4Sevens Quark AA² R5, Flashlight; Black; 205 OTF Lumens; 2xAA
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- LED: CREE XP-G R5, Max Output: 120 ANSI lumens
- T-6061 Aircraft-grade Aluminum Body, Type III Hard Anodized finish
- Impact-resistant glass lens with Dual-coating - sapphire coating on the outside and anti-reflective coating on the inside for optimal efficiency and durability.
- Battery: Two AA,
- Eight output modes: Moonlight, Low, Medium, High, Max, Strobe, SOS, Beacon
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The reason I chose the Regular Quark AA² R5 over the Tactical, and Turbo models is because of the user interface. With a simple twist to loosen the bezel, I have immediate access to Moonlight, Low, Medium, High, S.O.S., and Beacon modes. With a simple twist to tighten the bezel, I have immediate access to Max, and Strobe modes. I love that! The user interface of the Quark AA² R5 just rocks. With the Tactical, and Turbo models, you are limited to just two preprogrammed modes at a time. I understand that for tactical applications, you don't have time to flip through several different modes. I totally get that. However, with the Quark AA² R5, all I have to do is tighten the bezel, and I instantly have maximum power output, and at my option the strobe pattern. Good job 4Sevens! The user interface alone is what sold me on this flashlight.
Another reason I prefer the Quark AA² R5 is because it comes with a flush mounted push button switch in the tail cap, which allows the flashlight to tail stand with ease. However, almost all of the Quark models have interchangeable parts which gives you the option of a protruding push button switch in the tail cap, or a flush mounted one.
Along with the flashlight, the packing includes batteries, a lanyard, a holster, a handgrip, and spare o-rings. The included batteries are a nice touch, and the holster, and spare o-rings seem quite practical. However, I do not see myself using the lanyard, or handgrip. Also, the famous 4Sevens packaging rocks, but I wish 4Sevens offered a minimal packaging option, and then sold the flashlight at a reduced price.
One of the advantages of the Quark AA² R5 is that it is powered by standard AA batteries.Read more ›
Over the years I've had an assortment of different types of lights. I won't name the mundane ones that couldn't even begin to compare with this one. But as for the ones...somewhat...in the class of this light, such as Surefire, Fenix, Streamlight...etc...This is hands down the best. It is in the price range of the base model Surefires, but noticeably out performs it in pretty much every way. I havn't had time to torture test it, but I feel confident it will hold up well...it seems to be built as well if not better than the Surefires and Streamlight weapon lights I use.
The best thing...it runs on AA batteries. So bad ass. It makes for an incredibly light weight device. You can clip it in your pocket and not even realize it's there. It will for sure save heaps of money...and in a pinch, AA batteries are very easy to find. It's roughly the same size as the AA mag-lite, but the light output is astoundingly brighter...night and day. The modes on it are easy to program...and it allows a VERY easy toggle between any two of the output modes that you prefer.
If you're comparing different lights, as you are unsure as to which light you want...etc...etc...go with this one, you will not regret it. Or maybe you will...but I doubt it. I'm an INCREDIBLY picky buyer when it comes to these types of devices...and I have zero negative things to say about it.
I wound up returning this light and getting the non-tactical version--here's why. While I understand the need for the tactical interface (wanting to KNOW exactly what mode the light is going to activate in when you push the tailcap), I find it very limiting in that you can only choose 2 program modes and to use all the other modes you not only have to reprogram the light to switch to different modes, but then you have to reprogram it all over again to go back to your 2 main modes. The tactical interface would be GREAT if there was a "tactical override" ability--i.e. press and hold the tailcap for 10 seconds which would switch it to "normal mode" where you could toggle through all the other modes with the tailcap, and then it would revert back to tactical mode after it was turned off. I find that I use high, moon, strobe, and medium quite frequently, and having to reprogram the light every time just doesn't cut it for me......
The body, head, and tail are all solid and well-machined. All three parts have prominent knurling to provide grip. The two AA batteries fit snugly in the body so there is no rattle even with the hardest shake. All seals are watertight to IPX-8 standard which means the unit is waterproof up to a meter. I've tested this, and the light works fine after submersion in a puddle or shallow pool.
The head of the unit is made with 4Seven's typical high quality. The emitter is properly centered. The reflector has the "orange peel" patterning to break up the light reflection so the flood of the light has no visible artifacts. Head rotation is smooth and the resistance is stiff enough to keep its place. The glass lens is has an antireflective coat on the inside, so you don't lose any of the light by having it bounced back to the emitter. The front of the lens has an impact resistant "sapphire" coating. I have no idea what that means, but I have tested the claim by running a key across the lens with moderate force and my light came away with no scratches.
The tailcap is also well engineered. The tactical tailcap button rests below the edge of the metal so the light can stand on end. The button feels substantial and has a satisfying "click" when depressed. There are holes in the tail to attach the included lanyard accessory. The clip along the side is reversible or you can just remove it altogether.
The light output is rated at 205 lumens using the max mode which is nutty bright. Enough to light up a whole room, down a woody path, or an alley and make it look like it was being lit with a lighthouse. I have a Nebo Redline which supposedly does 220 lumens, but the Quark AA2 outshines it by a very large margin when seen side by side.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This sits on my nightstand. Many nights I use it as a nightlight and it lasts for weeks at the lowest setting. I got a diffuser and I use this at BBQs and so on outdoors at night. Read morePublished on June 4, 2014 by GearGuy
Bought this as a gift for a friend he loved it. He went all to town on programming it and using it and blah blah and then it was stolen. BUT,. Read morePublished on November 18, 2013 by swimdb
The quality and function is great. It is a Blinding lite! The only FYI I would have is that with regular batteries the case can heat up to the touch surprisingly hot. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by f150
I absolutely love this flashlight. I looked for several hours for a quality compact flashlight and I decided to buy this one. Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by Brad
This is a great light, i bought this at the recomendation of an online gear reviewer and have not been diapointed. if you buy you wont be eitherPublished on February 13, 2013 by TNPer
I've had the older light with all the same specs just the old logo for a couple of years now and just got one for my dad for Christmas and he loves it too. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Larysius
Working in the military, I have to say, this is the best flash-light I've had so far, hands down. It's bright, durable and the fact that it uses AA batteries cannot be overstated... Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Apple
I was looking for the AA2 Pro X but settled on the R5 when I couldn't find an X. They are the same light only difference is the X is 280 Lumens and the R5 is 205. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Mark
This is a great buy...!!! The light is quite bright...has strobe and automatic SOS generators.
But the best thing is it uses two (2) "AA" bateries... Read more