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    Default $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    So it all started with a co-worker that was impressed by my Surefire G3 Nitrolon with the Lumens Factory 380 lumen insert. I showed it to him yesterday and he had never seen such a bright light. He then asked if I had any other impressive lights. I said sure, I'll bring one tomorrow (which is today). Today I brought my Superfire WF501-D. I showed it to him and said, "I'll bet you can't hold it 1/2" from your hand for 10 seconds." He laughs and says something like "Bring it on, that's no problem!"

    He turns it on and holds it near his hand. He has this look on his face like "Big deal, it's just a flashlight." Next thing I hear is "OWWWWWWWWWW, HOLY SH** THAT IS HOT!!!!!!!!!!!" He asks if he made it to 10 seconds as he is feeling the pain of the heat and I tell him that he only made it to 8 seconds.

    He is seriously impressed and then asks me if this light will burn paper. I tell him I never really tried.

    So tonight I tried burning paper with the WF501-D. Here is the first video of the results. I have a couple more, but they are uploading very slow so please be patient.

    Note that the light burns through the paper in mere seconds. I was kind of surprised that the paper didn't actually catch fire, but as you can see, the light still burnt a hole in the paper.


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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    Here is another video.


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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    And FYI, the Surefire with the Lumens Factory upgrade would NOT burn a hole in the paper. It made a black spot, but would not burn the paper.

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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    didn't you say this will work on 4x RCR123s?

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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    Surefire makes a $20 light?
    No, a torch does not always mean flames.
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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    where did you get that light?
    Surefire,Inova,4Sevens,Fenix,Olight,Malkoff, AEX25,Xeray50,Polarion Aybss Dual, AElight 30-50 watt,Wiseled tactical 2000,Peak, Lupine Wilma TL, .......

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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    torchboy; re-read it or click this

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.976

    i think this is it.

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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    ANOTHER thread about burning holes in paper???
    BROZNEO

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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    Quote Originally Posted by jake25 View Post
    torchboy; re-read it or click this

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.976

    i think this is it.
    SUPERfire. I didn't think that price sounded right, so I guess I'm not crazy. Just illiterate.
    No, a torch does not always mean flames.
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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    Quote Originally Posted by Brozneo View Post
    ANOTHER thread about burning holes in paper???
    It's actually about the WF501-D. The title comes up slightly short maybe.


    Thanks for posting that video.

    BTW....kinda sounds like a "chick flik" in the background....LOL

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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    hopefully this won't stop the popularity of buying USLs.

    I wonder if this should be regarded as a safety issue
    KingGlamis, any word on how much current is being drawn?

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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    Try folding the paper in 3-4 layers, it might catch fire then. The "Torch" I bought from Mac will just turn a single layer of paper to ash, but if you fold it over... Fire!

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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    Quote Originally Posted by jugg2 View Post
    Try folding the paper in 3-4 layers, it might catch fire then. The "Torch" I bought from Mac will just turn a single layer of paper to ash, but if you fold it over... Fire!
    No, a torch does not always mean flames.
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    Default Re: $20 flashlight burns holes in paper in seconds

    I've found that this makes a much better flashlight if your sole purpose is trying to catch things on fire.

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