Hugsby XP 1 Where ?

13 posts / 0 new
Last post
jerm03
Offline
Last seen: 23 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 12/03/2012 - 15:07
Posts: 697
Location: SW United States
Hugsby XP 1 Where ?

I have found the Hugsby XP 1 an excellent small cheap light. I have never had one fail, and have given a bunch away.
I decided I wanted to give some away to some nice folks, and thought I could get some from eBay as in the past. To my dismay instead of approx $5 each they are $8. I found some that look the same called Lixada. I have never heard of those.

So has anyone here tried a Lixada? If so what is your assessment?

Thanks, Jerry

MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 30 min ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 104
Location: Portugal

Hi Jerry!
After searching for a while I found some Hugsby XP1. I don’t know if the price suits you as they are about the $( you mentioned, but they are still out there.
I’ll leave the link where I found it :
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hugsby-XP-1-Cree-XPE-R3-100Lm-Water-resi...

I never had one, and I never experienced LIXADA as well. I guess that may be some “white brand” from AliExpress or Chinese producers…

Hope this helps Wink

everydaysurvivalgear
everydaysurvivalgear's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 18 min ago
Joined: 07/31/2015 - 10:25
Posts: 2323
Location: sydney australia (GMT+10)

I bought some from Aliexpress for about 4.50 USD each but the seller is now gone. I bought in bulk 20+ of the XP1 and XP2 so i asked for a discount.

You can find them around that price still from other sellers.

MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 30 min ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 104
Location: Portugal

everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
I bought some from Aliexpress for about 4.50 USD each but the seller is now gone. I bought in bulk 20+ of the XP1 and XP2 so i asked for a discount.

You can find them around that price still from other sellers.

Well, that’s nice Wink I just suggested this one as it seems to be original.
Some of these lights are very close to the original but then there are some small details that denounce that it is a fake or a copy (maybe like the Lixada the OP mentions).
It’s a pitty because the “Kaidomain” store in AE sells some Hugsby but not the XP1 Sad

g3 , besides trying to ask for discount, as everydaysurvivalgear did, always take a look at stores’ coupons, some are realy nice when buying in quantity or in big amount of money! I recently discovered that, so now I always take a look at it CashThumbs Up

AgentSteel
AgentSteel's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 1 min ago
Joined: 02/21/2017 - 12:04
Posts: 142
Location: FR

Lots of Hugsby fake/clones around, have a look here

Caveat emptor

jerm03
Offline
Last seen: 23 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 12/03/2012 - 15:07
Posts: 697
Location: SW United States

Thanks, Guys. I ordered some fakes off ebay and will see how they are.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/272564842836

This is as good, and I would prefer to the $8 Hugsby XP1.
https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10005701/4129503-singfire-sf-348-led...
Jerry

power911
power911's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 5 min ago
Joined: 05/12/2014 - 02:14
Posts: 725
Location: Malaysia

fake xp1 had fake latticebright. they’re as bright as the real ones but not as good when it comes to build quality.

but at least you can disassemble it to swap LEDs

“Have you forgotten about all those who called you a Bringer of Woe and hunted you like an animal?”
“Normal humans don’t go around killing people and burning towns!”
“Don’t worry. I’ll go with you! So you just follow me and no arguing, okay?”
“Humans m

jerm03
Offline
Last seen: 23 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 12/03/2012 - 15:07
Posts: 697
Location: SW United States

power911 wrote:
fake xp1 had fake latticebright. they’re as bright as the real ones but not as good when it comes to build quality.

but at least you can disassemble it to swap LEDs

I do appreciate all comments. I know that we here are picky about such things as glass vs plastic lens, and colors of beams and their shape. That is fine, But the average person only cares that a light is dependable, and that it turns on when needed.
The small light can be easily carried in a purse or pocket.
Accordingly, if the fakes fulfill those requirements, I am OK with that. I’ll report on the ones I get, wheeeen I get them from China. Big Smile

Jerry

power911
power911's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 5 min ago
Joined: 05/12/2014 - 02:14
Posts: 725
Location: Malaysia

jerm03 wrote:
power911 wrote:
fake xp1 had fake latticebright. they’re as bright as the real ones but not as good when it comes to build quality.

but at least you can disassemble it to swap LEDs

I do appreciate all comments. I know that we here are picky about such things as glass vs plastic lens, and colors of beams and their shape. That is fine, But the average person only cares that a light is dependable, and that it turns on when needed.
The small light can be easily carried in a purse or pocket.
Accordingly, if the fakes fulfill those requirements, I am OK with that. I’ll report on the ones I get, wheeeen I get them from China. Big Smile

Jerry

Yes they are indeed good. I gave a few of them to my colleagues and it worked fine so far.

Expected problem would be the pressfit driver will slowly come loose and flicker. It needed maintenance from time to time but overall still good enough

My colleagues always used them for rigging work and they always drop it so it’s expected that the driver will come off

“Have you forgotten about all those who called you a Bringer of Woe and hunted you like an animal?”
“Normal humans don’t go around killing people and burning towns!”
“Don’t worry. I’ll go with you! So you just follow me and no arguing, okay?”
“Humans m

AgentSteel
AgentSteel's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 1 min ago
Joined: 02/21/2017 - 12:04
Posts: 142
Location: FR

I really like my 3 (fake/clone) XP1’s, even the tint is not bad (quite neutral, not blueish, but can’t guarantee you receive the same!)

Recently I ordered 3 XP2’s (from another seller), the build is the same but the tint is blueish. It’s a lottery Smile

Caveat emptor

jerm03
Offline
Last seen: 23 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 12/03/2012 - 15:07
Posts: 697
Location: SW United States

AgentSteel wrote:
I really like my 3 (fake/clone) XP1’s, even the tint is not bad (quite neutral, not blueish, but can’t guarantee you receive the same!)

Recently I ordered 3 XP2’s (from another seller), the build is the same but the tint is blueish. It’s a lottery Smile

Hi,AgentSteel,

It is almost like food. When my wife and I find something we really like, they cease stocking it. Sad
Jerry

Torchmee
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 15 min ago
Joined: 12/15/2016 - 10:46
Posts: 11
Location: Little Egypt

All 3 of my Fake XP-1’s only turn on about half the time on the first click and sometimes not at all unless the battery is removed and reinstalled.
All 6 of my genuine XP-1’s turn on first click every time. I bought the fakes to give away as presents but I can’t now. I don’t want to have my name in a sentence of cuss words every time they need the light to turn on and it wont!

The build quality is not even close on the fakes. On another note I put an XP-2 head on a XP-1 tube with a 10440 battery. It is impressively bright but gets too hot to to hold the front half in about 30 seconds. Just not enough metal in the little things!

jerm03
Offline
Last seen: 23 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 12/03/2012 - 15:07
Posts: 697
Location: SW United States

The genuine XP1’s have always been great for me. If the new ones are faulty I’ll just hope to get my money back, but I won’t gift them.