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Tacklife LFL3A $8.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DS7PLTB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

OK, I know some of you will laugh, but I bought one of these it’s it’s honestly built like a tank.
$8.99 with coupon via Amazon Prime. It’s more of a “thrower” type.
At this price, I wanted to simply “try it”, but now I think it’s a keeper.
As long as the battery doesn’t blow up, ha!

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Great!!

Thanks for sharing!

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bikenber73 wrote:
Great!!

Thanks for sharing!

You’re welcome. It claims the throw is 250m. I suspect it’s greater than that claim.
Pretty tight hot spot, with nice spill. Only odd thing is one last final “ring” just past the spill.
But for $8.99, built like a tank… IP68 rating… Not bad.

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bikenber73 wrote:
Great!!

Thanks for sharing!

Did you happen to order one? If so, let us know what you think when it arrives.
I’m not a tester by any means. It is built like a tank. The button turns colors to let you know your battery life.

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Yup, I sure did did. If i don’t like I can mod it or send it back.

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bikenber73 wrote:
Yup, I sure did did. If i don’t like I can mod it or send it back.
Great idea! I don’t have mine because my nephew wanted it.
So I ordered another and my brother-in-law wanted it. Since they were $8.99, I gave them to them. They wanted my Sofirn Q8 and said “no way, Jose!”.

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sigh….. I had to bite.

comes with battery, usb cable, shipping in 2 days… its amazing the world we live in.

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I’m kind of scared of generic batteries… especially a 26650, lol.

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I’m curious to see what the two people above think who ordered one, since they’re more “flashlight” oriented than myself.

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Received mine today, seems like a very solid well built light to me. Testing out the battery now on my Engineer 500.
Ordered another as a gift. Nice non treated glass,metal reflector, looks like s 20mm mcpcb. The pill looks removable. The head seems glued to the body. Cant tell what LED is in it. Tint isn’t blueish on mine. Beam pattern is a little ringy but not bad at all.

I’ll try and get a better look this evening.

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bikenber73 wrote:
Received mine today, seems like a very solid well built light to me. Testing out the battery now on my Engineer 500.
Ordered another as a gift. Nice non treated glass,metal reflector, looks like s 20mm mcpcb. The pill looks removable. The head seems glued to the body. Cant tell what LED is in it. Tint isn’t blueish on mine. Beam pattern is a little ringy but not bad at all.

I’ll try and get a better look this evening.

Awesome! Please let us know more about the battery. I know that’s a concern for some. Glad you grabbed one. Enjoy the deal/price.

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A review in German I believe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqYED8xRy1A

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bikenber73 wrote:
A review in German I believe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqYED8xRy1A

Nice find!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLFXCaDO9Tg

(another youtube review)

Apparently this was once over $46.00 back in 2018.

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in the English Youtube it looks as if the pill is brass colored maybe?

Ordered it for the hell of it.

Thanks to the OP for the heads up!

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain

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Muto wrote:
in the English Youtube it looks as if the pill is brass colored maybe?

Ordered it for the hell of it.

Thanks to the OP for the heads up!

You’re welcome! I gave my first two away. I finally ordered myself one today. This one I’m keeping.

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Muto wrote:
in the English Youtube it looks as if the pill is brass colored maybe?

Ordered it for the hell of it.

Thanks to the OP for the heads up!

What is “the pill”? Battery? I know it has a brass colored ring near the lens. It looks nice.
Built like a tank.

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Great light and for that price a real steal!

Enjoy the light:

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FromShadowlands wrote:
Muto wrote:
in the English Youtube it looks as if the pill is brass colored maybe?

Ordered it for the hell of it.

Thanks to the OP for the heads up!

What is “the pill”? Battery? I know it has a brass colored ring near the lens. It looks nice.
Built like a tank.

The pill is what holds the driver and the LED board, in this case it screws out from the top under the reflector.
You can see 2 small dimples at the rim of the pill, these are for using clip pliers/needle nose with sharp tips or tweezers if they are large enough.
Most of them will un screw counter-clockwise but some are clockwise threads.
Once removed then you can tackle removing the driver if needed. Also easier to unsolder LED board for replacement or to just reflow the emitter itself.

If it is what we call a brass pill, It’s not really brass but is a heavier blend of metal than the ordinary aluminum.

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain

..
Well I don’t know if I’m coming or going
If it’s them or me
Oh, but one things for certain
Willie Nelson only smokes the killer weed

After the Apocalypse there will be only 2 things left alive, Cockroaches and Keith Richards

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Muto wrote:
FromShadowlands wrote:
Muto wrote:
in the English Youtube it looks as if the pill is brass colored maybe?

Ordered it for the hell of it.

Thanks to the OP for the heads up!

What is “the pill”? Battery? I know it has a brass colored ring near the lens. It looks nice.
Built like a tank.

The pill is what holds the driver and the LED board, in this case it screws out from the top under the reflector.
You can see 2 small dimples at the rim of the pill, these are for using clip pliers/needle nose with sharp tips or tweezers if they are large enough.
Most of them will un screw counter-clockwise but some are clockwise threads.
Once removed then you can tackle removing the driver if needed. Also easier to unsolder LED board for replacement or to just reflow the emitter itself.

If it is what we call a brass pill, It’s not really brass but is a heavier blend of metal than the ordinary aluminum.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
The build is really solid in this thing.

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Yes it’s a good thing, cost more to make them that way and they will generally take more heat.
Brass pill by itself will usually cost 4-6 dollars by itself.

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain

..
Well I don’t know if I’m coming or going
If it’s them or me
Oh, but one things for certain
Willie Nelson only smokes the killer weed

After the Apocalypse there will be only 2 things left alive, Cockroaches and Keith Richards

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I just ordered one. Seems like an awesome price because you get a 5000 mAh 26650 battery, a charging cord, a nice packaging box to store it in or to give as a gift. PLUS! it will be delivered in two days.

If it turns out to be all that, and a bag of chips, I will buy a couple more.

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I’m buying with intention of emitter swapping. I have a 18650 adapter from My ft03 I’m going to see if it fits

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Thank you man…i just ordered one.

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ch1ir wrote:
I’m buying with intention of emitter swapping. I have a 18650 adapter from My ft03 I’m going to see if it fits

Do share more details, I too have a dead ft03 led and parts that I can use.

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Swabs wrote:
I just ordered one. Seems like an awesome price because you get a 5000 mAh 26650 battery, a charging cord, a nice packaging box to store it in or to give as a gift. PLUS! it will be delivered in two days.

If it turns out to be all that, and a bag of chips, I will buy a couple more.


I am pretty sure this is limited stock dumping. Price is too low, seller is probably just clearing inventory. I’ve seen lights that are too good for the price but disappear shortly. I’ve bought another just now Smile

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Got mine an hour ago, let it come to room temp as it is cold today.
Anyway battery is dead, shows .3 volts and none of my chargers will attempt to start it nor will the internal charging on the LFL3A.
Being that it shows some voltage this means there is no protection that may have tripped?

Flashlight is dang nice and has a perfectly centered corona, as others have said nice build quality.
Hope they don’t make me send the whole thing back but whatever.
Was as curious of the quality of the battery as the flashlight.

And so it goes.
Later,
Keith

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain

..
Well I don’t know if I’m coming or going
If it’s them or me
Oh, but one things for certain
Willie Nelson only smokes the killer weed

After the Apocalypse there will be only 2 things left alive, Cockroaches and Keith Richards

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Bought two. I’ll probably swap an SST-20 in at least one when i receive them. Here’s the pricing history.

Thanks

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What are the modes and UI design like?

DIY LT1 battery wrap image. "PDF on Google Drive":https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHIEOi1NXu868IYNCzIM7D2Ulpxchmww

Fresh Sanyo NCR18650GAs already wrapped "for sale HERE":http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69120 if you like.

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Man, I’m a sucker for a flashlight deal. Here comes another one.

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A thrower that always starts in high, with blinky modes well hidden, includes a free 26650 battery, has built-in charging, and looks easy to mod for 10 bucks?
I didn’t have think much before I placed my order.

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