Tacklife LFL3A $8.99

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How’s the UI work. The Amazon review said you have to cycle through the modes to get to off?

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Cut the wrap off the battery and pulled the protection board away from neg contact and waalaa 3.54 volts.
So cut off bottom board and trimmed off excess connector strip and have started to charge it but have to pause as I am going out for the evening.
Leaving the original wrap as is, just need to seal up the edge of the strip at bottom with electrical or Kapton tape.

The name on it is as follows;

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pennzy wrote:
How’s the UI work. The Amazon review said you have to cycle through the modes to get to off?

The amazon reviews are mostly for a different model light that has a zoom head, not the light that is now being sold. Watch the video posted in this thread- it shows the UI.
It does look like you have to cycle through med and low to get to off, but at least you don’t have to go through strobe.

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pennzy wrote:
How’s the UI work. The Amazon review said you have to cycle through the modes to get to off?

The amazon reviews are mostly for a different model light that has a zoom head, not the light that is now being sold. Watch the video posted in this thread- it shows the UI.
It does look like you have to cycle through med and low to get to off, but at least you don’t have to go through strobe.

Thanks. Was afraid of that. Gifter.
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I just got another one. Charging it now. Got two coming tomorrow for my two nephews. And one more coming for me. I want the included battery for something.

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I checked on the Tacklife website, and the lfl3a is not even listed. In fact, there are no flashlights listed, that I could find anyways.

Even though a Google search brought up a result for it, I click the link and it only shows Taclifes other products.

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Swabs wrote:
I checked on the Tacklife website, and the lfl3a is not even listed. In fact, there are no flashlights listed, that I could find anyways.

Even though a Google search brought up a result for it, I click the link and it only shows Taclifes other products.


Seems like a failed product launch. It is a decent light but at soso price point originally, terrible marketing, since no one heard of it till now. If it is being sold for >$30, it had too much competition.

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Markus wrote:
Great light and for that price a real steal!

I gotta confess, I wasn’t interested with just vague “Wow, great light!“s flying around, but seeing the details, I’m sold. Just ordered a couple…

Looks like a nice clean beam (aside from the outer ring), especially the hotspot.

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I can’t believe it. I ordered one without any clear idea of what I need it for. I must be an addict and need to find a support group to suppress these buying urges.

Then again this isn’t the first time I’ve done this Smile

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My light that came today had a little tiny amount of powder on the nipple of the battery. I was able to simply blow it off. There seems to be a tiny minuscule amount of hardened gunk just under the black wrap near that vented nipple. Does that seem okay? My other batteries don’t have that. Just this one and only a tiny little amount. But the battery took a charge and seems to be holding a charge fine.

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SIGShooter wrote:
I can’t believe it. I ordered one without any clear idea of what I need it for. I must be an addict and need to find a support group to suppress these buying urges.

Then again this isn’t the first time I’ve done this Smile

Huh? Sick

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Received mine today.

Very impressive that it comes in an attractive box that was sealed in a plastic wrap. The light feels and looks very good. A little concerned with the charging system, because of the potential wear and tear on the threads. Guess I just need to keep them well lubed. It tail stands, but it is not 100% stable. The clicky button, is ever so slightly proud, just barely enough to make the torch ever so slightly wobble. But really, just a nitpick.

It’s charging right now, so I will have to wait a few hours to use it. So far, it seems like a truly incredible deal, especially looking at whats out there in the sub-twenty dollar range. Then go one step further, and look at whats available for under ten bucks. The TackLife is crazy, crazy, craaaaaaaazy good.

I will order a couple more for gifts. I wonder if the LFL3A is being discontinued by TackLife, as it is not listed on their website even though the LFL3A has been around for about a year.

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Good to hear Swabs, let us know how it shines. Mine doesn’t arrive until Tuesday. I’m hoping the UI is not like in the video, clicking through the modes to get to off. Either way, for $9 it can’t be bad.

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There’s been a price increase and it’s up to $10.99 so with the 10% discount it’s now $9.90, not including state sales tax.

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The OEM battery is still charging, so I threw in a Sofirn 26650 5000mAh cell.

The UI: I found that if I stay in a chosen level, for about seven seconds, one click turns it off. Less than seven seconds in a chosen level then I had to click through all levels to turn it off.

The button is on the stiffer side, compared to all the other torches I have used with a tail clicky. Hopefully it will soften a tiny bit over time.

Getting into strobe can be done from any light level, even from off by doing two full quick clicks. I didn’t always have luck getting strobe to work. I would say that I got into strobe seven out of ten tries. I’m sure I will get better at it with just a little more practice, and it might just be me, and nobody else has issues with it.

It is not dark outside yet, but indoor beam shots in a dark room show a good quality beam. Looks good.

No branding on the torch, just clean smooth lines. Now that I have a cell in it I did a tail stand, and yes it is wobbly. But, it did not fall over when I gave the desk a good shake.

The glass lens felt/sounded thick when I tapped on it. I have zero quality issues with this beauty budget light.

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pennzy wrote:
Good to hear Swabs, let us know how it shines. Mine doesn’t arrive until Tuesday. I’m hoping the UI is not like in the video, clicking through the modes to get to off. Either way, for $9 it can’t be bad.

If you hold the button when on high it will go to medium and shut off, do not need to cycle.
From off hold for on, keep holding goes off. total time on about 1.5 second.

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Thanks guys. Sounds good.

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Got mine today. I read around 780 in my TA Lumentube, using an old 26650 cell. I measured again with a new Keeppower cell and got aroun 910.
No glue anywhere on my light. This will be a fun host to mod.

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Would a simple emitter seap to an orsam or sst40 drastically improve the throw?

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I am charging three of them as we speak, ha! Gifts for my nephews. One for myself. My wife got two for her brother and nephew. So we’re bought five already. Crazy!

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Just got back from a walk, and I see now that there are a couple of ugly rings in the beam. Maybe I got a defective unit. The rest of the torch is sweeeeeet.

Decent amount of flood, and throw is really good. But I find the extra beam rings annoying. I might use this torch as a guinea pig to learn how to change LED’s. I’ve been curious about doing mods.

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Just finished an analyzing run on my Liitokala 500, reported 5203 mah. So I ordered 4 more for misc. Christmas presents! Price went up a dollar, but still an awesome deal. I had to place the orders one at a time to get the discount.

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carmantl wrote:
Just finished an analyzing run on my Liitokala 500, reported 5203 mah. So I ordered 4 more for misc. Christmas presents! Price went up a dollar, but still an awesome deal. I had to place the orders one at a time to get the discount.

What’s the IR on the battery?
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Mine reads around 50mOhms AC

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I just got mine

xpl w/dome led with a nice 4500-4900k tint.
Mesured exactly 1000lumens at turn on and 960 Lumens at 30 seconds. Great thermal behavior.

Weight is nice and hefty. couldnt tell if the NI40s heavier or this tacklife is.

Reflector is the same diameter as NI40 stalker just with a tiny bit less depth.

Battery is heavy! weighing in at 97.32 grams. I think that roughly 5 grams heavier then the Blk littokalla 5000mah 26650.

Thin threads on tail is the only con i see so far.

Conclusion: best 10 bucks i spent for a NI40 sized Flashlight

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Got mine today. I read around 780 in my TA Lumentube, using an old 26650 cell. I measured again with a new Keeppower cell and got aroun 910.
No glue anywhere on my light. This will be a fun host to mod.

Can you separate the head of the light from the tube ?
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Checked IR again. 45 mOhms AC test in Vapcell IR tester. 108 mOhms DC test in Miboxer C8.
All parts of my light are unglued and easy to unscrew. Also not lubed at all, but that was an easy fix.
Keep in mind, my IR tests include the protection circuit, so the actual battery is lower.

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BLF caused another price increase Smile
Now 10.99 with no 10% coupon.

Good while it lasted at the 8.99

Only Achilles heal that may pop up is if the tail switch goes bad or gets broken.
Tail diameter on outside of threads is rather large and don’t know of an internal threaded tail switch that big that could be substituted.
Also when you go to check amperage with switch unscrewed the modes do not change when pulling connection on and off quickly like most drivers operate, so maybe the switching is done on the switch board if that all makes sense.

I know, who cares at $9 but it’s a nice feeling to rebuild something broken because this is the mighty BLF and it’s what we do.

Also, if you don’t like the stiffness of the button press, try backing off that second tailcap a slight bit.
Because it does not make any electrical connection it doesn’t need to be screwed all the way down.
Makes fast mode changes a little easier this way.

Laatterrrr

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I resisted.  Really.  Finger was hovering over the mouse button days ago to Add to Cart, then I backed out.

I'm heavily invested in 18650 and 1xAA lights.  Been trying to avoid "battery creep".

I tried too, to avoid caliber creep in the past.  A firearm chambered in .38 Special causes ammo inventory to grow in that caliber, then another firearm chambered for both .38 Special and .357 Magnum comes home, causing more ammo in .357.  Ubiquitous 9mm adds yet another, then .380 which is just an abbreviated 9mm round.  And that's just handguns; rifle calibers add to yet more caliber creep.  Pretty soon there's some serious investment and questions of storage space.

 

I resisted. Really. Finger was hovering over the mouse button to look at my shopping list yesterday to make up free shipping, then I backed out.

Don't have any 26650 devices.  Didn't want to go down the battery creep rabbit hole.  Saw the price had  gone up.  Well... grumble...  Didn't need it and anyway, battery creep & all.  Feedback sounds like it's a decent bargain though...

 

I resisted. Really. Finger had clicked the Add to Cart button & was hovering over over the buy button this morning.  Then I backed out.  What could I possibly add to make up the difference to qualify for free shipping?  Feedback looking really good at a bargain price.

I looked halfheartedly in my shopping list & saw that spool of solder I'd place there months ago & forgot about.  Well..., I do have that Tool 2.0 Homemade Kit UV swap I've been thinking about & I want some decent solder to go with it instead of the ancient Radio Shack spool I've been using for decades, so there's that...

 

I resisted.  Really.

 

Light & solder will be here here next week.  Now, to find some 18650 adapters while I wait for some screamin' deals on 26650's.  Closeouts or whatever.

 

I resisted.  Really.  Cost me two bux & change more in the end.

 

Then, there's that one 26650 light I read about last week that sounded very interesting, but didn't have any 26650's, 'cause you know... battery creep.

 

I'm resisting.  Really...

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