Got your Ultrafire UF-H2 from Dinodirect ? Just share your experience here with us

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gcbryan
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I don't think implying that someone that one doesn't agree with should go to CPF is behaving any differently than CPF where they constantly imply that one who doesn't agree with them can leave.

I've noticed that several people do this (using CPF as a label for someone you disagree with) rather than just addressing the issues raised.

This is no room for diversity at CPF. It's different here.

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Well, thatnks for all your good reviews on this item. I do hope more people will know this and get this good deal, but my topic on CPFmarket has been locked by the admin there, i am sorry that they do not have a chance to have an experience on this headlamp.

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Alright...   Issue - OSO instead of SOS.   This is a flood light.  If you are 200-300m away or less where the SAR can see you/your light doing SOS, you are also pretty much also going to shout to them.  That is the around max range of visibility of this light by another party.  So non-issue.  Smile   Besides, they see different blink rates they are also going to respond.

Another way to signal far away vessels is to light 3 fires with similar distances between them.  In nature there are no sources of smoke/fire which are of 3 sources of similar distance.

2km away, 10km away.... i don't think any SAR team can see your floody light. This is 59 lux @ 1m.  If they are wearing gen 3 NVG they are probably going to respond as well.

gcbryan, i guess some are just super pissed off with the other side.  LOL!  Sealed  I do not blame them.

 

 

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NiMH  -  1.1A   59 lux @ 1m

14500 - 0.45A   103 lux @ 1m

So it is good.  1A on a 14500 with a XR-E is going to just burn it up

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Thanks for doing this deal, very nice torch for the money. It does what a torch is supposes to do- light up an area for you to see.

saypat if you bought this torch to use as a rescue signaling device you have no real idea, so to keep you happy, send me your paypal name and I will buy both the torch off you including the postage, you can put the money towards a pack of flares.

After seeing the torch, I would gladly buy more to give to other people.

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Summer wrote:

Well, thatnks for all your good reviews on this item. I do hope more people will know this and get this good deal, but my topic on CPFmarket has been locked by the admin there, i am sorry that they do not have a chance to have an experience on this headlamp.


Maybe you should run this deal again here and see the interest since the thread at CPF was locked.  I bet you will get at least 20+ more sales.

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I had a great experience on this deal. It's strange to see some people harping on what is a common defect when the light is great. The defect is insignificant so we shouldn't make a mountain out of a molehill.

 

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Been Seen Triker, it really is backwards, OSO.  Thing is, (1) if a SAR is out in full force searching for your grp who has been missing due to a major incident, do you think they are going to ignore a dash dash dash dot dot dot dash dash dash because it does not fit correct terminology / SOP?    (2) I'd be bringing not a flood light only to the wilderness w/o light, but a much more capable thrower as well with spare batts etc.  Who brings only a small AA 90 deg 100lm flood light anyway, these stuff are for reading and cooking etc.  If you really want to signal a plane or sea vessel several clicks away, you want a triple XM-L (lux + wide beam, easier to aim), not a 59 candle power light. 

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Got my 2 UF-H2 from this deal yesterday. Actually arrived last thursday, been away though. Both came in the boxes in an envelope, no damage at all. One has a slight mark on the inside of the lens but doesn't affect the beam in any way. I already have one from KD for about a year now, stuck to fridge, so knew what I was getting. The UF-H3, which is in my tool bag, would have been nicer for run time but price was good for these.

First time dealing with DD, was iffy after reading about them both here and "the other place" Sealed, but their email updates and his posting here, I think I'd try them again on the other "deal" thread.

 

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Got my UF-H2 today, really nice little light. Great anodizing job. Threads came clean and lubed, very smooth. Knurling is grippy (Pro). Ordered 10/20 arrived 11/7. I noticed mine has "UF-H2 B" written on the bottom, what does the "B" stand for? I noticed other models had a "D".

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how much did you guys pay? Smile

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saypat wrote:

the good:   great little light, nice quality, good threads, solid construction, nice clip, good magnet, compact size, ample output, nice headband.

the bad:     SOS mode is actually OSO (and they said they tested these lights?????)

They tested the lights but you think they actually know what SOS is supposed to be? Wink

Although I have to agree with 2100 though. Beyond the fact the SOS probably doesn't really have the range (and the lamp the battery life) to be that useful, no one is going to ignore your signal because it's OSO instead of SOS. Most people won't even realise. Those who do like SAR teams are not going to ignore you because you're signalling wrong. I guess one minor disadvantage is OSO theoretically will have lower battery live then SOS. (I presume you mean real OSO and SOS not OSOSOS or SOSOSO)

P.S. Just to be clear as with others I'm not saying you aren't entitled to be disappointed, just that it's not really that surprising and doesn't make that big a difference to the functionality.

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Zeros wrote:

Summer wrote:

Well, thatnks for all your good reviews on this item. I do hope more people will know this and get this good deal, but my topic on CPFmarket has been locked by the admin there, i am sorry that they do not have a chance to have an experience on this headlamp.


Maybe you should run this deal again here and see the interest since the thread at CPF was locked.  I bet you will get at least 20+ more sales.

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kreisler wrote:

how much did you guys pay? Smile

Sounds like it was $16.88 after discount coupon (so you could use Dinopoints or giftcard but no more coupons) http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/showthread.php?254815-Pretty-incredible...

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Nil Einne wrote:
Sounds like it was $16.88 after discount coupon (so you could use Dinopoints or giftcard but no more coupons) http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/showthread.php?254815-Pretty-incredible...

good info, thank you!

( tsss.. it's a thread in the group buy forum section and i dont see anything wrong with the post and still the thread gets closed and the poster banned. this is clearly discrimination of DD and of all other dealers or members who dont have a concurrent paid subscription on cpfmp )

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kreisler wrote:

good info, thank you!

( tsss.. it's a thread in the group buy forum section and i dont see anything wrong with the post and still the thread gets closed and the poster banned. this is clearly discrimination of DD and of all other dealers or members who dont have a concurrent paid subscription on cpfmp )

Not that I agree with the way it was handled but I'm guessing DD being banned a long time ago (fairly or unfairly) in both the marketplace and CPF in general didn't help keep it open http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/showthread.php?242095-DinoDirect-50-off...

BTW it seems this deal was also run here before in CPFmarketplace. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/3278 I'm not actually sure if the CPFmarketplace one went thru or it didn't get enough people due to the banning, from the thread it's probably the later. Given the relative success here this add to the idea running it here again may work, even with DD's not that great reputation. I for one would be interested, I missed the previous one but doubt I would have bought it anyway. It was only when I was working under the house putting up cables with my Olight I3s that I realised:

1) ~80 lumens or whatever is actually plenty bright already so I don't actually need anything a lot brighter as I had been thinking. Actually my Dolphin lattern (which from the bulb colour, perhaps doesn't even have a Xenon) doesn't actually seem that much better.

2) It can be fairly annoying trying to shine a light and hammer in nails at the same time and it's not that easy to shine a light in the right direction without holding.

 

To be fair, I'm hoping the AA lantern I'm getting from DD will be useful. But I read a few weeks ago someone suggesting a headlamp for this sort of thing and it seemed from my experience that it might work well, since of course my head was normally pointed in the direction where I was hammering. And I definitely want something supporting an AA or something similar. Somehow the idea of sticking a li-ion to my naked head (I might consider one for a bicycle helmet lamp) just doesn't appeal.... (Yes I do use a mobile phone although I don't actually have many call. But I trust LG more then I trust *fire or even AW. And of course it's not just the battery but the integrated protection, monitoring and charging.)

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Same here, I dont trust generic Li batteries when they are strapped to my head or in my pocket or bag!

LG and other big companies test their batteries very well before releasing them on the market. 

Sure, sometimes sh*t happens and some cell phones or laptops self-ignite, but its more of a gamble when dealing with risky stuff like Li batteries in shoddy flashlights and all the precautions and attention needed to charge them.

 

Waiting for another H2 group buy!

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