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Rofis MR70 3500 lumens rechargeable with 26650 battery
$62.95 (originally $90).
Two color temps in one flashlight.
MR70 review by Narmattaru

Rofis R1 900 lumens adjustable-head magnetic rechargeable with RCR123A battery CW and NW
$41.95 + 5% discount coupon = $39.86 (orginally $60)
R1 review by bdm82

Rofis R2 700 lumens adjustable-head magnetic rechargeable with 14500 battery CW and NW
$41.95 + 5% discount coupon = $39.86 (orginally $60)
R2 Review by WillyD

Other Rofis price drops as well… such as the the R3 (18650) for $52.25 after coupon and the older model TR15 CW (AA or 14500) for $30.

The Rofis R series all come with headbands.
Looks like Amazon Prime shipping for all of the above.

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Any good deals today?

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nothing primo in my searching yet
seen as good before

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Found another deal, currently at $3.34 add on item.
http://a.co/4CZPssb
Aimkon iTP N1 CREE XP-G2 165lm Keychain Flashlight

This is a very nice keychain light that uses 1/3N primary lithium batteries. It is smaller than 10180 lights. Peak output is insane for this size at 165 advertised lumens. My eyeball test says its about 140 real lumens. Unfortunately, 1/3N batteries are expensive and I haven’t been able to find a rechargeable cell to fit. I got one when it was $3.75, and the price fluctuates between that and $20.

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The Olight S1R Baton 900 lumens has dropped to $32.24 after applying 30% coupon (usually $65) .

Update:
The Olight S1 Mini 600 lumens with 16340 rechargeable battery has dropped to $24.50 with 30% coupon. (usually $50).

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The Lumintop Tool AA is in an Amazon (US) Lightening Deal until about 10:55 EDT, Jul 20 for $14.80. I believe the UltraTac A1 may be giving the Tool AA some competition in the future because of the similar form factor and modes However, the A1 has a better mode spread using NiMH, Alkaline, and primary lithium batteries: Low (1 Lumen) -> Med (30 Lumens)-> High (220 Lumens). Both the A1 and Tool AA start out in Low, have no mode memory.  The A1 also has a more pleasant color tempertature IMHO at around 5500K  verus 6500K for the Tool AA.

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Thorfire VG10s is currently 40% off with N5LH2OQT coupon code, which brings it to $14.70 before tax.

Update: It looks like Thorfire is doing a lot of promotions on Amazon right now. A lot of the lights have coupons.

Many of the ones that don’t have coupons have substantial discounts on purchases of one or more if you scroll and look at the special offers. For example, the BLF Q8 is currently 30% off ($50.40) using the promotion code listed in special offers.

Finally, various products have discounts if you buy with other ThorFire products.

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I took a chance on two of these headlamps from US Amazon. Two buttons provide separate control of the white and red LEDs. They are $4.04 each with coupon code HEADCO05.

 

Tested the coupon code again and it didn't work for me. Maybe it is one-time use only. Bon Chance!

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ActiveAl wrote:

I took a chance on two of these headlamps from US Amazon. Two buttons provide separate control of the white and red LEDs.

Have you received yours yet? If so, how is the tint color? Does it have mode memory? Can the strobe be bypassed?

FYI, it looks like it’s shipping from China.

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No sir, I haven't received them and really know nothing about them other that what's in the description. But I doubt that you can bypass the strobe. They will probably be gifted. Bon Chance if you buy one!

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Thanks! At $4, it’s worth a shot. I might give it to my kid to run around with. Smile

EDIT: I noticed there is another listing for this product from a different seller – http://a.co/bUsn1nO – this one has free 2-day prime shipping. Not sure if the coupon code would work on this listing as well. The coupon is one time use.

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Does it have mode memory? Can the strobe be bypassed? FYI, it looks like it's shipping from China.

 

This head lamp has no mode memory per a response to my question on the site. The white LED always comes up in High, and the red LED always comes up steady. This means you will never see the strobe if you turn it off in High or Low - which works for me.

 

I am not concerned about the 3 - 4 week delivery time because I already have headlamps. This purchase is a whim, and my wife is going to gag when it arrive. 

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This means you will never see the strobe if you turn it off in High or Low

That’s assuming you can turn it off without having to cycle through the rest of the modes first.
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This means you will never see the strobe if you turn it off in High or Low
That's assuming you can turn it off without having to cycle through the rest of the modes first.

If I have to look at strobe to turn it off, then that would VERY disappointing. I probably would probably keep it in my car and give it away to a stranger.

I'm hoping its a knockoff of the Vitchello V800 headlamp which has similar appearance, separate buttons for white and red, like modes, no mode memory, and shut off when you hold the button down.  I really do like the V800 headlamp which one reason I bought this one that seems similar.

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One for you zoomie fans. The Wowtac A3 seems to have a price drop right now. It’s the 600 lumen model. I had a few of them at one time and they are a mighty fine zoomie. Comes with a micro usb equipped 18650. They were usually $19.99, now they have the price down to $15.95. The upgraded 1000 lumen A3S is still at $29.99.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074V77QFR/ref=sxr_rr_xsim_11?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIK...

Great zoomie for a decent price.

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The 20% discount code GKUUE77I brings the price of a $49.99 MiBOXER C8 on Amazon down to $39.99.

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Yea I got that email too :/ Even though I probably have 4× 4 bay chargers atm, I don’t have an 8 bay, and I like the MiBoxer C4, so I broke down and ordered this. It should do well for the BLF GT and the “coming soon” GT70

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toddcshoe wrote:
One for you zoomie fans. The Wowtac A3 seems to have a price drop right now. It’s the 600 lumen model. I had a few of them at one time and they are a mighty fine zoomie. Comes with a micro usb equipped 18650. They were usually $19.99, now they have the price down to $15.95. The upgraded 1000 lumen A3S is still at $29.99.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074V77QFR/ref=sxr_rr_xsim_11?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIK...

Great zoomie for a decent price.

Todd, not a zoomie fan. But if price drops on Wowtac BSS V3 I would grab 1.
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ActiveAl wrote:
This means you will never see the strobe if you turn it off in High or Low
That's assuming you can turn it off without having to cycle through the rest of the modes first.

If I have to look at strobe to turn it off, then that would VERY disappointing. I probably would probably keep it in my car and give it away to a stranger.

I'm hoping its a knockoff of the Vitchello V800 headlamp which has similar appearance, separate buttons for white and red, like modes, no mode memory, and shut off when you hold the button down.  I really do like the V800 headlamp which one reason I bought this one that seems similar.

I regret making this purchase. It turns out that this headlamp is poorly built and performs poorly. After a couple of presses, the buttons started receding into the  housing and I expect will soon become a point of failure.   One must cycle through all modes (including strobe) in order to turn if off. The output is not even close to 200 lumens. But it does work, fits my large head, and did come with batteries.

 

Got the following message after trying to submit a review for this product on Amazon:

"This product currently has limitations on submitting reviews. There can be a number of reasons for this, including unusual reviewing activity." 

Tried several times and was not successful. My query on Fakespot.com showed 0 reviews for this listing, which indicates no one has ever been allowed to submit a review. 

This crap product showed up under a new Amazon listing on DealNews.com this morning. I was able to review this listing and gave the headlamp there two stars. Please be wary if you see it. I expect this headlamp will keep popping up on Amazon under fresh new listings - staying ahead of reviewers. 

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ActiveAl wrote:

I regret making this purchase. It turns out that this headlamp is poorly built and performs poorly. After a couple of presses, the buttons started receding into the  housing and I expect will soon become a point of failure.   One must cycle through all modes (including strobe) in order to turn if off. The output is not even close to 200 lumens. But it does work, fits my large head, and did come with batteries.


Thanks for the update. That’s unfortunate.

FYI, I ended up buying this one instead: http://a.co/f98IfdT

It only has two modes for the main LED (low/high), and single mode for the side LEDs. No strobe or any other blinkies. It runs on a single AA cell and is pretty lightweight. Head strap looks to be of pretty good quality and is comfortable. The main LED is somewhat throwy. The side LEDs give a very diffused/dispersed light output. My kid loves running around with it on his head.

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Pete7874 wrote:
ActiveAl wrote:

I regret making this purchase. It turns out that this headlamp is poorly built and performs poorly. After a couple of presses, the buttons started receding into the  housing and I expect will soon become a point of failure.   One must cycle through all modes (including strobe) in order to turn if off. The output is not even close to 200 lumens. But it does work, fits my large head, and did come with batteries.

Thanks for the update. That's unfortunate. FYI, I ended up buying this one instead: http://a.co/f98IfdT It only has two modes for the main LED (low/high), and single mode for the side LEDs. No strobe or any other blinkies. It runs on a single AA cell and is pretty lightweight. Head strap looks to be of pretty good quality and is comfortable. The main LED is somewhat throwy. The side LEDs give a very diffused/dispersed light output. My kid loves running around with it on his head.

 

Pete, thanks for the info and link. This new headlamp is appealing, but I'd rather get it cheaper.

 

According to Keepa.com, it was in an Amazon lightening deal on June 26th for $6.79. So, I think I will wait awhile before purchasing it to see if it goes on sale again. I set up tracking on Keepa to trigger at $7.00, but (if it like camelcamelcamel.com) the notification may lag too much to be useful.  What peaks my interest is the fact that it uses a single AA battery which is unusual in a headlamp. 

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What peaks my interest is the fact that it uses a single AA battery which is unusual in a headlamp. 

I like my thrunite TH-20 headlamp, it runs on a single AA battery. It looks like the latest ones run on AA or 14500, for some reason I am thinking mine runs on AA only, but could be wrong about that. Regardless, ramping UI with moonlight and double click to turbo. its a winner IMO.

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I also have a NW TH20 and love it. Ramping, AA + 14500, neutral, double click to turbo… winner!

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What peaks my interest is the fact that it uses a single AA battery which is unusual in a headlamp. 
I like my thrunite TH-20 headlamp, it runs on a single AA battery. It looks like the latest ones run on AA or 14500, for some reason I am thinking mine runs on AA only, but could be wrong about that. Regardless, ramping UI with moonlight and double click to turbo. its a winner IMO.

I believe that the Thrunite Th-20 is probably the best available AA/14500 headlamp with a T-shaped (i.e., 90-degree-off-axis-head centered on the body) form factor currently available. I love the tail switch, build quality, long-press firefly mode, double click turbo mode and the fact that is can use AA & 14500 batteries, but I have the following issues:

  • I don't particular care for mode ramping. I'd rather have discrete modes. 
  • I don't care for mode memory - I want to know for sure where I start out at every time I turn the flashlight on. 
  • I'm kind of alarmed at the weight of 76 grams empty. For comparison, the Enogear AA/14500 stainless steel is only 68 grams empty. I hope the 76 gram TH20 weight includes the headband and mounding pad.
  • I am not willing to pay $29.99 for a headlamp unless it is perfect (for me). If it was cheaper, then I might pull the trigger.

 Most of these issues, of course, are about me and not the headlamp. IMHO, the Thrunite TH20 is the best available in its class. 

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Three pack of Mr. Beam 300 lumen spot lights at Amazon.com for $40. They use four D-cell batteries which means they run for a long time between battery changes. Don't drop them or they die instantly. Otherwise, I have experienced impressive longevity, but protect mine from direct rain.  

Edit: Price for this three-pack is now $47.39. Sorry. 

Edit #2: The price for a three-pack in white is still $40.00!

 

 

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gchart wrote:
I also have a NW TH20 and love it. Ramping, AA + 14500, neutral, double click to turbo… winner!

There’s one big downside to the TH20: It’s quite heavy. This is good news if you want durability, but for people like me who want to use it for backpacking and focus on ultralight gear, it’s silly heavy.

Example:

The 18650 skilhunt H03 body weighs only 44g / 1.55oz.
With headband and battery it’s around 120g or 4.2oz.

The smaller AA/14500 TH20:

Lamp without battery 1.53oz (43.3g) – despite being smaller, it’s the same weight as the H03 18650 body.
Headband with rubber lamp holder. 1.14oz (32.4g)
Spare holder, called slot in literature. .43oz (12.2g)
Add an eneloop pro AA 1oz (~30g) and you are at 4.1oz

The Zebralight H53Fc AA headlamp, for example, weighs only 32g (1.1oz) for the body and about 2.8oz total, or 32% less weight.

Would love to see a new AA/14500 model of the H03 that’s around 30g, or for Thrunite to use lighter materials. Hell, I’d be happy with an ultralight plastic model.

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 The Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 is scheduled to be in a lightening deal starting at 7:50 PM EDT on Amazon.com. The new Tool AA 2.0 boasts mode memory and an added Turbo and Strobe mode (see table below). It appears that the Strobe mode is separate from (not inline with) the other modes. So it is probably accessed with a double click.

 Although not mention in the description, there is almost certainly a step-down timer from Turbo mode to High when using a 14500 battery. For comparison, following are the parameters for the original Lumintop Tool AA:

 

 Battery Lumens/Runtime in   
Low Medium High
14500 8/ 
28+30
95/
4+00
550/
0+45
Alkaline 7/
36+25
25/
11+00
110/
1+45
Ni-MH 7/
30+30
25/
11+40
120/
2+55

 The orignal Lumintop AA Tool has no mode memory, and no Turbo or Strobe modes 

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I just picked up a Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 from amazon for $14.09. The have a 5% coupon on top of the flashsale. Deal ends soon.

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The Zanflare C4 analysing battery charger (with both 110 V  AC and 12 V DC power supplies) is scheduled to be in an Amazon.com lightening deal starting on Aug 27th at 04:39 AM EDT. The deal will probably last for about five hour (that is to say, until about 09:30 AM EDT). I got one in a June 27th Lightening Deal for $17.99 (about 40% off the $29.99 price). If you can get one under  $20, I would definitely recommend it. IMHO, it is as least as good as the Liitokala Lii-500, which I also own.  

 

Edit: It turns out the deal price is $22.79....(yawn).

 

 

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ActiveAl wrote:
I got one in a June 27th Lightening Deal for $17.99

I got one then also, seems like a reasonable charger. Not high end by anymeans, but it does well for me. Thumbs Up

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