New 14500 Cree, Pocket Burner @ DX

LGCubana

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14500 version
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1369
($18.70 shipped to US)
- Features Cree P4 (WC) emitter
- Powered by 1x 14500 3.6V rechargeable battery
- 2-mode clicky switch. high/low/off
- Weights merely 1.1oz without battery
- Smooth plastic reflector cup with glass lens

- Test result: 2300 lux throw @ 3 feet (+/- 500lux) with Ultrafire LC 900mAh 3.6V battery
"this 14500 flashlight does get pretty hot (max at 113'F / 45'C) after 5 to 10 minutes of use"

VS

AA version
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1370
($18.91 shipped to US)
- Features Cree P4 (WC) emitter
- Powered by 1x commonly and cheaply found AA batteries

- 1.2V rechargeable AA's also work but slightly dimmer
- 1-mode clicky switch. 3.7V 350mAh step up circuit
- Weights merely 1.1oz without battery
- Smooth plastic reflector cup with glass lens

- Test result: 1500 lux throw @ 3 feet (+/- 500lux) with a typical alkaline 1.5V AA battery
 
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shadowbuds

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Does anyone know how "good" these clickie switches are? They say it's a little stiff and the last light I purchased (from fifthunit.com) had a really bad clickie switch.

Anyone have an experience with these or has gotten the AA 1.5v version?
 

FlashCrazy

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I bought what seems to be the exact same light in a Luxeon version a couple of months ago on eBay. My friend bought one at the same time. They seem to be plagued by intermittent contact problems....flickering, sometimes coming on dim, sometimes not coming on at all. The contact issues seemed to stem from where the head contacts the body. My friend's was so bad he sent in back for an exchange. The exhange one was just as bad. Construction was a step below the typical Chinese flashlights. The clickie switch always works fine.

Now, that being said....the ones on DealExtreme and Kaidomain may be manufactured by a totally different company, but they look identical to the one I have, right down to the description of the thin body walls. I'm going to wait to hear from others before I get one. For the price though, it's worth a shot!

Now, all that being
 

chesterqw

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contact problems can usually be solved by using a soldering gun and solder, cleaning of threads and lubricating them.

for that price, i don't really expect much...

and yea, that shiny light on kaidomain has a strange powerful aura attracting me...
 
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