super cheap small cr123a lights on aliexpress

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super cheap small cr123a lights on aliexpress

these things are super cheap, small and have 3 modes
$2.74 w free shipping – on aliexpress

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sanyi-XML-T6-LED-Mini-Tactical-Flashlight-Keychain-Lamp-3-Mode-Key-Chain-Lantern-Keyring-Torch/32910302880.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.123e4c4d99R8aV

twisty, super small, somewhat waterproof, light color is cool but not too bad
low mode uses PWM, but it isnt; ridiculous
no mode memory, starts on high
beam pattern is nice, hot spot then some spill – lensing is via cone reflector

i have no monetary interest
link is not ‘affiliate’
i just love these things

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Edited by: wle on 04/12/2019 - 21:13
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Wle- Are you sure these are XM-L T6? Seems impossible to be so at that price. Claims 2000 lumens which is impossible but even if 500 lumens it would be a great deal at that price.

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Wle- Are you sure these are XM-L T6? Seems impossible to be so at that price. Claims 2000 lumens which is impossible but even if 500 lumens it would be a great deal at that price.

no, i don;t know what LED they have – they MIGHT hit 500 lumens with a very high drain 16340
to tell you the truth i just wanted them to use CR123A cells i have
they claim to be rated for 16340—doesn;t mean they wouldn;t burn out in month
i definitely do not know what LED is in there – it is tiny, i can tell you that – not as big as say the FW3A led

i would not expect them to be other than what i said, super cheap, super small, 3 mode lights with a decent beam color

this is the right link

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32910302880.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.2...

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Yeah, typische thinwall-tube press-fit craptastic lights… but for 3bux you ain’t exactly hurting even if you realise just how bad they are.

They’re okay as keychain lights, will light up a dark path or hallway, and if they get banged up, just buy another one for 3bux.

Unno, I still got my MH20 and SP32Av2 which both eat pairs of ’123s in a pinch. ‘Swhy I got those boxes of Morpilot ’123s when vipon had ‘em on sale…

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they’re cheap and they work and they’re small and pretty Smile

YMMV!

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Thanks for the info. I may get a few for emegency back up. How long can they stay on before they get too hot to hold?

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the cr123a batteries don’t have enough power to really do that.

the 16340s i have, are not good enough either, so i don’t know.

it may not be a problem.

if it was, you could switch to ‘lower’ mode (with cr123a, they are about the same light/heat level)

i’d get at least one so you can try everything out

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