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I’ll just start paypal dispute (and then claim) if it isn’t delivered in 40 days. Works very well in getting money back. The only downside is that money is frozen for that time.

Seller risks with paypal terminating agreement with them in case of too much disputes.

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I get wonky tracking with USPS and Fasttech all the time. One time I got that same status all the way up to the day it showed up at my door. So I just go by how many days it’s been. I ordered on 4/8 and they didn’t ship until 4/13 so it’s only been 19 days since my order 14 days since it shipped. I usually average about 3-4 weeks shipping time from China so I’m not really expecting mine until next week.

But most of the stuff I order gets here in 2 days with Prime. About half the stuff I order from China is random good deals I run across and they haven’t always panned out, but I haven’t lost my money yet even if I haven’t gotten every single deal. But yeah, if I want something in any kind of time frame, I just pay the man and get it Prime. I just bought an Olight Ti S15 recently and I paid 80 bucks for it knowing I could probably save $15 if I wanted to wait a month for it, which I didn’t.

I look at it like betting horses: I’ll put most of my money on the better odds and I’ll put a little bit on the long shot that pays better, and I usually come out ahead.

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arekm wrote:
I'll just start paypal dispute (and then claim) if it isn't delivered in 40 days. Works very well in getting money back. The only downside is that money is frozen for that time. Seller risks with paypal terminating agreement with them in case of too much disputes.

If I don't receive mine by the 40th day, I'll start a paypal dispute, no doubt about it...

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It’s been 2 weeks since I ordered mine. This is my USPS tracking: PRE-SHIPPMENT. I’m pretty much done buying stuff from China. They suck!

I use 17track. It shows the tracking from both the Chinese shipper and the USPS. My headlight is in New Joisy :bigsmile:
If you have an Android phone, there is a really good, free app for 17track. You can store multiple tracking numbers and check them whenever you want.

Edit- I’ve edited this post at least a half dozen times, cuz I just woke up and my coffee hasn’t kicked in yet.

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It's been 2 weeks since I ordered mine. This is my USPS tracking: PRE-SHIPPMENT. I'm pretty much done buying stuff from China. They suck!

I use "17track":http://www.17track.net/index_en.shtml. It shows the tracking from both the Chinese shipper and the USPS. My headlight is in New Joisy :bigsmile: If you have an Android phone, there is a really good, "free app for 17track":https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.track.actividades. You can store multiple tracking numbers and check them whenever you want. !http://cheetokhan.smugmug.com/photos/i-6HRMChb/0/L/i-6HRMChb-L.jpg! Edit- I've edited this post at least a half dozen times, cuz I just woke up and my coffee hasn't kicked in yet.

 

Thanks!! I get the same results as you. I'm going to save this website. I wonder why USPS isn't updating??

BTW, I downloaded the app for my Nexus 7. Works really nice!. Thanks again!

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I checked mine with 17 track and it shows its in Kearny, NJ

Should probably get it tomorrow.

Destination Country – Usa:Tracking Consuming:842 Millisecond
2014-04-27 08:49, Processed through USPS Sort Facility, KEARNY, NJ 07032
, Origin Post is Preparing Shipment
Origin Country – Hong Kong:Tracking Consuming:4306 Millisecond
2014-04-23 00:00, The item () left Hong Kong for its destination on 23-Apr-2014

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It came today! Really nice quality headlamp especially for $29.99! The headband is tight on my normal sized head on it's loosest position. If you have a big head, it may be a problem. 

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Nice. Thanks for sharing. I hope mine gets here this week!

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Do you find it annoying when they excessively label stuff? Like that "HEADLAMP" on the band. I suppose their supplier will add text at no additional cost and they feel they have to use it. 

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I got mine today as well. I didn’t look at the instructions for it and totally forgot it had the dimming feature. I started playing around with it and was kind of wondering why I had bought it because I thought it was just high and low modes with a double-click for blinkies (basically thought it was just a generic driver), until I re-read the first post in the thread.

I’m pretty sure I will forget it’s features and how to access them if I don’t regularly use this light. My only other headlamp is a 3xAAA light which is partly why I wanted something better.

Also, the headband seems to be pretty tight. I have it set to the max (it came that way) and it feels on the snug side. I don’t believe I have a big head either. It’ll probably stretch out over time, but I think people with larger heads might find it tight.

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Ugg. Got mine today finally. It turned on and I started scrolling through the modes and it started behaving erratically. Switched batteries. Nothing- no response from the light. Switched back to the xtar 3100 it flicks on briefly, then shuts off. Now it won’t turn on at all. I don’t know if I have the patience for customer service- but it appears to be dead.

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mhanlen wrote:
Ugg. Got mine today finally. It turned on and I started scrolling through the modes and it started behaving erratically. Switched batteries. Nothing- no response from the light. Switched back to the xtar 3100 it flicks on briefly, then shuts off. Now it won't turn on at all. I don't know if I have the patience for customer service- but it appears to be dead.

Wow man that sucks. Luckily mine works the way it should. I'd be interested in how this seller handles your problem..  Please keep us informed..

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Gj wrote:

Do you find it annoying when they excessively label stuff? Like that "HEADLAMP" on the band. I suppose their supplier will add text at no additional cost and they feel they have to use it. 

For the price I paid, I don't care what the headband says. That said, I do agree with you. it's tacky as hell...

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atbglenn wrote:

mhanlen wrote:
Ugg. Got mine today finally. It turned on and I started scrolling through the modes and it started behaving erratically. Switched batteries. Nothing- no response from the light. Switched back to the xtar 3100 it flicks on briefly, then shuts off. Now it won’t turn on at all. I don’t know if I have the patience for customer service- but it appears to be dead.

Wow man that sucks. Luckily mine works the way it should. I’d be interested in how this seller handles your problem..  Please keep us informed..

As far as I can remember it’s my first DOA light. I didn’t even have a chance to leave it in the rain or test the reverse polarity. I’ll definitely update this thread on the outcome.

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Available in warm white for $34: http://www.newestrend.com/crelant-ch10-cree-xml2-warm-white-460-lumens-stepless-dimming-headlamp-1-x-18650-or-2-x-cr123a-p-1137.html

Not bad - of course it makes no sense: same amps at 2A and same lumens rating, but 3500K vs. cool white. The tint is not listed on the Crelant website, so who knows...

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Got mone today. Put a battery in it and tested the UI. Then broke it. Oops.
I unscrewed the head to poke around inside and pulled an emitter lead off. Easy fix, but I think I’ll tinker a bit before I put it back together.

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Haven’t received mine yet but you guys are starting to scare me. Hopefully they will take care of the folks who got bad units.

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Got mine today from the post office because I missed them Saturday. Everything in order: good packaging and a good sample. The headband is a little small as others have mentioned and it’s decent quality. The light itself looks to have a good build quality and the fit and finish are excellent. Well centered emitter, good quality optics and no flaws in the finish. This my 2nd headlamp, with the first being a Nitecore HC50, so it looks my collection is off to a good start.

This is exactly what I was expecting and the seller looks legit!





Just as advertised, this model uses a constant current circuit on every brightness level and has the ability to ramp down to sub-lumen moonlight mode. I’m not sure what the standby current is on this but I’m guessing it’s more than acceptable, and has tailcap lockout which makes this a good candidate for my disaster bag. With a pack of 10 year shelf life CR123A batteries that’s a whole lot of run time on low or moonlight in an emergency. Tint is cool white. The deep textured reflector give this thing a little throw, too, and a nice beam. All things considered, this is a good value. Now I’m plotting my next headlamp. Maybe a Spark SG3/SG5.

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Well now I have to get a quote to ship it back. I guess it’s my fault for ordering something from Hong Kong. The customer service isn’t terrible but it’s a huge pain for a $30 light that will probably take several months to get replaced. By the way the inside of the light has tiny tiny wires that have very thin jackets.

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My Crelant CH10 arrived today. Thanks NewesTrend.

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thanks for posting the pictures, very nice! That switch looks ‘beefy’, how is the feel of it?

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thanks for posting the pictures, very nice! That switch looks ‘beefy’, how is the feel of it?

The switch is as beefy as it looks and has a solid feel.

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Racer wrote:
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thanks for posting the pictures, very nice! That switch looks 'beefy', how is the feel of it?
The switch is as beefy as it looks and has a solid feel.

Great headlamp. I agree the switch has a nice solid feel and click. I'm thrilled with mine!. One thing though, it's claimed to be an OP reflector, which it kind of is,  but it's minimal to say the least. Almost smooth. How about you guys?

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Got mine today and I am very pleased with it.
Just measured “tailcap” currents and got 1,9A on high and about 0.2A on low, parasitic drain is about 0.08A

Mine was flickering in the first but cleaning the contact areas solved this problem.

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Not that much thinner as in other lights, it is just the insulation that is much thinner.

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!http://cheetokhan.smugmug.com/photos/i-Q95Mn8d/0/M/i-Q95Mn8d-M.jpg!

Yeah, the wire’s insulation is very delicate and the problem with mine.

I’m sending it back tomorrow- they said they’d refund the shipping.

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I finally got around to fixing mine. I use a magnifying desk lamp like this

on my workbench, but the fluorescent lamp switch assembly wore out and my new LED ring lamp replacement is taking a long time to get here so I needed a good headlamp.
I like this little headlamp more than I thought I would. The cool white is a good, clean white without any blue at all. The adjustable intensity is really nice as well.
I checked the standby current draw and measured 712uA. That’s .0007A. So my 2400mAh battery will be fully drained in 3370 days. That’s over 9 years. :bigsmile:

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Mine lives in my emergency bag. It fits all my requirements: it’s light, efficient (no PWM) and has a wide range of outputs. With an 8-pack of CR123A primaries in the bag with it, in an emergency I’ll be able to ramp the output down if needed and stretch those batteries for weeks. But of course in an emergency I’ll also have my L10 with some Eneloops and a solar charger, so this headlamp is a nice little luxury for the bag.

I’m happy with my purchase, and will use this seller again.

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I forgot this light could run on primary cells. I re-checked the standby drain on a pair of fresh CR123 cells and it’s right at 1mA.

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