There's a new light in town!

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gcbryan
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There's a new light in town!

There's a new light in town and it's DX sku 39166.

I looked for "insert link" but couldn't find it. Here is the url:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.39166

 

I couldn;t figure out why they had a $33 flashlight with 180 lumens. I still can't really but it's a rechargeable light that comes with the recharger and 18650 battery. It appears to use a TIR optic or an aspheric. It's shaped like a TIR but appears to have no spill.

At first I thought maybe it was a dive light. There were some dive lights made in China that had a similar shape. They show the front of a box with Chinese characters on the front but there is something about 600m. Again, at first I though maybe this is a depth rating until I notice meters rather than feet. It's probably the throw distance (BS but still what else is it)?

I'm posting here just because it's a bit of a novelty for DX not because I think everyone is going to want one.

There is almost no description of the product other than what is listed in the title.

Edited by: gcbryan on 05/12/2010 - 00:22
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Looking at the most recent offerings, they seem to be trying to move upmarket. If so, I hope they improve the customer service too. And while I'm making a wishlist, it'd be nice if their specs bore any semblance to reality.

 

Can't say like the look of that one, too garish for me. And not a bargain either.

 

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

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

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Yeah, there was a company that market as e-dict or something like that that had an ugly looking dive light similar to that. I think they all flooded, the company didn't stand behind their product and so no dealer would carry them anymore.

There is another nicer looking new light I saw that was $65 or something like that. I think you're right about DX trying to go upscale. I'd never buy an expensive light at DX however. Other than dive lights I wouldn't buy an expensive flashlight from anyone. Smile

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I like the looks.....my wife seems to like it.  And for the price it seems to come with everything, might make a great starter kit for a non-flashoholic.

With Darkness, there will always be Light.

 

 

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Sorry but it looks fugly to me.  Wink    Every torch I buy has to look good which I know sounds stupid to most but that's just me. :bigsmile:

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