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toddcshoe wrote:
Amazon has the Sofirn C8F for $34.66 after 10% discount. About the same price as Ali but if you have Prime it’s free two day shipping. Still free 5 to 8 day shipping for non Prime users. Nicer than 2 to 3 weeks for us in the US and for only a few more pennies than Ali. I have one and it’s absolutely amazing. Almost 3000 lumens of a good mix of flood and throw. Nice triple with a nice UI. I grabbed an extra one.

https://www.amazon.com/Sofirn-Flashlight-Resistant-Camping-Rechargeable/...


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mmalive wrote:
toddcshoe wrote:
Amazon has the Sofirn C8F for $34.66 after 10% discount. About the same price as Ali but if you have Prime it’s free two day shipping. Still free 5 to 8 day shipping for non Prime users. Nicer than 2 to 3 weeks for us in the US and for only a few more pennies than Ali. I have one and it’s absolutely amazing. Almost 3000 lumens of a good mix of flood and throw. Nice triple with a nice UI. I grabbed an extra one.

https://www.amazon.com/Sofirn-Flashlight-Resistant-Camping-Rechargeable/...


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Yeah I posted that 2 months ago. Guess they finally removed the discount. It was there a few weeks ago when I checked but I hadn’t checked in a while now.

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toddcshoe wrote:
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toddcshoe wrote:
Amazon has the Sofirn C8F for $34.66 after 10% discount. About the same price as Ali but if you have Prime it’s free two day shipping. Still free 5 to 8 day shipping for non Prime users. Nicer than 2 to 3 weeks for us in the US and for only a few more pennies than Ali. I have one and it’s absolutely amazing. Almost 3000 lumens of a good mix of flood and throw. Nice triple with a nice UI. I grabbed an extra one.

https://www.amazon.com/Sofirn-Flashlight-Resistant-Camping-Rechargeable/...


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Yeah I posted that 2 months ago. Guess they finally removed the discount. It was there a few weeks ago when I checked but I hadn’t checked in a while now.


Thanks, just saved some money for another light.
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Thanks, just saved some money for another light.

Excellent. What are you looking at?

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I bought each of the two Forfar 18650 lights. At 5.10 each with prime delivery, they are both good deals as hosts.

The tube light looks it is the same body as the Sofirn SF12. I’d guess the driver (marked YYS12-01) is too. The host has a brass pill for the driver and LED. the deep aluminum reflector then screws to the pill, and the pill screws into the head. Driver modes kind of suck, and the lower modes have PWM. LED is cold and bluish.

The VG10 host looks identical to the thorfire VG10. The driver is marked VG15. I think the modes & memory make sense with the forward clicky switch it uses. The emitter is also cool, but closer to neutral,I find the tint nicer. I think this could be a nice & cheap light with just an emitter swap. I ordered two more with that in mind.

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eas wrote:
I bought each of the two Forfar 18650 lights. At 5.10 each with prime delivery, they are both good deals as hosts.

The tube light looks it is the same body as the Sofirn SF12. I’d guess the driver (marked YYS12-01) is too. The host has a brass pill for the driver and LED. the deep aluminum reflector then screws to the pill, and the pill screws into the head. Driver modes kind of suck, and the lower modes have PWM. LED is cold and bluish.

The VG10 host looks identical to the thorfire VG10. The driver is marked VG15. I think the modes & memory make sense with the forward clicky switch it uses. The emitter is also cool, but closer to neutral,I find the tint nicer. I think this could be a nice & cheap light with just an emitter swap. I ordered two more with that in mind.

Well, unless you got one that looks different from the Amazon listing and different than the one I just received, the Forfar is different than the VG10, look at the tailcap knurling and the head krunl ring, both are different.
This flashlight body is actually pretty much exactly like a previous discontinued light called the Volador. They were being blown out on Amazon for around $12.99 and then $9 in December of 2016

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A6DK9YM/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie...

I got 2 of those and they are rock solid.
I believe it to be a Alpha or Beta version of the VG10 that Thorfire never picked up as it does indeed share the internals with both brands.

Anyway, heck of a good score for $5
Thanks to the OP of this deal!

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You are right. I wasn’t looking very closely. Definitely not a rebranded VG10, but not far off.

I picked up two more. I need to find some centering rings that will work with 3535 emitters. I spent more time modding the centering ring for the first light than I did on reflowing a new emitter, pulling the old mcpcb/emitter, and soldering in the new one.

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$4.98 for this 3500 lumen tiny AAA zoomie flashlight. Unfortunately it has a blinkie mode.

https://www.amazon.com/Perman-Lumens-Flashlight-Penlight-Battery/dp/B075...

The low mode should be lower.

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Zanflare C4 Smart Charger for Rechargeable Batteries Ni-MH Ni-Cd A AA AAA SC, Li-ion 18650 26650 26500 22650 18490 17670 17500 17355 – with car adapter

$18(might be with prime only, not sure) – use coupon code ZMTZ9ZQN
otherwise it’s $29.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07428G1G2

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azj wrote:
Zanflare C4 Smart Charger for Rechargeable Batteries Ni-MH Ni-Cd A AA AAA SC, Li-ion 18650 26650 26500 22650 18490 17670 17500 17355 – with car adapter

$18(might be with prime only, not sure) – use coupon code ZMTZ9ZQN
otherwise it’s $29.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07428G1G2

Thanks, I ordered one. I don’t have prime, and your code takes $12 off for a final price of $17.99 with free shipping only if you order something else to bring the total over $25 (or if you have prime).

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Has anyone ever seen a discount code for Olight on amazon, or is it one of those brands that just sells at a certain price no matter what? I am really wanting to try out the M2T warrior.

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azj wrote:
Zanflare C4 Smart Charger for Rechargeable Batteries Ni-MH Ni-Cd A AA AAA SC, Li-ion 18650 26650 26500 22650 18490 17670 17500 17355 – with car adapter

$18(might be with prime only, not sure) – use coupon code ZMTZ9ZQN
otherwise it’s $29.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07428G1G2

Thanks so much for the code and the heads up, have been waiting for this charger to be on sale for less than $20 for like 6 months now so it was a no brainer.
I have the Opus and like it, but this has Power Bank ability which will come in handy when traveling later his week.
Perfect timing!

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Muto wrote:
Thanks so much for the code and the heads up, have been waiting for this charger to be on sale for less than $20 for like 6 months now so it was a no brainer.

I hate you guys.

I wanted some sockets that were “add-on” items only, needed something to make my minimum, and whaddya know, here’s this charger.

My almighty Miboxer only does cap tests in one bay (#4), my Opus gets heat-stroke and the fan buzzes like an angry bumblebee, my Nitecore is nice and robust but doesn’t analyse much at all, so that leaves Zanflare.

And here’s the coupon making it an irresistable price.

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BDR1010 wrote:
Has anyone ever seen a discount code for Olight on amazon, or is it one of those brands that just sells at a certain price no matter what? I am really wanting to try out the M2T warrior.

no codes, but they do have Olights on lightning deals a few times a month, might find a better deal on Olightstore.com tho

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BDR1010 wrote:
Has anyone ever seen a discount code for Olight on amazon, or is it one of those brands that just sells at a certain price no matter what? I am really wanting to try out the M2T warrior.

battery junction is having a 30% off olight sale right now, not sure if the light you want is there or not.

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It appears that the Olight S1 MINI Cree XM-L2 LED 600 Lumens Ultra Compact LED Flashlight Smallest Side-switch Flashlight with Rechargeable 16340 Battery x 1 and SKYBEN Accessory(S1 MINI) will be in an Amazon Lightening deal starting at 6:05 PM EDT today (Jun 27, 2018). The current price is $49.95. I know nothing about this light, I am just passing this along. Cheers!

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jch10400 wrote:
azj wrote:
Zanflare C4 Smart Charger for Rechargeable Batteries Ni-MH Ni-Cd A AA AAA SC, Li-ion 18650 26650 26500 22650 18490 17670 17500 17355 – with car adapter

$18(might be with prime only, not sure) – use coupon code ZMTZ9ZQN
otherwise it’s $29.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07428G1G2

Thanks, I ordered one. I don’t have prime, and your code takes $12 off for a final price of $17.99 with free shipping only if you order something else to bring the total over $25 (or if you have prime).


I was able to get free shipping even without adding anything else to my cart. I don’t have prime either.

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sbslider wrote:
jch10400 wrote:
azj wrote:
Zanflare C4 Smart Charger for Rechargeable Batteries Ni-MH Ni-Cd A AA AAA SC, Li-ion 18650 26650 26500 22650 18490 17670 17500 17355 – with car adapter

$18(might be with prime only, not sure) – use coupon code ZMTZ9ZQN
otherwise it’s $29.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07428G1G2

Thanks, I ordered one. I don’t have prime, and your code takes $12 off for a final price of $17.99 with free shipping only if you order something else to bring the total over $25 (or if you have prime).


I was able to get free shipping even without adding anything else to my cart. I don’t have prime either.

Just snagged one of these fine chargers. Thanks for the heads up.

Rewiew: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55720

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weklund wrote:
]Zanflare C4 Smart Charger for Rechargeable Batteries Ni-MH Ni-Cd A AA AAA SC, Li-ion 18650 26650 26500 22650 18490 17670 17500 17355 - with car adapter $18(might be with prime only, not sure) - use coupon code ZMTZ9ZQN otherwise it's $29.99 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07428G1G2

The $17.99 price is a great deal for a four-slot analyzing charger. This charger is set up somewhat like the Lii-500 in that the layout seems up-side-down. But from the BLF reviews (below), it seems like a decent charger. I don't really need another charger, but couldn't resist picking one up at this price! Thank!

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55720

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55720

 

 

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Me too, thanks for the heads up.

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As of 7:00 pm EDT, Jun 27, the Kershaw FreeFall folding knife is on sale at Amazon for $9.98 + tax.  This tip is a courtesy of https://bensbargains.com/. Cheers!

Oops, the price is now $15.89. Sorry.

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sbslider wrote:
I was able to get free shipping even without adding anything else to my cart. I don’t have prime either.

I was able to do the same.
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price is back to 15.89 Tired

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As of 7:00 pm EDT, Jun 27, the Kershaw FreeFall folding knife is on sale at Amazon for $9.98 + tax.  This tip is a courtesy of https://bensbargains.com/. Cheers!


Oops, the price is now $15.89. Sorry.

I don’t know who Ben is but he stole my slickdeals post of this lol. Anyway, the knife is cheap enough at $10 but there is substantial vertical blade play, grounded portion that meets the liner lock is not flush when locked open. so you can feel the blade play either grasping the blade or shaking the whole knife while open, Facepalm might just have to return this one, not sure its safe even as a beater.

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An Amazon (US) Lightening Deal starts for the Thorfire VG15S starting at 2:15 pm EDT, July 4th. It is currently listed at $21.50 with a $3.00 coupon. I paid $16.12 during a Lightening deal in March. Here is the VG15S manual (a PDF download). 

Technical Parameters
Mode FireFly Low Med High Turbo
Output (Lumens) 0.5 50 200 600 1070
Runtime (Hours) 360 22 2+45 1+25 0+45
Distance 200 meters
Intensity 9800 candellas (Max)
Impact Resistance 1 meter
Waterfroof IPX-8, underwater 2 meters
Accessorie Spare O-ring

 

The color temperature is approximately 5500 K 6000 - 6500K and the flashlight has mode memory. Turbo mode steps down to High after 3 minutes. In Turbo mode, mine gets warm but never too hot to touch. The only real complaint I have about my VG15s is that there is an approximately 1/2 second delay between FireFly mode and Low mode, and approximately a 1/4 second delay between Low and Medium. That is to say, you 1/2 press the button and there is a conspicuous delay between mode changes.

 

I cannot help but compare this flashlight to my BLF A6 siince the A6, for me, is the gold standard in 18650 tube flashlights. The A6 has a nicer finish (IMHO), better performance, more color temperature options, and more mode options than the VG15S. BangGood now regularly offers A6s from both their Chinese and US stores for under $20.  Recently, Bilakos10 provided a BangGood coupon code that brought A6 price down to $17.50 at the Chinese store. (That code is no longer valid.) My point is, the VG15S is a decent flashlight, but there are probably better values available. 

Update: Fin17 is currently offering a coupon code for the A6 that brings the price down to $17.50! 

Update2: With the coupon, the Lightening Deal price on the VG15S is $13.12. You have to checkout before you see the coupon savings.This deal will be available until 8:15 pm EDT, or until they run out of flashlights. 

Update3: My questions to ThorfireDirect about the VG15S:

Is the VG15S crenelated bezel aluminum, stainless steel, or some other metal?
How many amps does the LED draw during Turbo Mode?
What is the LED's color temperature?
Thanks!

 Their reply:

The bezel of VG15S is make of stainless steel. 
3 A on Turbo Mode. 
The color temperature of the VG15S light is 6000-6500K. 
 
 

 
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Wow … snagged one. $13.12 delivered. Many Thanks for the heads up.

Order Summary
Item(s) Subtotal: $21.50
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Your Coupon Savings: -$3.00
Lightning Deal: -$5.38
Total before tax: $13.12
Estimated tax to be collected: $0.00
Grand Total: $13.12

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On July 10th 2018, there is a price drop on a Lumintop SD4A for $25.99 with Prime delivery.

Lumintop SD4A at Amazon

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Interesting. It seems like it can run on a variety of batteries, provided you can make them fit. It looks like it can boost 1D cell, buck 4s AA. Tempting as an emergency light.

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Eneloop AAA 12 pack is an Amazon deal of the day for prime members. Only $17.45

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