, high, beacon.
The light doesn’t have memory and will always turn on at low mode.
Beamshots at 0.5 meters from the wall
the dark spot in the middle is visible only in photography.
the tint is around 5000K.
Output and runtime
Tested with Eneloop PRO AA nimh battery.
I’d like see this light come with a clip and a warmer tint.
Thanks to: AntoLed for the camera advices.