Under $10, 1x AA/ AAA/ 10440/ 14500 flashlight reference

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freeme wrote:
No. 3 is on sales on BG @$3.30 after BLF coupon | non-aff-link

Where do we find the coupon code? What is the difference between those two links?
My expectation is that prices will settle at around this level. This design appears to be cheaper to produce in quantity than SK-68s (# 4). Less material, less metal to remove, and the head may be extruded or otherwise grooved in a quicker way. Lighter to ship.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251423091059?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPa...


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1800-Lm-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-pocketable-Mini-Keychain-Torch-Silver-Flashlight-Lamp-/201018256055?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item2ecd9f2ab7

And more.
See http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30028 .

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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These are often over $10 but some places listed under. They are functionally and in appearance similar to SK-68s, but are the only moving pill zoomies I have seen with good cooling. Interesting to collectors.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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What is # 14?

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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A nice total internal reflection light. 14500 only. Could use a better led. My examples have loose tail cap thread.
Added: It looks like # 18, which is AA instead of 14500.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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14 is another variety of “Police 3watt” Smile

I like 15 better. Link anybody? It’s not on any of my lists..

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Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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Hmmyes… They look nice in the pictures, but the blue one that tempted me into buying was really very disappointing… Sad
(but luckily much cheaper too)

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Take note: 3-5 June Aliexpress Sales at NingBo Yupard Outdoor Co.,Ltd Store No.938524

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These look interesting:

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Cool looking light there Pregulla. Had to order one.

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Pregulla wrote:

Smiling shark 16340. I believe DX has them too.

Edit: had them, sold out it seems.
http://www.dx.com/p/smiling-shark-ss-509-60lm-cree-xp-e-q5-led-3-mode-wh...

I passed on it a while back because of the tailcap switch. I despise that type of switch that sticks out a mile. :Sp

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Pregulla wrote:

Now that is pretty interesting…hmmm
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Smiling shark flashlights that don’t say the led brand, like most, may not be as bright as one would like. They also tend to have plastic pills, so a good mod would either have a new pill or a thick star in contact with the body. That said, the shape looks like it has good cooling, if the heat can get out to the body.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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Help me out here if you can?

Please identify any of these you know has a “mode memory” — remembering the setting last used, so the same setting comes back when it’s turned on again.

(I use strobe mode a lot when walking, in crosswalks, to wake drivers up.
And I turn it on before starting into crosswalks even if I can’t see a car
coming — because I’ve had them come up so fast I didn’t have time to fiddle
with the flashlight — so I put a lot of wear on switches and have begun to
have them fail on my regularly used walking lights)

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  1. looks like a nice compact zoomie, do you guys know where I can get one?
    Also where to get this one shown by Pregulla
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I got mine from Meritline last year. Finish was ok, but it was no better than a typical SK68. I gave it away as a gift.

http://www.meritline.com/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=106039&SEName=cree-xp-e-flashlight-torch-1200lm

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eigenmeat wrote:
#9 looks like a nice compact zoomie, do you guys know where I can get one?
Also where to get this one shown by Pregulla

BIC has them for $.5.5
I got mine from ebay auction for $3.75

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hank wrote:
Help me out here if you can?

Please identify any of these you know has a “mode memory” — remembering the setting last used, so the same setting comes back when it’s turned on again.

(I use strobe mode a lot when walking, in crosswalks, to wake drivers up.
And I turn it on before starting into crosswalks even if I can’t see a car
coming — because I’ve had them come up so fast I didn’t have time to fiddle
with the flashlight — so I put a lot of wear on switches and have begun to
have them fail on my regularly used walking lights)

“next mode memory”

A capacitor keeps the MCU alive, you turn off the light, hours later you turn it back on, it will start immediately in the “next mode”

You can scrub a pencil tip across the capacitor on many of them making a layer of graphite which allows the capacitor to quickly drain rather than stay charged almost indefinitely, so the MCU resets back to “default” or HI every time you turn it off and leave it off for a few seconds

Start practicing bumping or 1/2 clicking the switch, not a complete click, but partially press the switch changing modes w/o actually clicking the switch

Mode memory, whatever level you were running on when you shut it off, it will come back on at that level next time

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I thought the watermark was obvious? Haha.

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#9 looks like a nice compact zoomie, do you guys know where I can get one?
Also where to get this one shown by Pregulla

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Jerommel wrote:
I found a good ‘buy it now’ deal on #7:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390841620308?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3...

$4.91 free shipping

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1× 14500 only! not AA !
Makes sense though, with that 3mm ‘direct connect’ charging port.
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If this is anything like the fasttech version I just got it AIN’T worth it!

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Yes, in hind sight… :~

I have 2 of them now.
one from DX, which is nice brassy yellow, branded Zhishunjia
one from an ebay vendor, which is piss yellow, branded UltraFire AT-09
Smile
I still can’t get the bezel off the DX one, and the threading on the tube and in the head have a lot of play… Sad
The other one comes apart easily, threads match better. It’s also about 1.5mm taller than the DX one.
Knurdling is also different.

The UltraFire has a hidden SOS mode…
Press long and it will switch to SOS mode.

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Jerommel wrote:

Gearbest 1x AA headlamp Osram LED $4.55


Allright folks, this is not as good as i hoped..
Plastic body…
This picture here is not correct, i think..
Zooms from a small spot to a projection of the Osram LED.
I’m modding it as we speak.
It gets a new short head and flood optics.
Because it has one big advantage:
Very light weight!
No shaking mass on the forehead. Smile

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Jerommel wrote:


‘Fake i3s’ 1x AAA
$4.71 at Wallbuys
Yes, it’s brown… and only available in brown…
O, I mean “tan”, as they put it..
“Faecal” anyway..
Cute though!

Surprise when i got this one in:
Urine-yellow! Big Smile Not faecal-brown.
It’s bigger than the Olight i3s
It says “CREE” on the head, but it’s not a CREE..
Works fine though!
One mode, plastic lens and reflector.
2 part head, so it’s mod friendlier.

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1x AAA SingFire SF-348 Super Mini Torch $7.26 at DealsMachine

> This is a good one! <
Stainless steel, glass lens, CREE XP-E, one mode, bright.
Only 88mm long and 12mm diameter Big Smile
DX has them too:
http://dx.com/p/319073

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I’m looking for lights that have “mode memory” —
not advancing to the next setting
not returning to the first setting like you get when you put pencil line on a capacitor
—> staying on the same setting when turned off and back on <—-

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Number 7 seems to exist in grey, but I haven’t seen it on a reasonable price yet. DX has as usual enormous prices

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Having owned the sc01 the double click to strobe works really well, and is very fast to access. It would probably be much easier then cycling to strobe each time, or anything else for that matter.

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