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Tmart Group Buy - GO TO THIS THREAD TO SIGN UP - http://budgetlightforum.com/node/29665

 

Tmart Group Buy - GO TO THIS THREAD TO SIGN UP - http://budgetlightforum.com/node/29665

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/29611

The thread above is where the comparison review is and we can discuss more there.

Thank you

 

Hello,

I've been thinking on a group buy from Tmart and I will handle all the communications with them, but the problem is which light? 

I just know this will open up a can of worms, but I am asking for ideas on a Tmart group buy light. They are not looking at modifying or offering options an existing light, but they just want to offer a group buy stock light that they carry.

Just post if you have interest in a particular light and possibly there will be enough +1 comments on one or two of them, that I might take it to the negotiations level.

Limitations? I highly doubt we are going to get a break on a light like a Nitecore or any of the lights that the Mfg locks the minimum advertised price price on, so I think it would be a waste to say you want any of them. 

 

Here's a like to their flashlight page.

Thanks

 See Post #83  It's going to be a HD 2010

Well, here's what is going to happen, at least I am pretty sure. Well, that's what it sounds like anyhow.  Tmart is going to send me one of each.

Fandyfire  SKU: 88013993
No Name SKU: 88007126
Tangsfire SKU: 88008313

That way I can do a comparison review and then decide on one for the group buy.

Yep, it takes longer, but it does make sense. It is good to be able to look each one over, check fit and finish, try them out for Copper pills, test amp draws, modes and then pick the best of the bunch for the GB.

 

Anyhow, I will keep everyone posted as to when the lights are coming and I will do the comparison review as soon as they do.

PLUS, the losing lights will become giveaways.

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I like the HD2010 because of the way it feels in your hand,but open to other lights also.

Thanks for taking time to do this for us.

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I just bought the copper pill, so another vote for the HD2010 as it was already on the cards.

But something tells me, most of those who want them already own one.

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Quite like the look of these, no idea how good or bad this exact one is. But seen the host used by a more pricey alternative.

http://www.tmart.com/UltraFire-WF-502B-Cree-XM-L-U2-870lm-5-Mode-White-F...

I know this is a big name, but a sensible priced shipped on one of these would get my attention for sure.
http://www.tmart.com/Sunwayman-R10R-Cree-XP-G2-R5-205LM-2-Mode-Flashligh...

And I don’t own an angle light. This seems old spec, but again if it’s any good I could be tempted.
http://www.tmart.com/TrustFire-Z-1-CREE-Q5-5W-230LM-3-Mode-Flashlight-with-Clip-Silver_p136638.html

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+1 for the HD2010

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Ejected Filament wrote:
I just bought the copper pill, so another vote for the HD2010 as it was already on the cards.

But something tells me, most of those who want them already own one.

I have the no name HD2010 from TMart US warehouse and the copper pill does not fit.

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I'm in for 3 more HD2010's.

The low mode should be lower.

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SWM R 10R without mention of MAP per post #4 .

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Do they have something about P60 size with a screw in pill?

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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I also like the HD2010 idea. I have a couple pills for them and would never buy them unless they were at a lower price.

got to go to work, see y'all later.

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I don't have a HD 2010 so if it is a "good" one than I'll bite.

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Bought one of these when they were about £8~ something a few weeks ago, really like the no memory, high first mode selection and the obnoxious strobe. Don’t like the DD driver though gimme some 7135’s any day.
Put me down for one if they are similar price Smile

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2010 sounds good to me too.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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The Tangsfire HD2010 is always on special at Tmart, purchased one for $23.38 in December and one for $22.49 in January. It’s a great light but it’s always on sale, I would rather go for a light that is not on special every month.

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Thanka for being the intermediate for a group buy Justin Smile .

I need a new 1x18650 test thrower, and I think the Trustfire X9 is the nicest one: looks good, 60mm head diameter, 17mm driver, some clearance on the underside of the reflector for the solder joints. 

It is 30 dollars on tmart, how about 20 dollars for the group buy?

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I’ve been admiring the Trustfire X9 also. It’s on my short list.

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I only have a couple decent lights so I am flexible. I prefer warmer tints and 18650 or AA capable lights.
A powerful zoomy would be nice.

I’ll participate in the group buy. Glasses

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djozz wrote:

Thanka for being the intermediate for a group buy Justin Smile .

I need a new 1×18650 test thrower, and I think the Trustfire X9 is the nicest one: looks good, 60mm head diameter, 17mm driver, some clearance on the underside of the reflector for the solder joints. 

It is 30 dollars on tmart, how about 20 dollars for the group buy?

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I’ve been admiring the Trustfire X9 also. It’s on my short list.

The X9’s machining and ano are very high quality, but there is NO heatsinking under the star, the pill is an empty tube and the star screws down on the big end. Keep the stock driver and reflow a ‘L2 on the stock star, unless you want to go to the trouble of fabricating a copper plug.

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TexasToasted wrote:
I’ve been admiring the Trustfire X9 also. It’s on my short list.

avoid if you dont plan to mode it, hollow pill and garbage driver, also no room for protected cells…

How about small EDC LedLenser P3 Smile

 

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If I went with a HD2010, it would be the FandyFire. Better light (at least the one I had was very good), and in black too. 

I also like this light. I believe it's a C8 reflector, but in a HD2010 style body.

and that X9 sure does have a hollow pill, so it would be harder to mod it. I would like to see the insides of the Ultrafire V2 as a thrower.

 

Overall, so far, the HD2010 has it as the most talked about, so we will see if that changes any in a couple days or so.

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Black is fine with me, Im not a ‘luminist’.

No idea on model though. Ill have to take your word for it. Although, 2.3a is a bit low isnt it? Or am i missing something? I would have thought XML2 would be desirable too. I have lots to learn.

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I'm buying it to mod, so driver and emitter aren't a big deal.  Quality of the host is a big deal.

The low mode should be lower.

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Black is fine with me, Im not a 'luminist'. No idea on model though. Ill have to take your word for it. Although, 2.3a is a bit low isnt it? Or am i missing something? I would have thought XML2 would be desirable too. I have lots to learn.

We are talking stock lights here, not modded ones, so they come with XM-L T6 in all of them. There won't be any changes made by tmart, they just aren't into doing that kind of stuff. It is what it is. I've talked to them enough about that.

They have the Fandyfire HD2010 listed at 2300mA, the No Name HD2010 listed at 8 watts, so basically 2300mA most likely and the Tangsfire HD2010 listed at 6 watts, so that should be less than 2300mA.

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Actually, if I had to pick anything, it would be this light.  I just think it's sweet looking, because I favor smooth lines over all the medieval bumps. I think it might be an ok thrower.

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Ah I see, thanks. I had read the bits re no modding by tmart and was cool with that, I want to mod it myself to learn on. But I had not realised that it wasnt available in XML2 nor in 2800ma. That last one surprises me most as I see that number talked about in much smaller flashlights. I either assumed, was confused, or both.

As I said, I have much to learn. Cheers.

Actually you got m interested in this one. But I must not, I ordered enough lights i have no real explanation for already. I can justify the HD2010 as I bought the pill, it would be wasteful not to use it. I cant justify the pill, but that was only $20 so is much easier to get away with. Big Smile

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The driver current specs could also be wrong, unless I’m overlooking something. If you get one with the ‘good’ driver it will vary drastically based on which battery you use. For instance, that tangsfire version is listed at 6W, but people have reported well over 4000mA on high drain batteries.

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Isn’t the East 092 driver direct drive, both the FF and TF versions I have have that driver. Quality of both is the same.

One of the lights I wanted but never bought was the Ultrafire 980L , always rated highly. Maybe they could get some of these.

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HD2010 is a good light if the price was to be somewhat less than they list it for.

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HD2010 is a great light but they always run them on special, picked up two TF versions from them in December and January for $23.48 and $22.49. Why waste a group buy on a light that’s always on special. Tangsfire and Fandyfire are equal in every way.

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Legolas Jr. wrote:
+1 for the HD2010

But which one. Browsing the link provided by OL I think I counted 8 HD 2010’s.

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