Real or clone?

6 posts / 0 new
Last post
agenthex
agenthex's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 10 months ago
Joined: 07/14/2010 - 04:49
Posts: 3070
Location: Merica
Real or clone?

http://www.buyincoins.com/lumapower-mrv-sk-18650-4-m-camping-led-torch-f...

 

I've never seen clone SK's  (sidekick switch) anywhere else. So might be real?

Reading this makes you smarter: http://lesswrong.com/

fishinfool
fishinfool's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 03/09/2010 - 00:30
Posts: 4342
Location: Hilo, Hawaii

It sure does look very well made though.

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

xP.1337
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 5 months ago
Joined: 09/02/2010 - 13:31
Posts: 536
Location: PA, USA

def a clone

http://www.batteryjunction.com/ultra-lumapower-mrv-sk-ultra.html

 

u can tell just by the markings

agenthex
agenthex's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 10 months ago
Joined: 07/14/2010 - 04:49
Posts: 3070
Location: Merica

Yeah, I didn't expect it to be the "real thing" given the price, but I do wonder if it's very close. I've never seen a clone with those side mode switches, and the combination of mechanicals and unique electronics is not easy to copy for cheap in small batches. So I thought maybe it sources some of the parts from the same factory.

 

I also search taobao, which usually has almost all common lights, and it's not there, so now I even doubt if you'll recieve that side switch vs just the copy of the generic mrv.

Reading this makes you smarter: http://lesswrong.com/

mizjif
mizjif's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 43 min ago
Joined: 09/23/2010 - 03:13
Posts: 1950
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

uh oh, not another light that i want to order Sad  does it use an MC-E ?

agenthex
agenthex's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 10 months ago
Joined: 07/14/2010 - 04:49
Posts: 3070
Location: Merica

Doesn't say, but I would expect just normal XR-E.

 

The corollary of Jevons Paradox is in full effect. Instead of buying 1 $100 light, we buy 5-10 ~$20 ones. Laughing

Reading this makes you smarter: http://lesswrong.com/