I purchased a few of these from every buying…Its not a bad drop-in.
I dont recommend it over a well driven XM-L in stock form. Swap the driver and its
its a great drop-in…Stock was 2.3 - 2.4a at the tail…DX sells a 5amp
3 mode driver that’s easy to mod, difference in performance is worth the
few bucks and work…
Chatted with DD today and told them they should cancel the order if the light doesn’t have a SST-50. They said wait until I get it and they would offer a refund if it isn’t what I wanted. So we’ll see. I’m not optimistic.
Darkside, do you have a link to the DX driver? I won’t order it unless I actually get a SST-50.
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.
yep,I also agree with that it’s not a real SST-50emitter based on the price,it was more like a XM-L Tseries
however, it looks most people like XM-L for high quality&reasonable price
Very strange; I paid for this light like I always do, with Paypal. I then get an e-mail (8-29-12) that said filling my order would be delayed because they must wait for my "e-check" to clear. I've never used an e-check in my life.
Today I get an e-mail from them saying my e-check had "cleared" and they would be sending my light "as soon as possible."
The other Foy is not mad and neither is Foy . . . but anything is possible. (the other Foy is more or less stable but Foy can ignite at any moment)
e-Check means PayPal was waiting on money to be transferred from your bank account to your PayPal account (and then instantly to the seller) to cover the purchase. If you had a cash balance, the transaction would go through immediately, or if you were using a credit card to fund your account.
Maybe they had a credit card on file for you. Even though they weren’t billing it, they would pay immediately, knowing that if the bank transfer failed they could get the money from the credit card if necessary. It could be the original card is now expired.
I’ve never had a credit card associated with my PayPal account, so I always keep a balance, but one time I didn’t have enough to pay some money I owed my brother and he told me that PayPal told him I had sent him an e Check.