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$1.25 Flashlight

Got this one led, 3 x AAA light at the dollar store today.  Surprisingly bright but what I didn't expect was the pure white tint.  Obviously there is tint lotteries to be won, even with these cheapo lights.

 

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As a BLF service, maybe ya could buy 10 which include 3 AAA heavy duty batts for $12.50, wrap them in a circle with a big honking rubber band and then get back to us if it approaches 1,000 lumens. Maybe they can take a 1(x) 14500 to boot instead? Then watch out!

Could end up being the cheapest 1,000 lumen big spill flash around.

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  After loading 10 of these flashlights with 30 AAA batteries, the deal on 1000 lumens doesn't look as bright anymore!  BTW, this $1.25 flashlight is way brighter than the $4.00 one I got at dollarama a few weeks ago.

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Hey it already comes with freebie batts! Then once they expire in about 5 minutes of run time get one of those male 12v cigarette car adapters, wire the whole array ( I think ya’ll need a big resistor somewhere in the run), put some kind of handle on it, and man you got yourself one helluva cheap spotlight ya can even plug into a car batt/starter booster. Plus it’s always 3AAA revertible.

It could be the perfect Dollar Store Mega Blaster.

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You're tempting me, I may just do it for fun LOLBeer   It would be an odd looking floodlight that's for sure lol

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Interesting design for a store flashlight. Looks like it was modified. Does it have good throw?

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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It's pitch dark outside so I just tested it and it lights up a tree at 100 yards really good.  At 150 yards it is not that bright anymore, but for a buck twenty five, more than reasonable I would say.

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Nope, not April fooIs.  Started this thread because I was a little surprised what it puts out for the price.  Being "Budget" Light Forum, this would qualify as a true budget light.

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klrman wrote:

It may be a budget flashlight, but...  }P

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Yeah, it still sucks overall, but hey!  Never had a flashlight body as thin and light as this one.  Just for fun,  I'm going to use it every day and see how long before I need to send it to flashlight heaven.

 

Was looking at my Aliexpress orders from many years ago and the single AA $1.99 lights I have are all still working fine and get used a lot.  None of them have failed yet in four years.  They are also of much higher build quality than this one.

 

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Does a 18650 fit?

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Just checked, no.

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klrman wrote:

Was looking at my Aliexpress orders from many years ago and the single AA $1.99 lights I have are all still working fine and get used a lot.  None of them have failed yet in four years.  They are also of much higher build quality than this one. 

Banggood and Gearbest have very similar flashlights.

I really like them.

I gave one to my eight year old niece, and she likes it too.

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I have around 10 of them and all put to good use around our house and my cousins house.  Still don't get how they can make a light like this last so long and only charge $1.99 including shipping.  

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I bought some last yr. for bedside lights.(MECO)
Fine with AA. but 14500——- 2 seconds and “frazzzzzle”“’. gone.
even though they say AA/14500. Not worth the trouble of contacting them.

The old Ultrafire and others, little 68’s.
Q5 chip. are much better, at $2.50 to $4 each
and they run Li-Ion. Ni-Cads.

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Did you get Version 1 or Version 2?

Version 1 was 3 emitters ( released last year or so )

Version 2 released this year with 1 emitter with decent throw and white light

I picked up a couple of them. blue and 2 silver ones because of cool look and color.

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MECO One Emitter mid last yr. Zoom. Q5?.
Average on AA. Hmmm on 14500. Maybe Ni Cads.

I prefer a little Astrolux AO1 at 105lum, third level. Nowadays. around $7.50ishAUD
Those cheapies ok as novelty But that’s all they are.
I have a 2,5in. Moonlight only. Intermittent tail sw (A quick tap sorts it.)
Too tiny for my fingers to play with.
under my pillow for walkies. 3 for $3.40 AUD coupla yrs ago for fun., throwaways. One still working.

There are a zillion versions nowadays. take your pick.
In between that Astrolux and 3 x C8’s. I have around 10 or 12.
and I only play at it.

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They die real fast on a 18500.
Dd with zero heatsinking=poof!

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There still some clasic Sipik SK68 clones that can be found on ebay for a couple bucks or less, though they are nothing like the real original SK68, but still better in most cases than the 99 cent 3-watt Police lights we still see offered by the millions on ebay.

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klrman wrote:

Yeah, it still sucks overall, but hey!  Never had a flashlight body as thin and light as this one.  Just for fun,  I’m going to use it every day and see how long before I need to send it to flashlight heaven.


 


Was looking at my Aliexpress orders from many years ago and the single AA $1.99 lights I have are all still working fine and get used a lot.  None of them have failed yet in four years.  They are also of much higher build quality than this one.


 


I had 3 of those, and all of the lenses were loose. I used some glue to put them back, and that worked. I was disappointed, however, and have not bought more.

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On all of mine, the lenses are attached to the bezel.  The bezel is threaded so they are always tight on mine.