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trooplewis wrote:

brted, how funny, I ordered a crank radio from Amazon today while I was at work. Is yours the Red Cross one?  I ended up ordering the Kikkerland Dynamo one.

Yeah, I got the little Red Cross one (FR160). It was the same price as the other Eton's but I figured there must be some kind of donation involved. The package said 50 cents would be donated. Later on I noticed there were some similar models I could have gotten that got just as good reviews, but I didn't see them when I was doing my research.

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

Received my L2P from solarforce-sales today.  (actually yesterday but as usual, I was not home and had to drive into town to the post office on my lunch - registered mail)

14 days so, I'm not complaining.

Since I've had the other L2P for a few months of hard use, I plan to do a review here in the next couple of days.

First impressions:

The white printing on this run of L2Ps (they were out for a while) is actually stamped into the metal, unlike my other light which is just printed smooth on the annodization.  4Sevens and other brands do this sometimes and I think it gives this torch more of a high-end look.

The aluminum inside the light and the tail cap threads have a slight gold or brass tint, again, unlike my other L2P.

fullreviewtofollowFoy

Same here Big Smile Received mine today (ordered Apr. 1 from SolarForce-Sales.com, so it took 2 weeks to arrive).

Comparing to my other HA lights, L2P is the worst, but not bad by any means. The HA is good, but I can see veeery tiny dents on the body but under the paint, so no prob here. Came lubbed. Very nice knurling. Anyway, a good body for $20 shipped worldwide.

PS: can see small gap between bezel and body. Shoud it be more tightened? 

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Has Got today.    

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/trustfire-ter2-led-5mode-memory...

Covering very qualitative.

Who  knows 2 CR123A possible to use?

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Zulus wrote:

Has Got today.    

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/trustfire-ter2-led-5mode-memory...

Covering very qualitative.

Who  knows 2 CR123A possible to use?

 

With an XR-E and a smooth reflector, that is going to be a nice thrower. The site does not list the voltage of the dropin, have you taken it apart to see if it says anything on the side of the reflector or pill?

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Got a Sky-Ray S-R5 host from LT, there are a lot of differences to that complete DX flashlight (ordered a year ago), will make a "Spot the Difference Puzzle" if I find the time. The DX one is a lot better.

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 have already heard,only 18650. Driver gives whole 700ма. Yes this good thrower,but worse than EastwardYJ YJ-XGR2

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Maha C-9000 yay! So pretty... All those lights and numbers... *nerdgasm*

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kragmutt wrote:

Maha C-9000 yay! So pretty... All those lights and numbers... *nerdgasm*

Oh no.   You're hooked too. 

 

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Received yesterday one order from KD 4/1 , two AK-105 drivers , one empty P60 stuff and a 1.37 usd holster which fit perfectly one AA' flashlight as the Hugsby P-31 or the UF G10...also the mailman has right now a second order , one 17 usd UV365 nm in a 501 body...two weeks , not bad

Two from DX which left China the same day are still who know where as were mailed through CP...

Also received yesterday two  envelopes from UK shipped 4/4  ,  Dremel's accessories , diamond stuff and such purchased on Ebay from two vendors , surprisingly fast due they are simple mail, 12  days total...

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One SRM 909 in 10 days from Exduct! They seem to be getting faster, my 763 took 21 days.

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A spork from PriceAngels and a package from China needing signing for - which means I get it on Monday.

 

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

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

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Now look what you made me do...

Couple of days ago I said I'm not yet ready to go the DIY route. Today I ordered some 101-AK:s, WW R4:s, AVR ISP programmer, SOIC 8 clip and such. 

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

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Just got a Uniquefire G10, nice little AA light with an XP-G and smooth reflector in it. Supposedly it runs on 14500 as well, but those have not come from China yet, but looking forward to trying them in it when they do. The G10 is almost small enough to be a keychain light.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Did you get the single, five or six mode? The way I read the reports is that the 6 mode will fry on 14500s. The five mode has reports of success as does the single mode. I have a single coming any day now and I am throwing a 14500 right into it. All or nothing.

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

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It is the six-mode Cry

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11251

At least the body etching is spelt correctly..and claims to be an L2. Despite not being a genuine SF it's quite a good host for ~$9, and it tailstands.

Main interest is the wonders of the U2 right?

First it ain't green......at all. This is a hurried shot onto a pale blue wall T6 (sm reflector) on the left, U2 (OP) on the right.

It seems to be equivalent brightness to the T6, but has a slightly tighter beam.

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Tighter beam, but not brighter = worried.

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No new flashlight today, but 4 of these: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/gu10-3w-3-led-260-lumen-3500k-warm-white-light-bulb-85-245v-ac-70000

25% = DOA (one of the four is not working, there is no visible damage)

The light is much more yellow than the ones i bought earlier http://www.dealextreme.com/p/gu10-3-led-240-lumen-3500k-light-bulb-warm-white-220v-35287 I like the color of the 240 lumen SKU35287 better than SKU 70000.

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Hobbyfotograaf wrote:

No new flashlight today, but 4 of these: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/gu10-3w-3-led-260-lumen-3500k-warm-white-light-bulb-85-245v-ac-70000

25% = DOA (one of the four is not working, there is no visible damage)

The light is much more yellow than the ones i bought earlier http://www.dealextreme.com/p/gu10-3-led-240-lumen-3500k-light-bulb-warm-white-220v-35287 I like the color of the 240 lumen SKU35287 better than SKU 70000.

What would be the real output of the working ones?

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-wf504b-xm-lt6-5-mode-510-lumen-wh...

Arrived this morning. Very poor package.. I have only one minute so i just checked if it's the right flashlight with the right emitter and all seems to be ok.
I'll made a review soon.

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Received UF XML 3 modes drop-in and UF holster from MF for my SF L2P.

Ok, chinese lottery. First attempt - I lose Flat Stare UF drop-in comes with two BIG splats on emitter. Here's the pic (actually it's much worse) 

 

 

The holster... well, not bad at all for less than $3, but very, very rough (for me, of course). The description says: Fits Flashlight Torch with 172mm(L) x 39mm(W) x 27mm(H)

Man, if my L2P were 0,5 cm longer, it wouldn't fit :~ And AFAIK, L2P is 140 mm long. But yeah, width is super big/wide, can fit 2 L2Ps :~ So, that proportions doesn't fit normal P60 very well IMO, but for a slightly wider lights it's a good holster Smile  And I bought this model because of this review (@ MF): 

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great holster..fits all my P60 hosts, 501B, rq 07, SF L2p (not with the s3 tailcap though)..2 buttons for closure..great stitching!

 

Haven't tried the dropin (need to charge my 18650), but I think those spots will be very visible with SMO reflector. Dissapointed Sad

 

PS: should I email MF and ask the replacement for dropin? What do you think? 

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4 RCR2 cells

a battery box and a replacement for my much-missed Trustfire F22. 

Fortunately the replacement has the same excellent beam as the first one though the nice lanyard is black, not grey this time.

 

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

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

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SashiX wrote:

PS: should I email MF and ask the replacement for dropin? What do you think? 

jamesearljones... just had the same issue with a MF XM-L drop-in. I don't know what they're doing to these things, but he took pictures and was able to get it resolved. It's at the end of this thread:

http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/2033

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SashiX wrote:

PS: should I email MF and ask the replacement for dropin? What do you think? 

jamesearljones... just had the same issue with a MF XM-L drop-in. I don't know what they're doing to these things, but he took pictures and was able to get it resolved. It's at the end of this thread:

http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/2033

Thanks for the help, brted. Will PM Jim right now Wink

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It is very difficult to compare them with a flashlight, because the beam is much wider, and the color is much warmer (yellow). I think they have just painted the domes over the leds with some kind of yellow paint. I would like to see some led-lamps with the same Cree leds we use in the better flashlights, they have a much better color reproduction than the very cheap yellow leds the are putting in the led-spotlamps.  XM-L's would be very nice, but those lamps would be more expensive...

The DX   XM-L  5-mode drop in is much brighter, and it is also about 5W on high. We should be building our own led lamps to use at home...

 

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Today must be my lucky day.

First I found out that I won the Boaz lottery...

When I got home there were 3 little tan envelopes in the mailbox (two has drop-in in them, one had a Skyline body and an Ultrafire 504 body.

 

PLUS there was a USPS note that I have to go to the Post Office to get another that needs a signature.

 

Glad the Mrs. was working when all that stuff came!

 

*edit* the package at the Post Office turned out to be 4x 18650 2600mA Hi-Max batteries...all because of another good review.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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trooplewis is having a lucky day!

 

Yay 2 new envelopes today, still double fun!... I cant rememebr what one of them contains... like Totally cant.

 

Well heres the opening of one of them, really cute packaging! Except for the fact that that string is actually all thats holding it in!!!

Single AA torch for scale only. Clip is not for this torch.

 

 

Apparently the other one is a motherboard ATX connector adapter for the 12V line, which I was meant to use for the power cable, but it came with an interesting little red string ornament (seen in above pictures) and a A5 paper typed up saying thanks for the order, we hoped it arrived in time, please give 5 stars on ebay or let us know, etc... Not bad for a $1 item, with free shipping!!

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I got a package from Manafont and one from DX yesterday. 

    Manafont took only 10 days from ordering. The first thing was(supposed to be) this battery http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/tailtip-2400mah-37v-18650-cell-p-1195 The battery I got has 2200mah printed on the side. It also says on manafont that this battery has over draining protection @ 2.75v. It came @ 1.70v. I have not tried to charge it yet but Im not expecting much. Dont like that it is not the battery I ordered either. I got another 3 mode xm-l dropin. This holster http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/nextorch-nylon-nolt2113-flashlight-holster-p-5716 this is the third one I have. I love them for 18650 sized lights. The last thing in the package was this laser http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/5mw-purple-laser-pen-pocket-clip-2aaa-p-6024 Its pretty cool. It doesnt make a point, it has a little pattern like a dot with a bunch of smaller dots around it like a halo. The purple color seems to have some strange properties that change depending on what it is on.

    DX   This one had only this light in it http://www.dealextreme.com/p/uniquefire-g10-cree-xp-e-r5-1-mode-350-lumen-white-led-flashlight-with-strap-1-14500-1-aa-55244  I can verify that the single mode G10 can take 14500 batteries. It gets hot pretty quick but it is nice and bright and has, by far, the nicest beam of all my lights. This light really needs a clip though. This light is also my first *****fire light. So I got that under my belt. This one took 19 days from order.

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

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okwchin wrote:

 

What torch is that?

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Piers wrote:

okwchin wrote:

 

What torch is that?

Torch is a Nitecore D10, Fav EDC :).  The AA version of the light Boaz has too many of.. the Nitecore EX10.

The clip is for an EX11, the newer body of the EX10.

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