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I have that light, too, and concur with those observations.

 

On mine the head is plastic and a bit wobbly, and I would say it's worth the already bottom dolar if it were metal.

 

Those kaidomain cheapies above do look interesting, though. If the house is good, it's worth it. Remember fenix or whatever pricy brand with the 5mm leds sell for $10-20.

 

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Hi boomhauer, sorry to hear about the $1.88 loss! Cool Does it have any brand markings on it perchance? I've seen that model marked as Lanshi LS-007 and also Pallide something-or-other.

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No markings, other than "4149" on the pill.

The head on mine is aluminum, I'm pretty sure, but it is very thin.

If it had come with the o-ring, I'd probably be just OK with it. The best part of this buck and change expense was the anticipation of opening the familiar brown envelope in the mailbox.

edit: the clickies on Kai (same as the ones from autoshop88 on ebay) are definitely worth the couple bucks spent.

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The head on mine is aluminum, I'm pretty sure, but it is very thin.

 

That's weird. I check my ebay and I bought it from the same guy. Maybe they ran out of alum when making mine and just poured plastic down the mold.

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Later, I did manage to dump the "pill" casing and reflector out of the head - both pieces made of plastic, of course. Was a little surprised they fell out so easily.  Seems they are just press-fit into the head, with the threads providing minor securement.

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For those who prefer DealExtreme, they just listed two of the most promising 1xAAA super-budget lights:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.44168

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.44167

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I received two of the nameless clickies with a clip . I bought them mainly to plunder their clips and the clips are the best thing on these lights. The led is much smaller than advertised in the pictures and I think even the DX keychain is brighter. I will do a comparison later.

Also the Richuang RC-7001 arrived and that one is actually quiet nice for the price paid. The Emitter is as big as the nameless ones should have been.

Hmm , I'm tempted to buy the 7002 also ... must ... resist... Wink

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Having them on DX is nice, if only for consolidating purchases and giving the mailman a break wearing a path to the front door with a multitude of small envelopes. Since I need some other stuff on DX, I'll probably order one of those Richuangs while I'm at it.  Still waiting for those keychain clickies from focalprice.  DX's beamshot of the Richuang looks more impressive, btw.

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I'm looking for a budget AAA for my keychain EDC and a bit reluctant to spend $10 or more for something fancy so quite a useful thread

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Vectrex wrote:

I received two of the nameless clickies with a clip . I bought them mainly to plunder their clips and the clips are the best thing on these lights. The led is much smaller than advertised in the pictures and I think even the DX keychain is brighter. I will do a comparison later.

$0.89 : Meritline has this one http://www.meritline.com/037-18-aluminum-compact-led-flashlight---p-4068... with coupon code MLCK248656082459AL1

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What is meritline? another chinese site as DX? are they legit?

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What is meritline? another chinese site as DX? are they legit?

Meritline is very trustworthy. I have bought hundreds of items from them. No problems whatsoever. They always have these little sales with coupon codes that make certain items cheap. It's a company based in Hong Kong, but they also have warehouses in the USA.

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Thanks medieval!

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So how's meritline shipping times to USA customers - quicker since it might ship domestic?

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So how's meritline shipping times to USA customers - quicker since it might ship domestic?

It's about the same as DX. On certain items get shipped from the USA. Most of their items ship from HK.

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$0.89 : Meritline has this one http://www.meritline.com/037-18-aluminum-compact-led-flashlight---p-4068... with coupon code MLCK248656082459AL1

Thanks for the heads up but the coupon is for newsletter subscribers only and I don't want junk mails in my main email account. I'd rather pay 70 cent more. But the shop looks interesting and haven't heard of them before.

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I don't even get any newsletters from them. Maybe I unsubscribed after I joined.

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Hmm, OK thanks ... I'll remember that if I need more clips

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And according to the discussion on CPF, several users liked the MXDL clicky and twisty from eBay seller autoshop8810. This seller has once again started offering these products with the "Buy it Now" option, which I prefer. Here are the links:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MXDL-3W-LED-AAA-Battery-Pen-Flashlight-Lamp-Torch-71... (Clicky)

http://cgi.ebay.com/MXDL-3W-LED-AAA-Battery-Mini-Flashlight-Lamp-Torch-/... (Twisty)

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Sounds worth a try. Will be interested to have a look once they arrive. The fun bit is that even if they are rubbish, which they don't appear to be, there is very little lost.

 

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And according to the discussion on CPF, several users liked the MXDL clicky and twisty from eBay seller autoshop8810. This seller has once again started offering these products with the "Buy it Now" option, which I prefer. Here are the links:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MXDL-3W-LED-AAA-Battery-Pen-Flashlight-Lamp-Torch-71... (Clicky)

http://cgi.ebay.com/MXDL-3W-LED-AAA-Battery-Mini-Flashlight-Lamp-Torch-/... (Twisty)

Do you if either of these tailstand?

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And according to the discussion on CPF, several users liked the MXDL clicky and twisty from eBay seller autoshop8810. This seller has once again started offering these products with the "Buy it Now" option, which I prefer. Here are the links:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MXDL-3W-LED-AAA-Battery-Pen-Flashlight-Lamp-Torch-71... (Clicky)

http://cgi.ebay.com/MXDL-3W-LED-AAA-Battery-Mini-Flashlight-Lamp-Torch-/... (Twisty)

Do you if either of these tailstand?

No, unfortunately. Although with my stash of 1xAA tailstandable lights I don't think I'd ever use a 1xAAA much as a long-term candle.

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http://www.focalprice.com/LF592B/8032_3W_1AAA_Super_Mini_LED_Flashlight_...

It has one major drawback as a keychain light, it comes on in your pocket. If it is going to live in my pockets I need either a recessed clicky (Which given the diameter of an AAA light isn't practical) or a twisty.

It does get warm by the time it has flattened a cell in your pocket.

The switch mechanism is positive enough, but the clip when not weighted with stuff tends to get in the way of operating the switch. Clipped to something external it could be a good, if larger, alternative to a Photon clone.

On an AAA NiMH (not fully charged it gives 98 lux at switch-on and 89 at 30 seconds 85 at 2 minutes. Will do it properly with fully charged cells soon but my AAAs are nearly all on charge just now.

It is brighter than the awful DX zoom AAA which has the same clip. It is also a lot less blue.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.33326

I put the link to it in merely to warn people to avoid it.

 

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Nice, glad to see that the Tank007 E08 generic clone is decent. Can you confirm how DOES the switch work? Do you push in the post that has the hole through it for the carabiner?

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sb56637 wrote:

And according to the discussion on CPF, several users liked the MXDL clicky and twisty from eBay seller autoshop8810. This seller has once again started offering these products with the "Buy it Now" option, which I prefer. Here are the links:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MXDL-3W-LED-AAA-Battery-Pen-Flashlight-Lamp-Torch-71... (Clicky)

http://cgi.ebay.com/MXDL-3W-LED-AAA-Battery-Mini-Flashlight-Lamp-Torch-/... (Twisty)

Just bought the clicky one. Wouldn't care too much if it's a lousy light considering the cost.

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sb56637 wrote:

Nice, glad to see that the Tank007 E08 is decent. Can you confirm how DOES the switch work? Do you push in the post that has the hole through it for the carabiner?

 

Yes, you do push on the post. It actually feels quite positive if the clip doesn't get in the way.

Obviously, tailstanding is out of the question. I'd imagine the Tank007 version would be a lot nicer. It certainly ought to be at $10 more.

DX seem to have the same thing for $2.90 - a whole two cents more!

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.44167

 

 

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sb56637 wrote:

Nice, glad to see that the Tank007 E08 is decent. Can you confirm how DOES the switch work? Do you push in the post that has the hole through it for the carabiner?

Oops, make that "glad to see that the Tank007 E08 generic clone is decent."

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sb56637 wrote:

sb56637 wrote:

Nice, glad to see that the Tank007 E08 is decent. Can you confirm how DOES the switch work? Do you push in the post that has the hole through it for the carabiner?

Oops, make that "glad to see that the Tank007 E08 generic clone is decent."

It arrived reasonably quickly too - I make it 16 days from order. Since there's no postmark or date on the envelope, I have no idea how much of that was postal delay and how much was waiting to get the thing posted.

 

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It has one major drawback as a keychain light, it comes on in your pocket.
Discovery of such a potential design flaw was exactly the reason I opted to first try this super-budget clone instead of shelling out the additional cash for a Tank007 E08.  But now, after recently receiving what I thought should have been a dressed-up MXDL AAA (or faithful clone), but wasn't, I have to wonder about the difference between the Tank007 and its cheapie-clone (other than led type).  A clicky switch on a keychain light would seem to be a questionable design in any case, though.
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fran82 wrote:

What is meritline? another chinese site as DX? are they legit?

 

My experiance with they was VERY good- I placed a order for some digital TV converter boxes many months ago... A day (or so) after I placed the order I noticed the unit I really wanted (Had power on-off button, channel-up down keys-would be FULLY functional WITHOUT a remote) was instock (other unit did not have extra buttons).

By the time I contacted them shipment was already on it's way to me showing in transit (US Warehouse)... Called them and they picked up shipping cost of units on their way to me via pre-paid shipping label, no addtional charge for replacing the order with the units I really wanted.

Lady that handled the transaction was friendly, proffesional.

 

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