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Posted: 22/01/2016 19:32:29
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Just had to post this, 3000 lumens from a single XM-L T6 running of a single 18650.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Compact-3000-Lumens-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-Zoom-18650-Silver-Flashlight-Lamp-Torch-LE-/131707315461?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6567#bsi-c

Chinese seller, pity, I would contact Trading Standards.

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Posted: 22/01/2016 19:45:02
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Maybe that's when it's on fireSmile

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Posted: 22/01/2016 20:15:42
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lozz wrote:

Maybe that's when it's on fireSmile

Lozz.


To get that effect you have to buy the batteries from the same supplier
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Posted: 22/01/2016 20:48:15
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This is one I got a couple of years ago. It kept flattening the battery so I opened it up to see if I could work out why.

IP: 81.159.205.165 Edited: 22/01/2016 20:49:26 by RichardB
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Posted: 22/01/2016 20:56:49
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Maybe this ones more believable?--

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5000-Lumen-Zoomable-CREE-Q5-R2-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Zoom-Lamp-Light-3-Mode/281904717729?_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140221143856%26meid%3Dcb5ef17d1a114abe9667f1e1bc7610a7%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D21%26sd%3D131707315461

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Posted: 22/01/2016 21:22:56
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RichardB wrote:

This is one I got a couple of years ago. It kept flattening the battery so I opened it up to see if I could work out why


.... So did you ( figure out why)? Impressive core! Wish I had one that big Big Grin

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Posted: 22/01/2016 21:53:53
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I'm guessing it was the 5mm of bare wire and loose strands. I've just remembered the issue I was investigating was actually its tendency to cut out.

It's one of those knock-off Magicshine lights that are all over eBay with ever-increasing output claims, like this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151819687197

Roy will know better I'm sure, but I understand the true output of one of these is something like 900 lumens.
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Posted: 22/01/2016 22:04:43
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Roy will know better I'm sure, but I understand the true output of one of these is something like 900 lumens.


Probably less. While the emitters may be capable of that level of output, chances of it being driven well enough to make that happen is small. Your average punter Wouldn't know if it's 300 lumens or 3000, they just know it's a lot brighter than the 30 year old maglite with batteries equally as old that sat in the kitchen drawer.

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Posted: 22/01/2016 23:05:44
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Your average punter Wouldn't know if it's 300 lumens or 3000, they just know it's a lot brighter than the 30 year old maglite.

What can be compared, is a device' ability to dissipate heat? If it looks feable compared to the claimed output then be sceptical. However it has to be said, the Chinese stuff offer's great value, even if the light outputs are nowhere near their claims.

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Posted: 24/01/2016 10:34:36
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RichardB wrote:

I'm guessing it was the 5mm of bare wire and loose strands. I've just remembered the issue I was investigating was actually its tendency to cut out.

It's one of those knock-off Magicshine lights that are all over eBay with ever-increasing output claims, like this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151819687197

Roy will know better I'm sure, but I understand the true output of one of these is something like 900 lumens.


It was probably the bare wires causing a short which would then cause the protected Li Ion battery protection circuit to disconnect.

I know that you used a protected battery because if it had been unprotected you would be posting about a fire, not cutting out!
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Posted: 26/01/2016 02:13:03
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Could also be the resistor breaking down with too much heat and cooling enough to allow it to kick back in, resistor will eventually fail. IP: 2.126.51.251
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Posted: 26/01/2016 07:51:54
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As has been said, that appalling flex connection is a giveaway.

Nice toroid.

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Posted: 14/02/2016 08:14:27
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Well ive just seen this advert on fb and if its endorsed by this cockwomble then it must be sheite.

http://www.militaryfield.com/UK-flashlight/military-flashlight-released.php?t202id=7168&t202kw=camp34-green-desktop

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Posted: 14/02/2016 08:36:22
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martymarty wrote:

Well ive just seen this advert on fb and if its endorsed by this cockwomble then it must be sheite.

http://www.militaryfield.com/UK-flashlight/military-flashlight-released.php?t202id=7168&t202kw=camp34-green-desktop


'With terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and economic change on the rise, it's no surprise that United Kingdom residents are looking for more and more ways to feel safe at home.'

Crikey, not only is it bright but it can defuse bombs, drive back floodwaters and fix the economy.

Come on Roy, you need to up your game a bit!
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Posted: 14/02/2016 08:43:26
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"The world is a scary place these days" Shocked

It'll be in the Daily Mail next week.....bright enough to deter immigrants from crossing the channel.....

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Posted: 14/02/2016 09:38:46
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Its a SCAM!

Its a £2 Chinese torch that's being super hyped.

http://www.theoutdoornerd.com/2016/02/flashlight-scam-lightstrike-360-avoid.html

And it seems that a certain TV star idiot has fallen for it as well. Now THAT aught to be in the Daily Mail

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Posted: 14/02/2016 10:31:48
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Sorry, its not a £2 Chinese torch, its actually £5.60

http://www.banggood.com/Ultrafire-CREE-XML-T6-1800LM-5-mode-Zoomable-LED-Flashlight-p-75196.html

Its about time Trading Standards got to look at this sort of thing.
The presentation case adds authenticity, just like the bomb detectors that were actually joke golf ball detectors, the guy selling them was jailed.

They all aught to be jailed!
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Posted: 14/02/2016 12:17:21
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martymarty wrote:

Well ive just seen this advert on fb and if its endorsed by this cockwomble then it must be sheite.

http://www.militaryfield.com/UK-flashlight/military-flashlight-released.php?t202id=7168&t202kw=camp34-green-desktop


What everyone is missing here is that this is no ordinary five quid chinese torch it is a "tactical" torch. Quite what this means I am not sure (unless it means that it is black). However given that it is "tactical" and endorsed by the cockwomble himself it must be good.

Roy you should be ashamed at your cynicism.
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Posted: 14/02/2016 13:07:35
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Its Chinese Junk
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Posted: 14/02/2016 13:21:54
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Its Chinese Junk
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Isn't that a boat?
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