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use protected ones and dont worry.

My experience differs. The light I got drew down the voltage of good quality new protected cells significantly within a few days.
That means I have to block the circuit or remove the cells until I need the light.

I realize this doesn’t worry everyone.
But when I want to grab a flashlight in a hurry after the earthquake stops, it won’t be this one.

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…Yes, as most buck drivers can work with leds when Vf is slightly (0.2-0.4v) lower that Vin…

I did not know that. Thank you for that very useful information Thumbs Up
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New Shadow light. 

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New Shadow light. 


Link ?

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New Shadow light. 

Link ?
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> New Shadow … Link?

Hm, TinEye doesn’t find it
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Searched over 16.903 billion images for image: http://i.imgur.com/tBViYcv.jpg

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> Link? Hm, TinEye doesn’t find it 0 Results Searched over 16.903 billion images for image: http://i.imgur.com/tBViYcv.jpg

Pictures on taobao doesn’t load until you scroll the page down to where it is, I guess they use some sort of code to prevent the image from being retrieved by a search engine in order to save bandwidth.

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Very nice light so far. Some idea where to buy it?!

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Cooyoo Quantum+

Mikoze MKX-L730 Zoomie with microUSB charging.

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Thanks for promos

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Sorry I didn’t go through all the comments, and I am kinda out of flashlight world for quite some times but these lights appear to be quite interesting. Do you mind to include the link(s) to each light in the OP?

Thanks!

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That Mikoze MKZ-L730 seems interesting. Any link for that one? Every google search I tried keeps coming up with Lincoln Car references (american auto manufacturer).

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What I’d be really excited for is more EDC-sized (no more than 1”/25mm diameter), mod-friendly e-switch hosts. Something with the switch on a separate board that could take the popular 17mm driver designs would be ideal. Not only do e-switches offer more flexible UI options, a mechanical switch is just one more thing to melt when building a crazy FET triple.

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+1 w/zak. Something like a moddable MH20

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Thumbs UpThumbs Up Yes. I love side switches, seem to me to be easier to use. But I also like a mech tail switch as a lockout, though a quarter crank of the tail cap will suffice when the threads are anodized.

I really like my MH20 and Olight S15’s because of the sideswitches

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I’ve modded an MH20. It’s a bit of a hassle, but a 219C in it makes a lovely beam profile.

I’m thinking more along the lines of the Olight S2, but with the ease of changing drivers we’re used to seeing in Convoys and similar tube lights. I was hoping the Astrolux E02 would be that, but the driver isn’t so easy to swap, the stock MCPCB is defective and the mode spacing is ridiculously terrible.

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https://world.taobao.com/item/548195893837.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7...

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That Mikoze MKZ-L730 seems interesting. Any link for that one? Every google search I tried keeps coming up with Lincoln Car references (american auto manufacturer).
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https://world.taobao.com/item/548195893837.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7...


cdjaney wrote:
That Mikoze MKZ-L730 seems interesting. Any link for that one? Every google search I tried keeps coming up with Lincoln Car references (american auto manufacturer).
Thanks freeme.
That looks a lot of product for the price (at least, the best I could make out….google translate couldn’t translate quite enough to help me) Smile

If that ever came available more readily and with easier to read specs, I might jump.

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2018 BANTRE B16 

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2018 BANTRE B16 



Anymore info mate?
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http://www.engtaobao.com/guide/view/taobao-in-english.html

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… engtaobao strongly recommend you to use the Google Chrome web browser to browse Chinese websites.

1. When you are viewing Chinese shopping online websites such as Taobao, JingD, Paipai and so on, we strongly recommend you to use Google Chrome web browser. By using Chrome automatic translation, it will become so easy for you to translate the content into English.

2. When you have a choice, you can copy the URL into engtaobao and make a order…

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26650 C8 factor - new or old?

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Anyone else not able to translate the links in posts 138 & 142? A few weeks back I followed one of the links and had it translate fine. I did some browsing and found a couple lights that I liked. I placed the order and now I can’t remember how to find these items again. Can anyone offer some direction?

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Are you using Google?

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

Budget light hobby proudly sponsored by my Mastercard and unknowingly paid for by a hard working wife. 

djozz said "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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I use Chrome and they translate right away on my laptop, but not on the Android version of Chrome .

BTW, be aware that the zoomie 26650 has only a side switch and the tailcap threads are NOT anodized so there is no easy lockout. That made me not want to use it for the truck light I was thinking of . For a while I carried it with the cell reversed to avoid accidental turn on, but that is a PITA. It now sits on a shelf in the shop for occasional use.

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Ya, I’m using google. I tried with chrome and safari but from iOS. I also tried with browser set to desktop. Maybe it’s because of iOS? But u did get there before so, hmm… I’ll need to dig out my computer and try it. I need to do some flashing anyway.

By the way, the two lights I ordered are the real deal! I’m trying to get back to the listings so I know what there called and to order a stack of them.

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I finally found what I was looking for but now I can’t figure out how I ordered. Facepalm

I think I was somehow able to get the light into the cart of my aliexpress acount but not sure how.

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freeme wrote:

Nightwatch XHP70.2


Looks like it could be in the Haikelight lineup

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