Review: DX Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA (DX sku 2089)

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Runtime isn't very good for me, about 4 hours.  I'd like to see your results.

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sb56637 wrote:

Runtime isn't very good for me, about 4 hours.  I'd like to see your results.

 

I suspect these may vary a lot - essentially the less light they put out the longer they will run. Will get around to formal runtimes soon-ish

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Reading thru some reviews I have a suggestion.

 

(EDIT: Created a thread on it HERE:

Reading thru some reviews I have a suggestion.

http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/540

 

Add in the Summary section:

DATE ORDERED in this format: 2010-08 (Exact day is not important)

DATE REVIEWED (So many times on the net you will run across a review and it's not dated. You order the product and the product you get is totally different than the review)

MARKINGS on PACKAGING / Unit that might give clues to factory that produced the item. / year/month it was produced.

 

 

The purpose of the addtional info is so the review matches shipping product. Vendors will change suppliers, substituting different parts over the course of a run. A  2009 model may be a totally different animal than a 2010 model.

 

Another suggestion: Maybe add review date to thread title so threads may be sorted by review date? Again for the reason a 2009 model may be totally different than a 2010 model,,,,

2010-08_-_DX Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA (DX sku 2089)

or

DX Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA (DX sku 2089)_-_2010-08

(Second naming convention might be better to keep reviews of the same product together)

DX Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA (DX sku 2089)_-_2010-08

DX Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA (DX sku 2089)_-_2011-09

 

 

On the review info:

 

Here is what I was thinking of (Feel free to edit, play with as needed)

Add synopsis , date at beginning like so:

 

sb56637 wrote:

Powerlight HX-G011 (Silver)

Dated reviewed 2010-08

Reviewer's Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Build Quality: ★★☆☆☆

Battery Life: ★★★☆

Light Output: ★★☆☆

Summary: ★☆☆

 

Summary:

Battery: Single AA
Switch: Reverse Clicky
Modes: Single
LED Type: Generic
Lens: Plastic
Tailstands: Maybe
Price payed: $4.28
From: DealExtreme.com

 

 

 

Compare above to current format:

 

sb56637 wrote:

Powerlight HX-G011 (Silver)

Reviewer's Overall Rating: ★☆☆

 

Summary:

Battery: Single AA
Switch: Reverse Clicky
Modes: Single
LED Type: Generic
Lens: Plastic
Tailstands: Maybe
Price payed: $4.28
From: DealExtreme.com

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I ordered 3 BLF DeLights  from digitalzone88.  I couldn't resist at that price. 

sb56637 made a compelling arguement ( a can of Cambells soup costs more)

My observations:

  All three work. They all have different levels of brightness.  One is very bright, almost as bright as my $15 Trustfire F20.  The other two are dim in comparison but useable, (and may run longer?) Two can tailstand (wobbly), the third has a clicky which sticks out too much to tailstand.    

For the meager pocket change I didn't expect much.  I'm impressed by the bright one, and I'm happy with my purchase. I now have more flashlights on hand around the house, and cars now ! 

 

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Hi there Dimeotane,

Glad you like them! I suspect that if you cleaned up the contacts a bit and maybe fiddled with tightness settings on the tailcap, the other two might get brighter as well.

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Powerlight B50 Bright Light LED Flashlight with Clip(1*16340) $4.82

http://www.priceangels.com/Powerlight_B50_Bright_Light_LED_Flashlight_with_Clip_1*16340__p20358.html

 

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Nice find, cpf!  I'd like to know more about that one.  Even if the beam stinks, it looks like an excellent host for modding.  Do you, or does anyone else have one of these yet?

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