- The Fake-Cree LED Awareness Thread - The new "low" in Budget lights.

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Looks like an attractive flashlight actually, the simple off-low-high user interface sounds great. Led looks convincing and for a 38 dollar flashlight also not unlikely, but you never know.

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My doubts are on the holes position. In the original CREE XHP70.2 datasheet, holes are reversed. Seller told me there are minimal differences between bin codes.


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But the – and + are correctly connected, it could simply be a horizontally flipped photograph, happens a lot on websites.

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djozz wrote:
But the – and + are correctly connected, it could simply be a horizontally flipped photograph, happens a lot on websites.

Photo is mine. LED is showed same as real.
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thank you for your sharing

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Not exactly a “fake” Cree because it was never mentioned as “Cree” LED..

The Sofirn SF34-11T comes with 11 of these LEDs, which the description says are “XK” LEDs.
Any idea what they might be?
(pardon my not-too-clear pictures, my camera is not good at macro shots)

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d_t_a wrote:
Not exactly a “fake” Cree because it was never mentioned as “Cree” LED..

The Sofirn SF34-11T comes with 11 of these LEDs, which the description says are “XK” LEDs.
Any idea what they might be?
(pardon my not-too-clear pictures, my camera is not good at macro shots)

!https://i.imgur.com/JUmWjWQ.jpg!

This one is obviously a LatticeBright. Most likely XK-6W model (hence the “XK” probably means the XK-series). It’s more or less XP-G (with probably worse implementation) in XM-L footprint.

 

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This is in an SK-98 clone I got for 50 cents on ebay. Normally 3.50, but they had a coupon a year or so ago. PCB says GK which I guess is legit, they just make the boards I think. But the die is small I guess and the wire landings are square. And it’s 7500K because of course it is. I think the price was fair! lol It is quite bright though.

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Someone sent me of the LED in a cheap flashlight he got, asked me what may be the specs.

It doesn’t look like any of the better brand LEDs, so it has to be a clone. Any idea what clone this could be?

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Another unknown (for me at least) copy of XM-L2. Note sign LMP in left bottom corner. I’ve got one picture from friend and make another myself found in cheapo tripple led bicycle light. Has anyone seen that before?


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Hello.

This is a flashlight from a famous brand here in Brazil and is sold at high cost as having a “T6 LED for professional use”, as written on the packaging. Seems to be fake?

This is another flashlight also sold in Brazil, but it is much cheaper and the packaging is listed as “CREE – T6”. Fake or not?

Both illuminate almost the same thing, with that typical square in focus, with the difference that in the most expensive flashlight the focus is clearer, brighter and with less color aberrations. Any difference in the lens, perhaps? Thank you

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marchetti87 wrote:
Hello.

This is a flashlight from a famous brand here in Brazil and is sold at high cost as having a “T6 LED for professional use”, as written on the packaging. Seems to be fake?

This is another flashlight also sold in Brazil, but it is much cheaper and the packaging is listed as “CREE – T6”. Fake or not?

Both illuminate almost the same thing, with that typical square in focus, with the difference that in the most expensive flashlight the focus is clearer, brighter and with less color aberrations. Any difference in the lens, perhaps? Thank you

Both those look like authentic Cree XML’s. However, the XML’s are outdated and cheap

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none of the above are genuine cree parts.

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marchetti87 wrote:
Hello.

This is a flashlight from a famous brand here in Brazil and is sold at high cost as having a “T6 LED for professional use”, as written on the packaging. Seems to be fake?

This is another flashlight also sold in Brazil, but it is much cheaper and the packaging is listed as “CREE – T6”. Fake or not?

Both illuminate almost the same thing, with that typical square in focus, with the difference that in the most expensive flashlight the focus is clearer, brighter and with less color aberrations. Any difference in the lens, perhaps? Thank you

Both those look like authentic Cree XML’s. However, the XML’s are outdated and cheap

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Good to know, thank you. It seems that almost all of these OEM chinese flashlights are coming with these fake LEDs, or is it a lottery?

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snakebite wrote:
none of the above are genuine cree parts

They look identical to the authentic xml’s in the pictures of the very first post of this thread

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marchetti87 wrote:
Hello.

This is a flashlight from a famous brand here in Brazil and is sold at high cost as having a “T6 LED for professional use”, as written on the packaging. Seems to be fake?

This is another flashlight also sold in Brazil, but it is much cheaper and the packaging is listed as “CREE – T6”. Fake or not?

Both illuminate almost the same thing, with that typical square in focus, with the difference that in the most expensive flashlight the focus is clearer, brighter and with less color aberrations. Any difference in the lens, perhaps? Thank you

Going just from the first post pictures, the first one looks like a Latticebright, the second looks to me more like a XM-L, but why somebody would use a XM-L in 2020? Being listed as T6 is very suspicious by itself, an indicator that it’s actually fake.

At this point XM-L belongs to a museum, I see some for sale in KD so maybe CREE still makes them, but they are quite old.

If you prefer zoomies and you can buy from overseas you are better off buying a Wowtac A3S or a Convoy Z1.

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None from 999 up are genuine.
A real xm series cree has a larger die

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