German V-3 Tri-Torch

hoss

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Saw this at HerringtonCatalog web site: here
200 hour runtime and each led is apparently regulated with its own chip.
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Anybody know anything about this flashlight?
Can't figure out what sized batteries it takes.
I noticed almost everything at Herrington's is overpriced
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so maybe it's cheaper somewhere else.
 

hotfoot

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Can you say, \"Durian\"?
Looks familiar, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't have "a computer chip" for each LED, as the ad copy says. Prob just a plain 'ol resistor. If it really had 3 costly regulators, I doubt Herrington's would be able to make a profit, even at that price.

200 hours sounds credible and in the range expected for a typical 3 or 4 LED light (like the LW2K), so it sounds maybe like its 3AA or 3N.
 

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aren't these the same LED "torches" for sale in the usa branded as "eddy bauer" and sold at target stores?

those little holes in the end are like a signature statement... i think i've also seen them in maybe? a sharper image catalog branded as something else...

they definitely seem to get around, if they are the same unit
 

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The flashlight on that page is identical in size and shape to one I've already got: the V2 Triplex by LED-Lenser. Mine uses 2 CR2 lithium camera batteries, and can be found here.

According to Herrington's page, it uses three alkaline batteries, which they offer for $13. That seems high for alkies, even if they're a bizarre size. Makes me wonder if it really uses CR2 photo lithiums, which would cost about that much for a set. (I can't find these in Seattle, so I can't price them locally).

As a flashlight, it does rather well for a little three banger, and despite its satiny smooth, unknurled barrel, it feels nice in the hand. It's heavy for its size, and doesn't feel like junk. It uses LED-Lensers special rubber switch cover though, and they have been reported to occasionally become dislodged and lost. A spare is included in the tailcap in case that happens. It also has the LEDs inset into seperate cells in an insert in its bezel; this insert is chrome plated plastic like a model airplane part. Everything else is nice brushed aluminum.
 

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Originally posted by leddite:
aren't these the same LED "torches" for sale in the usa branded as "eddy bauer" and sold at target stores?

those little holes in the end are like a signature statement... i think i've also seen them in maybe? a sharper image catalog branded as something else...

they definitely seem to get around, if they are the same unit
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You are correct; although I've not (yet) seen this 3 LED model in either Sharper Image, or under the Eddie Bauer name at Target; the other ones I've seen. No idea who makes them; I should check a package at my local Target and see where they are manufactured. (China I'd bet....)

And aside from the larger size, and higher price, the advantage over a PT Rage is....? Ok, it's got a button switch, which can be a decided *disadvantage* over the bezel rotate switch, which virtually *never* gets turned on accidently....

Still, it's good to see more mass marketing of LED lights; although this one seems badly overpriced for what has to be a simple 3N cell, 3 unregulated LED's light. This could really give the unwary consumer a bad impression of what a good LED light should be (and cost!).
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These made in China lights are now at Frys in San Diego as an advertised special at $19.95 each. Fry's packaging has a different importer name from the Pacific Northwest but also references the German design. Fry's also carries a keychain single LED product from the same family that looks like a torpedo shaped Infinity or ARC AAA wannabee.

Battery requirements were unclear from the packaging (I forgot my reading glasses.)

I also have seen the product at Target under the Eddie Bauer name.

I passed, but noticed that Fry's gave the product lots of shelf space close to its Mag 6C's and 5D's at the big end of its 1/3-aisle-long "Mag Wall".
 

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The V2 I bought at shopko uses 3 n cells. I really like this light and I find myself using it all the time. It usually sells for $24.99 but I bought mine on sale for $19.99.
 

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ledfoot:

You're tempting me.

The light is attractive, but my family now has 4 LED clusters in 2 @ Lightwave 2000's, 1 @ Combatlight, and retrofitted jBechto 4 LED PR base clusters in a PT40, a Dorcy Boss, and a Target Outlands Ray-o-Vac clone of the Dorcy Boss.
 

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[ QUOTE ]
kiessling said:
it is the V2 Triplex from LedLenser using 3 x N-Cells.

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Hi Bernhard,

The V2 Triplex must have undergone a change since I reviewed it, since my version uses 2 type CR2 lithium cells, yet the V2 Triplex that seems to be going around these days uses 3 size N alkaline cells.

Both of these V2s appear to be put out by LED-Lenser.
 

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hm Craig ... I do not know if I'd not prefer it with lithiums ...
but thanx for the confirmation!
bernhard
 
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I recently bought one of those LEDlenser V2 Triplex models under the Eddie Bauer name at Target. It's certainly a bright light, much brighter than my PT Attitude and Lightwave 2000 and close to the brightness of my Inova X5T. No lanyard or sheath came with mine, but I like it.
 

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On sale last week at Fry's $14.95
Blue version. One to a customer
Tek Torches V2 Triplex by Zweibruder with Microchip Technology, with carry Pouch - 3 N cells.
Appears to be sleaved down inside the body of the light.

Not sure what the N-Cells cost to replace but for $15, I'll try it.
 

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ordered a pack of cr2 lithiums to give it a try, but they seem rather short for the battery compartment ...
Craig, was your V2 shorter than the actual model?
bernhard
 

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[ QUOTE ]
kiessling said:
ordered a pack of cr2 lithiums to give it a try, but they seem rather short for the battery compartment ...
Craig, was your V2 shorter than the actual model?
bernhard


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Holy cow!!!
You ordered CR2 lithiums?!?
You must have the earlier version of the V2 Triplex! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

As to the size of my V2 compared to the N-cell version now available, that I honestly don't know because I don't have the N-cell version to compare my CR2-cell version with. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
 
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