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Light at Lidl- underground use??
Posted: 21/11/2008 13:14:52
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Not my field this but noticed that Lidl are to sell or are selling a 6 LED light on a minipod powered by 9 x AA batteries giving 200 hours light, it is called a MAX LIFE 369. Noticed it last night on their advertising bumpf... any use?? Smile

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Posted: 21/11/2008 14:23:19
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How much do they want for it? Seems to be around £20 elsewhere.

Review at this [web link], comes to this
conclusion: Very clever design. When fully loaded with cells it has significant heft and since the batteries are in the legs it won't tip over easily in the tripod configuration. The pivoting head puts the light where you need it. Great utility light for around the house and fantastic for power outages. Plop in 9 cells and it'll run for days on only one LED. Aim it at the ceiling for an area light inside the house or point it at a specific area for directional illumination. The spot lenses give decent throw while there is still enough spillbeam to see your immediate surroundings.

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Posted: 21/11/2008 14:40:51
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I wonder what the emitters are. That review says 718 lumens on all 6 LEDs. Not a lot of output per LED, but all together that's quite impressive, albeit 500g with 9 batteries in it.

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Posted: 21/11/2008 14:44:04
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Is it not Lux at 1m? Not sure if that equates to Lumens, but that's another debate altogether, which I don't think we ever resolved... Big Grin

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Posted: 21/11/2008 14:53:07
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I think Bograt had one of these, and he was pleased with it. Wonder whats happened to him, hes not posted for a while ?? IP: 79.66.79.165
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Light at Lidl- underground use??
Posted: 21/11/2008 15:18:18
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Mr Mike wrote:

I think Bograt had one of these, and he was pleased with it. Wonder whats happened to him, hes not posted for a while ??


Maybe his light failed and he's still trying to find his way out using glo sticks

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Posted: 21/11/2008 16:07:59
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jr48 wrote:

Maybe his light failed and he's still trying to find his way out using glo sticks


Shocked I hope not!

It does look like the same lamp, here's bograt's original post...

bograt wrote:

not being in a position to afford one of those light cannon thingys i was in b&q buying a bulb when i spotted this lamp,it runs on 3/6 or 9 batteries has a single led with a huge lens and is blinding,beam can be set on spot or spread and it folds up into a torch,very handy for side passages and for £20 it cant be bad....ill post pics using it after my trip end of month.



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Posted: 21/11/2008 16:10:21
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Vanoord wrote:

Is it not Lux at 1m? Not sure if that equates to Lumens, but that's another debate altogether, which I don't think we ever resolved... Big Grin


Blush you're not wrong there Mr V... it is indeed lux at 1m...

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Posted: 21/11/2008 16:13:51
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Given a Fenix L1D Cree edition puts out 4000-odd lux at 1m the figure for that tripod torch doesn't look as impressive.

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Posted: 21/11/2008 16:31:51
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Any good as a cheapy though?

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Posted: 21/11/2008 17:36:15
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ICLOK wrote:

Any good as a cheapy though?


If it's less than a tenner then it may well be of some good for lighting photographs - although it has a low output, it will be quite good and diffuse for photographing artifacts and the like and the low output will be countered by a longer exposure Smile

SimonRL wrote:

Given a Fenix L1D Cree edition puts out 4000-odd lux at 1m the figure for that tripod torch doesn't look as impressive.


Indeed - the comparison between lumens and lux can sometimes be confusing. For example, the Fenix TK10 has a much greater actual output than the Trustfire T1 even though they both use the same emitter (actual 227.5 lumens, quoted as 225 by Fenix and 230 by Trustfire). The Fenix actually produces 75% more light than the Trustfire when measured as Lux at 1m from the flashlight. Wierd eh?

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Posted: 21/11/2008 22:35:36
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PHOOOO!!...........................whoops is that a QUANTAS flight I see beneath me Surrender

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Posted: 22/11/2008 08:20:25
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they sell these on ebay or something similar for £4
Item number: 130264566824

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Posted: 22/11/2008 11:24:00
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I think that seller is being a bit sneaky Smile His photo suggests he's selling the big version, but your £4 gets the little keychain version? Guns

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Posted: 22/11/2008 13:01:48
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Lidl will be selling it from the 27th for £14.99. You get both the big version and the keychain one. Not sure I'd want to add that much weight to my backpack, as one of my Fenix torches placed on a rock will do the same job. Hmmm, got me thinking.... you can get torch mounts for bikes, so I may attach one of those to a mini tripod to use with my Fenix torches.

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Posted: 22/11/2008 16:07:52
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Bograt posted some example photo's using this light, they were very good. I think the weight and size of the thing was off-putting for most.

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Posted: 22/11/2008 16:09:53
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remoteneeded wrote:

Hmmm, got me thinking.... you can get torch mounts for bikes, so I may attach one of those to a mini tripod to use with my Fenix torches.


Fenix do their own bike mount:

[web link]

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Posted: 08/12/2008 01:15:37
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i used this torch on saturday at a well known mine in ffestiniog i thought it was crap but thats just my opinion IP: 81.159.228.242
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