I've been passing those lights by for my last several trips to Fry's Electronics. They're about the ugliest, and cheapest looking light I've seen. They're all in blister packs so I couldn't see one light, but their appearance leaves something to be desired. Of course with them being displayed right next to the X-5 doesn't add any appeal to them either. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
Comon guys!! If I thought it was really 100000 hours, I would secretly buy all of them, and use their alien powers to efficently supply the country with all of its electrical needs, all while charging current rates.... [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
I forgot when I made the statement that I was going to "buy all of the lights", that I would have to order from Botach. Before Christmas, I ordered 8 Emissive Energy microlights (white) that were to be intended as gifts. I placed the order by phone, and they said that it would arrive on my doorstep within four days (or I am pretty sure that is what the guy said, as his English was worse that Arnolds in Conan [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]). One week later, no lights. I called them to check on the status, and they said that they would be shipping them right now. He said that the holidays backed them up a bit. I accepted his apology (as there was a little over a week b4 x-mas), and waited. One week later, STILL NO LIGHTS [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] . Attempted to call them, and some lady with terrible English (go figure), said that they were all busy and to call back later. I tried them 8 times during the day, to no avial. Finally e-mailed them, and said something to this effect "To whom it may concern, I would like to check on order #BotachXXXXXX, thank you.). The reply that I recieved from them was "red and green only, Thank you" WTF!?!?!?!?!? [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] . These guys sait they had it in stock and I waited 2 weeks, and still nothing. So I e-mailed Botach and basically told them to stick it, and that if they charged my card, I would put a stop payment on it. I also said that if they all ready shipped them, that I would return them freight collect, and I forwarded a copy to my attorney, in case they decided to be stupid(er). I also e-mailed Emissive Energy, to inform them of my experience. I would have gotten these lights for under $60, and everyone would have been happy. I, in turn, had to go to Batteries Plus and purchase 8 Photon II's for around 100 bucks [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] . They have a good deal though. The first Photon is $14, and each additional is $11. All I have to say is "THANKS BOTACH".
That felt better [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]