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Really low budget light

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280442891750

 

Just ordered a couple of these - which cost me about the same as one Duracell AA would here. Fine for leaving at work - and I may even be pleasantly surprised by them when they arrive. They have a vaguely Fenix-like appearance so they may be nicer than I'm expecting. Wonder how long they'll take to arrive.

cheap light

 

Some more lights as well. http://stores.ebay.com/digitalzone88_Sporting-Goods_W0QQ_fsubZ706732010QQ_sidZ885543380QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322 Even a $9 zoom light - seems to look the same as all the others - pity it uses 3AAA and a carrier.

 

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

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

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It looks cool and you definitely can't beat the price. 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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I have found that with eBay sellers who use that picture of a black 1xAA light, you could receive almost anything.  One time I ordered a few lights with a picture just like that, and I received this instead, which is actually a high-quality light.  But another time I received some that looked somewhat similar, but they had a slippery, shiny black finish which looked like plastic but was actually poor quality painted aluminum.  And I threw them out or gave them away, because they flickered constantly and were total junk.

My #1 recommendation for an ultra-cheap 1xAA light is the Powerlight, which actually has one of the most usable, nicest looking beam and the longest runtime of all my lights. 

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There always is that chance - the picture looks exactly like the Powerlight - I have one on order from DX just now. I thought that for the money it was worth a try. After all, two of them cost about the same as a good alkaline here.

 

It'll be interesting to see what I get when it eventually arrives.

 

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

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

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Keep us posted......

With Darkness, there will always be Light.

 

 

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So Don,  did you get the light in the picture or something else?  What was the outcome of this deal?

Why do I carry a flashlight?  Because half of every day is dark.

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One was OK - but I appear to have lost it somewhere, the other was too short for an AA - I had to jam the tailcap back on but it works and is brighter than the Powerlight. There is quite a bit of discussion of it there. the last dozen or so posts are about it. 

http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/76

 

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

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