First budget light

12 posts / 0 new
Last post
Fightin14
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Joined: 05/18/2011 - 17:30
Posts: 128
Location: Ass baiter land.
First budget light
Wednesday I order my first budget light order. Torch: ultra fire uf980l Battery: Trustfire protected 2400mah ( flames?) charger: Ultrafire wf-139. Anything I need to know, any advise on jumping into lighting beyond cr123 and AA batteries?
trooplewis
trooplewis's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 4 months ago
Joined: 03/26/2011 - 15:35
Posts: 2613
Location: San Diego

I would say that is about the brightest light you can buy for less that $50, good choice.

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

E1320
E1320's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 03/30/2011 - 05:26
Posts: 3376
Location: New Hampshire

I have one and I love it. Do not leave it on high to long, if it becomes to hot to the touch then run it on medium until it cools down. It is not a toy do not shine it in anyone eyes including your own, otherwise have a blast it's a great light, enjoy.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

Foy
Foy's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 years 9 months ago
Joined: 01/02/2011 - 17:56
Posts: 3009
Location: Las Vegas

I have one too.

Great light but like 1320 said, use high for short periods only.  I measured 145°f on the flashlight tube today. (it's in another thread here)  Just understand your new light will likely be drawing around 4.50 amps so, one must keep that important fact in mind.

Foy

No referral links and nothing embedded . . . ever.

                      &nbsp

trooplewis
trooplewis's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 4 months ago
Joined: 03/26/2011 - 15:35
Posts: 2613
Location: San Diego

And prepare for the photon addiction, it is coming.

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

Fightin14
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Joined: 05/18/2011 - 17:30
Posts: 128
Location: Ass baiter land.
I have always had light lust, but I thought you had to spend a lot of money to get a good flash light, or have a degree in electrical engineering to build a good light with little money. I currently have two fenix l2do, Blackhawk Gladius (duty gear), innova, and the obligatory surefire 6p. All of these lights are decent but they leave me longing for more and begging for something that does not eat up my wallet. This forum is much more cost effective than some other forums and much easier to navigate.
jekostas
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 1 month ago
Joined: 11/30/2010 - 03:09
Posts: 576
Location: Surrey

Oh don't worry, you'll find your costs will stay about the same, you'll just have a lot more lights at the end of the day.

Vectrex
Vectrex's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 2 days ago
Joined: 05/01/2010 - 15:39
Posts: 2778
Location: Gemany (according to my Black Cat)

Yep, you will also be broke, but a lot happier while being it. Wink

how2
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 5 days ago
Joined: 06/01/2010 - 10:26
Posts: 2489
Location: london

Get a DMM, hust to be on the safe side.

Piers
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 8 months ago
Joined: 01/18/2011 - 20:31
Posts: 896
Location: Bolton, UK

Fightin14 wrote:
Anything I need to know, any advise on jumping into lighting beyond cr123 and AA batteries?

 

The TF flames 18650s are nice reliable cells as far as most (all?) of us are concerned, you do need to have a read about Li-ion batterieis if you haven't gone this route before though.

As long as they are treated properly and charged with a reliable charger you shouldn't have any problems.

 

I'm sure there should be a thread around here somewhere about battery saftey, but I can't find one at the moment.

Can someone post a link to a post here or elsewhere Smile

Boaz
Boaz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 26 min ago
Joined: 11/07/2010 - 09:31
Posts: 7789
Location: Birthplace of Aviation

maybe this should be your second budget light >> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/1169

Tongue out

 

now you need a foybezel

       καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

                            

       Dc-fix diffuser film  >…  http://budgetlightforum.com/node/42208

old4570
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 9 hours ago
Joined: 09/06/2010 - 02:44
Posts: 3425
Location: Land of Oz

The Trustfire batteries may not fit the WF-139 ?  

THe WF-139 is some what battery challenged , so please let us know how you go .  

 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 ….