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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:16 pm 
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It would appear to be the same as this eBay one but without the extension piece to take a single 18650 cell,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110763728575? ... 1423.l2649

The ad says single 18650 or 3 AAA's. There's other eBay ads that show the holder for the AAA's which is the same as the ones for the "bargain" eBay lights. So with the eBay one you get the option of 18650's or AAA's and they are cheaper.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:40 pm 
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Agency_Scum wrote:
Linky. The ad says double A batteries not triple A.


No they are deffo 3XAAA


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:45 pm 
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mikee wrote:
never mind that
if you look into the emitter then switch it on , how long before you can see properly again?


I'll tell ya when I get my sight back :shock: :lol:

They take 3XAAA batts and seem quite well made for the money, Better than the Tesco's special I had before.

Will test batt life tonite :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:05 pm 
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I'm guessing slightly over 1 hour on 3 AAA alkalines.

3 AAA = 1000 mah / 4.5v. Assuming something like an Xr-e LED, you're looking at 200-230lm at 1000ma / 3.7v.

But then again i know nothing about this stuff.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:45 am 
NE, North and West Yorks AEC
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Not a very scientific test but... Full power 90 minutes with old cheap rechargeable batts, not sure if the batts were fully charged.

Would be advisable to carry a spare set of batts if your out riding, as they don't take up much space.

The light is a useful spot and flood with good range well worth the money to me.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:43 am 
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kaya wrote:
mikee wrote:
never mind that
if you look into the emitter then switch it on , how long before you can see properly again?


I'll tell ya when I get my sight back :shock: :lol:

Will test batt life tonite :roll:


thats the gary macleod "f*ck me thats bright " test
the little 375 lumen ones were "about breakfast and 10 minutes or so"
the 900 lumen ones were "most of the day"
i wish he'd timed it properly :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:51 pm 
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just picked one of these up , not bad
will go out in the proper dark later for a better test
the beam focus bit looks good tho


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:25 pm 
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mikee wrote:
just picked one of these up , not bad
will go out in the proper dark later for a better test
the beam focus bit looks good tho


Ive had a play with mine to nite and am impressed, if theres any left when I go shoppin on Thursday I'm havin another one.

Have you tryed the "gary macleod" test yet :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:40 pm 
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no ,but i'll see if he'll give it a go tomorrow

not a bad little light ,fits the bar mount that came with the other ones i bought
the focusable lens is a cool touch with a good spread on the wide beam
makes an ideal helmet mounted light


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