DITO Feng Bird XPG-X2 105Lm S.S. Flashlight

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DITO Feng Bird XPG-X2 105Lm S.S. Flashlight


I found this deal for this single mode, stainless steel, AAA keychain flashlight.

The price is $8.54 at DealsMachine: http://www.dealsmachine.com/best_274355.html

I don’t know how long the sales price will last, but I don’t expect it to be very long.

Also, available at Gearbest at a slightly higher price: http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_240535.html

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I’m looking so far at this little gem, but don’t know…somethink stop me from buying it. Another AAA light…with only 1 mode…twisty…don’t know Silly
I never buy from DealsMachine, it’s secure? thank you for the deal, 8,54$ it’s a very good price!

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I’ve only ordered from them once before (USB cable). I didn’t have any problems with the order. For $9, I’m willing to chance them again.

For more expensive purchases, I’d probably shy away. Their Customer Service track record seems spotty.
http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.dealsmachine.com
http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Dealsmachine

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Just recieved 2 of these from gearbest
Nice little light .simular output to the thorfire pfo3
I was giving them away for xmas but think i will keep one. :bigsmile:

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Just recieved 2 of these from gearbest

Can you add some photos please? Thank you Big Smile

Now I don’t know if buy it or another knives :bigsmile:

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Nice little light for price .
Bowerbirds will like it to

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It seems one GB reviewer says it will handle LiIon but I’d like to know more about that. It does look good for the price, especially if it’s a real Cree emitter and not a LB fake. Could be an ideal stocking-stuffer for anyone if it got here quick enough this year!

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SawMaster wrote:
It seems one GB reviewer says it will handle LiIon but I’d like to know more about that. It does look good for the price, especially if it’s a real Cree emitter and not a LB fake. Could be an ideal stocking-stuffer for anyone if it got here quick enough this year!

Phil


ok so the first one is the Dito the second the thorfire pf03 taken about 5m from tank.i swapped the battery dito first

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I got this one too. At first I didn’t like it, but then it started growing on me. I realize that it wasn’t too bad in brightness for 1 AAA Eneloop.

However, then I saw reports of people saying it could use a 10440 – and WOW! Bright little light, then!

I still don’t know how safe it is to run with Li-Ions though. I then got the idea to try them in other older lights [that I didn’t care if they fried – could try my hand at modding! Smile ]. Turns out, most seem to be ok with them.. Probably just watch out for over-heating… The usual..

However one that I tried one in was an old Dorcy SS, ~40lumen, forward-clickie with a blue beam. IOW – one I didn’t care if I fried it. Wink It shortly started dimming, to which I quickly turned it off.. And I could smell some burning so I took the head off and blew on it for a bit. It worked a bit with the regular AAA, but I just checked it and it seems to be toast. Almost too bad, really. It was a decent light – for its time. But just not something I’d use anymore.

NOW, to try and see if I can mod my first light! =) Something that can make good use of that forward-clickie.

Anyhoo.. Does anyone have anything further on the safety of the Ditto Feng on 10440’s? Should I do the standard ‘for short bursts’ thing, or can I go all out?
Basically, I don’t know at what temperatures LED’s are generally safe to run at.

LOVE my budget AAA-size lights!

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Hoggy wrote:
I got this one too. At first I didn’t like it, but then it started growing on me. I realize that it wasn’t too bad in brightness for 1 AAA Eneloop.

However, then I saw reports of people saying it could use a 10440 – and WOW! Bright little light, then!

I still don’t know how safe it is to run with Li-Ions though. I then got the idea to try them in other older lights [that I didn’t care if they fried – could try my hand at modding! Smile ]. Turns out, most seem to be ok with them.. Probably just watch out for over-heating… The usual..

However one that I tried one in was an old Dorcy SS, ~40lumen, forward-clickie with a blue beam. IOW – one I didn’t care if I fried it. Wink It shortly started dimming, to which I quickly turned it off.. And I could smell some burning so I took the head off and blew on it for a bit. It worked a bit with the regular AAA, but I just checked it and it seems to be toast. Almost too bad, really. It was a decent light – for its time. But just not something I’d use anymore.

NOW, to try and see if I can mod my first light! =) Something that can make good use of that forward-clickie.

Anyhoo.. Does anyone have anything further on the safety of the Ditto Feng on 10440’s? Should I do the standard ‘for short bursts’ thing, or can I go all out?
Basically, I don’t know at what temperatures LED’s are generally safe to run at.

My understanding is that the LED can take somewhere around 145C before beginning to break down. Before you hit even 60C, your hand will be screaming “it’s too hot!” So, I wouldn’t worry about your LED frying, so long as you’re holding the flashlight.

Batteries are a different story. Operating above 50C will cause some reduction in cycle life, the greater the temperature, the greater the loss in battery life. Operating above 80C increases the potential risk of thermal runaway. At 135C the polymers separating the battery layers begin to break down.

And I’m not sure at what temperature the driver circuit board can take before it starts to cook.

Rule 1-1 as it applies to life, take it as it comes.