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In this set-up you need button top cells both for driver contact and for battery-battery contact in the middle.

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I asked TA if he worked on this light or if Haikelite is just adapting his older MT09R driver without his knowledge. If he worked on it he might have some insight into it’s performance.

Update, he didn’t work on it. Haikelite must have adapted the driver themselves.

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That one is like Supwildfire(Mitko super thrower) on steroids and neck switch Smile

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There is some discussion as well as links to cheaper (but potentially lacking powerbank) variants here

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26650

127mm x 36mm

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Agro wrote:
There is some discussion as well as links to cheaper (but potentially lacking powerbank) variants here

Thank you! It is really cheaper on Aliexpress.

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I have a feeling it’s plastic junk but I like the use of 2*18650 and overall format.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32733422105.html

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One can assume light has unbranded emitter installed when you see "CREE T6" for specs.

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I have a feeling it's plastic junk but I like the use of 2*18650 and overall format. !https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB10xhXXx2rK1RkSnhJq6ykdpXaZ/LED-powerful-hu...! http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32733422105.html[/quote]
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This could be the weirdest flashlight for 2019 innocent 

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freeme wrote:

This could be the weirdest flashlight for 2019 innocent 



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That switch looks like convoy BD series with recharge contact points. Weird looking light

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I have a feeling it’s plastic junk but I like the use of 2*18650 and overall format. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32733422105.html

As do I, but would love a 21700 type, slap on an L2 Head… hmmmm
Definitely not liking the Plastic Fantastic. Looks REALLY cheap.

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Flashlight that uses Makita battery packs.


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000301855017.html

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Tool battery pack powered flashlights are very common.

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http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32952817482.html

I can see a train hopper using this Big Smile

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How did the BriteBucket avoid this list? It’s not a host, heck, it might not even be a flashlight! But it has it’s own song.

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http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32952817482.html

I have a hat with a built in light that uses coin cells, so once they died I pretty much never used it again.
I can see this being very useful for the average person, if they’re walking the dog in the winter or other things where you don’t need a ton of light.

Is there any other place to buy this from? When I selected USA on the site it changed the currency to something I didn’t understand.

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Agro wrote:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32952817482.html

I have a hat with a built in light that uses coin cells, so once they died I pretty much never used it again.
I can see this being very useful for the average person, if they’re walking the dog in the winter or other things where you don’t need a ton of light.

Is there any other place to buy this from? When I selected USA on the site it changed the currency to something I didn’t understand.

Amazon has them at $8.
Search for “LED USB Beanie”.

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Agro wrote:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32952817482.html

I have a hat with a built in light that uses coin cells, so once they died I pretty much never used it again.
I can see this being very useful for the average person, if they’re walking the dog in the winter or other things where you don’t need a ton of light.

Is there any other place to buy this from? When I selected USA on the site it changed the currency to something I didn’t understand.


Search them on Vipon. I saw them there before.
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Definitely not budget.

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This light is probably plastic junk but I like:

  • screw-on magnet that doesn’t add size for those who don’t use it
  • right angle headlamp with mule emitter on battery tube? Nice implementation of flood-to-throw. Smile


http://www.aliexpress.com/item/33036830454.html

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freeme wrote:

26650


127mm x 36mm





whats this please??

EDC-Amutorch X9 XHP50 nw,Sofirn If-25A cw

Headlamp-Thrunite TH30 nw

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vresto wrote:
freeme wrote:

26650


127mm x 36mm




whats this please??

I have this light. Got it here.
It’s not too bad. Main LED is cool white, side LEDS are cool white and red.
Single click turns on main LED. Click to cycle through high, mid, low, strobe, repeating. Does have memory. Long press about a second to turn off.
Double click to turn on side LED. single click to cycle through solid white, solid red, slow blink red, fast blink red/white, repeating. Does have memory, but if you switch to mail LED, the side LED memory gets reset back to solid white. Double click to go back to mail LED, or long press to turn off.
Draws 27uA while off, 2.2A high. 1A mid, 0.3A low.
Side LED .1A solid white, .05A solid red.
Driver is easy access. Just unscrew the battery tube and remove the threaded retaining ring. There are a lot of wires on the driver. 4 to the switch (lighted), 3 to each side LED assembly, and 2 for the main LED.
LED is also easy access. Just unscrew the bezel- no glue anywhere. Led is on a standard 20mm board. I’ll replace the main LED with something more neutral, but I’m leaving the rest of the light as is.
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Please excuse me stretching the definition of a flashlight but I think this way of using flex PCBs and magnets is interesting yet not worth its own thread.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000145698500.html

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