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    Default The most off centered LED I have seen.

    I seen this in a floor sample at REI the other day.



    What is the most off centered LED you own or seen.
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    That's a special model that throws the light around a 90 degree angle with the light pointed straight.

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    I'm betting that's the result of a few too many customers drumming it on the display rack to see how well it holds up / how it performs as a hammer.

    Over the years I've seen some incredibly mangled display goods in stores.

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    You did it! You have found the proof! That LED is actually tap dead center, and Albert Einstein and predecessors, such as Ibn al-Haytham, were flatly incorrect that light always travels in a straight line. Those charlatans obviously made up that hogwash out of thin air. Congratulations on discovering such a scientifically important artifact that will once and for all topple these bunk paradigms of junk science we've been force fed, and by which we have all been fooled for far too long. The shackles of ignorance have finally corroded, loosened and fallen away! Thank you for posting, and in the process, you have enriched all of humankind!
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    That's funny

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    Awesome.

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    Default Re: The most off centered LED I have seen.

    What... looks good to me
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    Default Re: The most off centered LED I have seen.

    It's a little off.

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    Default Re: The most off centered LED I have seen.

    Had the same thing on a lumapower lm-21 aaa light. The led was so off center that it was under the reflector...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorn View Post
    Had the same thing on a lumapower lm-21 aaa light. The led was so off center that it was under the reflector...
    Perhaps it is shyness, or maybe modesty? Anxiety? Get that LED on the couch!

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    But how's the tint?
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    I wonder what the beam profile look like.

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    Default Re: The most off centered LED I have seen.

    Yes, that's the most extreme example of off centered LED I have seen. I guess the light has been dropped to the floor.

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    Default Re: The most off centered LED I have seen.

    It's the official 2017 Solar Eclipse commemorative flashlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedpat View Post
    Yes, that's the most extreme example of off centered LED I have seen. I guess the light has been dropped to the floor.
    It was actually hanging if memory is correct in a display on that rope attached to the top so it can't drop though don't know what happened before they tied it off. Or at least I think it was tied. I was captivated with the off centered LED so wasn't paying attention to much else. When buying a light at a retail store I check if the LED is centered. I didn't want any of them but out of curiosity checked one which wasn't hanging. It's LED was off so then checked this one which was far worse.
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    Default Re: The most off centered LED I have seen.

    A cross-eyed flashlight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woods Walker View Post
    It was actually hanging if memory is correct in a display on that rope attached to the top so it can't drop though don't know what happened before they tied it off. Or at least I think it was tied. I was captivated with the off centered LED so wasn't paying attention to much else. When buying a light at a retail store I check if the LED is centered. I didn't want any of them but out of curiosity checked one which wasn't hanging. It's LED was off so then checked this one which was far worse.
    While many things can be bought at lower price online there is an advantage with buying them at a physical store. I very much appreciate the possibility to check the sample at place before leaving the store. Apart from flashlights I like to do it when it comes to binoculars. For example checking that they are not out of collimation or other faulty. I can pay some extra money for avoiding sending back a faulty sample which could be easily detected with a short inspection.
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    I see nothing wrong with it....................











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    Default Re: The most off centered LED I have seen.

    A true flashaholic would buy it, fix it, and return it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    It's the official 2017 Solar Eclipse commemorative flashlight.

    Well played.

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    Default Re: The most off centered LED I have seen.

    That is way off centered. I recently got a Coast G25 and the LED's look a little off but not as near as bad as that light.
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