Another very cheap light

19 posts / 0 new
Last post
Cliffdenyer
Cliffdenyer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 6 days ago
Joined: 02/06/2016 - 07:54
Posts: 130
Location: Uk
Another very cheap light

Just picked this up for my son, not bad for £8, very good throw. Hollow pill and push fit switch but for the money it’s not bad at all.

#228

Edited by: Cliffdenyer on 10/31/2018 - 18:34
rost333
rost333's picture
Offline
Last seen: 15 min 54 sec ago
Joined: 08/08/2018 - 10:01
Posts: 231

Hi, you picked this up locally or bought on-line? Aliexpress? Ebuy? Can you share a link?

freeme
freeme's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 17 min ago
Joined: 11/14/2013 - 22:00
Posts: 7445

Hollow pill light is an extremely bad design.

©freemex1thedeals.com

Cliffdenyer
Cliffdenyer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 6 days ago
Joined: 02/06/2016 - 07:54
Posts: 130
Location: Uk

I bought mine localy for £8, but they do have it online at £10. Some of there products are on eBay but couldn’t find this one… As it’s just a screw in pill it would be easy to mod, but this one’s for my 3 year old, so I’m leaving it as is…

https://clulite.cluson.co.uk/home/733-ll-11-ladylite-in-purple.html?sear...

#228

lohtse
lohtse's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 04:18
Posts: 327
Location: UK

Oh dear a cheap light….you’d be better off with one from poundland!!!!!!!!!

So many better flashlights out there for similar price and would last far longer in your sons hands…

Caving, Climbing, Mountaineering, Kayaking, Diving etc any time anywhere!!! If you in the UK let me know and lets Play!
Current lighting
Olight X7R,M2R,S1 Baton,S10R Baton 3m,S2R 2, I1R EOS,SofirnC8T,Lenser P7'2,Lenser P14,BLF A6,Fenix HL50,HM50R,HL55,CL05,HL05,CL09,CL25,Nitecore HC30,HC65,NU12,NU32,Astolux K1,Petzl E-light,Tikka Xp3,XP3LED,DUO,Atomlight,Xtar Warboys H3,PL47 Manker E03H and many Chinese ones

rost333
rost333's picture
Offline
Last seen: 15 min 54 sec ago
Joined: 08/08/2018 - 10:01
Posts: 231
lohtse wrote:
Oh dear a cheap light… So many better flashlights out there for similar price and would last far longer in your sons hands…

Any suggestion that I can find online please? I also have 3 year old that I would like to equip with something that would survive in his hands a bit longer.

DavidEF
DavidEF's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 57 min ago
Joined: 06/05/2014 - 06:00
Posts: 7419
Location: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

Well, I think it’s at least a nice looking light and I’ve seen worse build quality. (unfortunately Sick )

The Cycle of Goodness: “No one prospers without rendering benefit to others”
- The YKK Philosophy

Cliffdenyer
Cliffdenyer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 6 days ago
Joined: 02/06/2016 - 07:54
Posts: 130
Location: Uk

lohtse wrote:
Oh dear a cheap light….you’d be better off with one from poundland!!!!!!!!!

So many better flashlights out there for similar price and would last far longer in your sons hands…

Doubtful, this is far better than anything from Poundland, especially those 9 led ones show me a better light for £8. I was surprised by the out put and throw one, I will measure the lux on it…

#228

Cliffdenyer
Cliffdenyer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 6 days ago
Joined: 02/06/2016 - 07:54
Posts: 130
Location: Uk
rost333 wrote:
lohtse wrote:
Oh dear a cheap light… So many better flashlights out there for similar price and would last far longer in your sons hands…

Any suggestion that I can find online please? I also have 3 year old that I would like to equip with something that would survive in his hands a bit longer.

This is perfect for a 3 year old my boy loves His, keeps the wrist strap on so he can’t drop It,

#228

Cliffdenyer
Cliffdenyer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 6 days ago
Joined: 02/06/2016 - 07:54
Posts: 130
Location: Uk

Lux was 2500 at 1.5 meters, so 5750cd, not sure how to work the lumens out from that but comparing to other lights is say it’s 300-350 somewhere more than enough for a small one.

#228

lohtse
lohtse's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 04:18
Posts: 327
Location: UK

sofirn flashlights are pretty damn good.. In know some don’t like the tint but personally not found it an issue… We use the SP10 as backups(so will always have a AA flashlight when away) and have one strapped to side of my caving helmet… Has survive many caving trips and has even survived a few cave dives too…. has three colour options so is worth a look for a child….

Caving, Climbing, Mountaineering, Kayaking, Diving etc any time anywhere!!! If you in the UK let me know and lets Play!
Current lighting
Olight X7R,M2R,S1 Baton,S10R Baton 3m,S2R 2, I1R EOS,SofirnC8T,Lenser P7'2,Lenser P14,BLF A6,Fenix HL50,HM50R,HL55,CL05,HL05,CL09,CL25,Nitecore HC30,HC65,NU12,NU32,Astolux K1,Petzl E-light,Tikka Xp3,XP3LED,DUO,Atomlight,Xtar Warboys H3,PL47 Manker E03H and many Chinese ones

mdeni
mdeni's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 1 day ago
Joined: 08/06/2016 - 05:17
Posts: 271
Location: Europe

That seems expensive.

However since you already have it, just replace the led star with a Nichia 219c or an XPL with neutral tint. It will actually be a very good light.

I usually do that with SK98 clones and swap out the led for 219c, complete cost is under 10$ and I have a truly excellent disposable light. The hollow pill is not a problem at all on this kind of lights and the currents below 3A.

DavidEF
DavidEF's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 57 min ago
Joined: 06/05/2014 - 06:00
Posts: 7419
Location: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

mdeni wrote:
That seems expensive.

However since you already have it, just replace the led star with a Nichia 219c or an XPL with neutral tint. It will actually be a very good light.

I usually do that with SK98 clones and swap out the led for 219c, complete cost is under 10$ and I have a truly excellent disposable light. The hollow pill is not a problem at all on this kind of lights and the currents below 3A.


Yeah, in this world (BLF Big Smile ) where most guys are trying to get max drive out of every emitter, it helps to remind everyone that the LEDs do fine even on a cheap Aluminum non-DTP board, and a hollow (or even plastic Facepalm ) pill, as long as they are driven at less-than-or-equal-to their spec rating. Wink

The Cycle of Goodness: “No one prospers without rendering benefit to others”
- The YKK Philosophy

Cliffdenyer
Cliffdenyer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 6 days ago
Joined: 02/06/2016 - 07:54
Posts: 130
Location: Uk

mdeni wrote:
That seems expensive.

However since you already have it, just replace the led star with a Nichia 219c or an XPL with neutral tint. It will actually be a very good light.

I usually do that with SK98 clones and swap out the led for 219c, complete cost is under 10$ and I have a truly excellent disposable light. The hollow pill is not a problem at all on this kind of lights and the currents below 3A.

The manufacture claims it’s a genuine Cree, I think it’s a genuine XPE, the tints not to bad, a cool white with a tiny bit of blue around the edge of the spill

#228

Dimking
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 6 days ago
Joined: 01/16/2013 - 12:52
Posts: 221
Location: SW Russia

There’s plenty of choice for 8 GBP (10.4 USD). Up to a genuine Convoy with XM-L2 for 10.99.

“very cheap light” means something like Sipik-68 clones for $1.73

Cliffdenyer
Cliffdenyer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 6 days ago
Joined: 02/06/2016 - 07:54
Posts: 130
Location: Uk

I had a sipik-68 clone this light is much brighter with a much more even beam and a lot more throw

#228

lohtse
lohtse's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 04:18
Posts: 327
Location: UK

Dimking wrote:
There’s plenty of choice for 8 GBP (10.4 USD). Up to a genuine Convoy with XM-L2 for 10.99.

“very cheap light” means something like Sipik-68 clones for $1.73


ooooooooo had a couple of those of aliexpress..

None lasted any longer then 2 months ….. BUt on the plus side I now have a few host tubes for future projects Big Smile

Caving, Climbing, Mountaineering, Kayaking, Diving etc any time anywhere!!! If you in the UK let me know and lets Play!
Current lighting
Olight X7R,M2R,S1 Baton,S10R Baton 3m,S2R 2, I1R EOS,SofirnC8T,Lenser P7'2,Lenser P14,BLF A6,Fenix HL50,HM50R,HL55,CL05,HL05,CL09,CL25,Nitecore HC30,HC65,NU12,NU32,Astolux K1,Petzl E-light,Tikka Xp3,XP3LED,DUO,Atomlight,Xtar Warboys H3,PL47 Manker E03H and many Chinese ones

DavidEF
DavidEF's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 57 min ago
Joined: 06/05/2014 - 06:00
Posts: 7419
Location: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

lohtse wrote:
Dimking wrote:
There’s plenty of choice for 8 GBP (10.4 USD). Up to a genuine Convoy with XM-L2 for 10.99.

“very cheap light” means something like Sipik-68 clones for $1.73


ooooooooo had a couple of those of aliexpress..

None lasted any longer then 2 months ….. BUt on the plus side I now have a few host tubes for future projects Big Smile


Yeah, I’d say we need to define what “very cheap light” means to us. If longevity doesn’t matter to the definition, then the cheapest “very cheap light” would be simply a match stick! Silly

However, if you define it by the actual value that you get for the money, you can find lots of $5, $10, even $25 lights that qualify to be called a “very cheap light”! Wink

The Cycle of Goodness: “No one prospers without rendering benefit to others”
- The YKK Philosophy

lohtse
lohtse's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 04:18
Posts: 327
Location: UK

DavidEF wrote:
lohtse wrote:
Dimking wrote:
There’s plenty of choice for 8 GBP (10.4 USD). Up to a genuine Convoy with XM-L2 for 10.99.

“very cheap light” means something like Sipik-68 clones for $1.73


ooooooooo had a couple of those of aliexpress..

None lasted any longer then 2 months ….. BUt on the plus side I now have a few host tubes for future projects Big Smile


Yeah, I’d say we need to define what “very cheap light” means to us. If longevity doesn’t matter to the definition, then the cheapest “very cheap light” would be simply a match stick! Silly

However, if you define it by the actual value that you get for the money, you can find lots of $5, $10, even $25 lights that qualify to be called a “very cheap light”! Wink

very much agree with that statement!

Caving, Climbing, Mountaineering, Kayaking, Diving etc any time anywhere!!! If you in the UK let me know and lets Play!
Current lighting
Olight X7R,M2R,S1 Baton,S10R Baton 3m,S2R 2, I1R EOS,SofirnC8T,Lenser P7'2,Lenser P14,BLF A6,Fenix HL50,HM50R,HL55,CL05,HL05,CL09,CL25,Nitecore HC30,HC65,NU12,NU32,Astolux K1,Petzl E-light,Tikka Xp3,XP3LED,DUO,Atomlight,Xtar Warboys H3,PL47 Manker E03H and many Chinese ones