looking for a very budget alternative angle flashlight

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looking for a very budget alternative angle flashlight

I would like a light like this:

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=10707

Should be 1xAA q5 or better and under 20 USD.

Can't find anything like it... can it be that hard?

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The only thing I can think of at a sensible price is the Trustfire Z1.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.39671

 

But it is CR123/RCR123.

 

There is an odd looking Fenix but it is not cheap.

http://www.4sevens.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_419&products_id=1900

 

There aren't a lot of these around - most are sold as headlamps and aren't all that cheap.

 

Apart from the price, a Zebralight H50 sounds like what you are looking for, the Ultrafire is cheaper and has a ramping driver which is better than the Zebralight. I have an 18650 one coming when HK Post get their act together. It was ordered over a month ago, but my last DX parcel took 7 weeks.

 

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

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

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Ouch! That one for cr123a is nice, but dislike the powering options. Even a single 18650 would do. Found many but pricey...

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The only 18650 ones I know of are the Ultrafire UF-H3 and the Zebralight one. The Ultrafire is $33 from Manafont and the Zebralight is around $80. There probably are others but I don't know what they are.

 

Elektrolumens will sell you a modded 2D angle head light with an LED in it.

 

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 have the Ultrafire UF-H2 in the mail (possibly two of them in the mail, due to a shipping/tracking problem that HKP created) and I will do a thorough review as soon as possible.

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Cool, thanks.

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well its also not according to your specs but maybe its worth... cause the price is only 6.5 dollars 

I have ordered one even not very keen on buying on that shop, but i cant find anything similar to it on other places

http://everbuying.com/product39341.html

I would like to get something (for that price) running on AA

 

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krikstas wrote:

well its also not according to your specs but maybe its worth... cause the price is only 6.5 dollars 

I have ordered one even not very keen on buying on that shop, but i cant find anything similar to it on other places

http://everbuying.com/product39341.html

I would like to get something (for that price) running on AA

 

 

it has an OSRAM LED!!!! not Q3!!!!

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fran82 wrote:

it has an OSRAM LED!!!! not Q3!!!!

 

?

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it has an OSRAM LED!!!! not Q3!!!!

 

?

Is declared as CREE Q3 but in the photo can see clearly an OSRAM golden dragon LED

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fran82 wrote:
it has an OSRAM LED!!!! not Q3!!!!
How can you tell? Maybe I don't know what to look for yet. Would be neat though. I thought everbuying was on the "poop-list" of resellers...but at that price I may have to order one. 
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Match wrote:

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it has an OSRAM LED!!!! not Q3!!!!
How can you tell? Maybe I don't know what to look for yet. Would be neat though. I thought everbuying was on the "poop-list" of resellers...but at that price I may have to order one. 
Simple. Look the photo showing the LED. Same led as AA-S1

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I have wanted to get this strap form kaidomain but for that price I prefer getting all the light even with Osram Smile
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If the OSRAM is well driven probably it will be one veeeery good deal, because as it uses Li-ion batt probably is direct driven (no circuitry) and if it has good heatsinking it will be powerfull enough, similar than other alternantives with OSRAM. Floody beam.

And, if you see carefully, the OSRAM of that light has 2 divisions. The worst OSRAMs are the ones with 5 divisions. So.... I am thinking to buy one. Pity only 1 mode

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Just looked again....Guess it could be.  Then again, I'm not sure what a Q3 is supposed to look like. 

Yup... I'm thinking I have to order one now Smile

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ALSO I can see that it has some kind of very small convex lens in the front, making it even more floody. It is only my guess? the LED is magnified, so it has a mini convex lens or not?

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Match wrote:

Just looked again....Guess it could be.  Then again, I'm not sure what a Q3 is supposed to look like. 

Yup... I'm thinking I have to order one now Smile

CREE and OSRAMs are very different. Is easy to differeciate between cree/osram/ssc/luminus. However differenciate between Q3 Q4 R2 is not possible without equipment

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Thanks Fran....I guess I learn something new every day.  So, is everbuying a decent site to order from?  I've had zero experience with them...

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I would not reccommend that site. Purchase in that site at your own risk, or hoping paypal will protect you!

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fran82 wrote:
Nautic wrote:

fran82 wrote:

it has an OSRAM LED!!!! not Q3!!!!

 

?

Is declared as CREE Q3 but in the photo can see clearly an OSRAM golden dragon LED

 

I dont see that very clearly. If you look at the picture of the other one on the same side costing 9$ (SS-005)

I clearly see a Cree Q?  http://everbuying.com/m-gallery.htm?id=39342&u=/uploads/201012/source-img/SS-005-Cree-Q3-LED-Flashlight-G-38853.jpg

 

On the other hand, if its a Golden Dragon Led I would not mind. I have an AA S1 !!!

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

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OK that is a CREE. The bin I dont know. But that is a CREE. The first one was an OSRAM

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Match wrote:

So, is everbuying a decent site to order from?

No, unfortunately they are the worst of the worst. Neverbuying.com is made up of filthy, lying spammers.

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Tempted at only 5,15eur... even if it requires me to buy 16340 batteries... yuck! If only they would be a decent dealer...

At that price one would wonder if it's got a state of the junk switch, 0 orings, plasitc lens and some obscure cree lookalike emitter and purely direct driven.

Anyone who got 1 how do you like it?

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fran82 wrote:

ALSO I can see that it has some kind of very small convex lens in the front, making it even more floody. It is only my guess? the LED is magnified, so it has a mini convex lens or not?

It's going to be all flood with no beam concentration - the lens you're seeing is the one that's put on the emitter to protect it from the factory.  I would say that since headlamps are generally meant for up close work (working on a car, etc) this *generally* isn't an issue.

As to Osram vs. Cree, I have that exact 2 segment Osram emitter in another flashlight and once I figured out some connection issues in the driver, it's been very, very good.  100 lumens shouldn't be an issue for a decent Osram Golden Dragon.

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jekostas wrote:

the lens you're seeing is the one that's put on the emitter to protect it from the factory.  I would say that since headlamps are generally meant for up close work (working on a car, etc) this *generally* isn't an issue.

Yes I know that  OSRAM GDP have a lens (silicone dome) same as Cree or SSC. But I am talking about another convex lens just in front the led, because if you see carefully, in the photo the die and the surrounding area is magnified is it were a convex lens just in front.........

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Budgeteer wrote:

At that price one would wonder if it's got a state of the junk switch, 0 orings, plasitc lens and some obscure cree lookalike emitter and purely direct driven.

The Smiling Shark lights that I own all have very nice switches. Some o-rings may be missing, yes. I think the lens is probably an average convex lens, similar to the ones found in f2t lights (I think the material is polycarbonate).

 

I don't think there is any suprises to expect regarding the emitter though. The $9 version seems to be 2-mode (Hi-Strobe) Cree while the $7 version obviously is 1-mode Osram GD+. Or maybe they're both 2-mode and the description just sucks.

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 Fits protected 16340? If it does it is 500mA a bit too much for charging them? Thinking to use the XTAR MP1 with an extension...

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WOW! this thing is very interesting! Screams to be painted all black tho.

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I can't tell if it's plastic or aluminum.

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