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Tjohn wrote:
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Buying lithium ion batteries through Amazon from a third party seller calling itself a Grocery already seems strange enough, but one named Bang Bang ???

It’s fulfilled through Amazon. You can pick the other Supplier if it makes you feel better. Smile

Either way, they can be returned for free if you notice anything even remotely out of place with them.

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Always have liked Pannies, been pleased with Keeppower, and had good luck with Amazon, both from and through them: but I don’t need any Panasonic Bs or protected cells at the moment.

I have still been trying to figure out how much truth there is behind rumors they bin merchandise from different sources together at times.
Hard to imagine how they deal with returns, defects, counterfeits and serial numbers. Prefering not to believe, it is easier for me to attribute it to gossip, disgruntled employees, or competitors.
Still, after pointing out well recognized falsehoods involving fallacious flashlight lumen and battery mah claims, they either don’t pay attention, avoid doing their research, or seem not to care at all.

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So what is up with the free Thor fire led color changing bulbs? It was posted in blf deals alert. Use the coupon and get it free. And it worked…

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My bad, I meant to post it here, as this thread is what inspired me to search (“thorfire bulb” on Amazon) for those high CRI bulbs discussed above. I couldn’t find those, but it seems TF has a high rate of clearancing out old stock (ie VG10, bulbs, headlamps.. lots of sold out listings)? I’m not sure the reason why they’re so cheap, but I’m sure you can tell I’m excited to report the deal haha.

It worked for me, and as vwpieces pointed out in the other thread, so does buying multiples. I made an order of 10 bulbs + 1 remote = $11 (and free 2 day shipping with Prime); quantities adjusted in cart after coupon applied. If I understood my father correctly, he got 6 + 6 for $12. Price goes up slightly from free (hard not to..) if you add more quantity than 1 + 1, but the coupon says 90% off qualifying items, and it’s still a killer deal. However, the code only works once per account, I believe; curious I tried to test it a second time, and see if it would also apply to any of their lights and altogether nogo. Fortunately, a lot of their lights seem to have (more realistic) promotions listed anyway

Here’s the link to other thread & repost:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1112900#comment-1112900

Free RGBW smart bulb with remote, app, and over 16+million colors.

ThorFire G1
https://www.amazon.com/ThorFire-Changing-Dimmable-Controlled-Remote/dp/B… (link is external)

Scroll down to promotions, click Add Both to Cart (bulb + remote), then apply this coupon YALYTTXW before checkout. Checkout should then be $0.00

Thanks ThorFire! Big Smile

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Deleted my post in the BLF Deal thread.

I ended up with 4 bulb sets and 4 remotes for only a couple bucks, I had a $15 “Warehouse Deal” Dell 90W AC power adapter in cart so I pulled the trigger.
Remotes will be here on Saturday, the bulbs and Dell AC will arrive Sunday.

No idea what I will use the bulbs for but Heck if I can dial in a nice tint I’ll use them as a simple remote light.

And thanks for the heads-up.

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Thanks for the thorfire Amazon link. I have some free stuff on the way as well. Better than a penny deal at home depot!!

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does not seem to work for me, must have gotten wind and changed the page now.

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Here is a video on the TF remote bulb.
I gave up trying to figure it out, but fortunately Julian had a vid.

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Just got my free light today. Thanks for the tip!!!

It works good and it’s actually brighter than I thought. One thing that bugs me with all these types of RGBW lights: why can’t they just make it so white can be on at the same time! I don’t really have use for colors but I love messing around with dynamic whites. Whites with a bit of color for different moods but an all out color isn’t very useful unless you are a college student with an itch for disco parties. Also, I would like it if they would let each color be controlled individually-along with white. I bought a bunch of these a few months back imagining dynamic white in my kitchen and dining room but was dissapointed to find how they really worked. So I have a bunch of disco lights that will unfortunately be sitting around doing nothing. That is unless I can figure out how to reprogram them:)

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Did anyone else end up with lots of extra remotes? I bought 6 lights and 6 remotes and they ended up shipping separately. The remotes showed up Sunday, and then the lights today, each light ended up having a remote attached to the box. So now I have twice as many remotes as I do lights.

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I ended up purchasing the remote just to purchase something else from thorfire because the G1 bulbs were all out of stock. If anyone knows where to get one of those bulbs, please let me know.
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Thorfire wrote:
For all BLF friends,

ThorFire New Product Deal Coming: ONLY $10.99 for a TG06S Flashlight(35% Off)
Coupon Code: MQHZYUZC
Purchase Link: http://amzn.to/2p62Ipv
Time and Quantity are limited! You win, you grasped!

This was posted in the ThorFire Official Deals thread. Just ordered one!

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S41S and S41S colored are $35 prime. Get em while you can!

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

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Ahh man! Which one to get?!

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These $5 Glaree AAA are really nice lights. “Similar” to Thrunite. Twisty head and can be taken apart. L, M, H and a couple quick twists to get Hidden strobe.
Comes with pocket clip that can be used in either direction and clipped on hat brim as a headlight. Also Keychain with C-clip and spare O-ring.
I have swapped several over to Nichia 219BT 4000K But I bet a 319AT would be awesome for brightness… I have some ordered. Well worth $5 and free Prime shipping.
USe Code; 59OFF2SD
Amazon GLAREE has E03 Keychain Flashlight, CREE LED 150 Lumens Mini Torch AAA Battery EDC Pocket Penlight Portable Emergency Light in two different colors

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vwpieces wrote:
These $5 Glaree AAA are really nice lights. “Similar” to Thrunite. Twisty head and can be taken apart. L, M, H and a couple quick twists to get Hidden strobe.
Comes with pocket clip that can be used in either direction and clipped on hat brim as a headlight. Also Keychain with C-clip and spare O-ring.
I have swapped several over to Nichia 219BT 4000K But I bet a 319AT would be awesome for brightness… I have some ordered. Well worth $5 and free Prime shipping.
USe Code; 59OFF2SD
Amazon GLAREE has E03 Keychain Flashlight, CREE LED 150 Lumens Mini Torch AAA Battery EDC Pocket Penlight Portable Emergency Light in two different colors

!{width:60%}https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61LGTm4TtEL.SL1001.jpg!


I’ll have to agree, five bucks for this is a great deal. I have one and am impressed with the features and quality even for a ten buck light. Might get another one myself…
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Coupon code also works for the Blue @ $5.70

So far I have 8 black and 2 blue. Good for gifts and to have all over house and shop. Best $5 light I have found this year.
Last round, I was skeptical of posting the deal and the coupon expired before I received the light and could confirm it was a good light.

Get more than one for the deal prices.

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Have 2 of the black ones from last round, just ordered a Blue.
Am running a Soshine LifePo 3.6 volt in the black one and modes work and it hasn’t died yet although I have not run it for extended periods of time. YMMV.
Heck of a flashlight for the price of a Big Mac Smile

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Score!

Tnx!

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Code won’t work for me, guess it ended. Would have been great modder gift.

Edit: reloaded page and it worked, thanks!

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Cool, glad it worked.
Deal is no longer listed on the place I found it…
But I hope more people get the deal.

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Code works for me, unfortunately shipping cost to Indonesia is double the flashlight’s price Facepalm

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vwpieces wrote:
These $5 Glaree AAA are really nice lights. “Similar” to Thrunite. Twisty head and can be taken apart. L, M, H and a couple quick twists to get Hidden strobe. Comes with pocket clip that can be used in either direction and clipped on hat brim as a headlight. Also Keychain with C-clip and spare O-ring. I have swapped several over to Nichia 219BT 4000K But I bet a 319AT would be awesome for brightness… I have some ordered. Well worth $5 and free Prime shipping. USe Code; 59OFF2SD Amazon GLAREE has E03 Keychain Flashlight, CREE LED 150 Lumens Mini Torch AAA Battery EDC Pocket Penlight Portable Emergency Light in two different colors !{width:60%}https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61LGTm4TtEL.SL1001.jpg!

Thank you vwpieces.  Red one was $5+ too with the code.  My mother recently gave away the red Thrunite I had given her years ago.  She was in Colorado on some cave tour and people were very impressed at the little lights output.  So she gave it to relative that was there with her.  She has been missing the light so maybe this will replace it.  Bonus is that it has modes.  The Thrunite only had one mode.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:
Red one was $5+ too with the code.

Only got black and blue. Tried all 4, only 2 worked. Was hoping for purple.

Same like with the A01/Boney. Only gray was a decent price; all other colors, especially purple, were like 3× as much.

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Bonus is that it has modes.  The Thrunite only had one mode.

Wonder if I could “pencil trick” it to being 1-mode… Big Smile

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vwpieces wrote:
These $5 Glaree AAA are really nice lights.

Thanks. Just ordered one.

Do you guys run regular alkaline batteries or Nimh cells in these? Is there a benefit to one over the other?

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Do you guys run regular alkaline batteries or Nimh cells in these? Is there a benefit to one over the other?

AAAs, strictly alkies, because I don’t have any AAA NiMHs. Big Smile

AAs, depends. I just got some eneloops for the first time, so I have one in my WK50, but that’s it. Still got a half-dozen “dead” AAs to burn off in my bobofett light (moonlight-/firefly-level, for late-night use).

NiMH has a much lower internal resistance than alkies, so even though it’s a lower voltage, you can often get brighter light from a boost circuit (ie, that drives a 3V LED from a 1.whateverV cell under load).

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I always run eneloop (nimh) or rewrapped eneloop. No leakage issues.

And what fun is a half dead battery? I always want a full one. With alkaline you’d be throwing that battery away (or figuring out a use for a half dead battery). With nimh, just recharge and you’re back to 100%.

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gchart wrote:
And what fun is a half dead battery?

Loads of fun! Par-tay! Party

gchart wrote:
With alkaline you’d be throwing that battery away (or figuring out a use for a half dead battery).

Like my bobofett light! It’ll go all joule-thief on it ‘til the cell’s crying for mercy. Perfect moonlight down to firefly mode ‘til it’s all wrung dry. No need to keep your normal light on moonlight mode, just keep this one around on a nightstand, and it’s go-time!

And no chance of making the mistake of still having it on turbo when you want to make a late-night trip to the can, or for a drink, or whatever, then blinding yourself and seeing nothing but big green spots for the next half-hour.

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NiMh or alkaline…
I have AAA Eneloop and black Amazon rechargeables and use those mostly,
Also have some cheap AC Delco AAA Alkalines that sometimes find their way into my pocket light.

The AAA alkaline will last for a really long time on short bursts, what I use most at work. If I am outside working on something and using for long periods I always will use a rechargeable.
Generally an NiMh on high will get the light warm and an alkaline will not. Obviously the NiMh is brighter…
Overall run time of usable light the alkaline will run longer. Even a half dead alkaline will come back a bit for more short bursts with some time back in the pocket.

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Odepro KL42 Zoomie for $16.99, includes an Odepro 3000 mAh cell and charger.

Amazon also has a couple of promotions with the purchase of this light.
The first promotion a small AAA light for half off with the purchase of this light – code is C3GDBKY8 – entered at checkout.
The next promotion is 2 free gun mounting rings for the KL42 – code is OANTPDYS – entered at checkout.

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