Among our very best high performance high energy flashlights from MF Tactical, this is the three mode version of our ultra compact MF Tactical flashlight. The design challenge for our most compact MF Tactical flashlight was simple: create the absolute brightest possible flashlight in a body that is both small enough and light enough to use everyday as a keychain flashlight. In the end, we have created a no-compromise tactical mini-flashlight that is small enough to stow in your pocket. What good is it to own an amazingly bright flashlight unless you have it with you whenever the need may arise? That’s why the key design feature of the R5-350-3C+ was something as simple as downsizing. Yes, MF Tactical makes bigger and heavier and brighter flashlights, but for its size and weight, the R5-350-3C+ represents by far the brightest ultra compact light of its quality on the market anywhere! The R5-350-3C+ starts with the bright and efficient R5 emitter by Cree, and then we build it into a compact and lightweight 4.02″ long anodized aircraft aluminum body with a high quality tail mounted on/off switch.
Q: What’s changed with the new model?
A: Our redesign has allowed us to increase the diameter of the reflector and extend the reflector depth by about 50%, resulting in significantly more reflector surface area without drastically changing the outer dimensions of the light. We also now utilize a more power efficient main control board. The result: We have succeeded in getting even more light output from the R5 emitter while decreasing the light’s power consumption by half. As a result, the R5-350-3C+ is now noticeably brighter than the previous model and with twice the run time of its predecessor. In addition, our increase in efficiency and redesign of the body of the light has enabled us to eliminate the heat accumulation issue that made the predecessor model hot to the touch after more than 5 minutes of continuous usage. Now, use you brighter R5-350-3C as long as you like and never worry about heat.
The latest change to this model was the addition of the +, which signifies that this light now, in a pinch, will operate on a standard AA battery. Although not as bright as when running a 14500 li-ion battery, this added feature lets you operate in a power outage situation with standard AA off-the-shelf batteries if you are unable to recharge your li-ion battery.
The R5-350-3C+ is the 3-mode version of its sister model, the R5-350-1C+. Its three modes are arranged as high, low and fast strobe, and this model also has memory circuitry that remembers and returns to the last mode used when you turn it back on.
We have designed and built a lot of flashlights in our day, but this is the tactical flashlight that Howard, THE Flashlight Freak personally carries in his pocket every day because the R5-350-3C+ guarantees that you will always have the right tool with you at the unexpected moment that you will need it the most. It is the most practical, convenient and usable flashlight we have yet to develop, and it just happens to be small enough to use as a key-chain that easily fits in a front pants pocket.
While the price shown for the flashlight is without batteries, just check the box marked “Select Battery/Charger Package” when you put this light in your shopping cart, and you can choose from several packages made up of one or two rechargeable li-ion 14500 batteries and/or a charger. We also offer a custom ballistic nylon holster.
A lot of work went into the design and development of the R5-350-3C+ to make it brighter and able to run on a standard AA battery. After kicking the tires on our redesigned flashlight, we were quite satisfied by the improved level of real life performance we were able to get out of this little 4″ powerhouse. All MF Tactical models have one common design theme: Maximum Quality and Maximum Efficiency designed into the flashlight to achieve the highest possible REAL WORLD brightness and performance. Each MF Tactical flashlight will vastly outperform its segment competitors through intelligent and efficient design.
|Model:||MF Tactical R5-350-3C+|
|Features:||XPE-WC-R5 LED emitter by Cree®|
|Battery:||Powered by 1 x 14500 battery (sold separately) or 1x AA battery (at 40% of maximum brightness)|
|Voltage input range:||1.5~4.2V, 4.2V max|
|Three mode tailcap switch:||high, low & strobe|
|Mode Memory:||Remembers and returns to last mode used (after 6 sec memory period)|
|Brightness:||350 lumens maximum brightness|
|Output:||500 mA working current output digitally regulated driver circuitry|
|Runtime:||Up to 1-1/2 hrs estimated run time on high; 6 hrs on low (with 800 mAh 14500 battery)|
|Materials:||Anodized aircraft aluminum body. Lens made of toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating.|
|Waterproof Standard:||IPX-7. Protected against water penetration at depth up to 1 meter.|
|Dimensions:||4.02” (10.2 cm) long and 0.85” (2.2 cm) diameter|
|Weight (w/o battery):||2.00 oz (56.7 g)|
|Other:||Carrying Strap Included|