Something throwerish, with a seemingly deep reflector and side clicky

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Something throwerish, with a seemingly deep reflector and side clicky

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330619590255&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:GB:1123

Looks interesting. Long for a single 18650 light -> must be a deep reflector.

And only $13.99 -> I'll take one (for the team). Maybe it's decent for modding, if nothing else..

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Thanks for the heads up.   Smile

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Thank you. I'm looking forward to learning more about this one. I hope it is a wicked thrower!

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VERY nice find.  THANKS for sharing.

I just finished paying, so in a couple weeks we'll know if they're at all consistent, too.

The side switch undoubtedly adds some length but it still seems long, even for a deep reflector.  I'm hoping there's a big long hunk of pill in there...

I wonder why they rubbed the logos out.  If it says UranusFire the first mod will involve a file.

On second thought, that might be a funny showpiece...

 

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Interesting. Looking forward to hearing how it performs.

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Not a fan of that tail cap

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At DX there are several similar flashlights (ultrafire 118 and a bunch of nameless) - as well as this switch is located opposite the socket connection charge, covered by a flap.
They all stated in the description of plastic reflectors and lenses.

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Got it today!

galex was right, plastic reflector and lens. Other than that, I'm pleased with the quality (compared to price paid)

Short review (I might do a proper one when time.. Don't hold your breath though)

Pros:
- Deep reflector (58mm deep, 38mm effective diameter)
- Tight hotspot
- Throws well (~23kcd, even when seriously underdriven)
- Longer & more solid than I thought
- Good for the price 

Cons:
- Plastic reflector & lens (doesn't bother me much)
- Underdriven (0.66A on high)
- Pill isn't in contact with body (= requires aluminum foil)
- Has a charge socket with flimsy rubber cap

Next thing is to upgrade this with at least 1A driver and R2 emitter. Let's see what it can deliver..

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58mm?!  that is incredible - I guess i'll forget about putting a DX 44mm aspheric in it...that is nearly double the focal length!

Were you measuring draw at the tailcap?  Just wondering if the switch might be limiting current in addition to the driver.

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Yes, at the tailcap. But I think that almost any switch should handle over 0.66A.. But then again: With these Chinese switches you never know.

I'll keep you posted when I change the driver.

BTW: It didn't say UranusFire Smile but UltraFire C6 (see pics here)

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Thanks for the link - I like the way it looks.  Pretty much bought it based on that and the side switch.

As for current - I recently modified a little 4AA light.  It is basically just a translucent little box - I use it as a camp table light.  Anyway...I got a 20% higher current measurement if I bypassed the switch - but it was a pretty tiny little thing.

So yours stock driver is one mode?

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No, the stock driver is 5 mode: 0.66A, 0.2xA, 0.0xA, strobe, sos

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I like that low mode  0.0   That cracked me up ..I suddenly realized every light I own has that same mode  Silly

the plastic reflector wouldn't bother me as much as the lens ..I hate a plastic lens ..

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me too, because they just gradually turn into a diffuser every time something touches them...

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aghhh

just got an email from ebay

__________________________________________________________________

 

it's come to our attention that delivery of this item you purchased in November was delayed indefinitely in transit along with a number of other shipments due to circumstances beyond eBay's or the seller's control:

 

Portable 5W 1-LED White Light Bright Pocket Torch Luminous Flashlight Lamp Black

 

We apologize for any inconvenience and will initiate an immediate refund to your PayPal account for this item, including the cost of shipping.

 

We also want you to know this is a very unusual situation and that you can continue to buy from eBay sellers in confidence, wherever they're located.

 

As always, thank you for shopping on eBay.

 

eBay Customer Service Team

_________________________________________________________________________

here's the tracking info - looks like customs f'd it up - this sucks, i've been patiently looking forward to this light

even worse, now it is listed for almost 30% higher cost

 

Arrived at destination gateway for Customs clearance

Dec-09-11, 03:20 AM, Chicago, IL, US

Departed from Hongkong

Dec-08-11, 21:30 PM, Hongkong

China Customs cleared

Dec-07-11, 11:15 AM, Shenzhen

Parcel arrived SFC warehouse

Dec-06-11, 17:42 PM, Shenzhen

Pick up by SFC Service

Dec-06-11, 17:12 PM, Shenzhen

Parcel data received

Dec-06-11, 09:32 AM, Shenzhen


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I got that same Ebay email, but mine is shown in customs in Chicago.  I believe it's still coming.  The email doesn't seem right.  It didn't come from the seller either. 

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Mine shows chicago customs too.

I emailed seller.  I agree, the email seems weird.  also, nothing in ebay account msgs.   I haven't gotten the refund in paypal either (2.5 hrs after email stating 'immediate').

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Whoops, I see your's says Chicago too.  I wasn't paying much attention, thought yours was still in China / Hong Kong.  Oh well.  Contact Ebay? Hear from your Seller?

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wow

i was guessing a bag of blow popped and got on my stuff

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wow, now I'm getting pissed.

ebay sent me another email that said:  I opened a case, I prefer a full refund and I have not contacted the seller.

all three statements are false.

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Yep, I'm getting the same thing.  Ebay sent an email stating a case was opened due to me not receiving the item.  Seller has responded and is still sending the item.  Apparently they are refunding my money and asked to be repaid when the item arrives.  I just responded that I didn't open the case, I understood it was peak shipping season, and that yes I would repay for the item after verifying I was indeed refunded. 

What a mess!  It's almost like Ebay automatically opened a case!  I did inquire about the shipment (since tracking showed "parcel doesn't exist"), but I went straight to the seller's email, not through Ebay!

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There's something weired happening here!

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huh, I told them basically what I said in my last post, and specifically stated I'd prefer to receive the item.  Then I got a message saying I'd receive a refund plus $10 coupon by the 29th.

No refund yet.

I ordered a different light from DX, screw ebay and this seller...

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Yeah, guys. Something seems mighty weird here... I've been buying and selling on eBay for over five years now and have never had any emails like that from eBay (nor cases opened without me being the one to do it). I'd give eBay CS a call (or email) and tell them about the emails, and check on things...

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in fairness, I should add, 39 ebay purchases w/o a problem (including ebay full refund for dishonest seller), this was #40...

The weird thing is them not just sending another light, since they still have it for sale.  But once they offered 13.99 refund + $10 coupon, I'm not about to repeat a demand for the product.  You'd have to revoke my BLF card for a move like that Tongue Out

still unhappy until I see the $