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#1 jeebowhite

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:52 AM

As I know the Cree bulbs are excellent, I recently busted my £10 LED torch from Tesco's. Perfect excuse to go shopping. So I looked into the idea of a Cree Torch, and I am glad I did!

 

Just had this delivered:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

 

Blinded myself several times with it so far, it is extremely powerful, and only needs 3xAAA batteries, and it only cost just over £8!

 

I would suggest it is an excellent piece of kit for the car. Small batteries, and the LED chip means that it should hold its charge, and use it slowly, but with an excellent output, and its a light waterproof (within reason) design, and so even if it gets a little wet, it wont fall over.

 

If anyone wants any photo's of its operation in the dark, I will have to see what I can sort out for you!



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#2 Maddogpro

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:26 PM

I concur i have 2 one in the glove box [ her indoors sometimes works at night as a carer and she loves the light it gives off ] and one in the tool bag these are awesome torches get one or even 2 now as we all know the nights are drawing in 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:56 PM

I carry a Cree torch on my work vest and it's a cracking bit of kit.

Mine came with two rechargable batteries, car charger, home charger and an adaptor to use AAA if necessary.

 

Similar to this one-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item565a0c7347



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:13 AM

I looked at that one, but when I saw that it could be run on AAA and I could pick it up cheaper, I cheated and went short arms - deep pockets!



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:29 PM

I've purchased the same torch Clive linked, and as said its a cracking piece of kit

 

2 rechargeable batteries, adaptor to run on 3 AAA's, mains and car chargers

 

3 brightness settings, strobe n SOS

 

 

I'm currently in wales with her indoors n it is great for walking on the beach at night, properly lights the whole thing up n its great for blinding nosy residents hanging over theyre balconies with binoculars watching you on the beach.

 

Caught an old biddy right in the act last night when i shined the cree up at her, immediately dropped her binoculars n ran inside



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:35 AM

Maybe they thought you were sheep ;)

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:04 PM

maybe they were doggers ;)

 

They are good bits of kit, I dont think there would be much difference in the one I bought over the one Clive linked, they are handy and I am glad I have one! clean white light when your looking at things in corners or cupboards - just what the optician ordered?



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:07 PM

As I know the Cree bulbs are excellent, I recently busted my £10 LED torch from Tesco's. Perfect excuse to go shopping. So I looked into the idea of a Cree Torch, and I am glad I did!

 

Just had this delivered:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

 

Blinded myself several times with it so far, it is extremely powerful, and only needs 3xAAA batteries, and it only cost just over £8!

 

I would suggest it is an excellent piece of kit for the car. Small batteries, and the LED chip means that it should hold its charge, and use it slowly, but with an excellent output, and its a light waterproof (within reason) design, and so even if it gets a little wet, it wont fall over.

 

If anyone wants any photo's of its operation in the dark, I will have to see what I can sort out for you!

 

How are you finding the battery life running on the AAA's?



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:25 PM

immense, I havent charged nor changed the batteries since I bought it, I used it a lot whilst we were on holiday and still use it now (fairly more recently).

 

I recon, if I was to use it for an hour or two a day, I could probably get a month solid out of it before charging the batteries.... - Perhaps this calls for a test!



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:05 PM

That's sounds pretty good. I could do with a new torch that has decent battery life.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:31 PM

Its worth it and how many torches do you get running on less than a C type that offers good light output, let alone lifespan :)



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:24 PM

wow looks impressive, just a quick question does the adjuster adjust the size of the beam or does it adjust the brightness?



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:56 PM

On mine you have a sliding collar that focuses the beam and also 3 different brightness settings on the button.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:27 AM

same here works a treat

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:23 PM

I'm more of a Maglite man, never had any issues with the mini or Police-baton type issued ones!

http://r.ebay.com/6pqpVF

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