Armytek China?

letschat7

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I keep seeing these claims in regards to Armytek:

'They refused to use Chinese components from the national market, such as low-quality analogs of well-known brands.

They made a strategically correct decision to establish their factory in China in 2009.'

What happened to make them move production to China and how do you find an earlier model of their lights? Where were they originally produced at?
 

alpg88

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Their original predators were garbage, failed at 8 out of 10 rate. At first they claimed to be canadian company, yet their HQ address was a private house, then they "moved" to germany, while having factory in china all this time. they claimed to be official supplier for army and special forces, which was a complete lie. However lately their quality improved, and those who bought their lights are happy, and claim CS is great.
I personally do not have any of their lights, never did, i do not find them appealing, even if they are reliable, they do not seem to have any innovations, or uniqueness about them, no different than dozens of other brands.
 
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What happened? They were either lying from the start, or they realized they could get their lights made in China for less money, from an established factory; there. Likely one with experience in making lights, and quite frankly better than what was being made previously by the company. Basically same reason why many companies move their product manufacturing to China. To save money!
 

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I tend to think they were making lights in china since the day 1, wirth predators it was not the quality issue, it was a design flaw, their drivers failed. but the lights were always decent quality otherwise. they corrected mistakes and now they are pretty solid lights, with, what it looks like a very good CS according to customers. they replace failed lights no questions asked, from what i hear
 

alpg88

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If they were honest from day 1, and did not pull that canadian, army supplier bs they would not turn away some customers. They are well known on fonarevka.ru, a very large flashlight forum in russia, their first marketing guy was very well known there as a scam artist, he even tried to steal candlepowerforum reputation, he created a russian candlepowerforum, without any permission from Greta. but it did not go that well. All that was a turn off, regardless of how good the lights are especially in oversaturated market
 

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he even tried to steal candlepowerforum reputation, he created a russian candlepowerforum, without any permission from Greta.
If you are foolish enough to believe in intellectual property or copyright please understand the limitations and that not all countries have the same laws. I think the end user will find out which is the real one or provides the most value.

We knock off BLF but that doesn't matter so much. I try to use it very little and go to the real one and I don't care either way because it is a sound concept and it speaks enough that if someone is willing to imitate that it must be pretty good.
 

alpg88

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Thanks for the tip. I'm active in the Russian flashlight world but never hear of this till now.
That is kinda mutually exclusive things, Fonarevka.ru IS russian flashlight world, To me it is like saying i love to swim, but i've never been in a water.
But in any case, stop by, join, i've been a mod there for about 15 years. Same name , same avatar, I posted all my builds and projects there.
 
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