Under $10, 1x AA/ AAA/ 10440/ 14500 flashlight reference

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I own a couple, so much better than my dead Fenix E01 and it’s horrible beam.
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Kodachrome40 wrote:
Does anyone have a link for #4 with memory or just 1 mode ( no next mode memory ). Having great difficulty finding one.

search eBay for “zoomable cree flashlight” from $3.5. Look for one mode, or you can get 3 mode one and mod it with pencil to have no memory.
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SIPIK SK68 usually comes in 1 mode.

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Does anyone have a link for #4 with memory or just 1 mode ( no next mode memory ). Having great difficulty finding one.

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what is number 9? I am always looking for lantern zoomies(?). so far I have only found two different models, this is a new one to me.

do you think it would be easier to update the op with links instead of answering each question?

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musicmagic wrote:
what is number 9? I am always looking for lantern zoomies(?). so far I have only found two different models, this is a new one to me.

do you think it would be easier to update the op with links instead of answering each question?


Goread C7
http://m.ebay.com/itm/GOREAD-C7-200lm-Lamp-Bead-Flashlight-Camp-Torch-1x...

I also haven’t seen this one… And don’t have a ‘lantern’ light… Yet. Smile

Edit: link was just for more pics/info, probably a better price out there.

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Jerommel wrote:


$3.42 at ebay
A horrible light as is, but a very nice body! Sturdy and well built 4 parts body (tailcap, tube, head, bezel).
Has a glass lens too.
Great as a host, fits 20mm TIRs incl their holder perfectly.

Nice…a 3*XP-G2 star and TIR dropin host…interesting
Only problem…not alot of oomph in a AA boost circtuit to drive those XP-G2’s…even a 14500 would have a hard time pushing them
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awesome thread! needs more AAA/10440’s though….wish I knew some under 10 bucks.

I’m actually searching for a good AAA right now. I carry a leatherman with me daily (Charge TTi) and need a small light to clip into the elastic loop on the side of the velcro holster that came with the leatherman. AA lights don’t fit very well…

“That’s why I got two, one for the each of ya”

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Number 14 looks like a HDS expensive titanium flashlight. It would be great if they made it AAA and you could stick a great driver and a NW emitter in it.

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TehSpaz wrote:
awesome thread! needs more AAA/10440’s though….wish I knew some under 10 bucks.

I’m actually searching for a good AAA right now. I carry a leatherman with me daily (Charge TTi) and need a small light to clip into the elastic loop on the side of the velcro holster that came with the leatherman. AA lights don’t fit very well…


Not many sub $10…

If you are looking for a AAA right on $10 then go (XP-G)
http://www.fasttech.com/p/1677801

For 3 modes just a touch more (XP-E)
http://www.fasttech.com/products/1173305

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Oh wow…just released (shows 14500 only)
W/ charging port (but probably direct connect so need intelligent charger)

https://www.fasttech.com/products/1/10008147/1725605-mt-17-cree-xp-e-q5-...

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I need it with a pocket clip is the problem, other wise it could slide out the bottom of the elastic loop.

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AAA with pocket clip. Thread about it

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Now a name list and specs for all lights in the OP!

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flashination wrote:


I own a couple, so much better than my dead Fenix E01 and it’s horrible beam.
Ill. Sup.
Nice!
If anyone can find an attractive offer for EU, please do tell!

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Jerommel wrote:
Nice! If anyone can find an attractive offer for EU, please do tell!

Amazon
Germany 6,95€
France 7,95€
UK 5.95£

For 2 modes take the “Ti” or “Ti2”

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Jerommel wrote:
flashination wrote:


I own a couple, so much better than my dead Fenix E01 and it’s horrible beam.
Ill. Sup.
Nice!
If anyone can find an attractive offer for EU, please do tell!

FandyFire EVA Cree XP-E R5 80-Lumen
I pleased with mine, the anodizing has held up well to pocket & belt duty.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Akoray is one of the best cheap AA light i ever had.
It falls inside an aquarium, it faced rain, fall and bump and it still work on AA and 14500…

Anyone has a link for #1 light (not zoomable)?

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Davx wrote:

Anyone has a link for #1 light (not zoomable)?

Try these links >>

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-200-Lumens-CREE-XP-E-R3-LED-Mini-portable-14500-Flashlight-torch-light-/201079271648?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item2ed14230e0

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aleto-600-Lumens-CREE-XP-E-R3-LED-Mini-portable-14500-Flashlight-torch-light-/111359826693?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item19ed901b05

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Newest-Silver-Cree-XP-E-250-500LM-Led-Flash...

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http://www.aliexpress.com/item/UltraFire-TK66-CREE-XP-E-Q5-LED-Flashlight-Portable-Mini-Flashlight-cree-led-torch-medical-Flashlight/1432975527.html

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Newest-Cheap-Hot-sell-250-Lm-CREE-XPE-LED-Mini-Flashlight-Torch-1x-AA-Battery-Silver/1450986447.html

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My current favorite AAA light is the Smiling Shark SS-5039.

It is not as bright as some, but I plan to mod several. I am bored with cylindrical AAA lights. Should come out under $10 with XP-G and boost driver. The head of # 14 above looks similar. I also like SK-58s, # 15 above. I have a Smiling Shark light that looks like # 18. I also have a Smiling Shark light like # 9; it is nice but I haven’t really needed it.
Added: My thread on my Smiling Shark SS-5039 mods. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30800#comment-602803. I am up to 0.7 A in an XP-G2, on a 10440, for less than $10.

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$5.99 at the local drugstore: http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Rayovac-Value-Bright-LED-Light?skuId=903200
(lifetime warranty and free shipping, too)

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I don’t like moveable pocket clips, scratches the anodizing !

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Has anyone summed up all the variations on #3? I know there are a lot of zoomies that look like that for sale now, and I recall one of them has a good solid pill — but I’m not sure which.

Of course maybe it’s the lottery thing, but I’m hoping. Someone above mentioned that same variation, some junk, some solid.

I realize I really like this thread’s approach — since there are so many clones/copies/lookalikes,

For the #3, I’ll hunt’em up and note them here.

PM me if you have a pointer to a thread where someone already did this, or recommends one.

I’ve come up with
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/25402 (Wallbuys and Ebay)
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24291 (Ebay)
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/31575 (several sources)

Aha — this is the one I saw recommended (by Firelight2) as better quality:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/29459

Rustu XL-03 from one place at DX

DX linked to another supplier cheaper
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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/31780#comment-590102 is maybe same, maybe different, with several sources

today ‘discount’ price:
$3.59 at banggood http://www.banggood.com/CREE-XPE-Q5-600-Lumen-7W-Zoomable-LED-Flashlight-1×14500-p-907006.html (search found that mentioned one place here but not by someone who bought one)

EDIT 9/2: this ebay version of #3, as of today’s lottery, is a hollow pill (bought a couple that just arrived today)
Mini Portable CREE Q5 LED 350LM Lumen Zoomable Flashlight Torch Waterproof S3
Member id sunsmile*2013
(same seller from which Jerommel got a solid-pill version, a few responses below this one)

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Copper-MIN-3w-LED-torch-led-lamp-flashlight-1mode-power-by-1×-14500-AA-battery-/121352310316?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c41294e2c

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I like the sk68 clone with a 14500, but with a 14500 on/off is not enough as full power gets too hot, so I only buy 5 mode, high, med, low, strb, and last one was I thnk sos.

OTOH my EDC has been my Olight i3s since the day it arrived. $20, but there it is, it does the job with a 10440.

Still a bit dim

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number 3
This one is the best I got:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200958055768?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid...
Has good optics and a not-hollow-pill and the 3 modes.
But it’s also the ugliest…
It’s gold, okay…
but it’s just less elegantly shaped, somehow..
Also, it is gold, with a GREEN switch boot, which is one of the ugliest colour combinations i ever saw..

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Hey, green and gold are both my high school and college colors. Although, I guess I do agree that it’s not a good combo, especially if the two are not tonally balanced.

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Jerommel wrote:
I found a good ‘buy it now’ deal on #7:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390841620308?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3...

$4.91 free shipping

[edit]
1× 14500 only! not AA !
Makes sense though, with that 3mm ‘direct connect’ charging port.
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Mine arrived, ordered through aliexpress from the yupard seller for 6.5$ with tracked shipping.
It’s bigger than I thought, thick walls. Pill is hollow, it’s just a aluminium ring which sits inside the head. Reflector is a very cheap plastic reflector and the lens is also cheap plastic. No dust or scratches. Lockout not possible.
Modes 100%,50% and strobe. Current is about 1.2A. Cool white tint.

I made an extra thread about the light because I couldn’t find information in the forum about it. I wrote “reference#7” in the thread topic, maybe this should be some standard so we can use this reference number because these lights have no names…

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