FastTech SolarStorm SC01/02/03 lights

Did CNQ drop their price? It is $13 for CW excluding shipping now.

The PWM isn’t nearly as obnoxious with the low mode ramped up. My wife and son couldn’t see the PWM and the wife took the SC02 and put it in her desk drawer and said “MINE” lol. These are interesting lights. I would definitely pay double for one with a better driver. I’ll probably use these as beaters.

not quite the recommendation Tom gave them :slight_smile:

13$ each if you buy 10.

I’m old and fussy. This week I’ll have my Ti S15 which should better suit me. But the SCxx lights are fine lights if you are not susceptible to the low frequency PWM, which I happen to be. Everything else about them is solid. Some minor fit and finish issues with mine like the mis-aligned button, but overall I think they are a good value. The output on high is superb, but you have to go through low to get to high. It remembers the ramp setting so I can mitigate the effects of the PWM by keeping low ramped up to where the light is basically high and turbo. The SC02 goes to the wife and the SC03 will probably replace the cheap CR123A light in my truck emergency kit. The SC01 will probably be just a beater.

But yeah, so far these are really making me want the S10 and S15. At least I learned that I really like the electronic side switches :wink:

Haha, they have reverted the price. It was $13 when I landed on their site 5hrs ago. I added 2 pieces in my cart but it cos $15 or so per piece and I did not proceed further.

i got my sc02 yesterday after only 8 days from ordering (free shipping option)

its a great light for the price… pwm is crappy on the lowest setting, but it gets better if you ramp it up a hair

the light range isnt great… theres the ramping mode which seems like it goes from medium to high and then a turbo which is slightly brighter than high

i like the light though for the price - i have the 14500 model coming from BG in neutral white

i will def use these lights as everday users/beaters :slight_smile:

Alone the “way” from FT’s ‘Shipped’ status to Singapore Post’s ‘Information Received (This is not an acknowledgment of the physical receipt of the stated Registered Article)’: 5 days.
Another 2 days for shipment: ‘Despatched to overseas (Country code…)’.
This was 2.5 weeks ago.
Since that day it’s somewhere between unknown/random location and customs.

Mine shipped April 4th and 8th and I got both packages yesterday. That’s 6 days from China to WA state for the SC03 … impressive.

Pretty quick indeed. To central Europe it took a little bit more time. FT shipping information 28th March and than:
02-04-2014 Information Received (This is not an acknowledgment of the physical receipt of the stated Registered Article)
04-04-2014 Despatched to overseas (Country code: PL)
11-04-2014 Arrived at overseas (Country code: PL)
14-04-2014 Product Delivered (Country code: PL)

How lucky you are. I am from europe too and still waiting since last week of march….

I received my SC01 the other day and finally got around to playing with it. I like it a lot! I've only got an NiMh in it now, but plan a Lithium Primary for it for glovebox duty eventually. Boy is this thing small! Even after seeing pics it was smaller than I expected! PWM doesn't bother me and the tint, like TomE says is a typical "cool white"- no hint of green or purple that I see. Very impressed for the price!


These are perfect for keeping in vehicles. Good build quality and cheap enough to where it won’t be painful if it gets lost or stolen.

I got 3 more SC03 from fasttech today, damn… they’re fast, received it after 9 days including weekend! :smiley:
I also got 2 of these Yupard mini 16340 lights although there’s nothing mini about them :stuck_out_tongue:
they’re 22mm taller than SC03 BUT it can out throw SC03 for about 1/3 of the price of SC03
definitely worth for the price I paid for them less than $6 :bigsmile:

comparison shot of them two lights

comparison beam shot of the two lights SC03 in on the top and Yupard mini is on the bottom

This thread… sigh.

Clearly I need one of each of these SC’s. :slight_smile:

I received the Yupard today and it has a purple colored beam, also didn’t realize the lens was plastic. It looked like it had a clear protective plastic cover on it, so I tried to remove the plastic….ehhhh…scratched the cheap plastic lens. Stole a glass one off another cheap light and now it looks better, but no where near as nice of tint as the 14500 model form the same seller.

But, like you said, for less than $6 I am happy.
It was my first aliexpress purchase, but will not be my last.

Psst … Keith, open the driver and add 2 R300 parallel to the R500 for extra bump in lumens :wink:

I like the beam on the 03, thanks for the picture!

DayLighter, that Yupard mini almost made me puke seeing that beamshot. Yuky purple, lol! But.... do you think its would be hard to mod with an XM-L2 and Qlite driver (can it fit?), at maybe 1A-1.5A? Also, how is the build quality, compared to the Solarstorm? It looks just as good as the Solarstorm to my eyes. Thanks for the pics

Finally got mine yesterday. I guess 18 days to Texas isn’t terrible, I’ve seen far worse.
I checked mine and it draws 37.4uA when off. That means my AW IMR 16340 would be drained in about 1.7 years. :bigsmile:
No need to lock out the tailcap on this light. I think I need another one.