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    Flashaholic* chimo's Avatar
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    Default Canadians: 1W Princess Auto Light

    I picked up a 1W 3xAAA light from Princess Auto (similar to Harbour Freight??) yesterday ($20). Here are some pics. The LED looked like a clone, however I was surprised when I checked out the back of the star.

    1340 Lux @1m
    Current to emitter >400mA (This is direct drive through a 2 ohm resistor - I measured 406mA at tailcap with my probe leads in place. Current without the leads in place will be greater)

    The tailcap looks like it could be modified (drilled out) to accept an 18650.



















    Beamshot: TW0H driven at 350mA and the 1W TY0J Princess Auto Light


    Paul

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    Default Re: Canadians: 1W Princess Auto Light

    Nice little light for only 20 bucks.
    Good find Paul!

    Hmm, I think I have a homeless 18500 around here somewhere...

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    Default Re: Canadians: 1W Princess Auto Light

    I bought one of these, and went through it to clean it up.
    They're made cheaply, but have decent throw. Or at least mine did...
    Made the mistake of cleaning the reflector lightly with an alcohol dampened cloth...took some of the silvering off
    Can see light through the reflector now, so I'm not getting the output I should anymore
    Guess I'm hosed, anyone know how to resilver cheaply?

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    Default Re: Canadians: 1W Princess Auto Light

    The flier said Luxeon so I'm glad that was correct.

    Are there any extra contacts on the switch to allow an easy 2-level mod?

    Thanks - Greg
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    Default Re: Canadians: 1W Princess Auto Light

    Well I guess I know where im going on Thursday? Probably none left but you never leave Princess Auto empty handed eh.
    LED's impress but Incans satisfy

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    Default Re: Canadians: 1W Princess Auto Light

    Technically the sale price on these was only valid till Sat Feb 11th but they were still on in London on Mon Feb 13th, so I bet they will be till they clear out stock. There were still lots left here.

    FYI, Pt#8096067.

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    Default Re: Canadians: 1W Princess Auto Light

    Ah, hell, why do you guys keep tempting me, even $20 is another $20, then another $20.....this hobby (obsession) is killing me.

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