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Old 12-04-2012, 05:22 PM   #21
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I understand the SureFire is a great light (I was the first to recommend it in this tread) but I can NOT ignore the new China lights any longer!

So...I ordered two lights off ebay from a seller with great feedback.

HOLY CRAP!

I can not believe how bright and solid these lights are.

I am DEAD SERIOUS.

For a total of $50 shipped I got (2) flashlights, (4) batteries (18650 rechargeable lion) and a charger. The batteries and charger probably suck, but its a start. Each flashlight only uses 1 battery, so I will always have a spare for each.

These lights are solid feeling and put out light that is unbelievable for the size and certainly the price.

The key seems to be finding a flashlight with the CREE T6 LED specifically.

I will post some info when I find it.

This is NOT for Reedo or JonJon; this is for the common man who wants a bright and cheap flashlight.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #22
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Post a link if the seller has more on eBay. I could always use a few more lights.
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We aren't common men?
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I one up your online purchased lights with my school project made out of a DDM Tuning 35 watt HID kit, a projector assembly from a BMW 5 series from pick and pull, and a heavily modified Dewalt lithium battery pack.





Though including everything, it was more like a $1000 flashlight.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #25
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I understand the SureFire is a great light (I was the first to recommend it in this tread) but I can NOT ignore the new China lights any longer!

So...I ordered two lights off ebay from a seller with great feedback.

HOLY CRAP!

I can not believe how bright and solid these lights are.

I am DEAD SERIOUS.

For a total of $50 shipped I got (2) flashlights, (4) batteries (18650 rechargeable lion) and a charger. The batteries and charger probably suck, but its a start. Each flashlight only uses 1 battery, so I will always have a spare for each.

These lights are solid feeling and put out light that is unbelievable for the size and certainly the price.

The key seems to be finding a flashlight with the CREE T6 LED specifically.

I will post some info when I find it.

This is NOT for Reedo or JonJon; this is for the common man who wants a bright and cheap flashlight.
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Post a link if the seller has more on eBay. I could always use a few more lights.
I DO NOT ENDORSE THIS SELLER OR ANYTHING!!!

Make your own decisions.

This light is tiny and is probably 5x brighter than my D cell Maglite LED!

Item 200775943961 = $20 shipped with 2 batteries. (no charger in this auction.)
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Glockman, you misspelled BMW in your sig.

Also, how much do people who buy these flashlights care about run time? Just curious because many of these super bright flashlights, have super short run times. Super short run times make the batteries close to useless for anything outdoors or daily use because the batteries will be dead in no time.
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Glockman, you misspelled BMW in your sig.

Also, how much do people who buy these flashlights care about run time? Just curious because many of these super bright flashlights, have super short run times. Super short run times make the batteries close to useless for anything outdoors or daily use because the batteries will be dead in no time.
Thanks.

I am testing my newest one right now.

So far its has been on for 20 minutes full power on 1 of the rechargeable batteries.

I am not saying they are best ever made, just an outstanding value IMO.
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My fenix tk35 can run at 860 lumens for over an hour and half!
Down to low mode, 15 lumens for 130 hours

Love this light
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I DO NOT ENDORSE THIS SELLER OR ANYTHING!!!

Make your own decisions.

This light is tiny and is probably 5x brighter than my D cell Maglite LED!

Item 200775943961 = $20 shipped with 2 batteries. (no charger in this auction.)
Be very careful with those eBay ultra fire batteries........

They blow up all the time. I'm very serious. They are relabeled time bombs

I ONLY buy from AW

He's a great guy

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Thanks.

I am testing my newest one right now.

So far its has been on for 20 minutes full power on 1 of the rechargeable batteries.

I am not saying they are best ever made, just an outstanding value IMO.
Ok....looks like the cheapo battery lasts about 45 mins on high until about 50% dimmer. Probably another 45 mins till dead.

Pretty darn good for the money IMO.
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My fenix tk35 can run at 860 lumens for over an hour and half!
Down to low mode, 15 lumens for 130 hours

Love this light
Tk35 uses the same t6 Cree led but two batteries for longer run time.

I am sure it's built better and has a bigger reflector but its 5 times the price too.

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I really like my surefire fury defender I got. 500 lumens and built like a tank. Not that expensive either for a little over $100. Runs for 1.5 hours at 500 lumens.
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I love Surefire. I've got 3 of them, haha. Not really necessary but I keep finding good deals on them locally and I can't pass them up.

If those are a little too expensive for your taste I also recommend Streamlight too. I have one of their flashlights and 2 TLR-1 weapon lights. They're built extremely solid and I've never had an issue with any of them.
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Tk35 uses the same t6 Cree led but two batteries for longer run time.

I am sure it's built better and has a bigger reflector but its 5 times the price too.

It's the batteries I'm concerned about for you.

Read some of the forums on the link I posted.
eBay flashlights are whatever but be careful with those batteries!

Very dangerous

They are relabeled time bombs man
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Cool, nice to know i'm not alone. Every chance i get whenever i go to any store i want to know where the flashlight section Is, haha. My wife thinks it's a little weird, but if it gets me away from guns, she's for it. I have a Glock 17 4th gen, 1911 .45 with Wilson Combat grips and magazines, a crappy Mossberg 12 gauge mainly for the house, a .223 tactical bolt action rifle, and a 45-70 lever action that I've had sitting in the closet and haven't used. Anywho, here are two led lights I love -->

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I have several sure fires. A 6p. A g2 with a q5 led from deal extreme for 7$. An old polytac.
For an around the house or car light u can't beat an eBay solar force light. 13$ shipped without a bulb. I'll look for the seller if u guys want it.
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It's the batteries I'm concerned about for you.

Read some of the forums on the link I posted.
eBay flashlights are whatever but be careful with those batteries!

Very dangerous

They are relabeled time bombs man
It's not really a cheap battery thing, with lithium polymer batteries, the higher performance they are and the more fully charged they are, the more violently they will burn. The important part is to make sure you have the right electronics to make sure they aren't over charged or over discharged.

With some lithium batteries, you can literally attach them to a flashlight, turn it on, and without the electronic protection, the battery will expand and burst into flames. Same when you're charging.
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wow, the exploding battery thing freaks me out.

The charger I got seems to have some electronics in it.

Red light when charging
Red/Green flashing when plugged in with no battery
Green when finished charging

I guess I need to look for some different batteries.

The AW guy seems legit but expensive.

Ok, after reading it seems the biggest problems are under/over charging and using more than 1 cell together.

Thanks for the heads up JJ, I will look into this more.

Jon Jon how long have you had your batteries so far?
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