Flashlight Test


Just bought two flash lights off Ebay. Purchase date 7/16, They arrived, today; 7/27. Below are some comments and thoughts.
---------------------------------------------------------------- Item #: 330253551331 Item Title: 3watt 3 watt LUXEON LED Flashlight Torch Police Ti 12 C Item URL: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item30253551331 Quantity: 1 Price: $8.49 USD Subtotal: $8.49 USD
Got this one cause it takes AAA cells, which are fairly cheep. Luxeon bulbs should last near to forever. I really hate blowing out filaments, when out on a job or in a dark cellar. The light is fairly large, 1 1/4 diameter, and 4 1/4 long. The switch is a push button on the bottom. Natural aluminum color, polished to a very handsome shine. I put three alkaline AAA cells in, and pushed the button. For my trouble, I got a bluish white spot on the far wall. It is slightly brighter than my 2 D cell Durabeam. The light is totally useful. In a dark room, or dark night in the woods, the light would be a very welcome part of my kit. The leather belt case has a velcro flap over the top, and then a side to side strap which snaps. Should hold a flash light in, fairly well. The belt loop snaps on the bottom, which may unsnap if I were to come down on something like the arm of a chair. I normally carry a mini mag in my pants pocket, next to my wallet. This light is slightly fatter than the 1" diameter lens head on the mini mag. But not exceptionally so. I put the light in my pocket. I am aware of the fatter light, but I'd get used to it in a couple days. Would I buy this light again? It would be useful if I were used to a belt holster for flash light. As for me, I'd stick with my mini mag, and get the Nite Ize bulb conversion. Alternative, I'd go to Harbor Freight, where they have two lights for 3.99 on sale, blister pack. Three AAA cells, 8 LED, and about the same light output as this one. ----------------------------------------------------------------
Item #: 330251444150 Item Title: Ultrafire G60 6v 6p Xenon Tactical Flashlight Torch G2 Item URL: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item30251444150 Quantity: 1 Price: $8.99 USD Subtotal: $8.99 USD
This light is shorter than the mini mag, but slightly fatter. The light is anodized black. It has enough pattern to be fairly easy to grip. The lens is almost 1 1/4 inch across. The body of the light is larger (inch compared to 3/4 for the mini mag). I had just bought some CR-123 batteries. Opened a new pack, and put two cells in. Pushed the button, and the light looked like it almost didn't come on. I did some troubleshooting, and found I'd got a bad battery. Open another battery, and put the two good cells in. Push the button on the bottom again, and was rewarded with a large white spot. The white spot is about 16 inch diameter, at about 10 feet. I k now, cause I'm shining at some furnace filters. I tried it compared to a heavy duty 6 volt light (with big lens, and krypton bulb). The tactical light is brighter than a 6 volt light with square, alkaline, spring terminal battery. I tried the tactical, versus my pocket carry mini mag with the Teralux conversion. The tactical is far brighter. It's afternoon as I write, and the next room over from me is daylight. The mini mag shows up on the ceiling, but the tactical really leaves a mark. My big concerns are the tail cap switch. I'm used to the mini mag function. The other concern are bulbs and batteries. The bulbs I'm not sure where to get them, probably Ebay like the light. Batteries, the CR-123 can be had on Ebay. The web site says that batteries last about two hours. The tactical would make a good light for occasional use. Search and rescue mission or something like that. I'd not want to use it for everyday appliance repair. Would get expensive in a hurry.
Summary: The LED Luxon light was a bit of a waste of money. I'll keep carrying the mini mag. The tactical light would be excellent for police work, or search and rescue. I'd reccomend that users have a second light in pocket, tool box, or on the belt. A bulb blow out isn't going to be easy to fix. Unlike mini mags, they have no spare bulb in the tail cap.
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Its a shame you arent as bright as your flashlights! pmsl
Paul
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Shove em where the sun dont shine.
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