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Posted: 11/20/2012 5:32:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:34:22 AM EST by supermo]
I know it has been discussed here before...in a thread about Sandy maybe. anyway I ordered two of these lights and I must say they are out of this world for the price. $5.20 shipped from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006E0QAFY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

3 settings. Bright, dim, pulse or strobe setting. Very bright, well made, run on one AA battery. I'm buying more! Great for Christmas.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:35:16 AM EST
Dealextreme.com
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:38:41 AM EST
Looks huge.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:39:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By sodacansniper:
Dealextreme.com

not worth the long wait time for almost a month and if it breaks good luck getting it replaced.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:44:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:45:27 AM EST by supermo]
They are $5. If it lasts 6 months it is still a good deal.

The whole unit is approx.3.5 inches long. Ordered Nov. 1 Received Nov. 15.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:45:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:45:40 AM EST by 74novaman]
3.5 inches long doesn't seem nearly long enough to be useful.



ETA: Oh, FLASHlights. NVM, carry on.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:45:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:46:32 AM EST by supermo]
Son of a bitch...are you people EVER happy about anything???Fuck. Just don't buy one.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:46:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By 74novaman:
3.5 inches long doesn't seem nearly long enough to be useful.



ETA: Oh, FLASHlights. NVM, carry on.


I see what you did there.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:47:11 AM EST
I've got 5 on the way. I'm giving them to family members for Christmas.
Cheap but decent and can use AA = a winner.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:48:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By sodacansniper:
Dealextreme.com

not worth the long wait time for almost a month and if it breaks good luck getting it replaced.


I agree about the wait time––Took about a month for my last dealextreme order to get to TX.

I ordered two similar models (that took rechargeable 18650's) and two mounting "brackets" for my mountain bike. Now I've got a 170 lumen, 2-hour runtime bike light for $9 and it works great.

I consider these inexpensive Chinese lights almost as throwaways and always have my Streamlights and Surefires ready for front-line duty.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:01:48 AM EST
I have a couple of them and have been very happy. Not something I would trust my life with, but for a $5 flashlight they are great.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:02:41 AM EST
How bright are they using just one AA? I'd be happy with 50 lm or so.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:06:50 AM EST
If you're knocked out with these weenie lights, you haven't seen any good flashlights. Yes, I got one just for grins, but it's a weak tit compared to even the puniest of my real LED lights.

Get a $12 501B with an XM-L emitter and prepare to be blinded. If you're willing to learn about rechargeable lithium ion batteries, you can get an 18650 and a charger cheap on dealextreme and have some real light.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:07:19 AM EST
I got one of thse that was labled 5.11 when I picked up two pair of work pant for free. From what I can tell it looks well made and the beam is focued.

Price was right.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:08:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By sodacansniper:
Dealextreme.com

Bought three lights from them, none of them worked.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:13:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By all4freedom:
Originally Posted By 74novaman:
3.5 inches long doesn't seem nearly long enough to be useful.



ETA: Oh, FLASHlights. NVM, carry on.


I see what you did there.


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:14:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By MikefromTX:
If you're knocked out with these weenie lights, you haven't seen any good flashlights. Yes, I got one just for grins, but it's a weak tit compared to even the puniest of my real LED lights.

Get a $12 501B with an XM-L emitter and prepare to be blinded. If you're willing to learn about rechargeable lithium ion batteries, you can get an 18650 and a charger cheap on dealextreme and have some real light.


Yup, lots to learn about rechargeable lithiums. A LOT of chargers have shitty circuitry, and are a fire hazard.

Now that DX has a US warehouse, shipping should be faster.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:15:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By sodacansniper:
Originally Posted By MikefromTX:
If you're knocked out with these weenie lights, you haven't seen any good flashlights. Yes, I got one just for grins, but it's a weak tit compared to even the puniest of my real LED lights.
Get a $12 501B with an XM-L emitter and prepare to be blinded. If you're willing to learn about rechargeable lithium ion batteries, you can get an 18650 and a charger cheap on dealextreme and have some real light.

Yup, lots to learn about rechargeable lithiums. A LOT of chargers have shitty circuitry, and are a fire hazard.
Now that DX has a US warehouse, shipping should be faster.

Charger I bought from DX didn't work either.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:16:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By Extorris:
Originally Posted By sodacansniper:
Dealextreme.com

Bought three lights from them, none of them worked.


While I do understand expecting a product to work out of the box, did you attempt repairing any? I've had one flicker bad, but all it required was a little sandpaper on the clicky-switch retaining ring, and it's still working 3 yrs later. The rest are usually replaced by DX, even though waiting is a hassle.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:16:57 AM EST
Thanks. Bought a few just to have around the house/vehicles.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:17:31 AM EST
These are really neat for the price

When you pull the focus head all the way out you have about a 10' perfectly LED-shaped square at 50m
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:19:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By supermo:
Son of a bitch...are you people EVER happy about anything???Fuck. Just don't buy one.


Hell no. If GD worked in a pie factory at least half would bitch, "waaahhhh, there's too much whipped cream in this pie factory, waaaahhhhh"

FWIW, $5 for a light to keep in the glovebox of the car isn't bad. I may pick up a few the next time I order from Amazon.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:50:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By Circle_R:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By sodacansniper:
Dealextreme.com

not worth the long wait time for almost a month and if it breaks good luck getting it replaced.


I agree about the wait time––Took about a month for my last dealextreme order to get to TX.

I ordered two similar models (that took rechargeable 18650's) and two mounting "brackets" for my mountain bike. Now I've got a 170 lumen, 2-hour runtime bike light for $9 and it works great.

I consider these inexpensive Chinese lights almost as throwaways and always have my Streamlights and Surefires ready for front-line duty.


I have a few of these Energizer lights for edc, car, etc. They work pretty good for a $15 light. Do you think I can run one 14500 battery without blowing it up?

http://www.energizer.com/flashlights-lighting/flashlights/flashlight/Pages/tactical-metal-1aa-1-watt-light.aspx

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