KD HAIII BUCKLE V6 ?

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KD HAIII BUCKLE V6 ?

Anyone has experience with this light ? Is it 18 bucks worth ? Comparable to any good AAA light ? I haven't found any reviews.

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The earlier versions got very good reviews in general - apart from the usual bigots in the Other Plaice.

 

Not heard anything about the current version.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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I wondered why I haven't heard anyone mention these for a while. Read mostly good reviews on them before the ITP A3/Maratacs took the market by storm (got one of each of those).
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I heard the former version were not so tiny and with poor battery runtime. But nothing found about V6. The former versions are often compared with the Fenix E01. But imho v6 sounds better.

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I ordered two to see what they are like. Not sure how long it will take.
Thanks, Hank.
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I received the two lights a few days ago, and I think they are well worth the money. The threads engage easily, and the light seems solid. It is slightly larger in diameter than most other AAA lights like the Thrunite Ti, but slightly smaller than the single AA lights. I prefer a twisty to a tail clicky.

Over it seems like a solid light and for $5 is a good deal in my view. I may order a few more.
Jerry

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I just received the 4-pack Buckle V6 for 20 bucks a set. ( $5 per light)
Great knurling, good anodizing finish, very smooth, greased, anodized threads, o-ring, AR coated glass lens, Cree XP-E emitter really good beam profile with good throw, ( with surprisingly good tint for a cool white) solid built, etc.
Great AAA light for only 5 bucks! I ordered another three sets for gifts and coat pockets.

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DBSAR wrote:
I just received the 4-pack Buckle V6 for 20 bucks a set. ( $5 per light) Great knurling, good anodizing finish, very smooth, greased, anodized threads, o-ring, AR coated glass lens, Cree XP-E emitter really good beam profile with good throw, ( with surprisingly good tint for a cool white) solid built, etc. Great AAA light for only 5 bucks! I ordered another three sets for gifts and coat pockets.

+1 Great value small torch. I only have one and I am very pleased with the quality and performance for such a low priced item. The “BLF” coupon may still work too for a further 5% off.

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Wow I’m surprised they’re still around…

Back in the days these were highly praised for their small size and high output, it was one of first cree lights I got.

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They are out of black, but the “olive” is really silver. They may be out of production after they are bought up, the customer rep told me they would not be getting black back in stock as it was an “old” light…

EDIT: looks like you can get black as part of the set of four colors…

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Just took a punt on two of these. I haven’t ordered from KD for a few years. The “blf” code for 5% off still works!

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for your supporting to KD.

Since the black color is not in stock, and this small light is built for sometimes ago. It is hard to build the black again. And this light is great and durable.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact me. Thanks

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BanL wrote:
Hi Guys,

Thanks for your supporting to KD.

Since the black color is not in stock, and this small light is built for sometimes ago. It is hard to build the black again. And this light is great and durable.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact me. Thanks

Your welcome. Smile i always had great service & purchases with KD. I’m curious however, i just placed another order for a couple more of the 4-set of these lights, are the black versions sold out in that offer too? (if they are a substitute with the silver or blue one is good.

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Get it :bigsmile:

We would replace Silver once for you.

Thanks for your understanding.

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Has anyone managed to take one of these lights apart yet?

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hank wrote:
Has anyone managed to take one of these lights apart yet?

I’m working one to put a 219 in it.

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It is of course glued, but it was pretty easy. I used my wise and a pliers. Of course som rubberspacer in the wise and a couple of rounds with tape. On my example there was a very small amount of glue.

The star is 8 mm and is glued on.

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Just got mine in the last week, and am very pleased. Less than $5 for this? Wow!

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Has anyone managed to do any cool mods or upgrades?

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Snorbaard — type the words

buckle mod

in the site search box (upper left corner of each page)

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snorbaard wrote:
Has anyone managed to do any cool mods or upgrades?

i modded a few of them to Nichia 219B emitters. great tint in a AAA pocket EDC.

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I would like to turn one of mine into a joule thief…

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DBSAR wrote:
snorbaard wrote:
Has anyone managed to do any cool mods or upgrades?

i modded a few of them to Nichia 218B emitters. great tint in a AAA pocket EDC.

I received one of these modded lights in a giveaway that DBSAR did not long ago.

I really like this light, very solid built, nice output with the mod, and really love the blue color (the light itsself, not the tint) it has.

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DBSAR wrote:

i modded a few of them to Nichia 219B emitters. great tint in a AAA pocket EDC.

Sounds like an excellent idea. I am yet to own a Nichia flashlight! I think it will come in handy using it at a braai (BBQ). Being new to this, I have a couple of questions I hope you can answer.

Can you help point me in the direction of where to order the emitter? Onto which “star” did you reflow it, was it the original one in the flashlight?

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snorbaard wrote:
DBSAR wrote:

i modded a few of them to Nichia 219B emitters. great tint in a AAA pocket EDC.

Sounds like an excellent idea. I am yet to own a Nichia flashlight! I think it will come in handy using it at a braai (BBQ). Being new to this, I have a couple of questions I hope you can answer.

Can you help point me in the direction of where to order the emitter? Onto which “star” did you reflow it, was it the original one in the flashlight?

i re flowed the Nichia onto the original star from the Buckle V6. the Nichia emitters can be found from many suppliers, i got mine from Mountain Electronics i believe.

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Right now there is Nichia 219c sale at MTN.