Enogear AA Stainless Steel (AA/14500)

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I wish I had seen this before I placed an order on Enogear website. They took my paypal payment and I have not heard anything at all since. My emails have not been answered either. Should I consider this a hostile website and get paypal involved? Thanks
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I think Enogear is one person. Jackie Chang (Zhang)

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I sent a PM and emailed his hotmail account but no reply yet.
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[quote=Muto]Like the flashlight, do not like the un-secure website asking name ,address, email, phone etc.
Site needs Https or straight thru pay by Paypal with Paypal handling shipping address info.

Are there any other outlets for this Flashlight?
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It uses PayPal. I just purchased 1. If you’re talking about Enogear.

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Now back to 14,90 USD again: http://www.enogear.com/pd.jsp?id=81#_pp=2_359 

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I ordered one of these in january but until now is not arrived,I opened a dispute on paypal,so for me this website is a scam.

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ChibiM wrote:

Now back to 14,90 USD again: http://www.enogear.com/pd.jsp?id=81#_pp=2_359 


Taking a chance considering the above comments. I just ordered one for 12.60 euro. Quite a soft price for this nice SS 14500 light.
Now i hope it will get delivered someday…
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I just made an order on that website. It doesn’t require entering any personal information anymore. Just goes straight to paypal. I figured since it only cost $14.90 for a very nice looking stainless steel light, I took a chance. Can anybody describe how this light operates? The review does not mention the UI.

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I have already been refunded by paypal.
What more can I say?

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patmurris wrote:

Taking a chance considering the above comments. I just ordered one for 12.60 euro. Quite a soft price for this nice SS 14500 light.
Now i hope it will get delivered someday…

Yesterday morning i received a mail from Jackie Zhang/Enogear saying my light has shipped by HK mail post. That was fast! Sounds good so far.
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Same here, I got shipping notification from Jackie Zhang/Enogear within a day of purchase. Hopefully the light don’t disappoint.

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SKV89 wrote:
I just made an order on that website. It doesn't require entering any personal information anymore. Just goes straight to paypal. I figured since it only cost $14.90 for a very nice looking stainless steel light, I took a chance. Can anybody describe how this light operates? The review does not mention the UI.

 

Lo-med-hi

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Clicked on the link a few days and every time it was listed for $19.90. Until a few moments ago: it’s back to $14.90. So I ordered one. Maybe the website itself is not secure, but without logging in the checkout links directly from cart to Paypal. Now it’s just a matter of wait and see when it shows up at my doorstep.

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Just ordered one . Couldn’t resist. $15

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ChibiM wrote:

SKV89 wrote:
I just made an order on that website. It doesn’t require entering any personal information anymore. Just goes straight to paypal. I figured since it only cost $14.90 for a very nice looking stainless steel light, I took a chance. Can anybody describe how this light operates? The review does not mention the UI.

 


Lo-med-hi

How do you turn on or off? Do you just click on or hold the button?

Does it have mode memory (doubt it). Hopefully it always start at low instead of starting at the next mode or starting at medium, which is annoying.

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This is not an electronic switch.

How to turn on and off? Just like any other flashlight with a normal mechanical switch. Click Click

It will start back from low again.. 

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So half press to cycle. Full press to turn on off and always start low. Thats not bad at all.

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 Thats my website Smile

I will double check now

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Hmm... Turning off within 3-5 seconds from switching modes will have the aweful next mode memory.

Looks like longer than 3-5 seconds will have no memory...

 

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Thanks. Overall, is it a well made light?

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Its a well made light, but the driver is questionable! Pwm, no moon mode and this memory thing...

 

5 years ago this would have been normal, but not in 2018

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Purchased one too, waiting it to arrive.
ChibiM, what’s the driver diameter? Would like to swap the driver but it’s kinda hard to find nice AA driver nowadays.

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Purchased one too, waiting it to arrive. ChibiM, what's the driver diameter? Would like to swap the driver but it's kinda hard to find nice AA driver nowadays.

 

Its small, its 13/14 mm. There arent many drivers out there that small!

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ChibiM wrote:

Its small, its 13/14 mm. There arent many drivers out there that small!

Thanks!

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You're welcome

Edit: measured 13.8mm 

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Maybe this driver wil fit: http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=67&product_id=493

 

14500 only. But I think you need to add solder or a mini spring, for the positive side of the battery to touch the board.

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I got an email saying it has shipped already .

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Jackie was having a problem with his shipper. not his fault. i received my order after 3 weeks, just as described, the copper cube light. at least he answered all my pestering emails about the order and shipping, unlike the other one man show that never shipped my stuff

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I received my Enogear AA stainless steel today and it actually does look very good and feels solid. Much better than I expected but not as good as the Reylight TiLan. The light is kind of spotty and is very rosy color unlike the typical cheap yellow/green. I will do some ceiling bounce measurements later.

Also the package and light smells bad like petroleum. I washed the flashlight inside out with soap and now I don’t smell it anymore.

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