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real c8??

c8 is this any good??
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UltraFire-C8-CREE-XM-L-XML-T6-LED-Flashlight-Torch-5-Mode-1000ML-yf-/180851605216?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item2a1b987ee0#ht_5207wt_952

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Looks like a generic version of a good ole KD C8, should be a decent light for the money.
The XIN C8 TD from intl-outdoors is sort of the flagship model for this style of light, and probably is the highest quality C8 that is priced under $30.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

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“Working Current:450 – 600mA” – this is strange
“Digital Regulated for Constant Brightness” – probably not true

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Here’s my take on it.
The description is very common of xxxx fire lights found on eBay.
However, the stated working current is much more like what you’d expect from a q3 or q5 light.

It’s either not a xml light or the description was (to be polite ) recycled from another seller
or item.

I’d say pass on this one and get a c8 elsewhere.

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C8 XM-L for 13$

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nekdo12 wrote:
C8 XM-L for 13$

Hello,

I ordered one of these but I want to point out that the pics and the words do not agree.

The pics show a C10, not a C8. The head and reflector are longer in a C10. The C10 has a tighter hotspot than a C8.

The pics show a mixed Orange Peel reflector, not Smooth as the words say.

The pics do show an XML led though. Smile

I have gambled with $12.99 USD.

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I’ve read the same description of current use on a cheap uf-980l on eBay this weekend, maybe as said, a generic description copied and pasted, my unfortunately be accurate, who knows till you have it in your hand with a good meter to test?

What I will say is I bought a cheap (£10 delivered) c8 q5 from eBay early this month, it arrived quickly, in good condition. I was fully prepared to do a driver swap (and may still do to eliminate the blinkies) but on testing its drawing 1.38a on high. It’s my current most used light, in my head strap at work, it did a six or so hour shift Friday before last, is more than adequate for my use (under vehicles in gloomy workshops) it does seem to start on blinky if left off for more than 30 secs, but I’m used to turning it on, see the blink and half press for full. 3 mode would be good, but I don’t feel the need to swap the driver to a higher output on since a q5 is generally said to be right at 1.5a.

I’m more than happy with both my use of this light, and the throw of it if I really need that, that seems to be a c8 strong point, I’d still like a 3 mode hard driven xm-l c8, but I’ll either buy an xintd c8, or another cheap eBay c8 and swap in either a good 3 mode driver or driver and u2 xm-l going off the brilliant tint of my modded t1. That would be one hell of a good light.

Oh and yes, I did say I willingly strap a cheap eBay light with cheap limp fire cells to the side of my head…..I’ve been monitoring both, get no sign of heat from either cell or light, so feel its of little risk. 0:) J)

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Hello, I ordered one of these but I want to point out that the pics and the words do not agree. The pics show a C10, not a C8. The head and reflector are longer in a C10. The C10 has a tighter hotspot than a C8. The pics show a mixed Orange Peel reflector, not Smooth as the words say.

The pics do show an XML led though. I have gambled with $12.99 USD.

Just clicked the link, do you have any li-po’s that do 7.2 – 9v single cell? :bigsmile: Wink

Obviously its not just eBay that have dodgy descriptions Silly

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If I may.
The light nekdo12 linked to is a C8. It’s just a newer version. Take a glance at the Cree logo, as far as I can tell it was first introduced in late 2011 or early 21012 depending on where the shell was made.
As stevetexas pointed out pictures and descriptions are frequently mismatched.
This happens often with model numbers too. Pailight as example,
markets their version of the C8, as a C9 .
http://www.shenzhen-wholesale.com/palight-c9-cree-xpg-r5-led-5mode-recha...
It’s the same basic C8 light, just a different model number and a r5 led.

This light is a C10, or at least the latest incarnation thereof. Note the the differences in the styling on the head & tailcap.
http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-c10-cree-q5-5mode-led....

There appears to be a whole lot of mix & match going on.
Getting “the real thing” either takes a incredible stroke of luck or a lot of research.

stevetexas : That’s a good light, I think you’ll be happy with it’s out of the box performance. So far Meritline has been been pretty good about defect returns.
and if nothing else a few new o-rings & a 7135*8 driver will bring it right into top form.

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