UltraFire WF-501B XM-L for 13.99 USD (manafont)

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UltraFire WF-501B XM-L for 13.99 USD (manafont)


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Those prices are insanely good, especially if as well driven (2.8A) as it says.   You can't pick up such a drop-in on its own at that price.   But for the host and drop-in they're amazingly low prices.  

I've already got too many 501B and 502B hosts but as I was going to buy another XM-L drop-in anyway I may as well grab one of these.

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Free flashlight with the drop in ... 

Were these drop ins $13 to $15 just a short while ago ?

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old4570 wrote:

Free flashlight with the drop in ... 

Were these drop ins $13 to $15 just a short while ago ?

I bought mine for $16.40 from MF.......and thought it was a really good deal.

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I paid $22 for 502b supposedly with XML-U2  just a couple of months ago. Looks the same as my T6 drop-in.

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Sometimes they make misstakes with prices of the new products.

A few weeks ago i ordered a Fenix headlight that was about 1/2 the price, and the next day they cancelled that order. 2 days later it was back on sale, but at a higher price (still much cheaper than what i would pay for it here).

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Which one should I get? They both look great!

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Buy the light for the XM-L

Put the XM-L drop-in in your favorite solarforce or whatever host.

Pop an old XR-E in the 501b and gift it to a friend!

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

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VFMaddict wrote:

Those prices are insanely good, especially if as well driven (2.8A) as it says.   You can't pick up such a drop-in on its own at that price.   But for the host and drop-in they're amazingly low prices.  

I've already got too many 501B and 502B hosts but as I was going to buy another XM-L drop-in anyway I may as well grab one of these.



They're directly driven so current draw is arbitrary between 2A-3.xA.

The real question is if they're legit quality hosts and dropins. There are some real crappy ultrafire clones out there but the real ones are good. That's also arbitrary until someone tries and reports back. For example, once I got a really nice 502b along with the shittiest xp-g imaginable in it (both driver and emitter pcb fall right out). Ignored my emails so never got any compensation and it took too long to ship to go through paypal. Dubiously worth it for maybe $10 for anyone with a job. That's how it works I suppose.

It's also notable that "great deals" are relatively rare from most of these vendors. I've generally gotten my money's worth from MF but never anything I would consider a steal. 

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From those two - The 502B

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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From those two - The 502B

because it's built better? Or just looks?

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Be-Seen Triker wrote:

atbglenn wrote:

Which one should I get? They both look great!

If you have to ask, the answer is "both!"

Thanks bud Smile Now why didn't I think of that? lol! 

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after some unfortunate losses due to clickies breaking, i often find myself questioning a purchase with whether or not i can find a cheap replacement switch for the light. Is there a source for 502b switches?

EDIT: nvm found them on mf Silly

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That's crazy! Small light, but lots of modes and very bright! Can someone who knows talk about all those lumens? Accurate? Sheeesh, my first light bought was a Xeno EO3 for $30. I could have got this one and a charger and a battery, and had a lot more fun! Can this be a decent light for that price? The KD C8 is similar but around $25. Is the C8 that much better, quality wise? Have to wait and see if anyone gets one of these...

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saypat wrote:

That's crazy! Small light, but lots of modes and very bright! Can someone who knows talk about all those lumens? Accurate? Sheeesh, my first light bought was a Xeno EO3 for $30. I could have got this one and a charger and a battery, and had a lot more fun! Can this be a decent light for that price? The KD C8 is similar but around $25. Is the C8 that much better, quality wise? Have to wait and see if anyone gets one of these...

 

Don't be too disappointed saypat! That Xeno is a gorgeous light, and of very high quality. When you start looking at hosts like these it can be hit or miss. The KD C8 is not a P60 host like these are, so they are slightly different styles of light. Only time will tell if these are half decent lights. For the price, it looks like a real bargain though!

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For example, once I got a really nice 502b along with the shittiest xp-g imaginable in it (both driver and emitter pcb fall right out). Ignored my emails so never got any compensation and it took too long to ship to go through paypal.

its this in reference to a dealing you had with Manafont ?

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No, Kaidomain. Perhaps it's just coincidence, but most of the hosts and lights I've gotten from them and Lightake have been closer to the original than DX and t-mart. DX is notorious for swapping out to crap after the first good reviews, I suspect they do this on purpose. MF has been ok, but the recent Skyray 3xml incident shows they're not exactly immune to this.

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These look like Ultrafire clones. I have the Ultrafire WF-502D body and it look the same as the pics, the threads are smooth and the writting on the tube is clear and of good quality.. The UltraFire WF-502B threads look rough and the writting is not as good. The original Ultrafire WF-502B at only $6.94 looks better. But it may be worth the price.

 

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At MF, that dropin alone is $12.25. http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/generic-cree-t6-5modes-himidlostrobesos-memory-led-dropin-module-42v-max-p-5651

For the 501b, that's like buying the dropin and getting the host for $1.65... I'm really tempted to get this just to try the 28mm aspheric mod with the XM-L. It worked well with my XR-E R2 501b, but the light is so much more useable in stock form.


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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 not the same drop-in and the one you said is

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Good eye... they are obviously different drivers and this light is SMO instead of OP. I was just looking at the voltage limit specs. I still think it looks like a good deal though! Cool


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

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how2 wrote:
It's not the same drop-in and the one you said is

I've just got MF L2 klone which has same driver as drop-in on a first link. Well, at least driver looks the same from outside. I'll check the current tommorow.

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It's the same driver, as Kaidomain sell it:

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11372

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The thing about the 501B is...it's just plain.

The 504 is such a nicer looking and feeling host, and it has a smooth SS bezel. The Skyray $8 host is also pretty nice.

I have a 501 and rarely use it just because it seems too cheaply made. However, I have had no reliability issues with it at all. Perhaps I should relegate it to glove box use. Now the 501A I like a lot better, as a mini-p60 host. I would probably like it even more if it has the SS bezel of the 504.

Strictly aesthetic, I know, but for $7 more why not get something you are more proud of...

 

I wonder if anyone has the ENTIRE Ultrafire collection of flashlights and knives. That would be quite a lot of stuff!

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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That looks like the same KD driver here so it should be pretty bright on a decent cell.

http://kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11372

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Just bought two WF-502B's. Will let you know how they turn up if they arrive.


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gorann wrote:

I willl buy 1 501 and 1 502. Because I have to learn about diffferent kinds of bodies etc Big Smile  

It seems that I dont have an account on manafont yet. (Im little perplexed with that...) Can they ship to name and address other than paypal address??? 

 

yes they can..i bought some batteries for a friend and put her address and they went to her..paid with my paypal account..

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gorann wrote:

Yes, I checked out without any problems (just dont do express Paypal checkout if you want other address, its easier).

Really easy process of ordering...

Make sure you get a confirmation email from Manafont and well as PayPal. The first time I ordered I didn't get one from Manafont. It turns out after you pay with PayPal you have to hit the button that says return to Manafont. Otherwise they don't know you paid and you won't get an email.

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gorann wrote:

Has anyone installed aspheric lense on such XML light?

What is or what would be the result (if noone installed it)?  Would it work and woud it be good to do it?

 

And, whats main difference between these twwo bodies?? 

Really great price... 

It does the same thing an aspheric does for any emitter. It focuses the beam and you get the pattern of the emitter. In this case it will be a large pattern. It cuts out all the spill so in most cases you probably aren't going to want to do this with a XM-L. I've tried it by the way.

The emitter angle for a XM-L is wider than with a XR-E for instance so a reflector does a decent job in the first place. Also people generally want the spill from an XM-L. It also won't throw as far in the same size reflector/aspheric as a XR-E so it's generally not the best choice for using an aspheric.

If you use a XM-L in a large diameter reflector it will have decent throw and will put a lot more light where you want it. That's generally why someone might chose a XM-L over a XR-E in a particular application.

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E1320 wrote:

That looks like the same KD driver here so it should be pretty bright on a decent cell.

http://kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11372

Then I guess it's not direct drive.

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It most likely is. Specs are arbitrary.

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