New, attractive, cheap, 1xAAA Richuang light on QCG

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New, attractive, cheap, 1xAAA Richuang light on QCG

http://www.qualitychinagoods.com/richuang-lumens-1xaaa-luxeon-flasnlight-flrc7001-p-1715.html

 

Not a bad looking light for $4.98, and it'll probably be available for less elsewhere.  I like the clip and the clicky switch.

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Actually, for me and my pockets I prefer twisties with the light clipped into a pocket. Looks like it is longer than some AAA lights, clickies usually are. It is a Luxeon so it won't be that bright - I thought that Maglite were just about the only people using Luxeon LEDs these days. Probably a Luxeon 1 unless it is one of the newer Rebel LEDs (Which i doubt) which means brightness of the order of a BLF DeLight but less than a third of the runtime as the LED is probably less efficient than the ?half watt device in the DeLight. An AAA has roughly a half (at best) to a third of the capacity of an AA.

 

If the colour temperature is to be believed, it is hideously blue. 10100K is crazy - that's more like a near UV colour temperature. That is the same colour temperature as the star Rigel. Forget stereoscopic vision with such a blue light - it ain't happening. This may be some Luxeon LEDs that had fouled up phosphors (all white LEDs are blue LEDs with a phosphor coating) and therefore sold for not much. I hope the colour temperature is simply wrong or they could be selling this as a near UV light.

 

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

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Luxeon is the asian stores euphemism for 'generic chinese led'. The lumen is measured to be 20 lumen.

 

Lots of xenon bulbs are 10000k, it isn't too special I think.

See http://www.serve.kipoint.com.tw/HID_image/WT-BIHID/color%20temperature.jpg

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But HIDs are known for being horribly blue, and personally I lose stereoscopic vision under such lights - OK this is less of an issue indoors and with a 20 lumen light but it is still way too blue for my taste.

 

This, among various legal reasons, makes aftermarket HID lights for motor vehicles a very, very bad idea.

 

Apart from being illegal in many jurisdictions.

 

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

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

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Don wrote:

Actually, for me and my pockets I prefer twisties with the light clipped into a pocket. 

Ah, I personally don't like twisties, so I didn't mention two other AAA models I ran across.  But you might like them, they look really slick aside my personal preference for clickies....

 

$3.25  -  $3.99

http://www.lightinthebox.com/1W-5V-Lanshi-007--Flashlight_p106296.html

http://www.focalprice.com/LF177B/1W_Mini_Portable_Clip_LED_Flashlight_Torch_Black.html

Lanshi 007 1xAAA

 

 

$2.49

http://cgi.ebay.com/LED-Torch-Mini-Flashlight-Lamp-AAA-Battery-3W-/250589539761

MXDL Generic 1xAAA

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