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Just arrived from DinoDirect. I Ordered TrustFire... Smile

 

http://a.imageshack.us/img227/3103/tltrafire.jpg

 

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Muahaha, instant classic. As good as TrusrFire, only topped by atataFire. Big Smile

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Hrvoje wrote:

Just arrived from DinoDirect. I Ordered TrustFire... Smile

 

http://a.imageshack.us/img227/3103/tltrafire.jpg

 

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LOL nice!!  See if you can get a store credit for miss spellingLaughing 

Besides the spelling how does the light perform? beam shots?

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Maybe they send you a replacement  "U". Wink

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How about they begin to make a BLF-fire. Could send some as gifts to the Board of Cpf.

They would be so thrilled that they throw out their SF´s

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

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Vectrex wrote:

Maybe they send you a replacement  "U". Wink

Haaaaaaa!

I'm with Nautic, I would like to see a BLFire. At any rate, Hrvoje, looks like you have a collector's item there. Like the bills that the USA minted with George Washington's head upside down, etc. That light will be worth millions in a few years, just you wait! :bigsmile:

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hahahaha

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QC must be a nightmare when your staff have no idea what the lettering means.

 

Imagine what it'd be like getting the lettering right if we were doing it in Chinese! I hate to think what some lights would end up being labelled.

 

My brother had a similar problem in Oman when he was issued a pool car - one of 100 identical Nissan Cherries. Arabic number plates didn't help him a lot....

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Yes, I was going to mention this too. You have to remember that in Chinese the concept of a vowel is not like that of a germanic or latin-based language. An English speaker sees "TL" together at the beginning of a word and he immediately recognizes it as an impossible combination. Not so for most Asian languages.

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The Manafont ad up top has a pic of a flashlight with "Suterfire".

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Yeah, I'm not sure what connotation they're trying to transmit with "Suterfire".  To me it makes me think of medical suture for stitching up cuts. Probably not what they were aiming for...

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That's definitely a collector's item.....a keeper if it were mine.  You probably have the only one named TltraFire which is pretty cool if you ask me.

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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If you remember, the cheaper version of the Akoray K-106 was also described as "Nkoray" on DX and BoB.

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They actually named it "Nkoray" and it wasn't just a typo?  Laughing

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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fishinfool wrote:

That's definitely a collector's item.....a keeper if it were mine.  You probably have the only one named TltraFire which is pretty cool if you ask me.

Try to brag about that to your friends! "Yeah, I've got this sweet TL-  TL- TLLL - TL - T- T...ahemmm.. TLtrafire"!

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It could be fun to see what other names we could come up with.  On the other hand, probably best to not go there... Foot in mouth

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Yea, definitely a keeper Smile  Regarding performance, nothing special, just another 2x18650 5-mode SSC P7. Perhaps 550-600 OTF lumens. I bought it because with $10 DD coupon it cost me $33 Smile

 

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I'm surprised there aren't any flashlight manufacturers that customize torches.  That would be cool if you can buy a light and have it named the 'BLFDelight' or whatever you want to call it.  Everything else can be customized so why not flashlights right?

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Interesting it's a HWA/WYS, or the real deal. Sorry to inform you, but given the size of their runs, there must be hundreds of these sent all over the world...

 

I would expect this from the factories that make "fake" Ultrafires (yes, it exists), or maybe the copy-cats are starting to use the HWA logo now.

 

An English speaker sees "TL" together at the beginning of a word and he immediately recognizes it as an impossible combination. Not so for most Asian languages.

But they can recognize shapes. A "T" and "U" are nothing alike. An "O" confused wih a "Q" I can understand. Although, I guess not too surprising given the QC on even real HWA's.

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