deal alerts: @ ebay, all flashlights below $5

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I just found some of the “S5”-style cheap flashlights that Antenne warned us about, but this time they sell for 1 USD and at that price I wont complain as long as they turn on. Bought 3 myself.
Not sure for how long they’ll last though, only 5 left as of writing this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/232143024500

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Have at it.
Shipping dates scare me and it looks like they are blowing out other items too cheap.
Bait.

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But who can pass up “Probe Shiny”?


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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Just bought my first Probe Shiny for $1.01

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Probe Shiny LOL

Just make sure you keep your probe shiny Big Smile

Was this one on here already?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/172050354093?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPage...

takes 16340
$3.46

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eBay Flash Promo – ends today at 8PM PT.
Save $15 on Purchases of $75 or More.
Use Coupon code CNEWYEAR15OFF.
http://pages.ebay.com/promo/2017/0105/flashcoupon.html

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Not a flashlight per se but a pretty good deal.

12Pcs AAA to AA Size Cell Battery Converter Adaptor Holder Case Switcher FEVD
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12Pcs-AAA-to-AA-Size-Cell-Battery-Converter-Adaptor-Holder-Case-Switcher-FEVD/162317498129
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This one, paid less than 2.5€

AAA twistie, one mode, crappy led of course, no waterproof for sure!

Quite unusual, the twisting is done by the tail. So you will loose it if you carry it on a keychain!

You can skip this one (even fake Hugsby’s are better than this) Smile

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I just received this cool little single-AA COB light and it seems to be promising. $2.37 shipped.

https://ebay.com/itm/12000LM-XPE-Q5-COB-LED-Flashlight-14500-AA-4-modes-Pocket-Clip-Torch-Light-/122624421254

Feels decent, reverse-clicky switch. Conventional emitter is (presumed LB or similar clone) XP-E. Tint is a decent CW. COB emitter is a bit cooler, but isn’t obnoxious. Modes are High/Low/COB/COB-strobe with next-mode memory. Pocket clip is a bit weak. Heat sinking is poor, with both emitter PCBs resting on narrow shelves. Based on output and the single-AA operation, I don’t think heat will be an issue.

I like it so far…


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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It’s just simply amazing that you can get 12000 Lumens for $2.37 these days

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L4M4 wrote:
It’s just simply amazing that you can get 12000 Lumens for $2.37 these days

Note: Please allow minor error due to manual measurement.” Big Smile
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No kidding! I’m surprised they don’t use this same technology to light sport stadiums!


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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keltex78 wrote:
… Heat sinking is poor, with both emitter PCBs resting on narrow shelves. Based on output and the single-AA operation, I don't think heat will be an issue.

I like it so far...

 

I believe those ultra-poor “heatsinking practices” are to make products fail early and deliberately. Could be my reasoning wrong here? I doubt it. These flashlights are probably meant for people who isn't going to stick in anything better than alkaleaks, probably causing an early failure even sooner. I refuse to fund this sort of stuff, I believe it ends up costing more in the not so long run.

 

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I suspect that a lot of it is so they can move these lights to sell for $2 price point, well within impulse purchase category… Cash

In this case, it works well, and is obviously not aggressively driven. I’m happy with AA alkaleak performance and understand that to be a limitation of this light. I may, at some point, try to improve the heat transfer with some epoxy, but that’s a very low priority.

To me, the biggest inexcusable feature is still, the next-mode-memory. Someone had to INTENTIONALLY design that. Who is the driver designer who created that and said “YO DAWG THIS IZ TEH AWESOMEZ YO!!11!”

Add that one to the list of people to visit when we have time travel tech. Facepalm


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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I’m tired of kids losing $20 Blitzwolf lanterns when they go camping, and whatever flashlights
I give them. These will just have to do Smile

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Well I still have the MXDL (or something) AAA light that is used quite frequently. Those where the $1 dollar lights back in the day... And still works. 

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the downside is that a single AA light doesn’t last them the whole camping weekend. I need to find
18650 light/cob combo for cheap.

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L4M4 wrote:
It’s just simply amazing that you can get 12000 Lumens for $2.37 these days

I still got my 12000 lumens MF01 prototype officially for 0.01$ from BG, hard to beat

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keltex78 wrote:
I suspect that a lot of it is so they can move these lights to sell for $2 price point, well within impulse purchase category… Cash

In this case, it works well, and is obviously not aggressively driven. I’m happy with AA alkaleak performance and understand that to be a limitation of this light. I may, at some point, try to improve the heat transfer with some epoxy, but that’s a very low priority.

To me, the biggest inexcusable feature is still, the next-mode-memory. Someone had to INTENTIONALLY design that. Who is the driver designer who created that and said “YO DAWG THIS IZ TEH AWESOMEZ YO!!11!”

Add that one to the list of people to visit when we have time travel tech. Facepalm

I bought this light on e-bay cause of impulse Silly and the COB intrigued me as someone just picking up flashlights again for the first time in 6 or so years.

I agree next-mode-memory is the DEVIL but the person who decided STROBE should just always be an unavoidable option is the SUPER DEVIL!!!!!

I knew it was there from the description but I had no idea how much it would trigger rage in me as I had 0 flashlights with this option until now! Thank god I can disable strobe on my newly acquired C8 with Biscotti!!!

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I agree next-mode-memory is the DEVIL but the person who decided STROBE should just always be an unavoidable option is the SUPER DEVIL!!!!!

So he’s a good 6” taller than the Devil, rides a flying motorcycle, and carries a jar of marmalade that makes people commit adultery?

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thanks for link, ordered two cause I like these little dual purpose lights. NOT BRIGHT but just handy

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I know this is an old thread, but does anyone know anything about this cheap eBay light? Claims to have a, XPE-R3 and put out 250lm. One of the feedback says it takes an AA battery, description say it takes an AAA.

Skywolfeye $1.08

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You’ll notice that none of the photos actually show the emitter. I doubt that light even has an LB clone. It’s likely one of the super cheap fried egg emitters.

For .99, I might buy one to steal the pocket clip for another light…


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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I too noticed they do not show the led. I did order a couple of them to keep in my chicken coops. I hate leaving a good light out there.

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