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Nice! That's a great use for an ammo belt. I've been trying to come up with a way to carry a bunch of smaller lights and your way beats anything I've come up with.

Yesterday I got two SRMs in the mail, but no lights recently. I really need to correct that situation soon though.Wink

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Be-Seen Triker wrote:

All I got was the notification that the second part of my order from DX, placed March 12th, has shipped.  Come on, 3 weeks to put it in a package?  This is very off-putting since they commited to faster service now that the new year's celebrations are over.  Anyone at DX actually read this forum?

  I won't even look at Dx anymore  .. till they get their act together ..They can stick their flashlingts in their ears

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Three envelopes today, good ones too! 1.DX I got this laser for my son. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/5mw-532nm-green-laser-pointer-pen-with-dx-l... I am really surprised how nicely built this is. I expected a very cheap housing but it is really nice and solid. I'm not a laser guy so can't really give a review but I'll tell you it is amazing! The beam is so cool I can't believe it. I also got this light to fit in the mini mag holster in my belt. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/saik-sa-205-cree-q3-wc-140-lumen-led-flashl... this light is nothing real special. I just really wanted to keep a 2AA light on me just because I like them. This light is very simple. The threads are pretty crappy but I lubed them and they are functional at least. It's an alright $10 light and works nice. On a wall the beam is incredibly ugly but I really never cared much about that. Fits nice in a mini mag holster, I like it. I also got a few pig and cow keychain lights. Kids like them! 2. Manafont. I got the sky ray $8 host and the 3 mode xm-l with the smooth reflector. My first XM-L and I LOVE it! I also got an 18650 3. From battery junction I got a 10440 because I couldn't wait for the ones I ordered from DX. I put it in my ITP A3 EOS and it is so awesome. Love it

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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2 envelopes for me today. Unsure what's inside since my wife got em from the postman. She did not ask me what it was. Silly Looking forward to come home and tear apart the packages.

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I got my 3-mode programable AKOray K109 from KD today! It's a pretty nice torch, needed some tweaks here and there but no big deal. The tint of the LED is quite blue, I don't really like the tint much but all in all i'm pretty happy with it. I'll mod it later probably!

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Got my Enlan EL-01A and my SRM 763 today! WOW. Beautiful knives! Thanks for the recommendations by those who have mentioned them on the forum here Smile

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Got any photos?Laughing Where did you order them from? Delivery time?

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I ordered from exduct, and they shipped on march 13, so less than a month. I am ok with that yup! I will try and get a decent photo or two for ya tomorrow if I can. Its nearing midnight and I have an early morning ahead of me Sad But for real, that srm 763 is an absolute BARGAIN! for that price point its unbeatable as far as I am concerned! A perfect EDC. Lightweight, seems very tough, a beautiful axis lock, and I love the bottle opener as a secondary use Big Smile

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Got my order of 25 , 4-18650 Holders from digikey, my protected cells fit too!

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Today I got a parcel from DX that they sent out on the 10th Feb. I've has one take for ever before, but on that one it noted that insufficient postage had been applied for the weight so instead of going by air it came on that slow boat from China.

This one has come via HK post and has nothing marked on it so who knows why it's taken almost 2months to arrive.

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Well, what was in it?

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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Langcjl wrote:
Well, what was in it?

LOL. Good question :bigsmile:  

BTW, still waiting my Xeno from BIO shipped 16 feb :bigsmile: Something happend to all orders shipped in mid feb :~

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Recieved an order from DX today. 2 xml's on 16mm star (for xml-imizing more of my lights :D), some glass lenses for my tr-801 and similar sized lights, 100 little rare earth magnets, a pack of 10 thermal compound tubes, some lodestar desoldering wire, 2 trustfire flame 18650 and 2 trustfire flame 14500 Smile Some diy projects in the future!

 

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Nothing terribly exciting which is why I didn't do anything about it being missing. Just an Ultrafire camo holster for an L2M and some NexTorch grease.

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Today I received a Yezl Z1 XML from CNQG (in 12 days), some parts from DX (in 19 days)to do Match's MiniMag mod and some lenses and a charger (in 13 days) from KD. The only fly in the ointment is that KD screwed up my order and send me a 38mm lens instead of the Black Cat that I ordered. Now I will get to experience the quality (or lack thereof) of KDs customer service.Yell

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Coming from

Manafont: 5-mode XP-G drop-in (ordered 3-27)

Solarforce.HK: L2 in grey, L2r in black, L2i in grey (ordered 3-27)

Solarforce.HK: L2P in black (ordered 3-30 after they said it was too late to change the L2 to an L2P in the previous order, probably knew I would just get it anyway)

Manafont:  yet another 3-mode Ultra Fire XM-L (ordered 4-7)

That still leaves me one drop-in short but my wife is already going to blow a gasket when she sees all this.

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Last 5-6 days:

cnQualitygoods: Yezl S5, Yezl S7, Yezl C1

DX: Another multimeter, Sipik sk68, R2 dropin + various little stuff

That's all I remember, I got three more packages but don't even remember from where... Laughing

My flashlight has only 2 modes, day and night...

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I got some 14500 TF Flames!

My D10s overheat on 14500, especially the Ti with my neutral emitter turning slight blue within seconds :(. On the other hand my budget torch is a different story.

OMG it makes my (first gen) Trustfire R5A3 into a really awesome torch! The original modes on NiMH (100%, 90%, strobe) become (200%, 90%, Strobe) Its just AWESOME now. Beam is still annoyingly doughnutttttty and throw is pretty average, but the sheer output is cool. Its as bright as my V10R on max (which is a known 210 lumens)

The trustfire R5A3 used to be a quiet cool running torch, now its a real output monster! with a nice heavy build, great for thermal mass heat sinking. Dissipation isnt all that great though.

 

Also got another 5 packages over the week (order individually to make it more fun to received individual parts) including various drivers and more XP-G neutrals.

 

Im waiting for neutral XM-Ls to be available at KD or such places. Cutter is already selling them, which work out to be $10 each (on a 10mm round 'star') + 15 shipping (effectively flat rate) so if I buy 3 emitters, it works out to be $45 = $15 each for neutrals on good sized bases. Thinking of finding an excuse for a bigger order to justify the shipping.

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mizjif wrote:

I ordered from exduct, and they shipped on march 13, so less than a month. I am ok with that yup! I will try and get a decent photo or two for ya tomorrow if I can. Its nearing midnight and I have an early morning ahead of me Sad But for real, that srm 763 is an absolute BARGAIN! for that price point its unbeatable as far as I am concerned! A perfect EDC. Lightweight, seems very tough, a beautiful axis lock, and I love the bottle opener as a secondary use Big Smile

Can't wait to recieve my 3 763 i ordered.

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Oldienea wrote:

I have got also 5 driver boards, not 1400 mAh but the new 1560mAh 5-mode version.

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11218

 

brted wrote:

I got the same drivers. I measured 1450mA, so I'm not sure why they call it 1560. I was very happy to find they can be switched to 3 modes. Let us know if you're able to get any other mode groups out of it. It's probably just a matter of connecting the correct pins, but I would bet it has 4 mode groups like other NANJG drivers.

brted, please tell me, are the KD drivers with Atmel ATtiny13 processor?

(for re-programming. I need to know before ordering)

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They are. More information and pictures here:

http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/1529

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Flashlight Foy wrote:
Solarforce.HK

Really from Solarforce.HK? or Solarforce-Sales ?

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Pook wrote:

Really from Solarforce.HK? or Solarforce-Sales ?

 

Is there a difference? I don't think so. But if there is, I'd like to know.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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they are the same .hk is more their company hong kong site where its mainly product info site. and -sales is their sales/store/world site.

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Don wrote:
Is there a difference? I don't think so. But if there is, I'd like to know.

 

No idea, I was just checking in case there were bargins to be had Silly

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Sorry.  I meant sales.  HK has their whole line up and possibly more/better information but it just links you to dealers, including solarforce-sales. 

Funny thing; one of the links provided, "Solarforce-USA" lists the Skyline 1 for $84.95 ($29.99 @ SF sales) and an L2 host for $17.95. ($11.50 @ SF sales)

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

Sorry.  I meant sales.  HK has their whole line up and possibly more/better information but it just links you to dealers, including solarforce-sales. 

Funny thing; one of the links provided, "Solarforce-USA" lists the Skyline 1 for $84.95 ($29.99 @ SF sales) and an L2 host for $17.95. ($11.50 @ SF sales)

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Well since this isn't cpf  we can tell the truth ..solar farce usa is  expensive for no reason and always has been .. there is absolutely zero reason to be buying from them ..   Foy  you just tossed a 3rd comapny into the mix .. solorforce  has a ebay site as well ..International trading company .. there will be slight differences in prices but you can tell they are one and the same .. that  is the only place to be buying solarforce ..unless you like paying too much .. it's  really not that huge a secret  .. there just seems to be some confusion .. like qualitychinagoods or cnqualitygoods   2 different stores  easy to confuse ..

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In my experience, it's always a good idea to check at least ITC and Solarforce-Sales (and the usual suspects, eBay and Google). When they started to get rid of their stock of the aforementioned Skyline 1 and 2, they dumped a limited quantity on eBay first, while keeping prices around $90 on the website. Predictably, they sold out pretty quickly (I remember grabbing the last Skyline 1 they had back then). Then they had them for around $35 plus S&H on both, Solarforce-Sales and ITC and now it's down to $30 on the former and back up around $90-something on eBay.

tl;dr: always check both, Google is your friend, happy DABDay. Big Smile

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QCG-Xtar 18650 2600 x2

DX-Topfire 18650 cell box

DX-Some o-rings...

Waiting for second ultrafire P10 from DX and bike mount.

I'm quite surprised with quality of Topfire battery case. It even looks it could be easily modified in waterproof holder. Batteries are already on WP2 charger getting ready for some testing (i hope)

 

 

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So, Solarforce on eBay is cheaper than Solarforce-sales?  I guess I could look for myself to answer that.

Also, in a rare attempt to remain on topic (rare for me, at least) I will report that the Solarforce-sales order I placed 3-27-11 arrived today.  12 days, which is real good for these guys.  Anyway, all three hosts made it here in near perfect condition.  And, I forgot to include with my order some extra stainless rings to replace the strike bezels they like to ship these with.  I thought they were cool when I was first starting out in this new obsession but I've grown quite weary of every damn light coming with a bezel that snags in the side pocket of my shorts.

As usual, Solarforce quality is superb.  I will soon burden everyone here with a review on these.

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