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Anybody know anything about these lights? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Portable-CREE-XP-G-R5-LED-600-Lumens-Mini-Zoomable-3-Modes-Flashlight-Torch-New/281404209772?_trksid=p5411.c100167.m2940&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140131123730%26meid%3D8161e8d99ec04e8b99c3f75b92f5b297%26pid%3D100167%26prg%3D20140131123730%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D111359826693

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aleto-600-Lumens-CREE-XP-E-R3-LED-Mini-portable-14500-Flashlight-torch-light/111359826693?_trksid=p2060778.c100278.m3478&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27532%26meid%3Dbd5988f9c6ff4246ab47f469a01b128b%26pid%3D100278%26prg%3D11351%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D221504624624

Thanks,
Jerry

Edited by: jerm03 on 11/01/2014 - 10:27
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The first one is a 18650 light not a AA/14500 and looks to have a xpe emitter in it not a xpg which probably makes more sense. They are commonly found in zoomies because  the xpe has more throw than the xpg.

Same basic light was discussed not long ago 

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/34349

 

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1st one looks same as $3.5 zoomie. It might be ok it might be bad, depends on your luck. But same is right for any cheap light.

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 I think they get cheap because they become clones of clones using cheaper and cheaper parts  like B42 said in the other thread . the tints on the 3.50$ lights are horrible and so bad that they remain foul even after de-doming them (purple ). YMMV or you may experience the same thing with a 6$ version of the light .I'd buy one (not multiples) and expect to either toss an emitter and driver in it .Or not be real happy with it . pretty lightweight ,wobbly head ,a bezel that demands sanded down and a finish that looks like it's dipped in shoe polish instead of ano . No matter what you do to it . It will never be a nice light .if you want a cheap beater to mod just for fun then go for it.If you're looking for a finished no-mod light than I'd look at something else.  

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I don’t have one, but that 2nd one looks like a NON-zoomie and might be a nice potential AA/14500 host?

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Avoid this thing. I have 2. They are rubbish. One thing both of mine did is cross thread. The “threads” are total trash. It is also as thin as HD aluminum foil. Next, the Zoom feature works, but it is loose and flops from flood to zoom with any movement. The anodization comes off with the slightest bump.

I gave one to my daughter. She was trying to put a fresh battery in it. Now I have to cut it or mount it in the vise to get my $12 Fenix battery out safely.

I am going to throw them away after I pull the emitters and switch boot.

Anyways, I hope this helps you.

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Ricflair wrote:
Avoid this thing. I have 2. They are rubbish. One thing both of mine did is cross thread. The “threads” are total trash. It is also as thin as HD aluminum foil. Next, the Zoom feature works, but it is loose and flops from flood to zoom with any movement. The anodization comes off with the slightest bump.

I gave one to my daughter. She was trying to put a fresh battery in it. Now I have to cut it or mount it in the vise to get my $12 Fenix battery out safely.

I am going to throw them away after I pull the emitters and switch boot.

Anyways, I hope this helps you.

You’re only talking about the 1st one linked in the OP? The 2nd one doesn’t look like a zoomie (pics show a reflector)…