Tiny Keyring Light at Manafont

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Tiny Keyring Light at Manafont

This is tiny and under half the price it is elsewhere.  Note that the Manafont spec is probably wrong.   Its almost certainly an XP-E R2 so should be quite throwy for a keychain light.

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Today has been a bad day for my wallet and it's only 0731 hrs

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At the rate we all spend around here it will soon be called the Bankruptcy Light Forum.   Just think of yourself as the advance guard..............lol

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It was a 1-mode when i ordered it last week, now it is a 3 mode.

I wonder what they have sent to me today?

The 3-mode H/M/L without strobe or SOS would be even better for me, but i will have to wait till it gets here...

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Well well, is this a new one or has this been around for longer?

Looks very budget.

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I just ordered this Tank007 at DX for about $9 with a clicky.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/tank007-tk-701-ssc-42180-u-90-lumen-led-fla...

I can't tell...is the one from Manafont a clicky or twisty?

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That are two different lights.

The Tank007 tk701 from DX is a clicky

The Tank007 E09 from MF is a twisty

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How come every light on MF looks like a warm one??

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I've got it today.

Compared to the Fenix LD01 SS version Q5  it is a little brighter on high, mid is about the same, low is much lower than the Fenix (the Fenix is 80/27/10 lumens, i used nimh AAA batteries). The Tank007 E09 has mode memory, the Fenix always starts in mid-mode.

It is shorter than the Fenix, diameter is the same. The threads on the head are very long (almost 8 turns), that way the head does not fall off when the flashlight is in your pocket.

Build quality is very good, it is a Tank007 with Fenix quality and a much lower price than a LD01. It comes in a nice plastic box with a lanyard and 2 spare O-rings.

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That sounds like a glowing recommendation.....Smile

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Runtime on high with 800mAh nimh = 23 minutes (capacity tested with Maha MH-C9000 charger). After that it stays on but it is not very bright.

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Hobbyfotograaf wrote:

I've got it today.

Compared to the Fenix LD01 SS version Q5  it is a little brighter on high, mid is about the same, low is much lower than the Fenix (the Fenix is 80/27/10 lumens, i used nimh AAA batteries). The Tank007 E09 has mode memory, the Fenix always starts in mid-mode.

It is shorter than the Fenix, diameter is the same. The threads on the head are very long (almost 8 turns), that way the head does not fall off when the flashlight is in your pocket.

Build quality is very good, it is a Tank007 with Fenix quality and a much lower price than a LD01. It comes in a nice plastic box with a lanyard and 2 spare O-rings.

 

Thanks for the comparison to the LD01, Ive always wanted an LD01 but its like $40, this one is only $15 so it looks like a good deal after reading your comments.

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Hobbyfotograaf wrote:

I've got it today.

Compared to the Fenix LD01 SS version Q5  it is a little brighter on high, mid is about the same, low is much lower than the Fenix (the Fenix is 80/27/10 lumens, i used nimh AAA batteries). The Tank007 E09 has mode memory, the Fenix always starts in mid-mode.

It is shorter than the Fenix, diameter is the same. The threads on the head are very long (almost 8 turns), that way the head does not fall off when the flashlight is in your pocket.

Build quality is very good, it is a Tank007 with Fenix quality and a much lower price than a LD01. It comes in a nice plastic box with a lanyard and 2 spare O-rings.

 

I can't wait until I receive mine after hearing what you have to say about the E09.  My order from Manafont shipped out on October 31st, when did you order yours?

 

Also, I ordered a protected 10440 to test with this light as well.  Have you had a chance to try yours out with anything else besides the Nimh?

 

Kris

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I ordered mine on october 21 st and it arrived yesterday. Honk Kong Post seems to be very slow lately (orders from Manafont usually ship the next day, i have an order at DX that is in packaging for 16 days, and another order is still "order recieved" after 18 days...). 

I have only tried it with nimh batteries, i don't have 10440 lithium-ion batteries. It gets very warm on high with a nimh battery, but not too hot to destroy the led. With lithium-ion batteries you will have to be carefull not to use it too long because there is not that much thermal mass (maybe you can put it in a glass of water to keep it cool...).

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How is the PWM flicker?