Advice needed---"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"... Well, I think I have to.

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Advice needed---"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"... Well, I think I have to.

Preface: So after a few very pleasant exchanges with gearbest/brinyte (Jul. 16), it was agreed to send me a Brinyte HEX60, free of charge, for a review (it was before HBomb put up his review). It got here today (Jul. 24, via DHL). It even came with a brinyte labeled battery.

A little corner of the led die doesn’t light up/ was burned (before any of this began).

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The light was described as having 5 modes, but when I put in the closest battery available (the battery that came with it, didn’t even charge it, I wanted to play with it that second), it came on as only one mode. It got hot fast, but I chalked that up to normal usage, as it was brand new to me. I then charged the battery (was at 3.7v), and tried again (pulled it off early, around 4.15v). Put in the battery, and fired it up.

I then realised: The driver was shorted, so it was direct driving the led. On an ALUMINUM star. S**t. I fumbled it in my haste to turn it off, and could not get it off fast enough. I watched as it went from a cool neutral white to cold white, with patches of blue.

Total runtime: under 5 minutes. Time run with a full battery: <10 seconds.

I went back later on and put in a almost dead battery, and it is now a cool white, with a blue tint. The blue spots in the beam are gone now.

I put it on a table, because I need a break to figure out what I wanted to do with it. The cat came along and knocked it off the table, I check to see if anything broke, and now it has 5 modes. WTF? Set it back down, because at this point I had no clue what the hell it was doing. Come back, and it is direct drive again. I then took it apart, and it has a nice solid pill. Problem is, I have no clue how to get it apart, short of drilling out the driver.

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So my two questions are these: Do I email them back, saying I got a lemon, and ask for a new pill (the body and all its parts are still good), or risk ruining it by ripping it apart, and replacing the driver and maybe replacing the led. Or is that just poor reviewer etiquette?

Second question: Am I stuck with a tint shifted led, or is there any way to fix it?

If you can’t blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap.

The real currency in the world is not money, it’s trust.

Edited by: musicmagic on 07/25/2014 - 00:38
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Communicate with the provider.
You got a defective item.

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Act just like you would do if you would have bought it => Contact them and ask for replacement.

When you get the replacement: Make the review, but be honest about this issue and openly tell that the first one was a lemon.

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I thought you were talking about the light I sent you for a minute.

If you put up some pictures of the pill maybe someone will have an idea how to dissect it.

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Advice? Eliminate the cat. Silly

No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.

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I think that I’d do what BOTH the and bushwhacked suggested, which would be most useful to all of us here, i.e., get them to send a replacement AND post info/pics about the light since the one you have now is dead anyway?

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sorry for the late reply. could not for the life of me find my camera.

This is the pill, tried drilling and lifting it out, and tried melting it, letting the piece of metal cool in the plastic, and pull out. Also tried to twist it out like a normal threaded pill. nothing worked.


If you can’t blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap.

The real currency in the world is not money, it’s trust.

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Reverse threaded?