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Good buy without enough information?

Saw this on ebay, $21 including shipping and they ship from California, not HK!

Includes 2 18650 batteries which charge in the body? I wonder what emitter is in this thing?

http://cgi.ebay.com/USA-CREE-Led-500Lm-K8-Flashlight-Torch-Lamp-Charger-...

 

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...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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CREE Led 500Lm K8 Flashlight Torch Lamp Charger 18650

 

Features

Output bright can come to above 500 lumens [lm]

Our products are firmly wired and comes with two chargers .The smaller AC adapt and 12V DC car-adaptor provides added convenience.( LED indication for Power On / Charging / Full charge )

Internal wiring applies the high efficient booster circuit, working voltage is wide and can utilize the batteries in the largest extent.

Waterproofing design

Aluminum alloy casing

Aluminum alloy reflector

3 switch Mode: Strong Brightness / Normal Brightness / Flashing

Model of Battery required: 1 x 18650 3.7v

Model of LED: CREE LED

Color: Black

 

Package Content

1 x CREE LED Rechargeable Flashlight Torch

1 X Charger (110v-240v) for this flashlight

1 X Car charger

2 x 18650 3.7v 2400mAh Rechargeable Battery

1 x Plug Adaptor to suit your Country

 

1st/  Its not going to be 500Lumen , it might be 200Lumen .

2nd/   Its not a terrable deal , as long as it works , Id say a fairly good buy . As long as its something you want .  Please feel free to post a review if you decide to buy . 

Its not something Im personally interested in , but then again , the more flavours out there , the more happy flashaholics . 

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Yeah, I'd bet it is a Cree XR-E which will max out at about 200 lumens, but there is no way to tell since they don't tell you what's in there or show a picture of it. Seems like if it was a XP-G, XM-L, or MC-E, they would tell you.

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You just have to hope they haven't stuck a generic LED in there...shudder... Silly

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I would "ask the seller a question"  in ebay on this one. 

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I have so many chargers and batteries around, I don't need a hoist with its own on board charger. Other than that, I don't trust the latter will work properly.

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Noodles wrote:

I would "ask the seller a question"  in ebay on this one. 

Did that a few hours ago, no answer yet. It does say it's a Cree, I'm guessing they have an XR-E in it.

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...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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I don't see the deal in this ..bad batteries .. 2 bad chargers ...charging in the flashlight it'self  bad idea . not interesting host .bad emitter.. bad driver .probably a bad tint . it's gonna be cheap and you'll be kicking yourself for buying it  I think it's a VERY bad deal ....

last time something this bad was a good deal was in november  with a police sticker on the front of it for 7$ for the same thing in a box .. don't waste your money or time .

So the guys a liar from california instead of H.K. 500 lumens means a p7 mce or xml right?

 

or you can buy a c8 xml from KD for $25...hmmmm

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Boaz wrote:

I don't see the deal in this ..bad batteries .. 2 bad chargers ...charging in the flashlight it'self  bad idea . not interesting host .bad emitter.. bad driver .probably a bad tint . it's gonna be cheap and you'll be kicking yourself for buying it  I think it's a VERY bad deal ....

Maybe you need the bad battery charging inside the flashlight with a bad charger to get the 500 lm - that is to say the moment it goes *POOF* >)

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So why do  you guys like the Xtar so much with the built-in charger??? For retail $60, on sale for $31?

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...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Hmmm , many speak from experiance or from being around a long time ..

If its too good to be true [ rings in their ears ] , then it probably is not .[ true ]  

Here is the rub though , if no one buys it , to check it out , then its all Opinion based on speculation , based on something [ past bad experience ] .

$20 is the price of a movie , [ driving there , buying a few munchies , driving home ] , so for the price of a couple of hours of entertainment .. 

Again , take others advice for what it is , a warning of possible pit falls . It could work out wonderful for you , BUTT! , then it may not , it could turn into a repair excersise and skill's building program , and one heck of a learning experience . Possibly worth $100's of dollars if taught at a trade school . [ So be prepared for that ] 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Huny74 wrote:

Boaz wrote:

I don't see the deal in this ..bad batteries .. 2 bad chargers ...charging in the flashlight it'self  bad idea . not interesting host .bad emitter.. bad driver .probably a bad tint . it's gonna be cheap and you'll be kicking yourself for buying it  I think it's a VERY bad deal ....

Maybe you need the bad battery charging inside the flashlight with a bad charger to get the 500 lm - that is to say the moment it goes *POOF* >)

:bigsmile:

 

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

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

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old4570 wrote:

$20 is the price of a movie , [ driving there , buying a few munchies , driving home ] , so for the price of a couple of hours of entertainment .. 

 

Forget the fuel and munchies round here - the movie is going to cost that much. Or at least it did so the last time I went to a cinema in 1983.

 

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

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Vitually every light  on ebay is trash .. call me an optomist .. they are a huge disapointment .. the lumen lying is outta hand  .. like brted said .. if it had a decent emitter they'd say so .. what's this guys excuse .. he doesn't speak english but lives in california??.. So lets get this right .. he knows and ain't saying .. or he doesn't know  and can't say ..  And I'm just being nice here .. which is it ??..3 bucks more and you get a great light .

Charging a  cheap chinese l8650 cell in a flashight is aaaaaah ...not brilliant .

The real reason I'm shooting this POS down so hard so fast Is I'd lie to make sure some unsuspecting schmo doesn't stumble onto this and think like old4570 said .."hey why not take a chance ".. here's why not   >>

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11097

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Boaz wrote:

Vitually every light  on ebay is trash .. call me an optomist .. they are a huge disapointment .. the lumen lying is outta hand  .. like brted said .. if it had a decent emitter they'd say so .. what's this guys excuse .. he doesn't speak english but lives in california??.. So lets get this right .. he knows and ain't saying .. or he doesn't know  and can't say ..  And I'm just being nice here .. which is it ??..3 bucks more and you get a great light .

Charging a  cheap chinese l8650 cell in a flashight is aaaaaah ...not brilliant .

The real reason I'm shooting this POS down so hard so fast Is I'd lie to make sure some unsuspecting schmo doesn't stumble onto this and think like old4570 said .."hey why not take a chance ".. here's why not   >>

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11097

I would like to add:

Checkout the comments for this flashlight (scroll down on the product page). I think, there is no other light at KD with so many feedbacks and all of them are positive. Zero risk on this one.