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Which ones are you talking about? I’ve had a pair in my basement for over a year now.

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Sorry, the latest deal for those 3 leaf garage bulbs, coupon from vipon. 1 is still working great, other dead. I have 2 others from different listing working for 4 years or so.

I have had zero Phillips led bulb failures out of 100+ in that time, so just warning people. These garage bulbs look less redneck than my 4 to 6 bulbs per socket solution. I would like to find good ones.

Hard to find the post on mobile, this was the item.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08CVRNDJ3

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dthrckt wrote:
Sorry, the latest deal for those 3 leaf garage bulbs, coupon from vipon. 1 is still working great, other dead. I have 2 others from different listing working for 4 years or so.

I have had zero Phillips led bulb failures out of 100+ in that time, so just warning people. These garage bulbs look less redneck than my 4 to 6 bulbs per socket solution. I would like to find good ones.

Hard to find the post on mobile, this was the item.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08CVRNDJ3

I thought that light looked familiar. I purchased two of those from that Amazon deal back on August 13th. I’ll have to use them carefully being plastic housings. Obviously
not great heat dissipation.

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Vipon buying spree of the day:

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2 pack Motion sensor LED light for $15. The brand is reputable and seems like they want to push sales for this new item.

Appears to be using an internal 18650 due to the rectangular body, and if so they should be able to be upgraded. The main problem with the flat ones are the internal lipo battery, they are just designed to fail within a few months.

https://www.myvipon.com/product/8841896

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Divoom Pixo 16×16 RGB LED display $22.74 with 15% amazon clip on coupon. I have seen divoom LED display speakers in action and they look like fun novelty gifts. there is also a smaller version with bluetooth speaker for $35 but only in pink.

https://www.myvipon.com/product/8832200-Divoom-Pixoo-Pixel-Art-Digital-P...

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Pixel RGB / CCT video light with tripod $20 with extra 10% clip-on. Has the generic UI with probably very bright 1% but comes with the dual mount tripod with the phone holder which is worth at least $8. I can’t remember how many of these I have owned and always end up giving them away because people say “wow that’s so cool”, so I borrow them out and never see them again.

https://www.myvipon.com/product/8701310-Pixel-RGB-Viedo-Light-with-Adjustable-amazon-coupons?sl=4b55a0b492cafee65e57a7e177e5998e&f=deal&search_tid=613eff715094bb538f212063

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RGB headset $5.49… I actually got this same cheapo headset 2 weeks ago under another brand for $13 just for the sake of trying the RGB, it came with a broken slider but it had some insane bass, comparable to my V-moda M100 which is my current gaming headset. Surprisingly no distortion and good volume too. For $5 it’s totally worth a try if you like bass, because it is not remarkable in any other way. Needs usb power for the generic RGB effects and comes with dual 3.5mm to single adapter.

https://www.myvipon.com/product/8792872

The one I got, note that the picture is fake and what I received looks more like the one above: https://www.myvipon.com/product/8720302

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I still think the best motion detection lights were the Mijia

Luminous Flux: 0.7 lm (low intensity mode) 3.8 lm (full

 I have a pair and rate them as some of the hardest most used lights that I own . Every year I swap out 3 eneloops..  (((( sooo difficult ))) Smile

Xiaomi Mijia Motion Sensor LED Night Light (manufacturer.lighting)

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Nicron N7 w/rotating head $12.99.  It's been a little cheaper in the past but not by much.  Worked fine as a bump to qualify for free ship for the $15 motion lights posted by will34 above.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FFKJVT1/?coliid=IQSN9TYYRVGZC&colid=192BRNMSPYV29&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it#

 

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will34 wrote:
Vipon buying spree of the day:

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2 pack Motion sensor LED light for $15. The brand is reputable and seems like they want to push sales for this new item.

Appears to be using an internal 18650 due to the rectangular body, and if so they should be able to be upgraded. The main problem with the flat ones are the internal lipo battery, they are just designed to fail within a few months.

https://www.myvipon.com/product/8841896

Thanks for the heads up. Just purchased these under counter LED lights. My wife has been asking for LED lighting just like this.
She wanted them for a closet and one under a counter in the kitchen. I’m sure she’ll be happy when they arrive.

Richie

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Richie086 wrote:
will34 wrote:
Vipon buying spree of the day:

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2 pack Motion sensor LED light for $15. The brand is reputable and seems like they want to push sales for this new item.

Appears to be using an internal 18650 due to the rectangular body, and if so they should be able to be upgraded. The main problem with the flat ones are the internal lipo battery, they are just designed to fail within a few months.

https://www.myvipon.com/product/8841896

Thanks for the heads up. Just purchased these under counter LED lights. My wife has been asking for LED lighting just like this.
She wanted them for a closet and one under a counter in the kitchen. I’m sure she’ll be happy when they arrive.

Thank you, purchased!

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Received the 8 aa/charger deal today. What’s up with the charger? It gets very hot.

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Received the 8 aa/charger deal today. What’s up with the charger? It gets very hot.

I stopped using mine because the batteries were to hot to touch before they were fully charged. I put them in my PowerEx MAHA MH-C9000 charger
and set to charge at 200mAh and they don’t get hot. It wasn’t like I even needed the charger anyway. The upside is all 8 “AA” are good and none were
defective.

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Odd. 2 boxes of 4, first box as I listed yesterday all clocked in consistently at about 2050mAH.

Second box this morning (run overnight) showed 1500mAH or less for all 4. Rerunning it from scratch to see if maybe it cut off early or something.

They all stay cool when bulk-charging and when discharging, but get a bit toasty when topping off (the whole –ΔV part).

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Followup, yeah, might’ve been only partially charged (ie, sketchy “I’m charged” indicator). They all clocked in about 2050mAH on average, so all is well.

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Do yours heat up when charging? One of my chargers which was at .5 amp heated them up and another didn’t . The EBL also heated them up.

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Richie086 wrote:
dthrckt wrote:
Sorry, the latest deal for those 3 leaf garage bulbs, coupon from vipon. 1 is still working great, other dead. I have 2 others from different listing working for 4 years or so. I have had zero Phillips led bulb failures out of 100+ in that time, so just warning people. These garage bulbs look less redneck than my 4 to 6 bulbs per socket solution. I would like to find good ones. Hard to find the post on mobile, this was the item. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08CVRNDJ3 
I thought that light looked familiar. I purchased two of those from that Amazon deal back on August 13th. I'll have to use them carefully being plastic housings. Obviously not great heat dissipation.

 

Yikes! I got the 2 for deal in august and been using one in my garage since - it's been doing fine, and my son-n-law is using the other. Haven't checked the heat but I don't really leave it on long either.

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pennzy wrote:
Received the 8 aa/charger deal today. What’s up with the charger? It gets very hot.

I stopped using mine because the batteries were to hot to touch before they were fully charged. I put them in my PowerEx MAHA MH-C9000 charger and set to charge at 200mAh and they don’t get hot. It wasn’t like I even needed the charger anyway. The upside is all 8 “AA” are good and none were defective.

Yeah, the EBL batteries seem fine… time will only tell if they are capable of a reasonable low self discharge. And who knows if they’ll live for as many charging cycles as claimed. But that charger is a bit suspect. I like the compact size and very readable charging status display, but I’m finding it tends to overcharge cells. I charged an older Eneloop AA on it… got 1.52v. However, I’ve yet to find any cells feeling appreciably warm or hot. The fact that at least a few people here are seeing hot cells means the QC is spotty on this stuff. Figures!
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Like I mentioned, at least in my Ope, they stay pretty cool bulk-charging and discharging, but get a little toasty when topping off.

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Any experience with this handheld mini cordless chainsaw?

https://m.myvipon.com/#/product/8850968?sl=

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checkout AVE on youtube, for tool reviews he opens the box w/ the proper version. they seem useless to me tbh, or at least only useful for very specific cases, which admittedly some people have…

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I don’t get it. Why a chainsaw vs a sawzall-type recip?

I’d rather replace a blade to suit (wood, metal, demo, etc.) vs replace a chain, and even then it’s iffy that you’d be able to get any beyond the spare(s) in the kit.

Looks tres kewl, though.

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I’ll give it a shot — I’ve only bought 2 DMM in the last few days —— This cheap one was around $16 through Vipon —It’s big though —I’d hate to be hit over the head with it —pretty accurate compared to my Fluke

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08Y5HKF2B

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"Digital Clamp Meter, Smart T-RMS 6000 Counts Multimeter Voltage Tester Auto-ranging, Measures Current Voltage Temperature Capacitance Resistance Diodes Continuity Duty-Cycle, AC/DC Current":https://www.amazon.com/HASAGEI-Multimeter-Auto-ranging-Temperature-Capac... Coupon will save an extra 50% of $35.99. !{width:50%}https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71MvSSsxu2L._SL1500_.jpg! It has all functions like Uni-T UT210E + temp measurement.

What  coupon?

 

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Another Poweradd product with 50% off = $130

280Wh/400W power station, has 100W PD input/output and regulated 12V DC output (says 13.3V 10A). That makes it better than the aftime, however the aftime has MPPT input and this one only has PWM, which is not a big deal unless you plan to charge it via solar.

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-78000mAh-Generator-Outdoors-Emergency/dp...

I’m starting to wonder if these are in fact genuine poweradd stuff…

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I received my EBL batteries and charger — I went ahead and top them off in m y Powerex Charger —they top off easily —but today when I ran a capacity test they all tested around 2000 mah —- then they all charged up to that same capacity except one — that one cell was still charging after putting 2900 mah in it —- on a battery that size I usually charge at 800-1000 ma — I think thats what’s happening with the supplied charger —- I tried out the EBL charger with some Turnigy batteries and it worked fine

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kotobuki wrote:
Digital Clamp Meter, Smart T-RMS 6000 Counts Multimeter Voltage Tester Auto-ranging, Measures Current Voltage Temperature Capacitance Resistance Diodes Continuity Duty-Cycle, AC/DC Current Coupon will save an extra 50% of $35.99. It has all functions like Uni-T UT210E + temp measurement.

What  coupon?


 


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I don’t see a coupon on the Amazon page either… and no results when searching on Vipon

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Hold up on that meter if you want it for flashlights.  That Zoyi does not have a low DC range and the 60A setting has a resolution of just 10mA.  Much worse accuracy at 2% + 30 (thirty!!!!!) digits.  Maybe fine for general stuff although I have no idea of that brand's/product's quality.

That low DC range is the only thing that makes the Uni-T 210 a standout in the world of cheap meters (has 2A, 20A, and 100A with better resolution and accuracy all around).  Other units that will do that cost an arm and a leg.

Can peek at the manual and specs here:  https://zotektools.com/products/zt-qb9/

Edit:  If you really want this, looks like you can buy it on Ali for $26 here, or $34 on their official store:  https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000943578993.html 

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kotobuki wrote: Digital Clamp Meter, Smart T-RMS 6000 Counts Multimeter Voltage Tester Auto-ranging, Measures Current Voltage Temperature Capacitance Resistance Diodes Continuity Duty-Cycle, AC/DC Current is external) Coupon will save an extra 50% of $35.99. link is external It has all functions like Uni-T UT210E + temp measurement.
What coupon?

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Sorry, they may ran out of coupon (check box) on Amazon …

Here is another good deal of multimeter:

Digital Multimeter TRMS 6000 Counts Auto-Ranging, NCV with AC/DC Voltage Test, Resistance, Continuity, Capacitance, Diodes Temperature Measure, Case and Battery Included

Save 50% of $34.99 (check box under the price)

Good luck!

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At this point, I think everything is a rebranded MPOW. LOL

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