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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:29 PM

Cree torches are way brighter and far more useful.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:41 AM

I got one on Amazon a few months ago for about £3.00.  Takes one AA battery.  With a smidge of red insulation tape across the back of the lense, it's perfect for using on the Bridge at night!!  And for the price, I really don't care if I lose it!!  (It's also less cumbersome than Pusser's right angled torches than take 2 D cells)

 

EDIT: here's a link to the one I bought: http://www.amazon.co...t?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

The bit with the LED in it can sometimes unscrew slightly, and it is awkward to re-tighten it (due to the collar).  My plan is to dab a bit of thread-lock onto it.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:43 PM

Well, I am currently doing a test, I am using 3x 1350mah AAA battieries. Fully charged this morning and tested it this afternoon. I basically sat it on my desk switched on at full power, and left it.

 

So this is the brightness at the start.

 

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This is after one hour:

 

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Two hours:

 

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Three Hours:

 

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After three hours the light is very poor so would barely be of use. I would say that for the first half hour of use after charge you get a superb light, after an hour your getting about 80% two hours about 60% three hours, about 35% and heading to 4hours you will be getting about 10%

 

Given that these are AAA batteries, its still giving an excellent output. I am sure that if I bought the 18650 battery it would probably get more out of it! even better still if I could use both combinations!



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:49 PM

I actually just bought a CREE LED torch/bike light for my bike. I'm cycling to/from work at the moment going through some dark areas under the cover of trees where I literally can't see the floor so I thought the extra light would be useful. Trying it out for the first time on the ride home tonight so I'm looking forward to it. The light output looks epic and it's only 7w I think!



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:13 PM

Cree is the future!



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:38 PM

I'd advise using lithium batteries, alkaline are garbage in comparison.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:53 PM

This thread served as a timely reminder, as my el cheapo LED torch seems to have gone half kaput - it's so dim that its not really worth using.

 

I just bought the torch that Clive linked, looks pretty decent. Should be useful when walking to the car in pitch dark from work on some evenings.

 

And hopefully my last non-essential purchase for the month, otherwise I will soon be bankrupt!!  :lol:

 

EDIT: That also means no chrome custom heater knobs for the Focus...  :(



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:47 PM

I know that feeling Steve, I want my knobs, but unfortunately like you, I am close enough to bankrupt!



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:55 PM

I want a lightsaber :(



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:27 PM

I want a lightsaber :(


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:19 AM

If you get the cree torch, focus the light into a cree shape on the floor, and stand in a dark room with a bit of dust floating, theres the perfect answer :D

 

and, you could even put some coloured filter paper over the lens to get the colour effect too!

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:14 AM

I love a good 'non essential' purchase  :P



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:52 AM

Light Saber? or cree torch?

 

I love having the money to make such a purchase :D

 

I would love to be able to afford a new land rover... Not because I want one, but because I just want that lump of money burning a hole in my pocket...



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:27 PM

My mum had one of these and it broke thanks for the reminder i ordered two

 

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

 

On check out has anyone seen the express delivery price? £200  :lol:



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:10 PM

An Ultrasabers light saber for £260 is what I need in life.



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