Hello my friends!
today i want to show you the
Black Water Kite 10180 USB Rechargable Mini LED Flashlight
with the code: 7811ac you get a discount : 30%off (nonaff)
and here is what you receive:
the lights are nicely packed - banggood added a beadchain and put it together in a zipbag
Specification: (from the shop)
|Product name:||Black Water Kite.SS Stainless Steel Mini LED Flashlight|
|Emitter Brand/Type:||CREE XP-G2|
|Battery Configurations:||1 x 10180 Rechargeable Battery (included)|
|Brightness:||130 Lumens Maximum Brightness|
|Runtime:||6 hours (Max)|
|Weight:||8.9g (without battery)|
|Size:||41mm(L) X 12.8mm (D)|
1. Micro USB charging, two-color LED indicates charging status
2. 1 hour quick charge, quickly to meet demand
3. Circuit anti wear protection
4. CNC precision manufacturing optical lenses, optical excellence, excellent spot
5. Gold-plated contact points within, the internal resistance is smaller, low loss
6. Hanging hole unique ring designs
1 X Black Water Stainless Steel 130LM 10180 Mini LED Flashlight
1 X O-ring
1 X 10180 battery
1 X Stainless Steel ring
1 X Bead chain
patient as i am i ripped the first open....
.... and the keyrings and both Orings jumped to the floor ....
with the second one i was more carefully and all parts stayed on the desk.
all included parts: chinese/english user manual, a note, 2 spare Orings, a split-keyring and the bead chain
here you can see the black plastic disks which prevented the light to work right out of the box....
(guess how i found out? - exact! i never read manuals ....)
see the black disks? (one right outside the tailcap - the other inside the tailcap on the left)
here are all parts of the flashlight
the SS came with a black cell
the wall "thickness" of the head is only half a millimeter!
Titanium is light...
solid stainless steel
sorry - the tailcaps was not tightened completely in this shots
the Titanium has a bit darker appearance (i like that)
very well made square threads and the USB charging connector (which makes this lights so useful)
the Ti is as greasy as the SS
now and then there are some marks from machining
a look into the battery tube
you knew i cannot NOT open it up...
thats the charging circuit
the other side of the charging part in action
red is charging - green is full
and yes - i opened the head also ;)
the TIR lens has a groove for the front Oring
the driver is part of the PCB where the LED sits on
the contactplate works as a switch..
which leads me to the
if you tighten the head until the plus of the charger makes contact with the head you get LOW
tightening further until the "switch" contacts in the middle gives HIGH
the cells came charged to 3,75V (both)
the charger brings them up to 4,19V (both lights) drawing 110mA from the power supply
(which fits to fill the aprox. 65 mAh cell in an hour as specs say)
|low||26,8 mA||10 Lm|
|high||231,5 mA||109 Lm|
i only did one on high (manually taking the values every 30 seconds is no fun at a estimated runtime of 6 hours on low...
sorry friends - not without automaic equipment!
here is the high:
cell started @ 4,19V and at the end it had 2,71V (which i consider safe)
(Sony NEX-F3 / ISO400 / F5 / 1/4sec )
some of my flashlights that can be EDC-ed
Thorfire PF03 (AAA) - Lumintop tool AAA - acebeam L10 (AA) - Olight S1 Ti (RCR123A) - the Black Water Kites - Lumatec K18 (AAA) - Manker Boney (AAA) - Olight S10R (RCR123A) - BLF A6³
great light for the keychain
looks so nice my wife "let me gift one to her"
TIR lens makes a useful beam
very well built
charger and cell "built in" so everyone can use it out of the box
keyring and beadchain as well as spare Orings included
i did not like:
due to the simple design of the driver i doubt a low voltage warning (did not see something in the runtime test) or a cutoff i possible
so running the light unattended the cell might be drained completely
-> that can be happen if you turn it just until is OFF - but whiggeling the head a bit can switch it ON again
so after the light is OFF turn the head another half turn to be sure it stays OFF ;)