I just noticed different SK68 Types

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Let-There-Be-Light
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I just noticed different SK68 Types

I bought 6 of these and the beam was unfocused, badly ringed flood, not nice at all. They were the cheapest I could find. I thought all SK68’s were the same. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FYLFZQ4/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?i... I wouldn’t have noticed how bad they are except I had already gotten an order of 6 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BA5BM8I/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?i... They showed up as just saying Made in China on one side, and blank other side. But they rock! Very focused, no rings at all. I compared them and the junky ones have the LED set way back in the tube even during full flood which explains the horrible rings and focus. The good ones have an LED that is at least 40% closer to the lens and their zoom turns into a much smaller and clearer square. I have an Ultrafire wha/wys that also has a crap beam with the LED very far back from the lens. I’m tempted to order 6 more of the Made in China ones just because I’m scared of getting the other type now. I used to think the other type were good till I got these.

- Joe

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Oh yeah, everyone and their mother in law clones the Sipik SK68, dime a dozen, all pretty much the exact same thing

Find the cheapest one and go with that, I got some SODIAL ones or something that had the exact same kind of focus that you got without the rings, and ordered more...I have ordered 18 of em, they make great gifts (they are no up to Price: $4.30 + $0.30 shipping, when I got them they were $3.60 and free shipping...fooey)

Even thought here are better lights, I have one in my pocket everywhere I go, but I carry my Convoy in the other pocket Wink


Here is some for $3.55 w/ $.30 shipping

http://www.amazon.com/300LM-Flashlight-Torch-Adjustable-Focus/dp/B00828M...

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Let-There-Be-Light wrote:
I’m tempted to order 6 more of the Made in China ones just because I’m scared of getting the other type now. I used to think the other type were good till I got these.

- Joe


The problem is, just because you reorder the same ones, you may not get the same ones. There is no telling what you might get. There are a lot of reasons for this.

BTW, I now EDC a silver SK68. I used to carry black but the anodizing scratches and it looks bad with use. The silver ones don’t show the wear as much.

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A lot of it is luck of the draw.