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silverthorn2151

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4,052 posts

59 months

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I have been following the various torch threads we have on here and have mostly had cheap torcjes which I use in my job as a surveyor and when walking the dog. And then I decided to take the plunge and on then strength of a review in a walking magazine one of these popped through the letterbox yesterday.



It's BRILLIANT....

I turned into a kid and wanted to do evrything at home last night by torchlight. For a double AA torch to be putting out 245 lumens is impressive enough on paper, but taking my black dog out down a dark lane it was wonderful! This whole torch game is potentially addictive!

And a note of recommendation for http://www.ledfiretorches.co.uk/index.php

what good service in terms of delivery speed and communication.

Waspy1

2,356 posts

56 months

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Very nice, the CREE XP-G R5 is a nice LED - not too throwy and not too floody, a good compromise.

I see the link you posted says they are out of stock at the moment.

Now you're addicted you may as well cut out the learning curve and go straight for one of these, Olight SR90 Intimidator, 2200 lumens with a range of 1000 metres, £315:




silverthorn2151

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4,052 posts

59 months

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Oh don't think I haven't looked at those, and ones like it, while licking my lips and saying “I really NEED one of those”.

Stay away you evil tempter!

:-)

croyde

10,302 posts

110 months

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Oh Poo! it's threads like these that make me go out convinced that I have to spend money on something that I have suddenly found that I just cannot do without. biggrin

silverthorn2151

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4,052 posts

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croyde said:
Oh Poo! it's threads like these that make me go out convinced that I have to spend money on something that I have suddenly found that I just cannot do without. biggrin
I know, dreadful aren't they. I can only withstand the pressure for so long!
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ZesPak

13,205 posts

76 months

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croyde said:
Oh Poo! it's threads like these that make me go out convinced that I have to spend money on something that I have suddenly found that I just cannot do without. biggrin
frown yes, I really wished I didn't click here now.

JonnyFive

27,609 posts

69 months

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Bad thread. Bad. I don't want to see these lovely torches that I NEED to buy.

The Nur

7,688 posts

65 months

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And I thought my 3 D cell Maglite was sufficient frown

pidsy

2,224 posts

37 months

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The Nur said:
And I thought my 3 D cell Maglite was sufficient frown
was thinking the same. i do(nt) need a new torch for work, might treat myself.

silverthorn2151

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4,052 posts

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pidsy said:
The Nur said:
And I thought my 3 D cell Maglite was sufficient frown
was thinking the same. i do(nt) need a new torch for work, might treat myself.
To be honest I went for the one in the OP because it seems to offer a lot of performance for the money. I could SO easily have spent load ore quids, but figured sub £35 was a not unreasonable indulgance!

And its fabulous!

defblade

3,067 posts

93 months

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Wait till you get over 1,000 lumens and people start swearing when you switch them on wink

Defcon5

4,460 posts

71 months

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Noticed some 1000 lumen (supposedly) torches on ebay for less than 20 quid - are they worth a punt?

A few lads at work have LED maglites and I want to put them in their place!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UltraFire-1000-Lumens-CR...

Waspy1

2,356 posts

56 months

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Defcon5 said:
Noticed some 1000 lumen (supposedly) torches on ebay for less than 20 quid - are they worth a punt?

A few lads at work have LED maglites and I want to put them in their place!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UltraFire-1000-Lumens-CR...
I think the max an XM-L emitter can output on a single 3.7v 18650 battery is about 500 lumens.

Ultrafire is cheap and cheerful Chinese stuff but OK for the money even if they do exaggerate.

The light from this torch will exceed your friend's Maglites many times over.

Edited by Waspy1 on Wednesday 19th October 18:06

AdeTuono

4,376 posts

107 months

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After reading a similar 'What Torch' thread, I too was obsessed by turning night into day, and bought an LED Lenser for locking the chickens up at night. Now I can melt a bantam at 100 paces.

When I saw the original "What Torch' thread title, I thought, "WTF? How can you run a thread on that?", but was strangely drawn in. What a knob.

Timbuk2

1,137 posts

35 months

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This is a very comprehensive website selling Torches, Knives and other cool stuff - I've spent hours browsing it!

http://www.heinnie.com/Flashlights/c-1-97/

ETA: This is 1200 Lumens for example!




Edited by Timbuk2 on Wednesday 19th October 19:33

Viper

9,600 posts

153 months

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Defcon5 said:
Noticed some 1000 lumen (supposedly) torches on ebay for less than 20 quid - are they worth a punt?

A few lads at work have LED maglites and I want to put them in their place!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UltraFire-1000-Lumens-CR...
i got that exact torch from dealextreme earlier in the year, its not bad for a small unit but wouldnt say its a 1000, as i have another 1000 lum torch and the ultrafire isnt as bright, but for the money its great value, build quality is good and battery lasts for ever









Defcon5

4,460 posts

71 months

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Will be ordering it asap!

Number31

331 posts

103 months

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What about this "3000 Lumen" puppy for about £30?

FandyFire STL V2

Number31

Edited by Number31 on Wednesday 19th October 20:00

croyde

10,302 posts

110 months

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Timbuk2 said:
This is a very comprehensive website selling Torches, Knives and other cool stuff - I've spent hours browsing it!

http://www.heinnie.com/Flashlights/c-1-97/

ETA: This is 1200 Lumens for example!




Edited by Timbuk2 on Wednesday 19th October 19:33
Why did you have to show me that website. Don't need any of it but I love all that stuff.

Waspy1

2,356 posts

56 months

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Number31 said:
What about this "3000 Lumen" puppy for about £30?

FandyFire STL V2

Number31

Edited by Number31 on Wednesday 19th October 20:00
It's good for the money but it's not 3000 lumens.

Olight make a similar item with a 1700 lumen max.

However, the Olight is £250.

Also, although it will be mega-bright, it will not have a huge amount of throw.

The sheer brightness can make up for throw though, for that money you can't lose. Go for it.

Don't forget you will need at least two Li-ion 18650 batteries and a charger.
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