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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:20 pm 
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A mate has this torch - 1 AA , smaller than the others, brighter but with a little less spread - ideal for a headtorch.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CREE-LED-270-Lm-5 ... rnsTorches


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:32 pm 
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JamesM wrote:

Kev Duckworth wrote:
Also ordered, we got caught out last Thursday in the rain at Gisburn. Only just made it round the full lap the week before too as we dont start out till 7:30/7:45pm


that post was 24th, the pair of purple 7w ones arrived today, also ordered some of the others, still waiting for those but not worried.

Got the Pemesonic batties, and on/off/flash

Will try them out Thursday eve @ Gisburn


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:19 pm 
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I got mine today and it's pretty good. Very good for £4.50 and will be ideal for commuting. It's brighter than my 5 LED Smart front light (proper light, not a blinky) and has far more spill. Comparing with my 9 LED Electron Nano is more difficult as the Nano has a really clean output with no hotspot. The Saik does have a hot spot and so appears brighter but has less spill, overall I would say it outputs more light though. Next to my Eagletac with its Cree XRE-R2 emitter however, it pails in comparison. There is simply no contest when the Eagletac is in its 230 lumen high setting and even in the 60 lumen low setting the Eagltac is still visibly brigther. So, as for the claims of 5 watts, Cree and 270 lm (lumens?), well???

...............it was a tenth of the price of the Eagletac though and it came with a bike mount!!!





...........and it's purple :D :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:22 am 
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CR2 batteries are 27.1mm long and 15.6mm in diameter.. possibly get a couple of those in?
Means running the LED a little hot at 6V..

And 'AF' batteries are 50.2mm long and 17mm diameter.
My catalogue didn't list the voltage and I've not looked online yet..


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:38 pm 
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Just got 2 red ones this morning, 4 days after ordering! - absolutely amazing.
Thanks for the tip LGF 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:36 pm 
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Not wanting to be left out ordered 3 sets, only took 5 days to arrive, as of yet not tried them out 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:00 pm 
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IDB1 wrote:
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Could someone please post a pic with two of these mounted on the bars so I can get an idea on size ? :D

Cheers 8)

WD :D

Only got a head-on shot. . .

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On batteries.. been searching and haven't found what I'm looking for.. which is irritating..


That makes your lovely GT ride look like the ugly older brother of WALL-E who had a problem with the calorific cost of machine oil. :lol:

BTW - this is a pun to try and get some short lived group adoration. Not an invitation to a word scrap IDB1. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:15 pm 
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:lol: :lol:

My lovely GT ride no longer wears lights... :wink:

And, yes, it is a lovely GT ride.. thanks for noticing 8)


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IDB1 wrote:
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My lovely GT ride no longer wears lights... :wink:

And, yes, it is a lovely GT ride.. thanks for noticing 8)


*yawn*
























:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:10 am 
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Excellent bit of kit, arrived after 3 days, well impressed. And now I've ordered some 18650 batteries to see if they'll fit, will let you know how I get on...


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