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LED Flashlights on ebay

April 9 2017 at 4:50 PM
tomas  (Login tomykay12)
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Hi. Looking to update my cheap AA flashlights from the 80's and 90's. The new LED 18650 powered lights look fantastic for the price. There are so many ads, and many duplicates so it looks like a crapshoot. I'd like to get a couple single and a couple double battery models, with car and wall charging capability for the cells. I understand the lithium cell potential danger. Not a flashlight fanatic here, so the likes of Streamlite and Fenix are not my thing; more Ultrafire and Vander level, lol. These would be for general duty use, not survival or pugilistic use. Anyone buy anything recently they like? Thanks, tk

 
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John in FL.
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I would not charge lithium in the car, JMHO. Will shop around for you later. nt

April 9 2017, 5:37 PM 


 
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Jason
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couple of options

April 9 2017, 8:43 PM 

I like the venerable Ultrafire WF-501B for an everyday around the house flashlight. Single mode, simple and reliable.
https://www.amazon.com/Highly-Ultrafire-Wf-501b-3-7-18v-Flashlight/dp/B008RKTQYG

Or if you want something with multiple modes and zoom:
https://www.amazon.com/LuxPower-Tactical-V1000-Flashlight-PACK/dp/B01MA5KM3K

I like the bells and whistles for camping but for one that gets turned on and off a lot around the house, I don't like all the fidgety clicking and twisting.

 
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tomas
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agree with that

April 10 2017, 12:26 AM 

Pushing a button 5 times to turn a flashlight off is pesky. To the previous post; lots of r/c flyers charge from their cars, albeit under the hood. Just thought it would be a nice option for travel. Thankyou Jason.

 
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Jesse
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I find the Duracell 5" metal flashlight good,you can get a three

April 10 2017, 4:45 PM 

pack at Costco for about $18...model 350 on it...

 
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John in FL.
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Agreed that 5 modes is BS. I would not charge cheap lithium in cheap charger in car.

April 11 2017, 9:22 AM 

I have not had a lithium pop, a bunch have leaked.
Truth be told, if your lights are efficient, and considering that lithium stays charged in storage, you'll be unlikely to need charging in the car.

I do find 3 mode acceptable.
Hi/Low/strobe, not that strobe is useful, but HI is often TOO bright and 1-2 hour run while low can provide 10 hour run.

I like Ebay a lot, specifically sellers in Chino Cali.
There are also ebay sellers with zero feedback, crazy low prices, and they will likely be banned shortly when their competition reports the low BIN as fraudulent.
Yet I never had a problem getting a refund on defective items (expect a higher defect rate on these, just order multiples and you'll come out ahead)

If you just want to get a taste.... or hooked LOL.... here is light + batt + charger for $4.89 DELIVERED from USA.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tactical-Police-8000LM-CREE-XML-T6-LED-Zoomable-Flashlight-18650-Battery-Charger-/282427976538?hash=item41c204eb5a:g:I94AAOSwbYZXX2cQ


Here is a beast, supposedly 3 mode, should outshine any light you've ever seen, I haven't bought from this seller.
I'm going to buy 6 of these RIGHT NOW BEFORE HE GETS BANNED!!!!!!!!!!!!! (edit, bought 11)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/32000LM-SKYRAY-12-x-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-Flashlight-Torch-4-x-18650-Hunting-Lamp-/332179221273?var=&hash=item4d576cab19:m:mrNz1BIotVF-U67pgV7TFSQ


previous listings I found, downgraded because of the beast.
Here is one of those new sellers. Hard to go wrong for $2.79, I'm going to order 1 now!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultrafire-10000LM-Zoomable-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Super-Bright-Light-/272625568091?hash=item3f79c0095b:g:BZgAAOSw44BYbnzR
Same seller, stock images and no idea what LED is in this. $3.25 Going to order one of these too (the body is a standard item called C8, much like the UF 501)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6000LM-Cree-XML-T6-LED-Tactical-Police-Flashlight-Torch-Lamp-Light-18650-5-Modes-/272625568067?hash=item3f79c00943:g:dw4AAOSwGotWozfw


    
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John in FL.
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Dave here is the return of the infamous CREE, USA seller, zero feedback, lottery ticket $6

April 11 2017, 9:25 AM 

I am buying EDIT bought 11 LOL!!!

I originally thought 3x would have better throw, but reviews say it's almost the same between 3x and 12x, the only real difference being a slightly cooler run temp on the 12x.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RDkyxvE9Uk

http://www.ebay.com/itm/32000LM-SKYRAY-12-x-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-Flashlight-Torch-4-x-18650-Hunting-Lamp-/332179221273?var=&hash=item4d576cab19:m:mrNz1BIotVF-U67pgV7TFSQ

I'm VERY tempted to clean this listing out and retrofit some light fixtures in my house.....

Amazon listing, claimed 4 hours run on HI, all the lights probably have the same driver, regardless of LED count.
https://www.amazon.com/SKYRAY-Powerful-1200LM-Hunting-Flashlight/dp/B01G2V3ZDE

UPDATE
Seller is Charles McMahan in North Liberty, Iowa, United States , I like that a lot better that 贼 采取 钱


    
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tomas
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Thanks for the info, nt

April 11 2017, 1:12 PM 


 
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John in FL.
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Snooze you lose, that seller has now been banned. Between myself and family we bought

April 16 2017, 2:43 PM 

26 of those lights happy.gif
I plan to double my money on 5 of them locally, $7 purchase sold for $14 = free light for me, for each one I sell locally wink.gif
yes.... 5 free lights.... instead of $125 for 5 lights....
I'll post a review when they arrive.

 
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