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Posted: 11/1/2005 6:49:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2005 7:44:33 PM EDT by EPOCH96]
Was in Sam's Club tonight and found these little babies. Actually, they were $20.84 pre-tax.

Not sure about the quality, but they're aluminum bodies, decent construction, and are pretty bright. Not quite the focused beam as compaired to my Surefire or even my el' cheapo Brinkman lithium, but for $10 a pop? Now if Sam's would just sell CR123's



EPOCH


ETA: just noticed on the package... Tactical grade... I feel better already
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 6:50:45 PM EDT
hmm, might pick a pack up. would i be able to find a mount to stick that on my rifle?
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 6:53:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dsking85:
hmm, might pick a pack up. would i be able to find a mount to stick that on my rifle?



currently diggin in closet for a spare set of scope rings, will tell you as soon as I find them.
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 6:54:39 PM EDT
nice. i'm a cheap bastard and would love a cheap light.
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 6:56:12 PM EDT
What section of Sam's were they in? Near the spotlights?

Have you tried out the lights yet? How do they compare to your other incans?
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:01:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dsking85:
nice. i'm a cheap bastard and would love a cheap light.



I;m just a bastard. I like them cheap and expensive.
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:02:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2005 7:04:15 PM EDT by EPOCH96]

Originally Posted By FredM:
What section of Sam's were they in? Near the spotlights?

Have you tried out the lights yet? How do they compare to your other incans?



yep, right next to a HUGE 10 million candlewatt lamp and some AA powered LED lights. They seem pretty decent so far. The push button on the end feels a little cheap but I also hate the push button on my Surefire G2 so take it for what that's worth.

Been playing with one in the yard and comparing it to my other Lithium lights. Brightness is right their with them. But the beam is not as focused and seems to be more spread out at further distances.

EPOCH
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:04:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EPOCH96:

Originally Posted By FredM:
What section of Sam's were they in? Near the spotlights?

Have you tried out the lights yet? How do they compare to your other incans?



yep, right next to a HUGE 10 million candlewatt lamp and some AA powered LED lights. They seem pretty decent so far. The push button on the end feels a little cheap but I also hate the push button on my Surefire G2 so take it for what that's worth.

Been playing with one in the yard and comparing it to my other Lithium lights. Brightness is right their with them. But the beam is not as focused and seems to be more spread out at further distances.

EPOCH



Does the reflector have the orange peel textureof your G2? If not what is it?
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:08:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FredM:
Does the reflector have the orange peel textureof your G2? If not what is it?



Yeah, same dimpled appearance, but not as smooth. Bigger dimples I guess you could say.
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:10:39 PM EDT
Post some pics of the beam comparisons, I know you're bored enought to do it.
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:19:55 PM EDT
Ooooooooh, they're "tactical grade". You know they gotta be good if they're tactical.

Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:38:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
Ooooooooh, they're "tactical grade". You know they gotta be good if they're tactical.




lol i saw that too
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:44:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2005 7:45:21 PM EDT by EPOCH96]
ok, quick comparison

Left to right... Cyclops, Brinkman, Surefire





Cyclops $10 a piece



Brinkman $18 a piece



Surefire G2 $32 a piece



EPOCH
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:46:40 PM EDT
EPOCH

Thanks for taking the time for your evaluation and posting pictures. Gotta love that nice focused, white SF beam.
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:48:25 PM EDT


Hmmm... enlightening.

Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:48:28 PM EDT
Wow! Great photos! Thanks!

Interesting to see the different patterns. The SureFire (bottom) has a large bright area, with very little "fringe" so to speak.

The Brinkman, center, has a very tight bright spot, but lots of "fringe" light.

The Cyclops, top, seems to be almost exactly between the two. decent sized bright spot, but some "fringe" as well. I'm sure it's all about the reflector construction. Seems like a good enough value.

Anyone checked on these at candlepowerforum? I haven't.
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:48:29 PM EDT
That looks pretty damn good for $10.
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:49:29 PM EDT
For that price, I could live with a few of those in the console, glove box, nightstand, deer stand, etc, etc.....
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 7:49:30 PM EDT
Great to throw in the secondary BOB.
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 10:28:27 PM EDT
I'll get some torrorow. sure they will be plenty good for car or tool box.
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 4:06:17 AM EDT
btt for the day crew

EPOCH
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 4:14:44 AM EDT
is it just me or does the cyclops look better than the brinkman?
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 4:25:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
is it just me or does the cyclops look better than the brinkman?



+1
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 4:28:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrMark:

Hmmm... enlightening.





Link Posted: 11/2/2005 4:29:21 AM EDT
Better beam? Hardly. The spot does not look all that hot and it is shaped weird.

Nice spillbeam but not as good as the Brinkman or G2.


Good for 10 bucks though.
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 4:31:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cabby:

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
is it just me or does the cyclops look better than the brinkman?



+1


+2
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 4:41:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By coondog:

Originally Posted By Cabby:

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
is it just me or does the cyclops look better than the brinkman?



+1


+2



+3

It is "Tactical Grade" after all
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 4:45:04 AM EDT
Did you manually set the exposure on the camera so that all three beam shots were taken at the same f-stop and shutter speed? If not, the auto exposure on the camera will do its best to make all three look the same brightness.
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 5:51:46 AM EDT
Tagged for the next trip down the mountain

SRM
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 12:38:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/2/2005 12:40:05 PM EDT by JohnTheTexican]
I did a side-by-side comparison with a Surefire Z2 with the 65 lumen lamp. The centers of the beams appeared equally bright, but the bright spot from the Surefire was significantly larger. Very significantly. Overall, the Surefire appeared to put out a lot more light.

But for only $10 per light, whaddaya expect? It's still quite bright, seems reasonably solid (although the batteries rattle a bit if you shake it, and it's o-ring sealed and submersible (I tested it in the sink).
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 3:20:56 PM EDT
What's the deal on replacement bulbs? Generic or proprietary? Cheap or spendy?
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 3:28:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red1Alpha:
I'll get some torrorow. sure they will be plenty good for car or tool box.


Might not be too bad to have in my Jeep. That way if some lowlife breaks in I'm not out too much. Not like losing one of my 9p's.
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 3:30:27 PM EDT
Of course I read this after just purchasing two more Surefires......
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 3:30:34 PM EDT
Good find.
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 5:30:27 PM EDT
Thanks for the heads up ! I bought four of them . They work great, I carry one in my PDA pouch.
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 10:58:35 PM EDT
The most important question in this thread:

Is it made in china?


Link Posted: 11/3/2005 4:40:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/3/2005 6:50:30 AM EDT by weptek911]

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
The most important question in this thread:

Is it made in china?





Yes. They are probably what the Chinese will use when they invade us. Better buy them now so you can be on equal terms.
Link Posted: 11/3/2005 4:50:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By weptek911:

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
The most important question in this thread:

Is it made in china?





Yes. They are probably what the Chinese will use when they invade us. Better buy them now so you can be on equal terms.



I love the I do not own anything from China group.
Link Posted: 11/3/2005 6:49:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:

Originally Posted By weptek911:

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
The most important question in this thread:

Is it made in china?





Yes. They are probably what the Chinese will use when they invade us. Better buy them now so you can be on equal terms.



I love the I do not own anything from China group.



Hey, I keed !, I keed !

Don't lump me in there . I bought four. I better edit my post with a smiley.
Link Posted: 11/3/2005 9:14:05 AM EDT
They also have an LED light that runs on 3 AAA batteries. $25 for the pair. Its not as bright, but still pretty good, and AAA is rechargable. Get some NiMH batteries for it, and the battery life is really good.

Its called the element.
Link Posted: 11/3/2005 3:09:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/3/2005 3:17:14 PM EDT by jblachly]
I don't know where they are from, but check the packaging.

BOYCOTT CHINA

edit: oops, the anti- (and pro- ??) China forces have already chimed in.
Link Posted: 11/3/2005 3:14:59 PM EDT
I wonder if they have the same durability as my awesome - upgraded no less (they were out of the regular ones) - übertactical CDNN freebie special that lasted one week.
Link Posted: 11/3/2005 3:21:01 PM EDT
That would be awsome if there were mounts for it, cheap tactical light.
Link Posted: 11/3/2005 3:22:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Armed_Scientist:
That would be awsome if there were mounts for it, cheap tactical light.



Find out if they're 1" or what... I'd bet you could find a mount for one of those easily.

Now is the bezel (and battery compartment) shock isolated? HMMM
Link Posted: 11/3/2005 3:24:14 PM EDT

i love Tactical stuff.


Link Posted: 11/3/2005 3:30:07 PM EDT
Tactical Grade-just what I've been looking for.
Link Posted: 11/6/2005 1:00:33 PM EDT
well i picked up a set.

i'm am impressed by the good quality ten doller light.
Link Posted: 11/6/2005 1:45:01 PM EDT
I bought a pack og those a week ago. They work great, project a good beam, and you can't beat the price. So far it's better than my 4 d cell maglite.
Link Posted: 11/15/2005 8:48:49 PM EDT
I need a blub, one of the lights was turned or for about 5 min and bulb burned out. Any ideas where to get a bulb?

Link Posted: 11/15/2005 9:05:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjrowley:
I need a blub, one of the lights was turned or for about 5 min and bulb burned out. Any ideas where to get a bulb?



Oh that's not good. I was thinking about stopping at Sams and getting some, maybe not?
Link Posted: 11/16/2005 1:13:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjrowley:
I need a blub, one of the lights was turned or for about 5 min and bulb burned out. Any ideas where to get a bulb?




You could exchange it for a surefire bulb. It is a copy of the P60, P61, P90, P91 bulb assembly.

If you want to run th P90 P91 bulbs you will need rechargeable batteries. R123

Has anyoneseen the Luxeon lights they have there now?

Runs on 3 AAA batts?
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