Flashlights from Companies that Stole my Video Content

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Flashlights from Companies that Stole my Video Content

Hi all,
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Recently many of you have been reporting to me that these videos are popping up all over the web. I really appreciate you letting me know . I have nothing to do with this company or their lights.


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If you want to see lights I actually do recommend here is a list. It’s a work in progress, and I will continue updating it as often as possible. If there are lights you think should be on it please let me know…
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ipeONzg6y9gMdnBFNtFkgYHpX3TerWD_...

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Nice video. Those lights are a bit bulky but really ok, like many nowadays. Back in 2012 the cheap lights were really dim, now they have a very ok output and are usable.

But is is a great idea to see them side by side with that insane Imalent to show how 100,000 lumen really looks like Beer

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Lol, good video! If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then how flattering is directly copying your work by stealing your videos! They must luuuurv you.

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Thanks for letting us know. That is pretty scummy indeed.
Looks like your Google Docs link is messed up.
Also feel free to add those names to our Hall of Shame thread.

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Thanx for the cool video and explanations Matt, i always enjoy your enthusiasm!

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similar videos by skylumen are reposted by scammers

I contacted Vinh to let him know, he did not care

I contacted Youtube to let them know, they did not care either.

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really sad.. they perform like a convoy light then hahaa but why steal video? they should be reported to youtube to take it down atleast.

the doc google link doesnt work for me, only getting:

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Marc E wrote:
Lol, good video! If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then how flattering is directly copying your work by stealing your videos! They must luuuurv you.

LOL! I guess that’s one way to look at it Smile

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Thanks for letting us know. That is pretty scummy indeed. Looks like your Google Docs link is messed up. Also feel free to add those names to our Hall of Shame thread.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ipeONzg6y9gMdnBFNtFkgYHpX3TerWD_...

I think I have it fixed now??

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@vestureofblood, what they are doing is pretty low honestly.

At the minimum, they should credit, and reasonably, they should pay you for the hours you’ve put in your vids.

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vestureofblood wrote:
... I have nothing to do with this company or their lights...

Great video and it was a relief to find out that you do not have a doppelgänger on the dark side.

How many flashlights does a "real man" need?

None, real men are not afraid of the dark.

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Hmm. Steals content, exagerates performance (orders of magnitude), and misleads on components. Lemme think about that.

Nah.

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Yes they are deceiving the unaware public. I purchased this light for my car in case I need a cheap light traveling to work and back home. It came with a non Cree led so I swapped it with a real XHP70 dedomed. It’s actually ok now at 1800 lumens using 2 Shockli 26650, but I was Bamboozled. Can I sue for the 7200 lumens shortfall ?
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1557 × 1.135 = 1767 lumens.
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This 8 inch tube reads direct.
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When you spend all your advertising budget on broken english translation sadly there’s nothing left over for video production Big Smile

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I have noticed that these shady sellers will use the word “capable” alot of times in describing lumens.
They use the wording like “Uses a cree XM-L2 on copper mcpcb capable of 1500 lumens” While the light with its driver will never see over about 800 lumens. The XM-L2 is capable of 1500 lumens if driven hard enough, that’s a fact. They just mislead the general public into thinking thats what the light is putting out.

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moderator007 wrote:
I have noticed that these shady sellers will use the word “capable” alot of times in describing lumens. They use the wording like “Uses a cree XM-L2 on copper mcpcb capable of 1500 lumens” While the light with its driver will never see over about 800 lumens. The XM-L2 is capable of 1500 lumens if driven hard enough, that’s a fact. They just mislead the general public into thinking thats what the light is putting out.
I see what you are saying. When they claim 90K lumens and it is only 1300 lumens, well that is another level of deception in astronomical proportions. Facepalm

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BaronVonEissler wrote:
I see what you are saying. When they claim 90K lumens and it is only 1300 lumens, well that is another level of deception in astronomical proportions. Facepalm

Given how Angry Blue™ some of those lights are, maybe they’re conflating lumens with color-temp.

Ie, as in 90,000K.

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Matt,
If you buy 10 of the things, they throw in 12 for free. Brings the price down to $8.20.
Then you can start making a list of people you want to Un-Friend…
But remember – it’s been to Space and fallen 111,000ft.
All the Best,
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jeff51 wrote:
But remember – it’s been to Space and fallen 111,000ft.

I heard someone slipped one into Felix Baumgartner’s balloon before his 2nd jump. He finds it, says, “Wotnahell’s this crap??”, and tossed it out the balloon before he jumped.

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jeff51 wrote:
Matt, If you buy 10 of the things, they throw in 12 for free. Brings the price down to $8.20. Then you can start making a list of people you want to Un-Friend… But remember – it’s been to Space and fallen 111,000ft. All the Best, Jeff

That explains it – it must have lost a lumen a foot in that 111,000 ft drop.

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Nice video. Saw this pop up on my YouTube feed prior to seeing it here.

I find outright deceptive claims like this upsetting. I guess I’m offended by blatant lying.

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Hugh Johnson wrote:
Nice video. Saw this pop up on my YouTube feed prior to seeing it here.

I find outright deceptive claims like this upsetting. I guess I’m offended by blatant lying.

That clear intent to trick people is the problem I have with it. If someone from BLF or Youtube or where ever had simply used a piece of my content in a compilation video I would not even care. IF they said “Imalent MS18 beam shot compilation” and had a bunch of different clips, at lest trying to create something of their own. Being credited is always appreciated, but even if the hadn’t done that I still would not have mentioned it.

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I noticed this the other day and nearly PMed you!

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This seemed worth posting here. Someone on reddit found what looks like one of Matt’s videos used to advertise a smartphone flashlight app:

https://old.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/mphdv5/this_is_so_bad_its_c...

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iamlucky13 wrote:
This seemed worth posting here. Someone on reddit found what looks like one of Matt’s videos used to advertise a smartphone flashlight app:

https://old.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/mphdv5/this_is_so_bad_its_c...


Dude, that’s the best one I’ve ever seen LOL! Hahahaha Love LOL LOL

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That apps like that exist makes me sad for humanity.