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tatasal wrote:

I also receive Vipon email deals, but the items listed are not the same ones posted here.

Can anyone explain please?

Yeah, the deals in the Vipon emails are nothing I'm interested in.

I assume BLF members search for "flashlight" on Vipon to find relevant bargains.

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tatasal wrote:

I also receive Vipon email deals, but the items listed are not the same ones posted here.


Can anyone explain please?



Yeah, the deals in the Vipon emails are nothing I’m interested in.


I assume BLF members search for “flashlight” on Vipon to find relevant bargains.

Oh, I thought only the items shown in their email are the items on sale…like the ‘Editor’s Picks’ and Daily Deals

I wonder where you get all those really nice prices.

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Thorfire TK15 for $6.99 !!!!!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0731DD9Z2/

There is a 50% coupon code MH7O9CTS and a $3 stackable clip and save coupon

Some other Thorfire lights have coupons from 15-40% off too.


Nasty green tint on that light, but for $6.99, still a deal!
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The bezel comes off easily and there is a nice shelf for LED.

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cadmium wrote:
Thorfire TK15 for $6.99 !!!!!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0731DD9Z2/

There is a 50% coupon code MH7O9CTS and a $3 stackable clip and save coupon

Some other Thorfire lights have coupons from 15-40% off too.


Nasty green tint on that light, but for $6.99, still a deal!

Great tint on mine … around 4500k. Similar to attached review. I am super pleased with this budget Thorfire TK15.

Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt-Qnrdc-SI

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Yup, gone. Sad Even would’ve made a great host for that price

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tatasal wrote:
I also receive Vipon email deals, but the items listed are not the same ones posted here. Can anyone explain please?

It appears that the Vipon Daily Deals email only displays about six sale items. Too view more, you have to go to Vipon.com. Once there you can try a search to narrow down the items. For example, search on "Flashlights."

I have very little experience actually navigating Vipon. Others may want to chime in with more tips. Seems like there are only a limited number of available coupons for each item.  

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I just ordered a TeslaCom: https://www.amazon.com/TESLACOM-Rechargeable-Flashlight-1200lumens-Exploration/dp/B07F76GJ4X. Been look'n for a light of this form factor to mod and didn't want to spend a lot of $$$. Vipon got it a 1/2 price. Wasted more money than this before in trying to find one to mod.

Also ordered one of these at 1/2 price via Vipon deal: https://www.amazon.com/BIBTIM. Always hard to find a e-switch zoomie, specially cheap one. I know this form factor - it's made cheap for sure, but for under $10, it's an ok deal, usually.

 

 

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Me too (Teslacom). Funny. Hoping to mod it immediately with an XP-L HI or Osram flat white.

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Me too (Teslacom). Funny. Hoping to mod it immediately with an XP-L HI or Osram flat white.

Reading the reviews, it all mostly positive, but looks like the typical inflated lumens claim, probably low or under amps. Looks like decent quality from the pics.

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Me too (Teslacom). Funny. Hoping to mod it immediately with an XP-L HI or Osram flat white.

Reading the reviews, it all mostly positive, but looks like the typical inflated lumens claim, probably low or under amps. Looks like decent quality from the pics.

Everyone seems to think 600 lumen is about the average. I can compare it to some other lights once I get it with my lux meter. Once I get it maybe it will be easy to disassemble and mod. Looks similar to a Nitecore I have but I think the body on this one is aluminum. Maybe.

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Also with 600 lumen being max, runtime may be great as is.

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Tom E wrote:

Also ordered one of these at 1/2 price via Vipon deal: https://www.amazon.com/BIBTIM. Always hard to find a e-switch zoomie, specially cheap one. I know this form factor – it’s made cheap for sure, but for under $10, it’s an ok deal, usually.


 


 


I got one from the vipon coupon deal I posted a few post back. What it doesn’t tell yeah is the leds are left and right of center on one pcb. When zoomed out the hot spot doesn’t come straight out from the light it’s off to one side. It’s like trying to shoot a gun that’s sighted in way off target. But most people are going to mod this flashlight anyway so I guess it doesn’t matter unless your not a modder. Otherwise it’s a decent host.
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Thank you cadmium for the heads up on that one!! At $6.99 it was a no-brainer!! . Thumbs Up

Yeah, wasn’t sure if it was a one-time-use coupon code, so rather’n get burned, I got 2 of ‘em, the 3buk coupon only applied to one, but hey, it’s still nothing to sneeze at.

They’re good for a-giftin’, or just keeping as spares. Big Smile

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tatasal wrote:
I also receive Vipon email deals, but the items listed are not the same ones posted here.

Unno. I gave up on that Wohoho powebank, ‘cause after missing it the 1st day and it being sold out in 13µsec the 2nd day, I waited for it the 3rd day. Was watching the countdown, 3… 2… 1… sold out?!? Wtf?!?

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tatasal wrote:
I also receive Vipon email deals, but the items listed are not the same ones posted here.

Unno. I gave up on that Wohoho powebank, ‘cause after missing it the 1st day and it being sold out in 13µsec the 2nd day, I waited for it the 3rd day. Was watching the countdown, 3… 2… 1… sold out?!? Wtf?!?

I was also counting down and saw that it sold out in a micro-second. Almost as if there were ……… less than 1 for sale Angry
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tatasal wrote:
I also receive Vipon email deals, but the items listed are not the same ones posted here.
Unno. I gave up on that Wohoho powebank, ‘cause after missing it the 1st day and it being sold out in 13µsec the 2nd day, I waited for it the 3rd day. Was watching the countdown, 3… 2… 1… sold out?!? Wtf?!?
I was also counting down and saw that it sold out in a micro-second. Almost as if there were ……… less than 1 for sale Angry
Yep, my experience on that Powerbank has been the same…. no joy. Sad

Coupon availability counts down to zero & just resets. Facepalm

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Lightbringer wrote:
tatasal wrote:
I also receive Vipon email deals, but the items listed are not the same ones posted here.

Unno. I gave up on that Wohoho powebank, ‘cause after missing it the 1st day and it being sold out in 13µsec the 2nd day, I waited for it the 3rd day. Was watching the countdown, 3… 2… 1… sold out?!? Wtf?!?

I gave up after day 2. I really wanted one of those, such a great price and the type c adapter was icing on the cake.

PocketSammich wrote: I don’t need this, but I want it. Please sign me up.

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Thank you cadmium for the heads up on that one!!
At $6.99 it was a no-brainer!! . Thumbs Up
Yeah, wasn’t sure if it was a one-time-use coupon code, so rather’n get burned, I got 2 of ‘em, the 3buk coupon only applied to one, but hey, it’s still nothing to sneeze at.

They’re good for a-giftin’, or just keeping as spares. Big Smile

I agree Lightbringer, they’ll make a great gift or something to leave in the truck, car, or boat. Or as you say…. just keeping for a spare.

I started to get 2 or 3, but when the $3 coupon just applied to one I just held it at one. Shocked . A rare moment of ‘restraint’ kicked in it seems. Big Smile . Big Smile

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Tom E wrote:

Also ordered one of these at 1/2 price via Vipon deal: https://www.amazon.com/BIBTIM. Always hard to find a e-switch zoomie, specially cheap one. I know this form factor - it's made cheap for sure, but for under $10, it's an ok deal, usually.

 

I got one from the vipon coupon deal I posted a few post back. What it doesn't tell yeah is the leds are left and right of center on one pcb. When zoomed out the hot spot doesn't come straight out from the light it's off to one side. It's like trying to shoot a gun that's sighted in way off target. But most people are going to mod this flashlight anyway so I guess it doesn't matter unless your not a modder. Otherwise it's a decent host.

I got the lights today and I really didn't know what you were talking about with the "leds", like more than one, and the off center thing. To me it looked like a regular single LED zoomie. I missed the fine print about the red SOS, other than that, no mention of a red LED.

24 hour delivery ain't too bad for 1/2 price items. The TESLACOM light has got a tough button to activate - no good for ramping, and the tail knob is very stiff. I'll have to see if anything can be done about these issues. Looks like a unibody design so might not be so easy to mod I'll find out. I haven't even put batteries in either yet. Weird it's listed as a US company that makes it - they got a lot to learn...

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Just noticed this Lightning deal going to be active in an hour or so. These are the Ti versions of the light.

Olight S 1 R II

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Did anyone buy this crazy thing yet?

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Tom E wrote:
The TESLACOM light has got a tough button to activate – no good for ramping, and the tail knob is very stiff. I’ll have to see if anything can be done about these issues. Looks like a unibody design so might not be so easy to mod I’ll find out. I haven’t even put batteries in either yet. Weird it’s listed as a US company that makes it – they got a lot to learn…

They sent me one of those lights 6 months or so ago for a review. I couldn’t say one good thing about it so I told them if they wanted to send me a return label I would send it back to them. Haven’t heard from them since. They don’t claim them to be made in the USA they just have a office in the US. The tail cap knob is just plain awful, the tint is awful, the switch is awful, lumen output is highly exaggerated, and if I remember correctly the lens is plastic. I don’t recall if it was that light or another one I had at about the same time. I threw the Teslacom away so I am not sure if I am correct on the lens part. Junk, I would have been happier with a Bell and Howell TacLight.

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Tom E wrote:

I just ordered a TeslaCom: https://www.amazon.com/TESLACOM-Rechargeable-Flashlight-1200lumens-Exploration/dp/B07F76GJ4X. Been look’n for a light of this form factor to mod and didn’t want to spend a lot of $$$. Vipon got it a 1/2 price. Wasted more money than this before in trying to find one to mod.


Also ordered one of these at 1/2 price via Vipon deal: https://www.amazon.com/BIBTIM. Always hard to find a e-switch zoomie, specially cheap one. I know this form factor – it’s made cheap for sure, but for under $10, it’s an ok deal, usually.


 


 

Tom, was there a coupon or discount. Seems like a decent light.
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The TESLACOM light has got a tough button to activate – no good for ramping, and the tail knob is very stiff. I’ll have to see if anything can be done about these issues. Looks like a unibody design so might not be so easy to mod I’ll find out. I haven’t even put batteries in either yet. Weird it’s listed as a US company that makes it – they got a lot to learn…

They sent me one of those lights 6 months or so ago for a review. I couldn’t say one good thing about it so I told them if they wanted to send me a return label I would send it back to them. Haven’t heard from them since. They don’t claim them to be made in the USA they just have a office in the US. The tail cap knob is just plain awful, the tint is awful, the switch is awful, lumen output is highly exaggerated, and if I remember correctly the lens is plastic. I don’t recall if it was that light or another one I had at about the same time. I threw the Teslacom away so I am not sure if I am correct on the lens part. Junk, I would have been happier with a Bell and Howell TacLight.

Nice update Todd. There goes my purchase.
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Did anyone buy this crazy thing yet?

!{width:50%}https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/718f9BQtoFL.SL1500.jpg!


Wow, Love that gold color. If cheap I might grab one.
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Just noticed this Lightning deal going to be active in an hour or so. These are the Ti versions of the light. "Olight S 1 R II":https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Magnetic-Rechargeable-Titanium-Flashl...

What's a lightning deal? How do you check? I see it's like $99 now.

 

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Did anyone buy this crazy thing yet? !{width:50%}https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/718f9BQtoFL._SL1500_.jpg!

No, never will either...

 

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Tom E wrote:
The TESLACOM light has got a tough button to activate - no good for ramping, and the tail knob is very stiff. I'll have to see if anything can be done about these issues. Looks like a unibody design so might not be so easy to mod I'll find out. I haven't even put batteries in either yet. Weird it's listed as a US company that makes it - they got a lot to learn...

They sent me one of those lights 6 months or so ago for a review. I couldn't say one good thing about it so I told them if they wanted to send me a return label I would send it back to them. Haven't heard from them since. They don't claim them to be made in the USA they just have a office in the US. The tail cap knob is just plain awful, the tint is awful, the switch is awful, lumen output is highly exaggerated, and if I remember correctly the lens is plastic. I don't recall if it was that light or another one I had at about the same time. I threw the Teslacom away so I am not sure if I am correct on the lens part. Junk, I would have been happier with a Bell and Howell TacLight.

Hhhmm, that's close to my impressions. Been email conversing with these guys, ripping them basically but they seem eager to listen. Not gonna ask to return it but had been very close to. Dang think seems all glued up, but will try to get her open.

Yes - button is tuff and hidden, rear knob lubed up with Nyogel so little better - want to spend more time on it. Lumens is in the 500's, 15 kcd.

 

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It’s the same company from above that sounds terrible. This same design has been around a long time but I have no first hand experience with them so YMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMV

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peg matite wrote:
Just noticed this Lightning deal going to be active in an hour or so. These are the Ti versions of the light. “Olight S 1 R II”:https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Magnetic-Rechargeable-Titanium-Flashl...


What’s a lightning deal? How do you check? I see it’s like $99 now.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/upcoming/ref=gbps_ftr_s-3_b513_page_2?...

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