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one of those zoomies..

$2.80


I just received this same light, but got it from Banggood.And LED is pressed in, lense fell out immediately. Glued the lense and bezel in. Purple tint LED on mine. One spring in tail.

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^ Purple tint, This excellent deal on XP-E2’s could fix that.

It’s only a great deal if you need several XP-E2s, due to lack of base and shipping cost.

The LED is fixated by the reflector, which is press fit. Basically just a polished metal ring with slightly raised edges, not very effective esp. when zoomed out.
Emitter base is 14mm wide, driver 15mm. You can file down a 16mm emitter as I did, buying one in 14 mm is easier https://www.fasttech.com/search?14mm%20emitter. Lens is acrylic, 15.7mm (bushing could fit up to 18mm tho).
Also consider: this light can be had slightly cheaper on AE (search ‘XPE flashlight’) and there is a single mode version (although I wonder if the 3 mode has stronger output like it was the case with SK68s… maybe I should buy one after all.).

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2000LM UltraFire CREE XML T6

This is a Sipik SK98 style light. Don’t believe the 2000 lumen claim, but I have one of these types of light that I bought for $8.50 last year off Ebay. It turned out to be quite a fine light and I’ve actually put it on my SG in a universal mount. Since mounting it I’ve kind of missed having it in my TDU cargo pocket at work so I’ve ordered two of these lights. Hoping they are just as good (or even better would be okay too).

Not bad paying 51 cent more for two that I did for one last year. Smile

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Nice cheap 18650 beater light or to strip for spares/modding. Now down to £1.89/$2.85

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I got 3 of those, they are quite nice, low,med,high,strobe, SOS… high is 1.5A and it’s not too bad tint, and throw is quite good. The pill is not threaded, and it is not totally snug fit so it does not transfer the heat too well to the body. Best buy for such a low price ever.

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I got 3 of those, they are quite nice, low,med,high,strobe, SOS… high is 1.5A and it’s not too bad tint, and throw is quite good. The pill is not threaded, and it is not totally snug fit so it does not transfer the heat too well to the body. Best buy for such a low price ever.

I do have a soft spot for those. I just noticed that the seller has changed the description to 3 mode but the last one I got was still 5 mode. I also use them as a cheap source of parts for home made lights.

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Zoomie for $2.35

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and a sipik clone for $2.52 including shipping

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ChibiM wrote:

How about a Mini C8 $2.09

 

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"Does not ship to the United States"


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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Here's an interesting bit:

This light: http://www.ebay.com/itm/111460336700 - Currently $3.99

Purchased from eBay, and reviewed here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/35779

...Legos perfectly with the Ultrafire 501b (at least the cheap host I bought from FT).

Nice if you want a different body for your light.


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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Zoomie for $2.35


Thanks. I ordered two. I have two that look like that from some place like Banggood, and they have a brighter and warmer light than the more common similar ones with the scollop fluted head. I also think it looks much nicer. I am not sure about the pill.

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Do you know what emitter it uses?

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I bought a couple of these 2-A lights for $1.98 US and modded them with XP-G emitters. Great price for a solid 2-AA host.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/XML-LED-1W-Torch-Lamp-Fishing-Camping-bright-whit...

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That looks like a nice host.There was 3 available,logged in and all gone…bad luck this time.

edit: Few hours later I was able to order it,thanks for the link.

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ChibiM wrote:

How about a Mini C8 $2.09

 

Shipping:
Does not ship to United States | See details

Item location:
HongKong, Hong Kong

Ships to:
Worldwide See exclusions

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Jubeldum, see post 37 Undecided

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ChibiM wrote:

How about a Mini C8 $2.09

 

Thanks, I ordered one.
Anyone know if its glued or how the led sits, by pill or shelf.

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The lens is glued or a very tight push fit. I had intended to mod mine but it turned out to be a surprisingly good little light stock. I actually got mine free as it was DOA and the seller gave me a full refund. Eventually traced the problem to a lack of contact between the body tube and driver (end of the tube was anodised). It’s now the best non-Cree light I have with a nice neutral tint rather than the usual blue. Throws well too.
I’m guessing it will have the standard plastic pill that goes with these straw hat LEDs but I haven’t opened it up to find out.

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Ok thanks for the added info Smile & picture, it really is a little mini C8 Smile too bad you haven’t gotten it open yet, i hope i get it open in the end.

There not many good cheap moddable clicky aaa/10440 host around so i hope this one has some potential.

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DBSAR wrote:
I bought a couple of these 2-A lights for $1.98 US and modded them with XP-G emitters. Great price for a solid 2-AA host. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/XML-LED-1W-Torch-Lamp-Fishing-Camping-bright-whit...

How big is the mcpcb in these? is it a good solid pill or shelf? i am thinking about putting a XHP50 or 70 in one of these little 2xAA hosts Smile If i can find one that can take it that is :bigsmile:

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DBSAR wrote:
I bought a couple of these 2-A lights for $1.98 US and modded them with XP-G emitters. Great price for a solid 2-AA host. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/XML-LED-1W-Torch-Lamp-Fishing-Camping-bright-whit...

Looks really interesting. Any additional info? Solid pill? What led does it come with? Was the head glued? It's cheap enough, so I ordered one. Thinking of reflowing a Nichia 119 onto it.


Might make a good glovebox light.

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locusto03 wrote:

DBSAR wrote:
I bought a couple of these 2-A lights for $1.98 US and modded them with XP-G emitters. Great price for a solid 2-AA host. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/XML-LED-1W-Torch-Lamp-Fishing-Camping-bright-whit...

Looks really interesting. Any additional info? Solid pill? What led does it come with? Was the head glued? It’s cheap enough, so I ordered one. Thinking of reflowing a Nichia 119 onto it.


Might make a good glovebox light.

I’m also interested in all the details you can give.Reflector size etc.

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To go with the mini C8 you could also get big brother for just $3.67.

It has the old XRE LED (NOT XML as listed) and probably a plastic reflector but is still a cheap host for endless modding possibilities.
Seller has a bucket load of negative feedback though.

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DBSAR wrote:
I bought a couple of these 2-A lights for $1.98 US and modded them with XP-G emitters. Great price for a solid 2-AA host. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/XML-LED-1W-Torch-Lamp-Fishing-Camping-bright-whit...

Received the one I ordered. Initial impression is pretty good for the price. The light feels solid with threads that are fairly smooth. The anodizing/paint looks cheap and had a little bit of visible flaking right out of the package. The grey color is really shiny. I hope the shine isn't due to lead...

It comes with a cheap generic led that does about 20-30 lumens of cool white light. The tint is surprisingly decent, certainly more neutral than other cheap led's I've had. The mcpcb is actually held down by two screws! The driver is single mode and looks to use a really thin pcb. The switch is very stiff and uncomfortably hard to operate. Could have to do with the rubber boot.

Gotta source a cheap mcpcb for a Nichia 119...

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Sounds good Smile i hope i get mine soon, i want to use a XHP50 in one of them Wink

Does it have a pill/shelf design? And if pill is it hollow? Is the switch modable?

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cajampa wrote:
Sounds good Smile i hope i get mine soon, i want to use a XHP50 in one of them Wink

Does it have a pill/shelf design? And if pill is it hollow? Is the switch modable?

XHP50 in that little thing? You’d better wear gloves. Big Smile

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Won one of these 2AA's for $1.33 just to see what it is.  Expecting it to be junk.

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cajampa wrote:
Sounds good Smile i hope i get mine soon, i want to use a XHP50 in one of them Wink Does it have a pill/shelf design? And if pill is it hollow? Is the switch modable?

I just got mine, it does have a solid shelf on the pill, seems pretty decent. The switch is horrible and small though...


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^ this.

I don't think this is a good host for an XHP. The driver is press fitted, and the switch/switch boot is garbage. I haven't disassembled it completely yet, so I haven't seen the other side of the driver or switch assembly.

Oh, the inside of the battery tube is narrower than I've seen in other lights. I have some nimh cells that wouldn't fit. 

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@Jubeldum, thanks for the LOL Big Smile

I like it hot & bright :D, my EDC is my Jexree Mini with a XP-L V6 3D & a Efest 10440 running DD, most of the times the battery sags well before it gets to hot, the trick is to really grasp the light with as much skin contact as possible, it is surprising to me still how good heatsink the hand really is Wink

Solid shelf, press fitted driver & screwed down mcpcb sounds good, the bad switch could be a problem, i have a bunch of different omten’s so i hope maybe one could be fitted. I hope it is possible to press out the switch from the boot side to get access to upgrade it.

I have some Windyfire 14500 10A + an XHP50 J2 3E group LED on order that i plan to use.

Whats the size of the mcpcb? And the narrow battery tube sounds a bit worrying, can you measure how wide it is? In worst case & the Windyfire 14500 10A don’t fit maybe it is possible to sand it to make it wider.

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cajampa wrote:
Whats the size of the mcpcb? And the narrow battery tube sounds a bit worrying, can you measure how wide it is?

 

I measured 15.5mm for the mcpcb and 14.22mm for the battery tube.

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