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Hobbyfotograaf wrote:

The UNI-T UT61E from DX http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ut61e-2-6-lcd-digital-multimeter-red-black-1-x-9v-6f22-battery-113306

nice one! i have this too, and use it all the time. i havent figured out how the PEAK-button works..

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I was just thinking to get that same multimer but since the delivery time on DX is absolutely terrible I gave up that idea :/

How the HOLD button works, does it have to be pressed during the measurement (need three hands to do that) or you can pres it and then use both hands to measure?

 

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Sirius9 wrote:
How the HOLD button works, does it have to be pressed during the measurement (need three hands to do that) or you can pres it and then use both hands to measure?

while a measurment is being done (2 hands), a 3rd hand presses the HOLD button to freeze the display. useless function.

you wont find automatic HOLD in meters of this sub-60$ price class Wink

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Sirius9 wrote:

I was just thinking to get that same multimer but since the delivery time on DX is absolutely terrible I gave up that idea :

Ordered 4/04/2012, delivered 17/04/2012. That is not bad for DXWink.

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Hobbyfotograaf wrote:

Sirius9 wrote:

I was just thinking to get that same multimer but since the delivery time on DX is absolutely terrible I gave up that idea :

Ordered 4/04/2012, delivered 17/04/2012. That is not bad for DXWink.

I am still waiting some stuff that I ordered on 22/02/2012 and 08/03/2012 (backordered) :/

P.S. kreisler thanks for the info on hold button, I hoped it's automatic...

 

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I FINALLY got my fandyfire HD2011 from the DX deals buy. Wow. That was way too long of a wait. Horrible on DX's part taking a few weeks just to ship it out, and then a month for it to arrive. 

 

It is bright! draws 3.0A on my blue trustfire 18650, but my HIMAX's dont fit. Diameter is too big. The tint is not to my liking now that I've been using my neutrals lol. Overall, for the money it is pretty dang nice though!

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Itinifni wrote:

It started as an order for two of the elliptical optics but since the shipping was going to be more than the optics themselves I had to order a couple of each frosted optics for good measure.

My plan for the ellipticals is to make a couple of Match Mod, AA Mini-Mags for bike lights. I currently use XM-L L2s with OP reflectors on my bike but thought the elliptical lights would be a good addition. Now I just have to wait for the hosts, XP-Gs and eneloops to arrive.

The unintended concequence of ordering the other optics is that in a month or so I'll notice them on the bench and come up with an excuse to spend more money on LEDs, drivers, hosts and batteries. What I really need is more friends to give these things to, or more places to hide them.

ROTFL! Smile

Can you give us some links so we can have time to prepare all those excuses? Smile

I'm thinking about making something for my scooter, but I have no idea where/how to start. It has a horrible battery/cell, original lights are powered by a dynamo, and I don't think it can supply much current.

Having a separate cell pack for lights seems cumbersome.

Do you have any good links for modding scooter headlights? Wink

Thanks,

Viktor

This is my flashlight collection.

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Got another package from solarforce. Ordered an L2m and was sent an L2 - has no writing on it at all?

 

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Thrunite T20 arrived from Craig at Illumination Supply (I won it in the first Facebook "Like" draw).  Less than a week from West coast to London - impressive).

Should mention that I actually came second in the draw - Craig's brother won, but declined.  Nice family.

Nice little light, and I even have a use for it, beside the bed on my narrowboat.  Will be a novelty when I'm asked "what do you need another light for" to have an answer.

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finally got my package from manafont..fenix bike mount, srm 01 knife and some watch batteries..64 days to my door lol

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Keygos 26650s came today, well actually yesterday but they don't fit in the mailboxes at the apartments so they were left in the office and I picked them up today. Ordered them on 4/7/12 and they were delivered 4/18/12, 11 days to NC, not bad at all, blows away the shipping times I have experienced from CNQG by a huge margin.

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Today I got a package containing 2 gray TF 14500 protected cells, a 3*AA battery case and 3 Crystal Head vodka skull shot glasses.

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Finally got my hands on some real "Super Lube". 

All my threads now feel very naughty! Wink

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Flashlight Turtle wrote:

Finally got my hands on some real "Super Lube". 

All my threads now feel very naughty! Wink

I want naughty flashlights! Where did you order it from? Smile

This is my flashlight collection.

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Flashlight Turtle wrote:

Finally got my hands on some real "Super Lube". 

All my threads now feel very naughty! Wink

Flashlight threads, I hope!  Wink
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My DD order arrived today.

Ordered on April 2 received April 19. Thats fairly fast.

ALL YOUR LUMEN ARE BELONG TO US.

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MAHA C9000

XENO E03 (ordered V2 but received V3)

Thrunite T10

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viktori wrote:

Flashlight Turtle wrote:

Finally got my hands on some real "Super Lube". 

All my threads now feel very naughty! Wink

I want naughty flashlights! Where did you order it from? Smile

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110850039900

That's the only seller I found who is willing to ship internationally for a reasonable price and each tube contains 12 grams as apposed to the smaller 6 grams tube which kreisler got.

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Jetbeam PA40W.

Comes in a nifty sealed plastic carry case. 

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Hello, rennsman.

Welcome to BLF!

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from HK Equipment.  Ordered April 5th, very well packaged and delivery time reasonable.

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Flashlight Turtle, congrats to the superlube stuff! i had paid 6.89€ total for the oiler. yours is 7.82€. more expensive!!

Woody, please "review" your Spark when you can. sharing your thoughts, thx!

i got my UF swivel holster today from Manafont (UF 401):

it fits great with AA-sized tubes, and i also like it for AAA-sized tubes. i cant recommend it for tube diameters larger than AA-size. quality is great great great, i am very pleased with the built quality. the swivel joint is made out of black (flexible) hard plastic, unbreakable. you get 12 different lock positions. maybe the original swivel holster by Fenix is even better built (the UF 401 is an imitation of the Fenix, no doubt) but this is absolutely pleasing and sufficient. very light weight and small, and it works beautifully (walking, better than headlamp for that matter, ..). me thinks that EVERY flashaholic should have both this type of holster (it actually replaces any standard holster/sheath/pouch!) and a gorillapod with clamp. i regard the gorillapod and the swivel holster as the two most ESSENTIAL accessories of a flashaholic Wink

here some good info: the "UF 401" model number is assigned to 2 different UF swivel holster, similar to Fenix diffusers which have the the same model number but are really different products. so when you order it from ebay, make sure that you get the "401" which you're interested in. I was interested in THIS "401" and i am glad that they didnt ship the wrong item (i.e. THE OTHER "401" by UF).

One advantage of this small-ish holster is its symmetry. it's a holster with a symmetrical shape. its center of mass is exactly in the swivel joint (point). when you swivel the holder, the center of mass (of holster + flashlight) stays in place. other holders (e.g. NiteIze, the other UF 401) generate a momentum in the black plastic mounting bracket (clamp). the momentum is transferred to your belt and subjectively you will think that the holster is "heavier" lol.

if you dont know what i mean, take a look at selfbuilt's Olight i3 (analogy). imagine the split ring was glued in a fixed position to the keyring attachment point of the i3 (=analogy: the 401 + torch is a fixed system, a so-called "rigid body system") and you had to hold i3 100% straight (vertical) with your thumb and pointer .. only by touching (holding) the split ring (=analogy: the belt holds the 401). so your fingers be the belt in the analogy. now think about it: what is easier to hold in your fingers: the iTP A3 (no momentum in your fingers), or the Olight i3? the engineering target is to let the belt "carry" (only) the weight of the holster+flashlight and not also let it "counteract" the momentum which is transferred by the black plastic. a symmetrically built holster provides pure strain by weight, which also means that the holster will not TWIST your belt thru torque.

this product is kreislapproved and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. dont' get it from MF but do get it (from elsewhere)!!

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rennsman wrote:

Jetbeam PA40W.

Comes in a nifty sealed plastic carry case. 

Hello and welcome to BLF, rennsman.

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rennsman wrote:

Jetbeam PA40W.

Comes in a nifty sealed plastic carry case. 

Nice, thats next on my list.

Welcome to BLF. 

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One of these. Not entirely sure why I bought it as I invariably end up giving zoomies away.

 

And it's hardly as if I don't have enough headlamps already.

 

Numbers in due course.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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rennsman wrote:

Jetbeam PA40W.

Comes in a nifty sealed plastic carry case. 

Welcome Rennsman.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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Today i finally got my Ultrafire HD2010 from easylightbuy. It pulls over 3.2A on a trustfire flame 18650.

Machining is pretty good, overall is an awesome light for the money and seems to throw pretty dang good. 

However, the LED came with a pretty large imperfection on it. 

This led me to order a U2 on a 16mm board to mod it with, and I also ordered my first 26650 Kingkong from Intl-outdoors. See how she performs with a few little upgrades!

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Today I've got FandyFire UV-S5 from DX. It is absolutely the same as Sky ray King.

the brightest light I've ever seen.

WOW. Nothing to say more.

topic: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/7836?page=7#comment-159701

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Got a dewalt impact driver today... its got massive amounts of torque for such a small tool,  I couldn't believe how it compares to my cordless drill, it really blows it out of the water.  Bought it from Amazon for $92 shipped .  Worth every penny.  These impact drivers are all the new rage Smile   They also get rated very good at amazon... Anyone else got any of these? What's some "must have" accessories to go with it?

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