Aurora SH-033 Stainless Steel

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Aurora SH-033 Stainless Steel

Just some pictures for just now. This one runs on a CR2 (15266). It is a nice little light. Will do the numbers and runtimes some time soon.

The light

Aurora Logo

 

Just in case you forget what sort of LED is in it.

Q5 logo

 

Unscrewed enough to see the O rings. That is a very fat O ring at the head end - the GITD ring on light internals always make me wonder.

O rings

 

Dismantled. A rather bright GITD O ring in the head end. This one is actually useful.

The bits

 

The business end - it is an XR-E LED

The light emitting bit

 

The other end of the head. Nicer soldering than most.

Inside of head

 

The switch internals

More bits

 

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Now you got me craving for that one as well....nice pics man.  Wonder why that one uses a metal switch retaining ring and the 034 doesnt.

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Most likely size I think.

 

There isn't room for the switch design of the 34 in this light - it is 23 and a bit mm in diameter, the 33 is (just) under 20mm according to the office ruler.

 

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Thanks Don.  As I wait on mine to arrive, it's great to see your review.

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The waiting is the worst bit, isn't it. Says I as I go to check what I'm waiting for from DX just now. Well, I would do if I could get through - wonder if DX is under attack again.

 

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Waiting sucks big time.Cry

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Even worse when you can't get through to DX's database to find out what's going on. Looks like DX is having troubles - even using https://www.dealextreme.com or https://www2.dealextreme.com doesn't seem to be helping just now. I suspect one of their rivals has hired some sort of attack on the site again - certainly wouldn't be the first time.

 

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Yes i know what you mean......the site is taking forever just to open......and if it does open you click on something and nothing happens.

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Seems to be working now

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That's a relief. Now I can find out how much I've overspent this month. Ow! 7 lights, 3 dropins. And two $1 lights from eBay. That includes these two Auroras though. Since it's now dark and doesn't appear to be raining or snowing just now, time for some beamshots.

 

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Ceiling shot. The 34 is on the left and has a noticeably narrower beam - the lights are balanced on top of a door about 60cm (2') from the ceiling. The light on the right is the SH-033, the CR2 equivalent.

34 and 33

I've added the above shot to the SH-034 review as well. 

 

Outdoors shots to follow but it's getting cold tonight - the forecast says 100mm (4") of snow tonight. Oh joy! Happy! Happy!

 

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It seems that i might have a fetish with SS lights now.

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They are nice. Beamshots uploading as I type. One thing about the 33 is that the good GITD O ring makes the outer edges of the spill bright green. As I was taking these, my left hand was lit bright green by the edge of the spill.

 

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The usual test range - 50 feet to the tree that I use as a target.

Control

Control shot

 

Low

33 Low

 

Medium

33 M

 

High

33 High

 

Just for comparison purposes - here are some lights on top of the door I use for ceiling shots.

assorted lights

Akoray K-105, Aurora SH-034, Aurora SH-033, Tank007 E07

 

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Nice pics Don.  That's some nice output in high for the 033. That SH-034 beam looks impressinve on the side-by-side shot

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Did you order one...you know you want too...lol.

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ky70 wrote:

Nice pics Don.  That's some nice output in high for the 033. That SH-034 beam looks impressinve on the side-by-side shot

 

It really does throw better than I expected a CR123 light to. Rather impressed with it. The 33 is a much more useful close-up and indoors light. Just about to stick it on a box to get the numbers etc. Runtimes on high will be tricky, the cell protection tends to cut in on over-current after a few minutes.

 

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

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