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I placed 2 orders. first one was for 2 lights and paypal says payment went through, but order still says in processing. Second order for 1 light went through and already says shipped. anyone else have this problem?

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I got my two NW flashlights today. They are great. Happy customer. Ordered more.

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I got mine today! Great item!!! I have a question. How do I open the tailcap? My friend wants the button to be out more. He says it is hard for him to press it. Any suggestions?

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I got mine today! Great item!!! I have a question. How do I open the tailcap? My friend wants the button to be out more. He says it is hard for him to press it. Any suggestions?

It better than having it turn on in your pocket and find the cell dead when you need it.

 

I got one NW yesterday, arrived DOA. Thanks for the photos of dis-assembly, I quickly found that the positive lead came off the star. Looks like a cold solder joint that let go in transit. A tiny dab of flux and a touch with the soldering iron fixed it. Great light for the price. Probably best with Ni-MH unless you only use short bursts. Thanks _the_ & GB.

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Decided to jump on the bandwagon and ordered one in CW. I added tracking so we will see how long it takes them.

How fast does this thing heat up with 10440’s in it? I’m debating on using alkalines or li-ion’s.

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How fast does this thing heat up with 10440's in it? I'm debating on using alkalines or li-ion's.

Quite fast. I'd suggest using either NiMH (Eneloops) or Lithium primaries (Energizer Ultimate AAA or similar).

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Yourrid wrote:
How fast does this thing heat up with 10440’s in it? I’m debating on using alkalines or li-ion’s.

Quite fast. I’d suggest using either NiMH (Eneloops) or Lithium primaries (Energizer Ultimate AAA or similar).

+1

Very good AAA Lithium primary battery for the price of alkaline.

Energizer Ultimate AAA is better than Nice.

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I forgot to mention, mine has the Singfire logo. I put the clip over it, the slightly rougher surface may help attachment to a pocket.

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antiparanoico wrote:
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Yourrid wrote:
How fast does this thing heat up with 10440’s in it? I’m debating on using alkalines or li-ion’s.

Quite fast. I’d suggest using either NiMH (Eneloops) or Lithium primaries (Energizer Ultimate AAA or similar).

+1

Very good AAA Lithium primary battery for the price of alkaline.

Energizer Ultimate AAA is better than Nice.

I was really wanting something rechargeable. Looks like I’ll have to hunt down some Eneloop’s.

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Yourrid wrote:
How fast does this thing heat up with 10440’s in it? I’m debating on using alkalines or li-ion’s.

Quite fast. I’d suggest using either NiMH (Eneloops) or Lithium primaries (Energizer Ultimate AAA or similar).

+1

Very good AAA Lithium primary battery for the price of alkaline.

Energizer Ultimate AAA is better than Nice.

I was really wanting something rechargeable. Looks like I’ll have to hunt down some Eneloop’s.


http://budgetlightforum.com/node/25192

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Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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Yourrid wrote:
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Yourrid wrote:
How fast does this thing heat up with 10440’s in it? I’m debating on using alkalines or li-ion’s.

Quite fast. I’d suggest using either NiMH (Eneloops) or Lithium primaries (Energizer Ultimate AAA or similar).

+1

Very good AAA Lithium primary battery for the price of alkaline.

Energizer Ultimate AAA is better than Nice.

I was really wanting something rechargeable. Looks like I’ll have to hunt down some Eneloop’s.


http://budgetlightforum.com/node/25192

Yea I’ve bought from ChibiM before. Great prices. I really just need a 2-pack as I don’t have anything that really runs on AAA’s. If I can’t find any online, I may give him a shout.

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Gj wrote:

I forgot to mention, mine has the Singfire logo. I put the clip over it, the slightly rougher surface may help attachment to a pocket.


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I only have big flashlights (18650 and XML)… So I have no idea how bright these little things are.
To give me an idea, how does this light compares to the LED on my Iphone? I wanna know if it is worth it to have this light in my pocket for indoor use or if it’s not better than my phone.

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I only have big flashlights (18650 and XML)… So I have no idea how bright these little things are.
To give me an idea, how does this light compares to the LED on my Iphone? I wanna know if it is worth it to have this light in my pocket for indoor use or if it’s not better than my phone.

This flashlight has much more output and throw than a phone flash.

The phone led is pure flood, decent in a pinch for ranges within 3-5ft.

The S1 clone is great from point blank to ~10 yards.

Definitely worth having this flashlight versus a phone led as a flashlight.

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Received my NW today— its beautiful, and output is fine on Duracells.
Nice and slim body.
Just wish the clip was stiffer.
It will be fine for thicker garments; not so much for shirt pockets.

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Mayhem wrote:
I ordered 6 (2 x NW & 4 x CW) on July 8th and my online status is still showing pending. I have sent my order info to bestgear and the CSbestgear handles. Please update order status when you get a chance.

Thanks,

-M

Hi Mayhem
I have checked your order number and your post have been shipped on 18th July, I will PM you your tracking number later Smile
Sorry for being late to reply Wink

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Hi guys is this still available on GB?

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Yes, it is still going strong as of 07/22/2014
11:46 pm Smile
Purchased two more 30 minutes ago.

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Even tho I have 8 original S1’s ordered from Ric I just purchased another two of these (CW’s this time) I’ll be swapping in Nichia 119’s (with factory drivers) and using these as new lights for the kids/ around the house.

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its been two days and my order still on processing status is this normal?

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sledger17 wrote:
its been two days and my order still on processing status is this normal?

my order status didn’t change to shipped till 5 days later

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I got one today, nice light.

It is super warm white, nice.

I am unsure which one I got but I guess it’s the light I won in the FIFA world championship, it came with Belgium post? And the adress label was glued over the customs declaration, not on the opposite site like usual…LOL
Very fast delivery 8 days… Shocked

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Cereal_killer wrote:
Even tho I have 8 original S1’s ordered from Ric I just purchased another two of these (CW’s this time) I’ll be swapping in Nichia 119’s (with factory drivers) and using these as new lights for the kids/ around the house.

Nichia 119 does not have a center piece of direct thermal transfer. How would you solder a nichia 119 to the pill? I have many 119s from texaspro and it would be cool if I could do this Big Smile
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Just search the forum there are many ways to do it, one of the easiest is to tape the center pad with kapton and then reflow it …

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Cereal_killer wrote:
My light came today (tho “tracking” never worked), ordered on the 8th, delivered in 11 days.

I’m happy to report the bezel is not glued and the clip came off without scratching it.

Really love how the seam between body and tail is totally invisible when screwed together!

edit: took it apart, (after having it 5 minutes lol), the lens is in really bad shape, chipped really bad, thats my one complaint so far

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Today I received the 2 I orderd.
Lovely little lights.
Was planning on buying 2 more immediately but 1 does not work, so now I’m a little bit reluctant.

Will see if gearbest will reship a working one.

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johnnydoe wrote:
Today I received the 2 I orderd. Lovely little lights. Was planning on buying 2 more immediately but 1 does not work, so now I'm a little bit reluctant. Will see if gearbest will reship a working one.

Open it up for a look-see. Mine had a loose + lead to the star. 30 second fix with an iron.

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Already did that but didn’t see anything. Didn’t want to mess with it by trying to get it out to look at the other side before gearbest responded. Tried to fix defective lights in the past and well.. It didn’t work out that well Oops

To illustrate that, I now have an oring from this light lying around and I don’t know where to put it back. I put it around the bezel but when screwing it back on it pushed the o-ring out to the side so I assume that’s not where it should go.

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I got one of mine yesterday.  Quite warm and the output is ok considering the tint. I haven't opened it up to see if there is some unnecessary resistance in there.

Hoping the cool tint version is bright enough to not need modding.

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I ordered on 7/3 and tracking number never worked (SG**********). Still waiting…

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