1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Spec me an LED Torch

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

  1. 233

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 12,440

    Location: Glasgow

    any recomendations for a decent LED torch about 3D maglite size ?
     
  2. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 27, 2003

    Posts: 1,347

  3. 233

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 12,440

    Location: Glasgow

    seems ideal but anything rechargable?
     
  4. Deluxe1

    Soldato

    Joined: May 26, 2007

    Posts: 5,091

  5. Tomsk

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,147

    Location: Overground, underground..

  6. 233

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 12,440

    Location: Glasgow

  7. Deluxe1

    Soldato

    Joined: May 26, 2007

    Posts: 5,091

  8. silversurfer

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 18,629

    Location: Stanley Hotel, Colorado

    Looks great but maybe postage and taxes more then double the price. Im not upto date with what is the customs limit nowadays
     
  9. Deluxe1

    Soldato

    Joined: May 26, 2007

    Posts: 5,091

    No it won't, it'll most prob be shipped from Banggood so postage will be minimal.
     
  10. silversurfer

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 18,629

    Location: Stanley Hotel, Colorado

    ok Im just being pessimistic then, I'm in at that price. Havent got anything that bright, can never have enough torches :p

    nice (comparative) beam shot in this post though he should have turned off the internal light also
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019
  11. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,069

    Damn you
     
  12. jamief

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 23, 2005

    Posts: 5,310

    Location: Dundee

    Anyone got a Nitecore TUP? Looks decent.
     
  13. rhysduck

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

    Posts: 5,816

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    What's the go to single cell (18650) led torch these days please?
     
  14. silversurfer

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 18,629

    Location: Stanley Hotel, Colorado

    Need a few more, pretty sure thats a dam good price for a powerful torch and to answer the post above this torch runs on 18650 so might as well add your name for it.
     
  15. silversurfer

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 18,629

    Location: Stanley Hotel, Colorado

    Just spotted this head torch. I have one similar kind of design ( i imagine this isnt so different), it is very cheap but useful for when in tight space trying to get something done after dark with no help at short notice. I only ever use it as a backup but I do use 2 18650 batteries and also that it will charge it also, ideal starter imo

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Headlight-...m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=NQKSAPKJBQ5X25DFVSP5

    ^^ thats the random gamble on a no name and this one would be a good little branded torch
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rechargeab...m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=NQKSAPKJBQ5X25DFVSP5
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  16. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 83,779

    Location: South Coast

    The Prince's patina has gone even further, copper is a great material :cool:

    The difference between the inside of the barrel vs the outside is night and day.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Rather impressive. Makes the price even more worth it knowing there aren't two Princes out there that look alike.
     
  17. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 8,017

    Location: Reading, UK

    Depends what you'd use it for...
    I really really want one and have been seconds away from pulling the trigger one the purchase for a while, now.
    But - They are a little expensive for a 1000 lumen torch, and the buttons are meant to be quite mushy... It's got decent (claimed) battery life at the mid-range, though and is about as big as I'd want to go for a pocket torch, but still plays second fiddle to the larger powerhouse of a main torch around the single 18650 size... and if you have need of Search & Rescue type lights, the 18650 in turn would be second fiddle to the S&R large coke can, hand-unit or manpack spot/flood type.

    Do you really need it, or are there better options?
    A decision not helped by so many of the reviews coming from walty EDC prepper geeks! :D



    I know they're a little bit cheaper from DX, FastTech and so on, but I prefer a UK-based retailer that ensures no counterfeits get through, and at whom I can go scream warranty words if things go **** up... plus I can't stand waiting 8+ weeks just to get something on the cheap.
     
  18. Nick1881

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 4, 2007

    Posts: 9,094

    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    This easily met their pre-order target. I've ordered mine and it looks like so have many others.

    Only problem is I don't have a 26650 cell, any recommendations? I'll be ordering it on it's own so don't want to pay loads in postage.
     
  19. Deluxe1

    Soldato

    Joined: May 26, 2007

    Posts: 5,091

  20. Minstadave

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 8, 2004

    Posts: 24,055

    Location: Rutland