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Asafee one looks way better and appears to have a better switch but who knows what you actually get. Maybe someone else will try and report back Smile

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B158 here for less than 1/2 the price, but in red or green: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32831194642.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dAcJRJS


This is where I bought my last one. I got a SBT90.2 in a B158 now – not bad! Roughly ~300 kcd but it drops fast.


(oops! – corrected)

Thanks for the report on the performance of that one. A B158 is on my shortlist of upcoming purchases, and I’m always afraid of getting a clone with a under-performing lens.

I’m curious if the HT11 performs equivalently to the B158 in terms of throw. If so, that’d be a better investment IMO having the interchangeable heads. It looks like the HT line might share pills with the B158 as well, which would be a nice bonus.

I really like that (at least in their pictures) they don’t have any markings/laser etchings on them. Really a pet peeve of mine with otherwise nice lights.

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Asafee one looks way better and appears to have a better switch but who knows what you actually get. Maybe someone else will try and report back Smile

I’m going to write to them and see if I can get a ‘BLF’ package including an extra pill or two and all the heads. I doubt it’ll save me any $$ though over just getting each full light. We’ll see..

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14500 USB rechargable zoomie with side (momentary?) switch:


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000200806816.html

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If anyone is interested, I'm still working on my big head zoomie, the Xanes X915 P10 bought here, talked about here: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1592717#comment-1592717.

I have a 17mm FET+1 driver installed with my Anduril version, and working on mounting the flat white W1 LED on a 28 mm MCPCB, and adding a copper heatsink under the shelf. I'm hoping to kill off some voltage/amps by using thin long LED wires. Already replaced the driver side brass button with a spring, and it's got a big amp killing tail spring already.

Decided to go with a W1 instead of an SBT90.2 because the LED wires have to be very long for this light, and thermally, it's a typically poorly designed zoomie for heat mgt. Also the lens turns out to be about the same width as a UniqueFire 1504, and I already have a SBT90.2 in a 1504.

Using a FET+1 because I want to get as close to 6 amps as possible and don't have any other choice to run Anduril on to get 6 amps out of a 17 mm driver, least I'm aware of. (?)

 Oh, with Anduril, I got the side blue and green LED's wired up, actually to 2 different input pins so in theory, they can be used/controlled separately. Right now stock Anduril doesn't take advantage of that though. Think the support was in the FireFlies config files.

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14500 USB rechargable zoomie with side (momentary?) switch:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000200806816.html

I have one of those. It was sold as a Nebo Redline.

It looks quite nicely built with a side electronic switch, built-in USB support, and a tailcap magnet.

Unfortunately, the feeling that this might be a good light only lasted until I turned it on.

  • The output is cool white and quite dim. I’m not sure what the LED is, but if it’s like previous Nebo Redline entries, it is not using a CREE, or even a CREE clone. The LED’s output seems like something I would expect in an 5 or 8 year old light. It’s dim. My guess is 100 lumens max output.
  • I also worry about durability… the red line between the bezel and the head is a trademark of the Nebo Redline series lights. It is made of translucent red plastic and glows brightly when the light is on. But this also seems to be a major point of weakness. Most similar zoomies have a metal bezel that screws into a metal head. But in the Redline, that thin red plastic is all that’s holding the bezel and lens on. There is no metal-to-metal contact in the head. I worry that if I drop the light bezel down onto a hard surface, the red plastic might crack and possibly destroy the head.
  • The light makes no attempt to be waterproof or even water resistant. The USB socket under the zoom bezel is not sealed in any way.
  • The UI is high-low-off, with double-click for strobe. You have to cycle modes to turn the light off.
  • The entire light is also quite long. It is longer than some 18650 lights even though it uses a 14500.

NOTE: I have not tried opening this light to test modding potential, but I did try modding a smaller Nebo Redline that used a CR123 cell. that previous Redline proved an unsuitable host for modding. It had barely any superstructure around the LED and insufficient mass to run an LED at full power with a 16340.

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Is this CountryMan B1 the first 21700 zoomie?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000448489466.html

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Another 18650 zoomie with side switch and DC charging:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32854429208.html

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Agro wrote:
Is this CountryMan B1 the first 21700 zoomie?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000448489466.html

Although it has a Fresnel lens, Brinyte has the T28 Artemis that is a 21700 zoomie.
Then lens is different, though and it has 3 different leds inside (in an oscillating platform to alternate between White, Red and Green).
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Zanes big zoomie, X915 P10, mod is done! Some details: posts #17 and #18 here

Summary : white flat W1, FET+1 Anduril, long 24 AWG LED wires to reduce amps: 717 kcd measured at 5m. 

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Nice work! Did you ever get a measurement of the lens? Functional diameter?

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JaredM wrote:
Nice work! Did you ever get a measurement of the lens? Functional diameter?

Ok, got the #'s, posted in the mod thread here as well, along with more pics/info including swapping with the 1504 glass:

 

                       Bezel       Bezel       Lens

                       Outer     Opening    Outer     Bubble

Zanes X915:    67.0        62.0         65.5        61.0 mm

           1504:    67.0        59.2         66.6        62.1 mm

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26650 zoomie with powerbank and unusual styling:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33001818437.html

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Agro wrote:
New to me 3*18650 zoomie:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32724429558.html

Your above link is broken Agro, here is fixed.

Anyway, at 40 pieces per lot and nearly $700 pricetag…

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Agro wrote:
New to me 3*18650 zoomie:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32724429558.html

Your above link is broken Agro, here is fixed.


Anyway, at 40 pieces per lot and nearly $700 pricetag…


Thx, fixed in my post as well.
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http://www.longdistancelight.com/exude-od50-illuminator/

Shocked Sounds overly impressive…. “Dynamics Direct Light Illuminator is the un-flashlight” http://www.longdistancelight.com/od40mm-illuminator/

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http://www.longdistancelight.com/exude-od50-illuminator/

Shocked Sounds overly impressive.... …

http://www.longdistancelight.com/od40mm-illuminator/

Sounds overly bullshite, but that's just me. 

OD40mm Illuminator page wrote:

A Patented Technology..

Optical Dynamics engineers have developed a revolutionary, patented photonics technology called CALS. This Collimated Amplified Lens System was engineered to truly project visibly harmonized light without the use of reflectors or diffusers. CALS combines specially engineered multi-coated precision lenses of the highest quality never before used in a light projection device for the outdoorsman. The system effectively captures 100% of the light generated from its efficient LED source and projects a harmonious, narrow, adjustable column of pure light that clearly illuminates your target. No light is wasted, sprayed, or reflected back to illuminate you or the surroundings meaning you can focus on whatever it is you want to see in the dark.

Patented. Well, people should learn to “not touch or deal with patented stuff even with a ten feet pole”. Patents must die as they are. Without patents involved, everyone's happy except maybe the morons those who think they have the right to confiscate our knowledge.

Other than this, the CALS must be some small variarion of Led Lenser's focusing system just to meet what is required for a new patent. A sick sheesh which is the bread-and-butter in the pharma industry.

Yes, I let myself go a bit. And proud of it LoL.

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Yet another 18650 zoomie with USB and side switch:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001094842422.html

This one has a powerbank:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000387164348.html

I found another source for SK58-clone with 18650. This time without USB…but they offer it for sale only in bulk. Nevertheless I asked whether they’d sell me one.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32252349528.html

I really like this compact 18650 light. It even accepts 3xAAA so it should take 20650 stock and seeing how thick it is it may accept even larger cells.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33015159572.html

I don’t like this light but the styling is unusual so I thought I would show it as well:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32831303636.html

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I ordered that Pocketman. Like there's no cheap tail switch, looks like nicely moddable and for $8 shipped, worth the risk. Problem is I got 2 Ali orders from April 23rd still not arrived.

Thanx for the research! I'm always interested in your findings - I check them all out.

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Agro wrote:

I don't like this light but the styling is unusual so I thought I would show it as well:


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32831303636.html

That's unusual, interesting. Looks like it uses a TIR lens, and it is rechargeable via some sort of DC barrel connector.

Looks pretty solid, and with this I am not exactly praising it because from here I don't see how can it be dismantled, how easy that is.

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Agro wrote:

I found another source for SK58-clone with 18650. This time without USB…but they offer it for sale only in bulk. Nevertheless I asked whether they’d sell me one.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32252349528.html

Wow!

From the pictures and specs, that’s the super-rare 18650 version! It’s the one that I found on EBay years ago marketed as “Aleto N8”. Had lots of fun modding it to be shorter and adding a sideswitch and fresnel lens. Got carried away shortening it actually, and one I modded I managed to take off nearly 2 cm of length, while still having a functional zoomie with electronic side switch.

The AA/14500 version of this light is super-common, but the 18650 version is almost impossible to find.

Why I like it:

  • Best 18650 pocket zoomie for modding in my opinion
  • Very compact for an 18650 zoomie and with a narrow pocket-friendly bezel
  • Heat sink fins on the body tube giving this light better heatsinking that virtually all other ultra-compact 18650 zoomies.
  • Easy to mod (like any budget zoomie).
  • Cheap – so if you do screw up on a mod you aren’t out a lot of money.

The 4 I got from EBay years ago were the only ones I ever found. And then it disappeared and hasn’t been seen in years.

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If some retailer starts carrying that please repost the info here.
I just can’t see my way clear to buying 50 of them.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32252349528.html the super-rare 18650 version!

That page has some of the most amazing English translations I’ve ever come across.

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lampAnd lithium batteries are often over-discharge , only lit a few minutes and often in need of repair .
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hank wrote:
If some retailer starts carrying that please repost the info here.
I just can’t see my way clear to buying 50 of them. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32252349528.html the super-rare 18650 version!

Yeah… 50 of them is too much. Still… that comes out to less than $7 per light. If someone wants to setup a group buy for a lot, I’d buy maybe 5 of these.

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This light – PeetPen C60 – is similar to the Wuben L60.
It is the PeetPen brand, and is related to Wuben and product produced by their factory. This is a more budget flashlight.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000292823189.html

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And this flashlight is probably a blast from the past, if one takes into account this thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2465
The flashlight is the YAGE YG-318C, and resembles the Yezl mentioned on Foy’s thread, and also the On The Road Z821
I believe the quality will probably be inferior, as the price difference is is huge, but…we can always take a look at it Wink
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32706398683.html

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Tom E wrote:

I ordered that Pocketman. Like there’s no cheap tail switch, looks like nicely moddable and for $8 shipped, worth the risk. Problem is I got 2 Ali orders from April 23rd still not arrived.


Thanx for the research! I’m always interested in your findings – I check them all out.


You’re welcome. Smile
I’m happy to see my finding put to some use.
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Agro wrote:

I don’t like this light but the styling is unusual so I thought I would show it as well:



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32831303636.html


That’s unusual, interesting. Looks like it uses a TIR lens, and it is rechargeable via some sort of DC barrel connector.


Looks pretty solid, and with this I am not exactly praising it because from here I don’t see how can it be dismantled, how easy that is.


Tue, 06/09/2020 – 20:05


Looks like my mistake…it doesn’t seem to be a zoomie…
But yeah, sealing at the TIR bottom seems unusual.

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Agro wrote:

I found another source for SK58-clone with 18650. This time without USB…but they offer it for sale only in bulk. Nevertheless I asked whether they’d sell me one.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32252349528.html

Wow!

From the pictures and specs, that’s the super-rare 18650 version! It’s the one that I found on EBay years ago marketed as “Aleto N8”. Had lots of fun modding it to be shorter and adding a sideswitch and fresnel lens. Got carried away shortening it actually, and one I modded I managed to take off nearly 2 cm of length, while still having a functional zoomie with electronic side switch.

The AA/14500 version of this light is super-common, but the 18650 version is almost impossible to find.

Why I like it:

  • Best 18650 pocket zoomie for modding in my opinion
  • Very compact for an 18650 zoomie and with a narrow pocket-friendly bezel
  • Heat sink fins on the body tube giving this light better heatsinking that virtually all other ultra-compact 18650 zoomies.
  • Easy to mod (like any budget zoomie).
  • Cheap – so if you do screw up on a mod you aren’t out a lot of money.

The 4 I got from EBay years ago were the only ones I ever found. And then it disappeared and hasn’t been seen in years.


They replied that they do only wholesale. I asked for MOQ. Maybe they’ll sell less than 50…
If someone wants to make a GB I’m in for one.

BTW I’ve seen a variant with USB port twice already. In both cases the sellers failed to ship. It’s the first time that I see the one without port offered for sale.

I really liked that i3 mentioned above so I sought a different source, hoping that it would be cheaper. I failed at that but I found some more info. Later I noticed it’s a twisty…which kills it for me. Facepalm Anyway here are my findings, maybe someone will find them interesting:

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I have a confirmation that 50 is the MOQ for the Aleto N8-alike.
And they say they can’t ship batteries nowadays which I think is not a problem.

If someone wants to make a GB, please count me for 2.

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Asafee one looks way better and appears to have a better switch but who knows what you actually get. Maybe someone else will try and report back Smile

I’m going to write to them and see if I can get a ‘BLF’ package including an extra pill or two and all the heads. I doubt it’ll save me any $$ though over just getting each full light. We’ll see..

Did anyone ever order this HT12 zoomie?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000321611399.html

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