Anyone have this???

6 posts / 0 new
Last post
hogan773
Offline
Last seen: 7 years 4 months ago
Joined: 09/08/2012 - 17:23
Posts: 21
Anyone have this???

I am poking around “EachBuyer” which is the place I got my Ultrafire Sipik clone and I come across this light

http://www.eachbuyer.com/cree-led-q5-300lm-zoomable-flashlight-torch-lam...

Says it’s a Q5 and zoomable, 1AA. The price is sure right. Worth getting? I like the simple design better than the Sipik, but is there a problem with it?

scaru
scaru's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 2 months ago
Joined: 03/22/2012 - 13:36
Posts: 6946
Location: Virginia

Don't have it but it looks kinda like the BLF Delight. 

Muto
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 47 min ago
Joined: 09/04/2012 - 16:42
Posts: 2209
Location: Southeast, PA

Looks good for only 3.99.
Also saw this one which can use a 18650;
http://www.eachbuyer.com/cree-led-torch-flashlight-2090.html
At only 6.51 this looks like a deal for a small zoomie.

Think I’ll try one of each, cheap fun!
Thanks,
Keith

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain

After the Apocalypse there will be only 2 things left alive, Cockroaches and Keith Richards
..

Big Sky Country

hogan773
Offline
Last seen: 7 years 4 months ago
Joined: 09/08/2012 - 17:23
Posts: 21

Muto wrote:
Looks good for only 3.99.
Also saw this one which can use a 18650;
http://www.eachbuyer.com/cree-led-torch-flashlight-2090.html
At only 6.51 this looks like a deal for a small zoomie.

Think I’ll try one of each, cheap fun!
Thanks,
Keith

Glad I could help feed our addiction

I might pick up one of the 3.99 ones too just to see

Plus I have an 8% off coupon…..24 cents baby!!!!

EDIT: Put in my order….$3.67 after my coupon. Will see. Interestingly I can’t find ANY like this on Ebay, so it’s either a find or it is a mis-labeled Powerlight or BLF DeLight or whatever….labeled as CREE Q5.

Any way to actually TELL whether I get a Cree Q5 when it shows up? (not like I’m that worried for my $3 and 67 cents)

Ubehebe
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 4 months ago
Joined: 06/28/2012 - 01:14
Posts: 882
Location: Death Valley, Calif.

>>>>>Also saw this one which can use a 18650;

I have several of these no-name lights. The build and brightness varies wildly from manufacturer to manufacturer. Consistently, the no-namers like this that I ordered very early in my LED career came from Meritline, and they have stood the test of time. Just sooper lights. They are some of the best Q5 18650 zoomers that I have. Very bright and a SOOPER bright thrower zoom when zoomed in all the way. Top-notch construction also. Smaller and brighter Q5 emitter image than most sk68s and its various clones. Light is a little bigger than an Sk98.

However, trying to replicate the magic, I ordered a few off ebay and they were okay, but no match for the meritline zoom monsters. In fact, a couple months ago, just for giggles, I ordered another one from ML to see if it still was the same as the earlier ones. Yup.

Just great lights. VERY pocketable. Hopefully you’ll hit the jackpot. If not, try the same light from meritline.

http://www.meritline.com/adjustable-zoom-led-flashlight—-p-35630.aspx

cainn
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 05/26/2012 - 13:45
Posts: 998
Location: Melbourne, Australia
hogan773 wrote:
Any way to actually TELL whether I get a Cree Q5 when it shows up? (not like I’m that worried for my $3 and 67 cents)

Sure. Just familiarize yourself with the physical characteristics of the different LEDs that are out there. You can view some images, along with other information, here:http://flashlightwiki.com/Brightness_Bins

EDIT: Sorry, if you meant determining the difference between, say, an XR-E Q3 and an XR-E Q5, that would be a lot more difficult, since they look the same.