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Whoa!  Look what the cat dragged in!  Welcome back U_235!  You've been away quite awhile!

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garrybunk wrote:

Whoa!  Look what the cat dragged in!  Welcome back U_235!  You’ve been away quite awhile!

-Garry

Yeah, had some medical issues over the past months. Looking forward to getting back to playing with my lights! Just got some xpg-2s in and plan on modding a C2 with one soon.
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D’oh, sorry, forgot to make a small review about my HD2010 from Meritline :bigsmile:
Well, got it from them because of 30% off coupon. $25.89 instead of $36.99 Smile

Ok, it took about 3 weeks (ordered Friday, Aug 10th, received Monday, Sep 3rd). Not so bad for Singapore Post (with tracking, btw).
Came in white box, light was bubble wrapped. All this in normal, bubble wrapped orange envelope. But… look at that box! Shocked
lol :bigsmile: When I saw it I thought my HD will be like sh*t.

Surprisingly, it was in perfect condition Big Smile Almost all bubbles were popped though :bigsmile: Man, any other, smaller thing, wouldn’t survive such a torture.

At a glance – everything’s perfect. Yeah, I found a pair of very tiny dents’n‘chips (almost all HD have, unfortunately), a little bit rough corners… but again, for 26 bucks… really nice finish Big Smile It’s my first ****fire brand Cool
- Very grippy knurling.
- Not-so-even anno between fins.
- Veeery clean reflector. Some small imperfections around the led, but it doesn’t affect the beam apparently.

- Clear crystal (almost), with small fingerprint on the edge.
- Clean threads, with no lube at all. Strange, but one of the o-rings was perfect, I mean, perfect size for that diameter Shocked (haven’t dismounted the head yet)
- Well centered emitter. CW, spill is awfully purple Sick :bigsmile:
- Adapter tube for 18650 is a bad cut piece of plastic. Will be always inside anyway, so no one will see it :bigsmile:

As for driver – looks like the same driver all HDs have. Modes are spaced almost identically to my UF P60 drop-in from Manafont. No visible PWM in all modes Big Smile SOS mode starts with O (O-S-S-O-S-S-O-S…), but it’s still a true SOS mode.
UPDATE: no, I was wrong, it starts with S, i.e.: SO-OSO-OSO
Currents? 2,4A (stock leads) with charged TF 2400 @HI, exactly same current my P60 drop-in has Flat Stare Couldn’t check currents at MED and LOW, light started to flicker (someone already reported this behavior before, if I remember well).

A few pics for comparison. Beamshot was made with fully charged TF flames (overexposed though Sad my Samsung doesn’t have lower exposure and this thing throws like a monster!!)

To sum up: great light! Great thrower! Silly My first and, probably, last big thrower though. Quite useless for me, still prefer EDC size Smile

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Is your battery spacer just some white PVC? I just got mine from T-mart, and it’s just a rough cut little section. Not a big deal. However, mine does have memory for some reason and I hate it.

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ryanferg wrote:
Is your battery spacer just some white PVC? I just got mine from T-mart, and it’s just a rough cut little section. Not a big deal.

Yup :bigsmile:

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However, mine does have memory for some reason and I hate it.

Same driver? Maybe a new batch? I still can’ get it, why those chinese markets sell flashlight with strobe and SOS :bigsmile: I think >90% don’t use them, so why bother?

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Same driver? Maybe a new batch? I still can’ get it, why those chinese markets sell flashlight with strobe and SOS :bigsmile: I think >90% don’t use them, so why bother?

Says East 092 on the bottom of the driver. And just to clarify- if I turn it off in low, and then turn it on- it goes to strobe (or whatever mode I turned it off on +1). This is memory right? Or is my light just broken? (or operator error somehow)

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Mine has memory, but I think it’s only for a few seconds.

The low mode should be lower.

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Mine has intermittent amnesia. LOL

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ryanferg wrote:
SashiX wrote:
Same driver? Maybe a new batch? I still can' get it, why those chinese markets sell flashlight with strobe and SOS :bigsmile: I think >90% don't use them, so why bother?
Says East 092 on the bottom of the driver. And just to clarify- if I turn it off in low, and then turn it on- it goes to strobe (or whatever mode I turned it off on +1). This is memory right? Or is my light just broken? (or operator error somehow)

That's usually referred to as "next mode memory" and personally I hate it.  I'd rather it start back at the beginning sequence than in the next mode.  I can't check for memory on my HD2010 as it's broken and still not fixed.  (Really irritated at this as I hardly used it at all.)

-Garry

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No, that’s not “memory”. Mine does the same.
When you switch between modes, you half press the button. In that moment, switch is momentary off and than on again. Normally, it should be programmed for less than a second, but some “genius” make that short period too long :bigsmile: My HD has 2 seconds delay.

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Mine arrived today from Lightmalls.

It is the black version.

Foy, you got yours in far BETTER condition than I got mine from this dealer.

I have never gotten a light so scratched, I have never either sold my used lights in that condition.

Has been probably in a pile of flashlights, packed using a showel.

 

 

Otherwise, seems to be working OK.

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Has been probably in a pile of flashlights, packed using a showel.

That imagery made me laugh!

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SashiX wrote:
No, that’s not “memory”. Mine does the same. When you switch between modes, you half press the button. In that moment, switch is momentary off and than on again. Normally, it should be programmed for less than a second, but some “genius” make that short period too long :bigsmile: My HD has 2 seconds delay.

If I turn mine off and leave it for like 15-20 seconds, then it will start from the beginning again. But it’s not that consistent, I can’t figure out the ‘rules’ that govern what mode it will come on next or when it ‘forgets’ . Honestly, I think mine is haunted.

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Sorry, looks like I was wrong. It’s about 15-16 seconds.
Anyway, it’s like I said before – a bad programmed driver Sick

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CT -

They credited me $8 when I complained but honestly, it still bothers me.

 

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If any of you guys with driver issues are interested I still have about 10 more new takeout East-092 drivers left. Jut pay shipping and I will send one or two your way. Because that’s how we roll here at BLF, PM me for more info.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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Tested the amp draw on 18700 Xtars.
Seems to take pretty nicely ~3.6A.

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BTW I was happily surprised this has almost invisible PWM! Steve

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CheapThrills wrote:

Mine arrived today from Lightmalls.

It is the black version.

Foy, you got yours in far BETTER condition than I got mine from this dealer.

I have never gotten a light so scratched, I have never either sold my used lights in that condition.

Has been probably in a pile of flashlights, packed using a showel.

 

 

Otherwise, seems to be working OK.

That is some B.S., there is no way people should even do business with these dealers. If you wanted a used looking light, you should of gotten it for used price. I will be avoiding Lightmalls for any purchases.

I got a XinTd from Intl-Outdoor and it had a few nicks on it and they refunded me $5. That was fair. I would contact them and see what they can do for you. If nothing let people know and move on. Lightmalls will get the hint if their wallets start taking a hit.

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I think I will send them a few pics and ask, why they sold me a used one?
It pretty much looks, like being used for a good while…

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Just wanted to post, what you might end up getting...:

 

 

 

 

 

Even the CREE logo is dented and smudgy...

 

 

Not a single time before, regardless of the price of a light, have I received one in such a bad condition.

 

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If you don't want it I'll take it off your hands. Big Smile

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Has anyone found a good push-on lens cap for the hd2010?

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scaru wrote:

If you don’t want it I’ll take it off your hands. Big Smile

Glasses

Well, cannot get any refund from Lightmalls for this beat up sucker.

They told I could get “discount” for next order.
I left a message asking, how much would it be or is it a coupon?

sigh

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CheapThrills wrote:
scaru wrote:

If you don't want it I'll take it off your hands. Big Smile

Glasses Well, cannot get any refund from Tmart for this beat up sucker. They told I could get "discount" for next order. I left a message asking, how much would it be or is it a coupon? *sigh*
I thought you bought it from lightmalls? Why are you blaming Tmart?
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JohnnyMac wrote:

CheapThrills wrote:
scaru wrote:

If you don’t want it I’ll take it off your hands. Big Smile

Glasses Well, cannot get any refund from Tmart for this beat up sucker. They told I could get “discount” for next order. I left a message asking, how much would it be or is it a coupon? sigh
I thought you bought it from lightmalls? Why are you blaming Tmart?

Because I mixed up these dealers. 2 posts Up I got my own pic and text Lightmalls Big Smile
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CheapThrills wrote:
JohnnyMac wrote:

CheapThrills wrote:
scaru wrote:

If you don't want it I'll take it off your hands. Big Smile

Glasses Well, cannot get any refund from Tmart for this beat up sucker. They told I could get "discount" for next order. I left a message asking, how much would it be or is it a coupon? *sigh*
I thought you bought it from lightmalls? Why are you blaming Tmart?

Because I mixed up these dealers. 2 posts Up I got my own pic and text Lightmalls Big Smile Sorry.
Heh...cool. I just didn't want to see tmart take the heat for something they didn't do. Smile
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Anyone knows of a holster the HD would fit in? Should be carried on a belt or MOLLE bags, either would be fine.

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joerch wrote:
Anyone knows of a holster the HD would fit in? Should be carried on a belt or MOLLE bags, either would be fine.

I ordered THIS on a whim, and considering the last pile of crap Ultrafire holster I had ordered a while back, I was VERY pleased with this new one. Well made, durable, and fits a variety of different diameter light tubes, up to the HD2010. It is what my HD rides in.

For the price, you can’t lose. Wink

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