Crappy SingFire/BLF-348 clones under $2

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Crappy SingFire/BLF-348 clones under $2

Hey guys looks like that nice SS host is very popular, there are some mods of it, the most popular one seems to have hearts on the end. They all probably have really crappy emitters but this could be the next SK68 at the prices they’re selling it for. None of them show the emitters or name them, safe to say they aren’t even crappy CREE.

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?site=glo&SortType=price_asc&SearchT...

This is the cheapest 348 style light: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ITimo-LED-Flashlight-Portable-Mini-Torch...

This one seems to be the cheapest 1:1 SF so far, none of them seem to have the same kind of perfect fit that the BLF model did. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/lantern-battery-stainless-flashlight-160...

This one has a laser, UV, and crappy flashlight, around the same price too! Might be nice if the emitter was swapped. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3-in-1-Portable-stainless-steel-Mini-Poc...

Looks like a decent disposable EDC.

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Probably made out of old car-antennas…

I gave up on ordering cheap crap, because it ends up being just crap. I’d rather throw quarters down the sewer than waste my time on garbage.

Budget vs cheap is entirely different. There has to be some minimum quality.

I had (and still have… somewhere) decent SK98s, even with “hollow pills”, but some of what I’ve seen since has been garbage.

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I’m going to try it, it can’t hurt! The 3 mode looks interesting. I tend to avoid cheap stuff but these could be awesome. Its too heavy and fat to be antenna, at least compared to mine. Smile

At worst it could be a decent AAA host since its SS, the tail wasn’t the best even in the 348s though.

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Yeah, let us know how it turns out! Thumbs Up

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What a pity all of them have an optic. TIR or reflector would’ve been nicer. Sad

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Lightbringer wrote:

I gave up on ordering cheap crap, because it ends up being just crap. I’d rather throw quarters down the sewer than waste my time on garbage.

Budget vs cheap is entirely different. There has to be some minimum quality.

+1
And sometimes you can get quality for only a little bit more bucks

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nah avoid this crap.. not like the real authentic singfire cost that much more but they last alot longer too.

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I bought a couple of these 3x lights. They are actually nicer than I expected. The main beam is very narrow and therefore concentrated, so even the 3mm led would provide decent throw. However the plan was to swap for 5mm yuji and there is no space for a 5mm led. Plus the lens is quite yellow.

So I will keep it as a “conference” light but thats it

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One thing to watch for is, misleading specs.
In particular – the “3 mode” capability with 1 x AAA cell.
I’ve seen it claimed and it isn’t real.
At best the modes will be “battery burner”, “ too dim “ and “annoying strobe”

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The ones I got are real 3-mode ones. Laser, uv, aspherical. The 3-way switch works just fine. I also have much smaller button batt powered ones. Nice stuff as well