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Spec me an LED Torch

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

  1. Skorpion

    Hitman

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    Had an Olight marauder for work for about 9 months now. Lovely and bright, quick to recharge and waterproof. Great torch :)
     
  2. Malt_Vinegar

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  3. Deluxe1

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    Just the $2 extra I paid for the tracking but I never got the tracking number.

    From the point of despatch how long has it been?
     
  4. Malt_Vinegar

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    Ordered August 24th at 8am.
    Never had any email update till I asked last night, so I guess 9 days leaving a full day for dispatch.
     
  5. Malt_Vinegar

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    Seller is now telling me that "it should be delivered in a week time".

    Less than impressed with the service so far! I guess you got lucky with the postage. I did a good read of all the reviews and it really seems to pack a punch. Anyway I got myself a Trustfire 26650 IMR cell with 45a rating. Should be good enough for this when it does arrive.

    How are you finding the UI on your example?
     
  6. Deluxe1

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    It comes with the ramping enabled all the way to max but I've changed my setting to the steps so it goes up to 2000 lumens in stages then double click for turbo then double click to go back to the previous setting.
     
  7. Malt_Vinegar

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    How easy is it to change the settings?
     
  8. Deluxe1

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    To change from ramping to steps its 3 fast clicks when the light is on.

    To change the aux leds its 7 fast clicks when the light is off.

    Haven't tried any other settings.
     
  9. Malt_Vinegar

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    Cheers, will have a fiddle when it turns up :)
     
  10. Malt_Vinegar

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    Ok, so the D4s turned up.
    Its a true pocket rocket. Its putting out easily as much light as my SkyRay King types, and a third of the size/weight.
    Build look fantastic. The aux LEDs look fantastic, and as soon as I can figure out how to get them to the brighter setting it will be awesome, I am happy to have this as my main light for now, retiring the SkyRays to backup duty :D

    Ramping looks great, and the morse mode is a nice touch. I am still playing with the settings now, but it rocks so far :D

    Looking forward to testing the battery life next.
     
  11. Deluxe1

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    7 fast clicks from off to change the aux leds.
     
  12. Malt_Vinegar

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    Oh, its just sooo pretty :D Thanks
     
  13. Ice Tea

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    Are rechargeable batteries like the Duracell nimh any problem as they are a slightly lower voltage?
     
  14. Minstadave

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    No they're fine. Just get the low self discharge type for a torch though.
     
  15. Ice Tea

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    Thanks....
     
  16. Minstadave

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    Anyone recommend a decent green laser pointer? My daughter is getting into astronomy so want one to point stuff out to her.
     
  17. joelk2

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    Without reading through 247 pages can anyone recommend a decent sub £30 light. Ideally something little which will fit in the pocket. Any makes to watch out for? Something super bright would be good.
     
  18. Rroff

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    Personally I'm a fan of Olight - quite a range of stuff under £30.

    I have the Olight i3E EOS on my keychain and never let me down yet and a couple of the S series for work/general use.
     
  19. Malt_Vinegar

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    Any of the 303/302 green lasers with 18650 batteries would be sufficient. I got a couple a few years ago and they don't get used much but still work well. They are usually equipped with a key lock for safety against accidental activation.
     
  20. Minstadave

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    Good, I ordered one just like that off eBay for a fiver. Probably only get used a few times so if it's junk I can bin it.