Something from Japanese Amazon

TurkishCoffee

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I was making an order on Amazon Japan and thought I might as well add on a weird flashlight. I present the Mitsubishi CL-1217, 2 D-Cell LED, ¥980 (about $6.75). It's simple, waterproof, 20 whole lumens! Batteries not included. I previously bought a Mitsubishi headlamp for $11 and it was unexpectedly better than advertised so I was hoping for a repeat of that. Unfortunately this one is not better than advertised... 20 lumens seems accurate. The build quality is good - smooth plastic, no imperfections, nice clicky switch - but it has about the worst looking beam I've ever seen. Dim, very blue, with a yellow shadow on one side. Not sure what's going on there. It's so bad that I'm considering doing an emitter swap just for fun. I've never done one before, any tips?

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^yikes.
 

letschat7

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The Japanese flashlights and accessories interest me a lot. Personally I am a fan of Gentos.

They are the official Japanese importer of Led Lenser and they have interesting concepts in their lights. Be prepared to spend upwards of $100 USD for a light shipped though. The quality is on the high end of consumer grade and we would know how to pick better lights for the same money.

That said if you are feeling like being a weeaboo it is definately the light to get! Good for using to read Lolicons late at night.
 

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