$4.99 1xAA OSRAM Zoomable on eBay

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5OFFONFP - 5% is better than nothing...

And a nice review of C78: http://www.xmanproject.com/reviews/c78/c78.php

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anduril wrote:

5OFFONFP - 5% is better than nothing...

And a nice review of C78: http://www.xmanproject.com/reviews/c78/c78.php

lol i actually did use that code

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Cool, please give us a review when you receive it, medieval10.

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Sure thing. I also bought the light that Nautic recommended: MXDL SA-28. I hope it is one hell of a thrower! I'll compare those together with my Hugsby P31, Trustfire F23, and BLF Delight Smile

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sb56637 wrote:
C78 1xAA flood-throw light is really cheap at Focalprice:

So now C78 and SK-58 cost the same - which is a better deal?

Anyone has both and can compare?

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anduril wrote:

sb56637 wrote:
C78 1xAA flood-throw light is really cheap at Focalprice:

So now C78 and SK-58 cost the same - which is a better deal?

Anyone has both and can compare?

They'll probably tell you that the C78 is better.  But for me the SK-58 is a mighty handsome little light, and the C78 is outstandingly ugly, so that sealed the deal for me. Wink

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Now why did you make me buy an ugly flashlight Tongue out

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Does anyone know whether the C78 or the SK58 has better output/focus?

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Between the SK-58 and the No. 5 Generic, the Generic has by far a nicer beam.

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I checked my C78 and it has really bad tailcap resistance - with a modded driver, it draws ~0.6A with the tailcap and 0.9A without.

Anyone else have a similar problem with their C78?

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I got my C78 from FocalPrice. It's NOT the same as the DX one. The DX has a Cree Q3. I have no idea what emitter this is, think it's an Osram. When it's fully zoomed in, the beam is the worst I have seen. The rectangle thing inside is nice, but there's all this other stuff around it Yell

I don't really recommend buying this light.

 

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Hey there midieval10, thanks for the update on this!

So, there are multiplemutliple versions of this light floating around out there. Yes, that appears to be an OSRAM, looks identical to the Sipik SK-58 and its generic twin, both of which I own, and which both use OSRAM. In my opinion, that's not a bad thing, OSRAM makes some very fine LEDs, it's just that paired with cheap optics it often creates an ugly beam. I also have the zoomable SmallSun ZY-C85, which appears to have a Cree LED, and it also has an ugly beam at full zoom. At least it's a brand name LED in this light, and not a piece of glowing epoxy like the cheapest generic LEDs appear to be. For $6.07 it sounds pretty nice, but I would recommend instead the Sipik SK-58, which is very high quality and attractively styled.

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Thank you Nautic for recommending the KD MXDL light. I just got it today and it's an awesome light. The body says Q5. Not sure if that's true, but it's very bright! It's brighter than my Hugsby P31, which has a Q3. Throws very well. The only thing I would have liked is more flood. I'm using 3xAAA right now because I'm still waiting for my 18650s to come in.

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You are wellcome midieval10. Thats we all are here for!

 

Just wai to you get a 18650 in it. You are right the flood is not that great.

 

Have you changed the metal o-ring in the head to one of rubber? After that the zooming will be much better.

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How do you take the head off? I want to just pull it right off but I don't want to break it! Surprised The zooming right now isn't that bad. It does feel harsh but it stays in place well.

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No knowledge of this specific one, but for most of these you pull and twist till the pill unscrews.

 

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

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

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You remove the lens by unscrewing the blank part of the head. Beware of o-ring.

When lens has bee removed you unscrew the pill with a pair of pointed pliers.

Pull the bezel forward and off. Remove metal o-ring around tube and change to rubber one.

Lube and do the hole thing in reverse and you are done.

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sb56637 wrote:

Here's the beamshot at full zoom.  If you look closely you can see some features of the LED.  Does this look like an OSRAM to you?

Definitely an Osram. the "cut off" corner is identical to that from the Tank007 E07 which is definitely an Osram

poor pic

Not a great pic as I needed several more hands to hold the light, the lens, the camera etc.

 

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Nautic wrote:

You remove the lens by unscrewing the blank part of the head. Beware of o-ring.

When lens has bee removed you unscrew the pill with a pair of pointed pliers.

Pull the bezel forward and off. Remove metal o-ring around tube and change to rubber one.

Lube and do the hole thing in reverse and you are done.

Ok. Now I need to buy some o-rings.

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My first post on great budget light forum :-).

I've seen couple of new deals in ebay

This one is 1$ cheaper than what OP has posted and this looks funtastic for its specification and price.

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Welcome to BLF JAS

 

Good to have you here.

 

You certainly can't beat the price. And the spec is more honest than most where it only claims 1 watt. I'd be interested to hear how you get on with one of these. The one that only takes AA batteries will likely be the more efficient of the two and therefore should run longer.

 

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Yup, welcome jAS and thanks for the links.

 

I'd like to know whether the first one is the No.5 or Sipik version, I couldn't find any clear evidence.

 

The second one is interesting, though I'm pretty sure it doesn't have a Cree, but rather an Osram or a generic chine se led. Plus the bezel is round but the head (where both join) isn't which might look awful.

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Aloha and welcome to BLF JAS!  Not too bad a light for the price but I have too many 1*AA lights already but......maybe just 1 more........noooooo.........got......to.......prevent.......

......myself......from.......ordering........these........lights.:|

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Thanks everyone.

 

The later looks good on spec and looks like it may well take AA li-Ion and who knows if we throw up one more of the middle bezel, we can feed two AAs :bigsmile: . I have taken few questions to the seller and let see how it goes.

 

From the picture, the first one looks similar to the OP ebay light so may well have an OSRAM.

@fishinfool : Comeon, You can do it...Just one more time....

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JAS wrote:
@fishinfool : Comeon, You can do it...Just one more time....

LOL I'm really tempted but I'll stick with buying more 1*AAA lights.......for now anyway. :bigsmile:

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Nautic wrote:

You remove the lens by unscrewing the blank part of the head. Beware of o-ring.

When lens has bee removed you unscrew the pill with a pair of pointed pliers.

Pull the bezel forward and off. Remove metal o-ring around tube and change to rubber one.

Lube and do the hole thing in reverse and you are done.

Did you need to use a lot of force to unscrew the pill? I can't find a good place to grab the pill. The edge of it is blocked off by the head.

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is there any clear pictures ? i need to see more details about this flashlight.

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JAS wrote:

 

Dang, I wanted to order that one, but now it's 8 bucks. What was the price before again?

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Hi midieval10

 

Sorry for the late reply.

You remove the pill by using a pair of pointed pliers. There are two small holes 180 degrees apart in the pill.

You dont need a lot of force.

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Nautic wrote:

Hi midieval10

 

Sorry for the late reply.

You remove the pill by using a pair of pointed pliers. There are two small holes 180 degrees apart in the pill.

You dont need a lot of force.

No problem. I'll try it out later tonight.

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