Review: Ultrafire zoomie from Banggood

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Review: Ultrafire zoomie from Banggood

I’ve been eying this for a very long time

It finally arrived in my mailbox and I am pleased.

Honestly there isn’t much to talk about this zoomie as the specs are quite generic
-xpe zoomie
-3 mode (high, medium high, strobe)
-supports AA/14500
-hollow pill
-visible pwm
-cheapo reverse clicky
-doesn’t tailstand
-bluish tint


The thing I liked about it is the body is built in thick hefty aluminum and feels super great on hands compared to Sipik SK68
Knurling isn’t aggressive at all (in fact smooth) but fits my fingers happily
Super wide flood that I’ve never gotten in cheap zoomies. Only one of my sipik clone has a wide flood angle


here I am comparing the ultrafire zoomie(top) to a sipik with xml in it (bottom)


I think my only saddest complain was the missing phosphor on the LED.

Recommended (even with a hollow pill)
They’re much better than the Sipik SK68 clones offered in banggood anyway

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power911 wrote:
-doesn’t tailstand

Are you sure about that?

Thanks for the Review!

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Thanks for the great little review! I have one too, it is better than a sk68 but the shell is still too bumpy for me Smile

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Ormbett wrote:
power911 wrote:
-doesn’t tailstand

Are you sure about that?

Thanks for the Review!


my unit from banggood? pretty pretty sure~

It can’t even stand on a soft gaming mousepad.
It’s no bugger for me but the missing phosphor in the LED is what got me sad :c

djozz wrote:

Thanks for the great little review! I have one too, it is better than a sk68 but the shell is still too bumpy for me Smile


sure it is bumpy which contributes grip but I would choose this over the popular #3 zoomie due to heat issues.
that #3 just burns running with 14500.
plus I don’t really like how the clip of the #3

Oh how I wish this was in a form of quality solid pill or a reflector form.

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My light is also from BG, but different batch I guess.

And fortunate for me, no missing phosphor on the led.

Great Little light – impressive throw and flood for its size

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Thanks for the review. I like the form factor, clip, and especially the wide zoom. Probably will get this one day too.

Tailstanding is easily solved, I normally use plumbing O ring regularly found at hardware stores.

Just wondering if the tailcap clicky/spring assembly easily removed? (I really hate the press-fit plastic type)

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Looks like the usual press-fit tailswitch, from the pictures at the page

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Pulsar13 wrote:
Thanks for the review. I like the form factor, clip, and especially the wide zoom. Probably will get this one day too.

Tailstanding is easily solved, I normally use plumbing O ring regularly found at hardware stores.

Just wondering if the tailcap clicky spring assembly easily removed? (I really hate the press-fit plastic type)

They’re press fit switches. And this is by far the most difficult ones I got. Lots of hammering done. And prying the switch for repairs gives me worries of it cracking

I tried the o ring method. Didn’t work and got the switch thicker making it unable to fit normal aa

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Instead of hammering try putting it in a vise — with a ring over the rubber part so you’re just pressing on the button not the outside of the switch, and slowly creeping the vise tighter.
That seems to work where hammering doesn’t. Sometimes I dribble a bit of water or light machine oil down around the plastic thing and let that go overnight, then do the vise treatment.

Usually slowly pushes the switch out — where hammering seems to make it spread and jam worse if it’s already sticking.

I’ve had some lights where the flexible part of the button had a nub underneath that I could trim — after that adding a thin (1mm, rather than 1.5mm) O-ring could lower the button enough to tailstand.

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As you can see it is likely a newer batch, as mine old one can tailstand, has different markings, and sadly cannot fit my 14500, haven’t tried any other 14500 to check if its just the Keeppower though

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I think the problem is your Keeppower. Try another brand if you have the opportunity. It is with a 14500 the light really come to its right.

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I bought three of these just before christmas just as general use torches. They look nice but are so cheap i don’t care if they get lost or damaged, I gave one away. One had some very heavy gouge marks inside the head, another had a loose rattling lens even when the bezel was fully tightened. Probably try something else next time.

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keeppower works for my new batch.
I had a rewrapped keeppower with thick heatshrink also fits.

mann if only these lights had a constant build quality.
I wonder where Ultrafire clone this light. It sure looks like a clone of something somewhere with a rotating control ring.

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Damn lottery buying these lights! Atleast they are cheap. Smile

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So if I’m looking for a cheap 1xAA light that tailstands to use for loaners, is the sk68 still my best option?

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pilotdog68 wrote:
So if I'm looking for a cheap 1xAA light that tailstands to use for loaners, is the sk68 still my best option?

Perhaps not as cheap ($10) but I vastly prefer this one over the sk68:

http://www.dx.com/p/cofly-kx-h10-cree-xp-e-r2-160lm-3-mode-white-zooming...

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I agree with djozz, and have been using those Cofly AA lights (as well as #3 zoomies) as mod-and-giveaway lights.

search on that one here: http://budgetlightforum.com/search?q_as=cofly%20kx%20h10

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Same tail stand problem was with my sk68 orders from banggood.
I have ordered 6 pieces, half of them came with tail caps that prevents tail standing.

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