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    Default Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    hey guys.. anyone here have one of these??? and can comment on how good these are???

    i put in an order for one... and now am thinking that it might be just a waste of money....

    can anyone post a few pics of a beam comparison between this and say something like a Fenix L0P-SE?

    thx...

    KraZy

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    ops... i guess a link would be nice....

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2070

    KraZy

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    Whaddaweegotheer, a Fenix L1P fer less than 5 bucks?

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    lol... that's what i first thought when i saw this on dealextreme...


    i'm just wondering how good this light is tho....

    krazy

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    I've ordered one of this (grey version)
    Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Grey
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2089

    and a
    SSC P4 (U-bin) SW0 Bare Emitter
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2026

    I'm going to do my first mod, any advice?

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    I've ordered one of this (grey version)
    Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Grey
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2089

    and a
    SSC P4 (U-bin) SW0 Bare Emitter
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2026

    I'm going to do my first mod, any advice?

    I have bought the same and will try to putt a Cree in it

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    It clearly doesn't have a Luxeon in it, but for under $5 what do people expect? And at that price, does anyone have a right to complain?

    Judging by the picture, it doesn't have the smoothest beam... but then again, it's only $5.

    edit: On second look, the beam is fine. I think I was viewing the image in 8-bit color, hence the rings and banding. Maybe I need to go order me a couple of these. They'd make fine give-aways...
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    That body style has popped up all over the internet lately,I have one,and have ordered another,and mine has a glass lens,solid aluminum reflector,and a lux in them,although I am fixing to drop crees in them as soon as the new light /crees from DEX to arrive,I got mine from http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=162

    The quality I think is much better than the one DEX's is..It looks like Dex's has a plastic lens/reflector and a unknown led... I've ordered several things from this led wholesalers,and he has always done me right,Good quick shipping,and such.. He also sells stuff on Ebay,which is where I learned of his store..

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    What's the shipping from ledwholesale? If it is by UPs, you are then comparing a $5 light to $18 light. Yes, cheaper than Fenix.

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    hey russell...


    damn... i wish u gave me that link earlier... but then again... that one is twice the price of the one from DX...

    I'm hoping to put in a cree too... just don't know which one will fit in there...

    guys that are doing the cree mods.. let me know what you guys did.. and where to get the parts for it...

    THanks,

    KraZy

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    I have the one from LED Wholesalers. It's decent quality. The only thing I don't like about it is that the Aluminum reflector isn't super polished. It seems less glossy than others. But maybe that's a good thing if you plan on swapping the Lux1 out with a Cree...

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    There definately worth the Bucks

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    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting DealExtreme.com Customer Support.

    This emitter is not based on a star board. It's actually a small rounded board.

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    I'm a total noob but am I wrong in thinking the focusing would be easier if you install a Seoul instead of a Cree? I've been wanting to buy something from DX now that I can actually get it to come up. $11 or so wouldn't kill me.
    THX

    I just found this one so I'm wondering why I would risk doing the mod.
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1995





    /edited because the market moves faster than I can type
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    haha.. .yeah... about 3 days after i ordered the G011.... that one came out...

    i was a little bit cheesed... but what can u do???

    small rounded board eh? can anyone say filing???

    KraZy

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    I bet it does fit the mini crees at kaidomain because the ones at kaidomain seem to be replacing the mini rounded led boards.

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    i think i remember the one that you're talking about... it does look like it's made to fit a single AA body. Too bad i don't have the actual light yet... so i can order the one from kaidomain to try it out...

    i wonder if there's a booster in the G011?? then i can straight swap just the emitter.... i would hate to try to add in a booster in there....

    KraZy

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    Quote Originally Posted by krazy89
    i think i remember the one that you're talking about... it does look like it's made to fit a single AA body. Too bad i don't have the actual light yet... so i can order the one from kaidomain to try it out...

    i wonder if there's a booster in the G011?? then i can straight swap just the emitter.... i would hate to try to add in a booster in there....

    KraZy
    I'm pretty sure there is a booster in there otherwise I don't think the LED would light. I think the internals would probably be similar to the Elly's internals as I think it uses the exact same LED as the Elly and it is a 1AA just like the Elly.

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    yeah... i would expect there to be.. since emitters usually light between 3.0-3.7v...

    i just wish DX would hurry up and ship mine.. so i can actually take it apart....

    anyone here know any good resources for a booster and/or regulator circuit design that can be used for lights?

    THanks,

    KraZy

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    I should receive mine soon in a few days. It was shipped out on the 15th and I don't have much tools where I am right now but I will try my best to see what's inside when it comes.

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    sounds good....

    i think mine should be on the way too.... melissa said that she will expediate my shipment.... god knows that means tho>???

    KraZy

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    mine was shipped on 3/14/2007. as soon as it comes, I will take it apart and take some picttures with microlenses and post it here.

    I haven't done any mods with lights in my life, so i will wait for some helpful advices here before doing anything.

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    spider...

    if you can take those photos.. that would be great... i haven't received mine yet... but so wanna know what's inside..

    thx,

    KraZy

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    will do. once I recieve it.

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    I got mine today. It's worth the five bucks I spent on it. It comes in a plain piece of bubble wrap. There are no accessories, no lanyard, not even a battery in it. Tail stand is a little wobbly, as the switch boot sticks out a bit too far. The machining is of mediocre quality. The two holes drilled in the end for a lanyard don't quite line up with each other. The threads are loose and sloppy. On mine, the tailcap goes on nice and straight, but the head is slightly crooked after you tighten it down. The threads and orings are dry - no lube.

    Ok, enough of the bad news. The tail switch, while it is a reverse clicky, has a nice positive snap to it. The beam is about as bright as expected, and relatively smooth. The color is a touch blue, but not as blue as my RY0J Luxeon. It fired up just fine on a Walgreens branded AA cell. There is nary a flicker, and I didn't have to fiddle with any of the contact surfaces. The reflector is smooth and clean. So is the lens, although it is assuredly plastic.

    These will make fine giveaways for someone. For under $5, I like it.
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    I guess mine will come Monday then! Yuppie!
    Ty - are you goint to mod it or not worth the effort ?

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    Quote Originally Posted by spider-cricket-hater
    are you goint to mod it or not worth the effort ?
    I think this is one of those silk purse / sows ear sort of thing. Why put a $7 emitter in a $5 light? It doesn't make sense, at least not to me. I'll take this light for what it is - an unbelievably cheap little AA pocket light, that happens to be reasonably bright too.

    Besides, I'm not quite sure how to get it apart. You can see the back side of the driver board when you unscrew the head. There seems like it might be press fit into a metal ring, presumably threaded. If there were some notches in the metal ring, I might try applying some force to screw it out. Unfortunately, there are none. The only place you have to grab hold is a couple of holes in the circuit board itself. I tried to turn it with needle nose pliers, but it didn't budge. I'm afraid if I apply more force, it'll just wreck the board.

    I figured out why the head on mine sat crooked when tightened down. It seems the press fit driver board wasn't fully pressed into the metal ring. I took a 1/2" socket and used it as a drift to press the circuit board further into its seat. Use a small wood block to prevent scratches to the head, and clamp the head along with the socket in a vise. It still isn't perfect, but it's much better. Maybe there is a shaving of aluminum or circuit board or something trapped under the edge that is preventing it from seating all the way.

    The walls of this light are very thin, but that makes it very lightweight in the pocket. The beam has a nice smooth transition from spot to spill. The rubber boot is made of that weird cheap rubber that has that funny smell. I hope the smell goes away soon.
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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    Hmm,
    Thanks for the update Ty. Guess I'll know what to expect when mine finally comes in next week. Your "preview" will help if I also get a light that screws down crookedly

    Let's just hope those jetbeams we all ordered from dx don't still have the bad threads that haunted the earlier ones. That would really drive me over the edge...

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    Default Re: Powerlight HX-G011 1W 1xAA LED Flashlight Black

    How does it compare brightness-wise to say an L0D-CE or L1D-CE on low/medium?

    Any comparison beamshots? Anyone try any runtime measurements?

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    hey ty...

    thanks for the preview... man.. i was hoping that i would get mine on thurs or fri.... but alas... i didn't... i hope i'll get mine monday... cuz it's been a very, VERY long time since i've ordered....

    i'm hoping that you can take the board and emitter out.... cuz, if the body is devent enuff... it is worth it to put a cree... or maybe a ssc in there....

    more on this after i get mine.... damnit!

    KraZy

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