Very cheap 3-mode 1xAA Cree light

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Very cheap 3-mode 1xAA Cree light

Hello all,

I just ran across this light, thanks to a user here who posted about a new dealer I hadn't seen yet:

http://www.meritline.com/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=40691

Does anybody recognize this light? I suspect it's sold elsewhere under the *fire moniker, but I don't think I've seen it yet. There are a lot of complaints about contact / switch issues, could it be an Ultrafire C3 body? But with 3 modes? This light was on sale for $6.99 a month or two ago, but has since expired. I emailed sales at Meritline to see if they'll offer us a deal here, I would definitely go for it at that price.

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It is "inspired" by the C3, but is different in appearance. It doesn't have enough threads at the tailcap end, though it has a better looking tailcap than the usual ultra-budget ones. Looks like it won't tailstand which the C3s will (I have 5-6 of them and two Aurora SH0030s which use the same body). The C3 is a nicer (but not dreadfully reliable) deal for not a lot more Lightake has the C3 for 90c less than the current price. DX has it for $1.21 more.

http://www.lightake.com/detail.do/sku.UltraFire_C3_Cree_P4_LED_Flashligh...

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18305

 

$6.99 seems OK, over $10 does not. The box is quite nice though.

 

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This one has a low mode though, which might make it worth the price. I'll see if the retailer bites at my offer. You're right, this is a bit different from the C3, and in my opinion it looks better.

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