“REVIEW”: Stainless Steel AAA flashlight (hc-lights.fi)

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“REVIEW”: Stainless Steel AAA flashlight (hc-lights.fi)

Hi BLF,

This flashlight was offered along with the Acebeam H20 [reviewed here] in a CRX Giveaway.
Funny thing is, I was looking for a AAA flashlight and a Headlamp and on this giveaway I got both. Blushing

I found some information of this light at Gearbest: (https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_227523.html) (non-affiliated) but it is a discontinued model.

I will make a short review, mostly showing pictures of the flashlight! Wink

The brand name engraved on the side of the flashlight is: hc-lights.fi .

This is a slim and “long” Stainless Steel flashlight, with a pocket clip.

It has a single mode, and uses AAA and 10440 batteries. (although the working voltage is 1.5V advertised on GB). The flashlight arrived equipped with a AAA Varta battery.

According to the specs it is able to produce 240 lumens (probably with a 10440 Li-ion battery). It can provide a illumination range at 8-10 meters (with AAA battery)

The emitter is a Nichia NVSW219BT, with very good looking Neutral White tint (90 CRI; 4745 – 5310K), and it has a Orange Peel reflector.

It has no PWM.


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Thanks for reading Wink

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DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

 

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Looks like the BLF 348 Smile

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Probably the same as Singfire 348 on which the BLF 348 is based.
Not sure the BLF one is still available, but i think the Sinfire still is.
Both are quite popular over here. Simple and elegant.

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Don’t think the SF comes with a Nichia, only the BLF. Might be a bunch of copycat 348s of whatever “brand”, fitted with a Nichia and rebadged with their url.

Reds and browns in the test pic of that little round table look nice.

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AgentSteel wrote:
Looks like the BLF 348 Smile

Eheh, indeed it seems! The BLF 348 has a warmer tint Nichia, hasn’t it?

patmurris wrote:
Probably the same as Singfire 348 on which the BLF 348 is based. Not sure the BLF one is still available, but i think the Sinfire still is. Both are quite popular over here. Simple and elegant.

Hum, don’t now about its availability, but I do agree, it is really simple and elegant! And has a nice output for a short range Wink

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[…]Reds and browns in the test pic of that little round table look nice.

Thats what I thought! The first time I used it against a white wall it seemed CW, but then I turned it to a coloured place and the colours render pretty well Smile Mi laikes Big Smile

REVIEWS : Amutorch S3 /  AM S3 vs Neal 219c  /  Amutorch AM30 / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF14 & SP10A / Sofirn SP32A / Sofirn SP10B / Odepro KL52 / Acebeam H20 / SS AAA / Wuben TO10R / BlitzWolf BW-ET1 / Odepro B018 / DQG Slim Ti / XTAR PB2 Charger / Nitefox ES10K / Nitefox K3 / Amutorch AX1 / Amutorch VG10 / Olight M2R Warrior   

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DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

 

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MascaratumB wrote:
AgentSteel wrote:
Looks like the BLF 348 Smile

Eheh, indeed it seems! The BLF 348 has a warmer tint Nichia, hasn’t it?

Mine’s a 5000K 219C. I would’ve preferred a 219B in 4500K or even 4000K, but the come-with Neech is fine.

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Lightbringer wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
AgentSteel wrote:
Looks like the BLF 348 Smile

Eheh, indeed it seems! The BLF 348 has a warmer tint Nichia, hasn’t it?

Mine’s a 5000K 219C. I would’ve preferred a 219B in 4500K or even 4000K, but the come-with Neech is fine.

Hum, my guess is that the one in this light will be around the 5000K or a little bit above , but not much!
It has nice rendering and few or almost none tint shift Smile

REVIEWS : Amutorch S3 /  AM S3 vs Neal 219c  /  Amutorch AM30 / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF14 & SP10A / Sofirn SP32A / Sofirn SP10B / Odepro KL52 / Acebeam H20 / SS AAA / Wuben TO10R / BlitzWolf BW-ET1 / Odepro B018 / DQG Slim Ti / XTAR PB2 Charger / Nitefox ES10K / Nitefox K3 / Amutorch AX1 / Amutorch VG10 / Olight M2R Warrior   

Mods and tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7     Convoy S2+ TIR Lenses: XML2 / XPL-HI     Others: Convoy S2+ Mini (Biscotti 3 & 1*7135)     Sofirn K6 Discussion: 1 / 2 / 3    Triple TIR & XP-G2                   MY GIVEAWAY (FW3A) = ACTIVE

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

 

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I only have a regular SF-348, with a colder XP-E

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Some more info Wink

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CRX wrote:
Some more info Wink

Thanks CRX Wink It seems my information was not so “away” from reality Big Smile
That specifies the lumens and the CRI, very helpfull Wink
Thanks again for this opportunity Blushing

REVIEWS : Amutorch S3 /  AM S3 vs Neal 219c  /  Amutorch AM30 / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF14 & SP10A / Sofirn SP32A / Sofirn SP10B / Odepro KL52 / Acebeam H20 / SS AAA / Wuben TO10R / BlitzWolf BW-ET1 / Odepro B018 / DQG Slim Ti / XTAR PB2 Charger / Nitefox ES10K / Nitefox K3 / Amutorch AX1 / Amutorch VG10 / Olight M2R Warrior   

Mods and tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7     Convoy S2+ TIR Lenses: XML2 / XPL-HI     Others: Convoy S2+ Mini (Biscotti 3 & 1*7135)     Sofirn K6 Discussion: 1 / 2 / 3    Triple TIR & XP-G2                   MY GIVEAWAY (FW3A) = ACTIVE

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

 

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Thanks for the review!

Lightbringer wrote:
Might be a bunch of copycat 348s of whatever “brand”, fitted with a Nichia and rebadged with their url.

Does it count as a copycat if it was fabricated for me together with my GB? Wink

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Nice review Thumbs Up

and on the first day he said "Let there be light"...

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the wrote:
Thanks for the review!
Lightbringer wrote:
Might be a bunch of copycat 348s of whatever “brand”, fitted with a Nichia and rebadged with their url.

Does it count as a copycat if it was fabricated for me together with my GB? Wink

It is me that should thank you for sending this gift along with the Acebeam H20 BlushingThumbs Up
Really good looking light and I’ll bring it with me more often Wink
Thanks _the _ Cool

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Nice review Thumbs Up

Thanks mate Wink

REVIEWS : Amutorch S3 /  AM S3 vs Neal 219c  /  Amutorch AM30 / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF14 & SP10A / Sofirn SP32A / Sofirn SP10B / Odepro KL52 / Acebeam H20 / SS AAA / Wuben TO10R / BlitzWolf BW-ET1 / Odepro B018 / DQG Slim Ti / XTAR PB2 Charger / Nitefox ES10K / Nitefox K3 / Amutorch AX1 / Amutorch VG10 / Olight M2R Warrior   

Mods and tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7     Convoy S2+ TIR Lenses: XML2 / XPL-HI     Others: Convoy S2+ Mini (Biscotti 3 & 1*7135)     Sofirn K6 Discussion: 1 / 2 / 3    Triple TIR & XP-G2                   MY GIVEAWAY (FW3A) = ACTIVE

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P"