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just arrived and pleasantly surprised

Hi i just received this from ebay and i have been very surprised with the quality and brightness from such a cheap bit of kit, it's far from perfect and has a few small scratches but for the price of £2 delivered u can't complain. ill try and get some pics up shortly..

 

 

 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-Watt-3W-Luxeon-LED-AAA-Flashlight-Camping-Torch-...

 

 

Charles

 

 

 

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Taking a look at the pic it does seem well made.......just as long as your happy with the light right.

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more than happy mate i can't believe it was so cheap..

 

 

 

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I would get it but i already have a light in mind...........Cant wait to see pics of your new torch.:D

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alfreddajero wrote:

I would get it but i already have a light in mind...........Cant wait to see pics of your new torch.:D

 

You can NEVER have too many lights lol:P

 

 

 

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Yes, yes i know.......have you seen my vid that i posted.....its not all my lights but it would give you an idea.

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Hey now that is a pretty nice looking light!  Does it flicker?  Twisty switch, right?  I wish it were a clicky.  And I wish it were AA.  I am looking for some more ultra-cheap AA lights.

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sb56637 wrote:

Hey now that is a pretty nice looking light!  Does it flicker?  Twisty switch, right?  I wish it were a clicky.  And I wish it were AA.  I am looking for some more ultra-cheap AA lights.

 

Hi yes it is a twist switch and no it does not flicker it's a pretty good light and at least at that price you don't mind it getting damaged..

 

 

 

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Is there o-rings where they should be.

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alfreddajero wrote:

Is there o-rings where they should be.

 

Well there's an o-ring between the base and the top part but the lens is sealed in so i assume its water resistant.

 

 

 

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Okay.......normally i dont do the dunk test on any of my lights.....

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same here if i need a well sealed light ill grab a mag

 

 

 

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Realistically, most of the lights I have are at least in theory water resistant. As part of testing I'll often drop them in the sink for a few seconds, dry the outside then look for evidence of water entry. Most don't let any in, and by replacing O rings just about all can be made water resistant enough. Unless you want to go diving with them. Then you are going to have to spend rather a lot of money.

 

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I learned today that the this light is quite water resistant.  It was submitted involuntarily to a dunk test today, as was its owner.  And the good news is that both the light and its owner are still in good shape.   I really shouldn't try to cross drainage ditches on little makeshift wooden bridges, as they tend to fall....

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Glad to see your doing okay.....since your online, lol.  In the specs it says 3hours of runtime, what do you get in real world use.

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These little general "1W" AA lights are incredible for battery life, and they far surpass the manufacturer's rating.  They run for 1 to 2 days generally.  And then you let the battery sit for a few hours and turn it back on again and get more usable light.

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My only 1watt that i own are two RiverRocks single AA lights that you can get at Target.  I never did a runtime test but i can say its not days but a couple of hours max.

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sure, for that price, you cant say anything, lol