C8 (with XR-E Q3-5) $6.60 each for 5? ($32 total)

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C8 (with XR-E Q3-5) $6.60 each for 5? ($32 total)

Thought I might bring this to peoples attention:

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5pcs-Freeshipping-UltraFire-C8-5…

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I’m sure this has been mentioned on here before however being a Chinese seller which I have never used before I am a little apprehensive:

Has anyone bought these before and have a rough idea of the quality I can expect to receive if I do lay down the money? At $6.60 each I don’t think I can expect much at all but are they worth it?

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Edited by: Vectrex on 08/23/2012 - 16:11
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Replying to my own thread.. but anyway:

From a little digging it seems the standard drivers are not very efficient and the LEDs are low bins (Q3?) which means output is not the greatest. The reflectors and lenses are almost certainly plastic. Build quality has been said by others to be very good for <$7.

I will order a bunch tomorrow, they will have drivers and LEDs replaced so all that leaves is the (probably) plastic lenses and reflector which I think I can live with. Wink