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Last night I ordered a ITP A3 EOS XP-G from shining beam. The order went through right around midnight and this morning I already have a tracking number for my shipped package. Shiningbeam ships out of New York so US buyers get their orders in a couple of days.

    I always refer people to them because regular people are not going to want to deal with the things we do when dealing with china vendors. You know someone is always asking where they should look for a light. If I want to make it quick I send them to shiningbeam and tell them to pick out a Romisen. Cant go wrong. They have a pretty good selection and some are reconfigured for things like better modes or emitters than the same lights available from chinese vendors. 

   

 

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

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Great service, excellent products...can't beat it.

 

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Yes, he's excellent. I get all of my nice orange and GITD O-rings from him. Very responsive and ships fast.

Mr. Admin, are you there? He should be here in the "good list" of budget dealers.

Rich

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We can do it ourselves... no admin is needed. Just create a new topic here. You can use an existing "rating"-thread as template.

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It's not much of a budget dealer for us outside the US though.

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I have ordered a few times from Brian at Shiningbeam. His service is excellent. Orders always seem to ship within 24 hours and I recieve the shipment in just 2-3 days via first class mail. I ordered my first real LED flashlight from him (romisen RV235 XPG-R5, nice little light), and have ordered three ITP A3 Eos lights from him. I had planned to order more lights from him, like the X-thrower and the SST-50 P-rocket, but then i discovered solarforce and the world of P60s

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He has some very nice drivers, that are not available anywhere else and shipping is only 6 $ to Germany/Europe. I ordered 3 or 4 times from him, very recommended.

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+1 for Brian. The only one "bad" thing is $6 shipping, yep, for $1 lanyard also :~

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SashiX wrote:

+1 for Brian. The only one "bad" thing is $6 shipping, yep, for $1 lanyard also :~

 

Which is why he gets none of my business. Or most other US dealers.

 

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

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

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I have only good things to say about Bryan and Shiningbeam.  It's probably not the best choice if you're outside of the U.S., but for good service, quick shipping, and accurate info he's the best.  Heck, if there's ever a problem he can be reached on his cell phone!  

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mfm wrote:

It's not much of a budget dealer for us outside the US though.

That was the only drawback for me.

kragmutt wrote:

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

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He doesn't send to my address unfortunately. So I had to go to GoingGear for an R5 ITP A3, and now I ordered my third (Jetbeam BA20) flashlight from GG, making $100 already. GG has a %10 discount coupon flying on the Internet and some items may come even cheaper than Chinese sellers.

So SB should have sent to Turkey. 

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Great store. I usually get my lights in less then a week which to me is great when you consider how long it takes to get stuff from DX.

The best part though is that he carries either a neutral or warm white option for most of his lights. So to me this is the best store to buy my budget lights.

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+1 for Shiningbeam.  I'm still on the fence for one if his new NW S-Mini's with the good regulation. 

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It's nice, surprisingly bright. BUT, and this is a BIG BUT, if you like your neutral lights to really be neutral you should skip this one. According to his sales thread he had problem to get neutral emitters and had to go with a slighter cooler one. The problem is that to me it's way to cool, not neutral at all. The tint is so cool that I would never consider buying the light. Which is a shame since the shell is great.

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Volk wrote:

It's nice, surprisingly bright. BUT, and this is a BIG BUT, if you like your neutral lights to really be neutral you should skip this one. According to his sales thread he had problem to get neutral emitters and had to go with a slighter cooler one. The problem is that to me it's way to cool, not neutral at all. The tint is so cool that I would never consider buying the light. Which is a shame since the shell is great.

Two thumbs up for Shiningbeam, and neutral S-mini also. I like it. It's the only neutral light I have so I have no neutral to compare it with, but side by side with regular Quark Turbo, it's way more neutraler... It's a bit chilly tint, sure. Not any warmth in sight. But it's not very cold either. Only thing I have to complain about it is that low is too bright. But as my Quark goes to sub 1-lumen, it's no biggie.

 

Don't know what you are accustomed to, but 6$ shipping per international order is not bad. I have ordered two times to Finland, and will be ordering in the future also. 

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

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I've ordered a couple of things off of ShiningBeam, never had any issues, and both times shipping was very quick.

Not cheap products by any means, but not unreasonable either.

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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Shiningbeam 6% off code: cpfuser

Brian is a great guy.

 

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cpfuser implies...that you're a CPF user... Laughing

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I have purchased many lights from Shiningbeam and have always been happy with the products and the service .

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I used that code on my last order. I still feel a little dirty.

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

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Placed an order yesterday, a few hours later my order was confirmed, another hour later I received a tracking number. Now that's as fast as it can only get!

Considering the $6.00US for shipping, I can't complain, not-at-all. That's in the €4.50EUR ballpark - mind you, you cannot even send a regular packet for that in Germany, let alone intl' shipping.

Then again, I got burned badly by lighthound.com - they had charged me a WHOPPIN' $32.95 for shipping. McGizmo switch, small tube of Nyogel, couple of GITD lanyards. All came in a padded envelope. A padded envelope! thirty-frickin'-two dollars! I mean, c'mon... they can't be serious!

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I have to say Bryan is partially responsible for my flashlight addiction, the first real flashlight I got (not counting the about 10 Maglights I have had for years) was a Romisen RC-C3 with the neutral emitter, at the time I did not know any better but wow what a nice light. The color on this little beauty is amazing it looks just like an incandescent, I still use this light every night as a night light I give it a twist and tail stand it and it lights up the whole bedroom with a very pleasant glow. My next real light was the S-Mini I skipped on the neutral because I wanted maximum brightness and at the time I was waiting months for DX to still ship my orders. I get my orders from Bryan in two days mostly, three maximum but they always ship the same day. Everything I have ordered has worked and is excellent quality, what more can you ask. I recently got a neutral 14mm XM-L that is absolutely amazing. The prices are a little bit higher than the other guys but in this case you get what you pay for. I had an issue with my S-Mini I e-mailed Bryan, about two hours later I get a return e-mail try that with DX.  When my non flashlight friends ask were can I get this or that I always recommend Bryan because non enthusiast don't want to wait weeks and sometimes months for stuff that might not even work when you get it. So basically you can't go wrong with Shiningbeam.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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I'll bet I've purchased a dozen lights from SB .

Great service every time .

By the way , SB has this light on clearance right now ,

Romisen RC-G2 II Neutral White WW LED Flashlight in Black

Price: $15.75

I own two of these and if you don't have one , or any light with a 5C tint , this is a bargain .
I wish all of my lights were 5C tint .
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I love the speed of shipping from SB and his communication with his customers is unparalleled. As long as you make a decently sized order, the $6 shipping isn't that bad. Smile

I've ordered rc-n3 and g2 switches, a couple holsters, an RC-G2 and an X-Thrower. The X-Thrower (not really a budget light?) came with some extra goodies as well, a lanyard, spare switch, rubber for tailcap and a holster.

btw the rc-n3 switches were also a near perfect replacement for the switch on my Ultrafire s10 in case anyone is looking for such a part Smile

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I have always wondered if they had a walk in shop.  Since its near enough to me it would be nice to have a local place I could just walk into and pick up a driver or switch.  The shipping is fair already, but i'm in Brooklyn at least twice a week.

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If SB had more variety I'd buy ALL my stuff from them. Simply the best dealer!

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JohnnyMac wrote:

If SB had more variety I'd buy ALL my stuff from them. Simply the best dealer!

 

IF you live in the US.

When I'm there this August I have a bunch of orders for him. And Lighthound.

Shipping kills the deal outside the US.

 

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

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

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Don?

They have charged me six dollars (£3.63GBP), for intl.' shipping to Krautland.

You are perfectly right in one point though; vendors from North America are well-known for notoriously inflating international shipping charges to the most ridiculous numbers... Guess how often some ebay-seller quotes "59 dollars 1st class priority air mail", and when I receive the parcel after six-to-ten weeks, the stamp reads like "$19.98 international economy". Great, just f*cking great. 30-plus dollars for some additional crosses and a sign on some stoopid form at the post office.Wish I could earn money that easy.

so I am very happy over "just six bucks".

 

Also keep in mind the bird bringing that parcel over the big pond burns fuel in excess of six bucks... MUCH more!

Now, I can offer you to shop for your stuff at shiningbeam and then ship it to Scotland. Hate to see someone unable to get the parts he likes, especially if he has helped me out on QTC pills before like you. Don, no extra shipping charges from me... I owe you that. I'm serious, even if I'll be burning some money that way.

 

Simon

 

p.s.: padded envelope arrived today, took a total of four business days. Everything was packed individually, the driver boards and emitters had additional wrapping. I couldn't ask for more.

 

edit: removed some of my pointless ranting from my wall of text above

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^ what he said (Í think...)

6$ is not that bad. It's bad if ordering one driver or emitter. But for orders over 30$ or such... It's no biggie. And for those half a dozen dollars you get really fast shipping.

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HID45 wrote:

^ what he said (Í think...)

6$ is not that bad. It's bad if ordering one driver or emitter. But for orders over 30$ or such... It's no biggie. And for those half a dozen dollars you get really fast shipping.

Just that for over $30 you'll surely have to pay full customs, VAT and transportation fees. And non-bulk HK Post (and JP post etc) beats USPS every time for fast shipping to Europe.

I was once sent something as EMS with USPS, what a disaster: it went around and around in the US for two weeks before leaving (then it took only one day to reach me).

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