At $17.69, this caught my eye and I don’t have any Luminus LED lights. Superfire L2 clone, so it’s a P60. No idea what the driving current is, and since the SST-50 can be driven to 5 amps, it is almost certainly underdriven. I’m really tempted just because of the good price on this LED.
The popular UltraFire 3-mode drop-in from Manafont pulls 5A if you have batteries than can deliver that much (although I’m not sure how much of that current is lost once it’s actually running through the tail cap).
I’m not saying pumping 5A into an LED in a P60 host is a good idea (it’s not), but it’s nothing new.
EDIT: Just noticed E1320 beat me to the punch on that one
Although I’m really interested in this offer, I think it probably won’t be much better edit: brighter than my current Cree XMLs.
If you read here , the SST-50 only begins to run at high amps, but there it also produces alot of heat, so its pretty much a dragster.
I ordered one of these a couple weeks back when I noticed the price, to bad when mine arrived it had an Ultrafire branded XM-L in it instead of the SST-50 I was looking forward to. The 3 modes were high/low/blinky as well. Hopefully others won’t have a similar experience. I didn’t bother complaining to Dino as I am happy with the light overall for the $$. It was my first time buying from them and they screwed up so it most likely will be my last time as well.
The pictures show an SST-50, but the price is more in line with a XM-L. If it isn’t a SST-50, which is really the only reason I’m buying the light, then I will want nearly all of my money back. I did wind up ordering one when it was pointed out that it was 3 modes and no blinky modes.
Sorry you didn’t have a good experience. Dino can be a mixed bag, but I’ve generally gotten decent results from them.
Yea the only reason I wanted it was because of the SST-50 in it, for the price it was a steal. Oh well, for me I think it will end up in the glove box. Since I just started getting into flashlights I don’t mind having it around.