Got your Ultrafire UF-H2 from Dinodirect ? Just share your experience here with us

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Got your Ultrafire UF-H2 from Dinodirect ? Just share your experience here with us

Hello everyone,

Thanks for BLF members support to our groupbuy activity here, and i do know that many members have got their own headlamp(s), hope you will show your experience or your opinion about the item here with us.

let's just resee the headlamp here:

http://www.dinodirect.com/~p.aae/UltraFire-UF-H2-CREE-Q5-150-Lumens-Headlight-Task-Light.html

We will look forward to your review here. Thanks

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If you want buy anything, please contact with me for the magic link, I can give you the lowest price.

For all of you: Best Regards

Edited by: Summer on 05/20/2012 - 22:51
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the good:   great little light, nice quality, good threads, solid construction, nice clip, good magnet, compact size, ample output, nice headband.

the bad:     SOS mode is actually OSO (and they said they tested these lights?????)

 

other problems with purchase but not flashlight related -

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I received the UFH2 lights I ordered from the DD yesterday. one was left in my mailbox and the other had to pick up from the PO because it was registered. I ordered as soon as i saw that it was available and took 13 days to get to the midwest. Ive been eyeing the ufh4 for quite some time so when this deal came along i was overjoyed. It came in a nice retail box with the headband and light. I was amazed at the quality of this light. the knurling on the body was pretty grippy.

 

 

I inserted an AA alkaline battery and played around with the brightness control. its bright enough for most tasks and the low is good for reading a book. it would be nice if it paused for at least a few seconds on high and low as it changes too quickly. To me it seems that the brightness is the same with 14500.

Of the 2 samples i received one seems neutral and the other cool. 1 had the led tilted off to the right. I accidentally dropped 1 twice and the coating was scratched off in 2 spots. It still works fine but the coating is not that durable but no big deal. The magnet is a nicely added feature and quite strong.

 

I really like the headband that came with it. it fits nicely on my big head and used one for my other light.

 

One problem i noticed on both light is the switch being loose and needed some tightening. Having the magnet and battery sticking to the spring loosens the switch while turning the tailcap so tighten that switch up.

Overall I am happy with the whole shopping experience with Dinodirect. Thanks again to Semur and agenthex for putting this group buy together. hope we get a nice light like this in a future DD promo. Fenix LD40 xpg R4 4AA ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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if price and delivery remains like that - id buy from DD anytime

id say work on the reviews and the stated specs and your on your way to a better place

 

taking care of issues that come up is important too

 

and thanks again love this thing , think agenthex  made a good pic

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I got my lights today, everything went perfect. Thanks for the great offer!

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I got my lights today.

Tested one and works just fine. Can´t find anything specific to be wrong in it. Some features I like more, some less.

Overall, a real good buy. Price / quality is very high.

Sufficient packing, shipping fast enough.

 

I´ve had one running for one full Eneloop now.

Takes 0,91A at most, some 0,03A in lowest I can get. Emitter centered, not too bluish tint. Gets only slightly warm when kept on high (low amperage, I bet it won´t fry itself ever).

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Fine order experience and shipping time. Got boxes and straps for both. As for the lights, both work but there classic stock variation in effect. One light had a nick in the finish and the bottom lettering was not completely colored on the cap, but no problem. On the second, the driver on lacks the ultrafire and positive end markings on it if looking in the tube. The tail cap itself also rattles if you shake it around on the second, but again light functions as stated.

All in all, working lights (with standard OSO) as anticipated.

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i got mine 2 days ago in a nice Ultrafire box having magnetic cover. Flashlight is awesome and thanks for your contributions Summer.

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I am glad that members who have got the headlamps are all satisfied with the items, thanks for your support to us.

My house : www.dinodirect.com/~p.12bc/

If you want buy anything, please contact with me for the magic link, I can give you the lowest price.

For all of you: Best Regards

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My two turned up all the way down here in New Zealand. I must say that I am very happy with them and they both work on 14500 and AA, no real difference in light output, but it is nice to have the option. It is also nice to have flooders in headlamps as I am normally after throwers for hunting etc, but these will be great for when walking back to camp after dark or even handing around camp cooking tea or even reading a book. The variable output could be slowed down, but once you get to know the timing it is ok and after a dozen practices or so I think I have the nack of it now.

This was my second purchase from Dino Direct and both went very well with no issues and delivery is within accepted timeframes. I note some of the things said here about DD, but so far I have not experience anything but good service.

Thanks to Semur/Summer and those that helped organise this. I hope that we may see more of this type of thing here on BLF.

II'z

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Got my 2.  Must say packing was good, delivery time was as good as any of the dealers, product is well made.

2 minor issues. 

SOS mode is backward and does OSO.    Not a problem as I have no intention of ever using it or needing it anyway, just an observation.

I tend to tighten all the parts down after I lube threads etc on any new light i get.  On these DON'T.  The tailcap ring works loose as you screw the cap on and off and when I noticed that I immediately took a pair of split ring pliers and tightened it down so it wouldn't unscrew as I removed the tailcap.  My light quit working, I unscrewed the ring and redid it finger tight, and while it does have to be re-tightened every so often, it has worked fine since.

Overall, I'm well pleased.  The only problem was my own fault so cant complain.

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thanks for the members good review and feedback on this item. So you may know we are not as bad as some other ones said. If you do have your own experience in our store by yourself, then you will have your own right to evaluate on us.

 

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You keep chirping in like you have mended things and have a new reputation. You sold us a light that you KNEW was defective and didn't tell us beforehand. At least let us know so we can make an informed decision. And then you are somehow not accountable? I had my first experience with you, and evaluated you, and will not purchase again from you. Others seem to be quite pleased. You can dupe some some of the time, all some of the time but not all all of the time. Good ole Abe... 

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Well, I got a registered package from DinoDirect that contains the $1 wash mitt I ordered with the light, but not the light. The order form says that the light part of the order hasn't shipped yet, so hopefully it will soon, but I supposed the mitt was shipped quite securely...:D

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saypat wrote:

You keep chirping in like you have mended things and have a new reputation. You sold us a light that you KNEW was defective and didn't tell us beforehand.



Was there a problem w/ yours other than OSO istead of SOS noted above? I think everyone else has the same thing, and frankly it seems kind of minor since I don't think the search party will ignore you due to a technically.

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Ordered 7/20, received 8/8.

I like it.  Looks nice, feels nice, small, bright.

Joel

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agenthex wrote:

 frankly it seems kind of minor since I don't think the search party will ignore you due to a technically.

 

While I agree it is minor, I do think if they knew going into the deal that they had this defect and could offer them at basically half-price because of it, it would have been the right thing to do to say so up front.   I would have gladly bought the 2 I did even knowing that at the price they were offered.   I guess it comes down to did DinoDirect know before they made the offer that  the light had this defect and hid it or did they order them after making the offer and didn't QC them?   Either way it does suggest their is still a deficit in the business model.

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You can ask folks who got the same model before, but I think it's just a defect of the light straight up from the factory. It's not really the kind of thing that people test specifically for (ie. turns on? good to go). It's also not really a "defect" in the same way that bad HA is a defect, since it's programming inherent to the product. For example, I have on the order of 100 lights, the majority of which probably have "SOS" mode, but I have no idea how many of them do it properly. It's been claimed by the few people don't hate blinking modes outright AND care about such things that most chinese lights actually do "SOSOSO...". And it's not because they do this that they're sold for cheap, but rather because nobody cared enough to bother changing it. Much more important IMO are issues like parasitic current, heatsinking, PWM freq, not all of which people who did careful reviews of this exact light the point of which is to find these out found them out. 

I also did get a PM that mine was already sent out w/ tracking. 

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sounds like you are in cahoots with DD. I'm a noob at this. I ordered a light that was advertised as having an SOS mode, and that mode was defective, and I believe they knew about it before selling it. It doesn't matter to me how well the rest of the light functions or what parts it has in it (I'm a noob). Sure the light works fine apart from that defect but that isn't the issue. I also purchased a 2nd one to send as a gift. The issue is plain and simple: DECEPTION   Are there any other places to buy my future lights? Probably.

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Got my two lights last friday, they both came without boxes but packaging was good and no damage on the lights.
Also received some kind of chinese knot lanyard which I have no use for but it was a nice gesture.
Was really surprised how tiny the lights were in reality but I really like them. Tested both AA and with 14500 batteries and when comparing them against each other the 14500 is noticeable brighter.
Also did some current measuring and could confirm it is a bit harder driven with the Lion.
Really not much more to add that hasn't already been said so I just want to thank agenthex and Dinodirect for the nice deal Smile

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I thought I had read the entire flashlight-wiki at least a dozen times, but I totally missed the part on AVR_DRIVERS

http://flashlight-wiki.com/AVR_Drivers

Is the driver in this thing really programmable? Are there hardware for USB adapter and clip prohibitive?

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saypat wrote:

sounds like you are in cahoots with DD. I'm a noob at this. I ordered a light that was advertised as having an SOS mode, and that mode was defective, and I believe they knew about it before selling it. It doesn't matter to me how well the rest of the light functions or what parts it has in it (I'm a noob). Sure the light works fine apart from that defect but that isn't the issue. I also purchased a 2nd one to send as a gift. The issue is plain and simple: DECEPTION   Are there any other places to buy my future lights? Probably.

WTF, I just pointed out that if this is a concern to you, then you should probably avoid buying any chinese lights because they pretty much never do SOS properly. If you want to blame someone, blame all the reviewers on this site for not pointing this out (or rather not giving a damn) when they carefully examined every aspect of this light.

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Be-Seen Triker wrote:

Careful reading of this and other threads regarding this light shows it has a few -minor- flaws as shipped. 

The programmer at UF has already been 1. flogged, 2. whipped, and 3. drawn and quartered... in that order. But the 100,000 programmed Tiny13A's had already gone into something.  And yes, it was discounted and the lights thrown into the budget buyer's pool instead of the direct sales.

Things like different color bins, loosening lock-nuts, and crooked emitters are surely not problems with this light alone, but still says loads about the overall quality of this product.  It is just another budget light at an average budget price.



Yes, and all the previous great reviews on it including by the admin of this site were all bribed by UF. Recall this is during a promo for another vendor who offered it for a higher price and quite limited availability.  If you're going to make that accusation, then please do it in the open so we can all point and laugh.

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Perhaps it's just a problem of expectations. This light, along with the rest of the UF "U" series, pretty much represent the high end of the product line from them and china in general. They still have some issues, esp. internally, like some 980L's tendency to kill themselves, which I would consider a more significant problem than the little issues this light has. But even at regular price, they're half the cost of a premium name brand like Zebralight (and in this case, half the price again), and the buyer can choose whether that significant difference is worth the small foibles. 

I'm not sure why I have to make this kind of speech on BLF instead of CPF, though, esp. to someone who doesn't seem to have any problem buying similar products.

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I think it is ok, basically from what I see 99.3% of the guys are happy with their orders.   Heck my country's air parcel (registered) already costs half the price of the light.

 

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most likely my last reply regarding this issue:   I hope when I become a flashlight manufacturer and put out a defective light, that ALL you reviewers who said "nice light, good quality, great price, etc, etc, etc, and "we don't care about whether SOS works properly or not", would extend the same grace to me. That would 'encourage me to continue to cut corners and deceive the masses in order to make just a few more $.

 

nuff said

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saypat, just to be clear, nobody said you're not entitled to be disappointed with a SOS that's not really SOS, only that it's so common among the cheap lights to the point that nobody even bothers to point it out given it's relatively priority to the all the other problems that budget lights tend to have, like mandatory blinking modes in the first place. 

Also, I don't know what you mean by "cut corners", but it doesn't actually cost less to program OSO vs SOS, so there's no profit in "deceiving" anyone.  I think you can imagine the comparatively greater frustration of those of us who never wanted blinking modes but can't see to get any manufacturer to listen. At least on this light it's a separate UI to activate. 

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I'd have to agree that OSO or SOS is pretty low on what can go wrong with budget lights. I'd rather have no blinking modes generally as well.

I do (obviously) agree that DD seems (in general) to be a little more deceptive in the way they operate than many of the rest. I don't know that it's intentional. I think they just don't get it yet.

Regarding this particular light...I'm glad that most people are satisfied given that most (all) of the $8 lights failed. I think a lot of people were interested in this light for reasons other than as a headlamp. Even though it's somewhat modeled on the Zebralight I don't see how it can be floody with a XR-E unless it just doesn't have a reflector.

For those who are interested however I do see that it is at least a little cheaper (on DD) than it was before the group buy. It's now about $26 I think.

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Even though it's somewhat modeled on the Zebralight I don't see how it can be floody with a XR-E unless it just doesn't have a reflector

 

It uses a lens (not unlike a small out of focus aspheric). It's the same as what the classic Zebralight headlamp does, hence it's a "clone". Smile

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agenthex wrote:

Even though it's somewhat modeled on the Zebralight I don't see how it can be floody with a XR-E unless it just doesn't have a reflector

 

It uses a lens (not unlike a small out of focus aspheric). It's the same as what the classic Zebralight headlamp does, hence it's a "clone". Smile

Ah! I have a couple of Zebralights but I've never seen the older ones that were total flood.

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I received my light today, took less than 2 weeks.  I'd like to sincerely thank agenthex and summer, even though they're in cahoots and pulled this scam over on me...I wish you could scam me like this every day, but I'd go broke Laughing  My experience with DD was as good as with any other Chinese company I've used, and I will use them again based on this experience.

This is an outstanding light for the money.  Packaging was great, and the light came in a box with the headband, all in perfect condition.  The build quality exceeds the price, the variable brightness is excellent though a little fast, and I love the 100% flood beam.  This is a perfect reading light...which is one of my 'things'...always on the hunt for a perfect floody light, throwers suck for reading.  I do fear for my life however (haha), seeing as the SOS mode isn't quite right, like so many Chinese lights.

Seriously though, if someone is going to nitpick something as minor as that, I truly believe that person would be much happier at CPF....that's more the type over there.  You can pay many times what this light cost and expect everything to be flawless, but not for $16 imho.  The nature of budget lights is that none are perfect, many need repairs, mods, tweaks etc, and that's what so many of us love to do...we're tinkerers and tightwads.  Stepping off the soapbox and congratulating myself for showing such restraint.

happy camper Dave

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