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Spec me an LED Torch

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by support_bae, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. support_bae

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 10, 2009

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    Here's what I'm looking for:

    - Strobe Function (Top Priority)
    - Takes AA/AAA Batteries
    - 100+ Lumen
    - Length less than 15cm
    - Various Brightness Level (Hi/Med/Low) etc.
    - Focus/Spread Beam

    Budget max. £100

    Only one I can find right now are the Lenser M7/M14
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    Are there better torches out there?
     
  2. psd99

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 7, 2008

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    £100 on a torch?

    you must be crazy! That's enough money to feed me for a month!
     
  3. martynbez

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  4. Begbie

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    £100 is crazy

    What are you using it for?
     
  5. Guest2

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  6. Richiev4

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    In Millets a few years ago I got an LED replacement kit for my Maglite Mini, they also did a replacement end cap that had a swich, the switch had 4 setting on, dim, dimmer, and strobe. I don't know if the still do them but maybe worth a look

    Rich
     
  7. martynbez

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    Got a G2 in Dark Earth! :)
     
  8. Paul11

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    Fenix Torch
     
  9. Aod

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    that's likely to be complete rubbish. that looks like a Luxeon V or a K2, but those physically can't be driven by AAA's. i doubt you'd get more than 20 or 30 lumens out of that. (i mean "actual" lumens, not "manufacturers" lumens)
    http://www.component-shop.co.uk/html/body_lithium_camera.html

    Sorted. i buy mine from here and they're excellent.
     
  10. touch

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  11. Garry1990

    Associate

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    I have the P7 ledlenser excellent build quality, very bright in the dark very much worth it!
     
  12. Guest2

    Capodecina

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    900 lumens???

    Is that an AA battery?

    Aod - Jesus 80p for a battery. I paid £5.70 for 2 and that was cheapest i could find in the shops. Is it worth me getting a couple of chargers?
     
  13. chipperhead

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  14. Guest2

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    What are 181650's? Cant think they are convenient as most people will not have heard of them/be able to buy them in shops
     
  15. support_bae

    Gangster

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    Wouldn't have to be AA/AAA but preferable.
    Looking at some Fenix torches now
     
  16. Ev0

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    I've been using an old Fenix L1D for ages, been a cracking little torch.

    4 brightness settings, strobe, and an SOS mode (it automatically flashes SOS).

    They probably do a brighter/better version of it now.
     
  17. Aod

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    a 18650 is a non-rechargeable single lithium cell battery (3v) that's roughly the size of two CR123A's stacked on top of each other.

    they offer good runtimes and have excellent current delivery capacity.

    they are not available in the shops.

    i'm not sure what you mean by this. ordinary CR123A batteries cannot be recharged. rechargeable 123A cells are a bit of a false economy unless you use like, a pair a day.
     
  18. chipperhead

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    Rechargeable lithium batteries, about £5 for 2 and another fiver for the charger, they also sell these at dealextreme.

    Would you be using it somewhere that you didn't have access to recharge the batteries or something, they are a cheaper better option.
     
  19. Serenityxo

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  20. Mark A

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    For that I would recommend the Fenix LD20. I've had mine a while now and couldn't be happier with it. Excellent torch.

    EDIT: Oops, I didnt refresh the page after your post. If 18650s are an option then better off with a torch that uses them over AA.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010