Trustfire A8 "Clone" spotted at DX

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Trustfire A8 "Clone" spotted at DX

Just spotted this Trustfire A8 clone at DX: Sky Eye F15: $21.20

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Then there's the Rustu R180:$26.70

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Bit pricey for "clones" I guess.  Though these say 3AAA compatible.

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What is this one a clone of?  It's a Shadow something, right?

Sky Eye F13: $21.60

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Ok, kinda looks like a Shadow JM07 but with a single tailswitch instead of the 2nd side clicky. 

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i wonder if the handle will fit the defiant 3c lol

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Created a separate thread for the Shadow JM07 discussion: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20656 .

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the f15 shows a 3xAAA holder in a pic, and its listed as included. could be great for gifting to non flashaholics.
i wonder why they dont sell 3xAAA to 26650 adapters

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I would get 4AAA holders from FastTech to run in it, but yes it could be a nice gifter. 

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a 4xAAA will fit 26650 lights?

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Well some 26650 lights I do believe (i.e. the 57mm UltraOK HD2010 look-a-alike).  I'd have to measure to be sure, but I bet most would fit.

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nice. the white one? its a little wide and short, but may be worth buying one to try it in my 26650 lights. would be nice to have one, just in case

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Well some 26650 lights I do believe (i.e. the 57mm UltraOK HD2010 look-a-alike).  I’d have to measure to be sure, but I bet most would fit.

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I think you are correct Garry……….. I think I even put that 4xaaa carrier in my real HD2010 and it fit and powered up.. But that might be just a figment of my decaying memory……. :~
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Pulsar wrote:
nice. the white one? its a little wide and short, but may be worth buying one to try it in my 26650 lights. would be nice to have one, just in case

Yep, this one.  

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nice lights..damn you guys.. $20 here.. $20 there.. next thing you know i’ll spent enough to buy me a Fenix RC40 Wink
lately i’m into 26650 light, it feel much better in my hand than 18650 light, especially the mod’ed ones Big Smile
i really need to stay away from BLF, can’t help myself.. argghh

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The anodized threads on the Sky Eye are a nice improvement.  It's too bad they didn't add lanyard holes, particularly holes that would allow perfect tail standing.  That would've been enough for me to buy one just so I could try swapping the tube with my BLF A8.

The low mode should be lower.

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I’ll be getting one of these. I’ll let you guys know how it is

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Good!  Anxious to hear about it!

I forgot to get measurements on my 4AAA carrier and a sample of 26650 lights.  I'll try to post back with that info. soon.

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i hope it really has no memory, and is driven harder than 1200mah
ill be able to do a true apples to apples comparison with this and the BLF A8
to be honest, they had contacted me and asked if i was willing to do a light review for them. i wanted to do a different light, one that was very interesting and no reviews on or really anything. but they wanted to send this light instead.
i havent totally decided yet, but i may do some sort of giveaway with it when im done… but dont hold me to it Silly
edit: this host is cheaper than the trustfire a8s i have seen, and has anno’d threads, comes with 18650 and 3xAAA adapters. may be a decent deal at the asking price

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Created a new thread here for discussion of 3xAAA vs. 4xAAA vs. 26650's size comparisons. 

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Now DX added the UF LZZ-F15, identical at first sight to the sky eye 15, about 0.30$ cheaper XP

http://dx.com/p/ultrafire-lzz-f15-cree-xm-l-u2-400lm-5-mode-white-flashl...

Who knows about the quality of both (which is the better…)

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I see they also added Ultrafire versions of the other Sky Eye's!

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Now the million dollar question: which one to buy? Which will have the best quality?

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How much you wanna bet they're identical? Smile

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hmmm… remember what happen with Aurora / Ultrafire. They seem identical but then one have bad threads, etc

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Got this light today. Will be sure to let you guys know what I think about it tonight.hope its in the same league as the a8 

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Great!  Anxious to hear some thoughts in comparison to the BLF A8.  Nearly identical build quality?  Vastly different? 

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I don't know, won't be able to comment on it until I get home. My fiance just sent me a pic of it. Looks nice in the pic though lol 

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well, good and bad. for most of us the bad is minor.

 

the good:

the light pulls 2.8a on high. the machining feels as good as the blf a8. i like the isolation disk on this f15 more.

 

the not so good:

next mode memory. slight blemishes on the finish around the scalloping on the tail cap.

 

i still need to do a tear down, review and comparison. so stay tuned. will most likely be this weekend

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Thanks Pulsar. Looking forward to the full review. I'm really learning to hate "next mode memory"! 

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This is actually my first with next mode memory. It's useless. They should have just done no memory.

There are some interesting things to note comparing the a8 and f15... But I will leave those for later 

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How do performs the F15 with 3xAAA???

Any idea???

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