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    What is the Cheapest Cree LED Flashlight that I can get?

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    There was some $60 jobber for sale on here but I can't find the thread now. It looked cool I wish I knew more about it.

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    CREE is pretty new technology at the moment, I remember when I first looked at a luxeon I light's price tag a year or so ago.... technology is really advancing...

    I'd wait like half a year before asking that question...you'll get more replies that way

    my 2 cents...cheers

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    I'm sure I'll be on it when it happens.

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    Get the Lumapower D-Mini for $58.95 delivered. It's baaad!

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    Default Re: Cheap Cree LED Flashlight

    Oh wait I forgot... Here we go..

    Elly flashlight: $7
    Cree XR-E star: ~ $15
    Doing your first flashlight mod: Priceless.

    It's actually fairly easy to drop a Cree star into an Elly flashlight. More info here:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=141874

    If you are new to flashlight modding I would suggest this as a good starter project! Here is the host:



    Thanks to mcmc for the pic!

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    Good luck with finding the ELLE flashlight. It looks like FifthUnit has shut their doors for a while, if not for good. It would be a shame if FifthUnit disappeared, because I wanted some more of the lights myself, for the same purpose.

    datiLED

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    Check with Nitroz, he's been selling a Cree modified flashlight. I just ordered one from him for $31.

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ghlight=nitroz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbore
    Oh wait I forgot... Here we go..

    Elly flashlight: $7
    Cree XR-E star: ~ $15
    Doing your first flashlight mod: Priceless.
    Yeah, can't wait for those XR-E stars from the group buys to come in... now all I gotta do is... find a soldering iron in my university!! Too bad the Elly is a tad bit large to EDC. When Lumapower updates the LM30x series with Cree, I will die with excitement!! I only wish I was a skilled enough modder to get that LM301 CE... Congrats to that dude in that one thread I drooled over...

    rightt.. here:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=146169
    Last edited by infection0; 12-27-2006 at 08:15 PM.

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    Default Re: Cheap Cree LED Flashlight

    I'm wating for a twisty head 1AA Cree light about the size and shape of a CMG Infinity Ultra before I be begging for anymore online flashlight money!!!

    I MIGHT go for a P1 sized Cree before that...
    http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/2640/usflaghalfmastmdwht.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayboyJoeShmoe
    I'm wating for a twisty head 1AA Cree light about the size and shape of a CMG Infinity Ultra before I be begging for anymore online flashlight money!!!

    I MIGHT go for a P1 sized Cree before that...
    Me too!

    So far, the closest I have is the little Civictor.

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    Just go out and buy a mag led and with a little cutting with a razor blade you'll have yourself a pretty reliable flashlight. Or you could go with one of these. Out of all of my lights these are definitely the easiest to mod.

    http://www.lighthound.com/index.asp?...OD&ProdID=2348
    http://www.lighthound.com/index.asp?...OD&ProdID=2466

    HERE IS HOW TO.
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=141493

    But a word of advice i'd wait another month until the soel Led's come out. They are going to be a much easier mod. The cree's have there own use but they are not made for most lights on the market currently.
    Last edited by photorob; 12-28-2006 at 10:16 AM.

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    Last edited by grapplex; 02-23-2007 at 01:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace0001a
    Check with Nitroz, he's been selling a Cree modified flashlight. I just ordered one from him for $31.

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ghlight=nitroz
    Is Nitroz still making these for sale? I haven't found a sales thread anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photorob
    Just go out and buy a mag led and with a little cutting with a razor blade you'll have yourself a pretty reliable flashlight.
    What does that mean?

    What are you suggesting to do to the Mag LED?

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    Default Re: Cheap Cree LED Flashlight

    1) Buy a mag led
    2) Buy a cre emitter
    3) Take soldering iron and a pair of needle nose pliers and remove the emitter from the mag led
    4)take a razor blade or a dremel and shape a spot for the cree to sit in
    5)buy some thermal epoxy or thermal grease and epoxy the cree into place
    6)solder it all up
    7)Done

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    Default Re: Cheap Cree LED Flashlight

    All of the suggested hosts seem to be from fifthunit.com.
    Got any other suggestions now that fifthunit seems to be gone?

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    I got a few extras of the Jetbeam C-LE from my groub buy, it's $30 shipped world wide, about $7 less than retail as per emilion's.

    Total GB came to about 93, just ordered a round number of 100 instead. PM if u want one



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    Default Re: Cheap Cree LED Flashlight

    Highly recommend the light that x2x3x2 just offered. Great price, Cree emitter, Ha III, sapphire lens, AA size, Jetbeam quality....get it while you can!

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    Default Re: Cheap Cree LED Flashlight

    Beakman: Yes he is as far as I know, but you have to PM Nitroz about it.

    AndyTiedye: Just how cheap are you talking about? Yes you could do what some have mentioned here, be a do-it-yourself'er and it will probably cost you around $20 to $25 when it's all said and done. Or your could PM Nitroz and buy one from him for $31. Otherwise you're probably looking at upwards of $70 for the next price level.

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    cheapest (and prob best value) non-custom CREE Led that i know of is the Jetbeam C-LE being offered by X2X3X2 and cej - check out the Group Buys section.

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    Does anyone have any beamshots of the Jetbeam AA Cree?

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    x2x3x2 if youve got a spare i`ll take one off you please. pm me and i`ll send paypal.

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    Does JetBeam AA have a flat regulation? How does the interface work? I still don't have the answers after reading all these posts.

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    x2x3x2, I was just getting ready to start a thread looking for a light just like that, for around that price, if you have another one to sell, please let me know, I will paypal as well.
    Thank you

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    @ x2x3x2
    I'd like to buy one of those Jetbeam C-LE
    PM Sent

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    x2x3x2, PM sent.
    You have to decide what your priorities are and have the courage--pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically--to say no to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger yes burning inside. The enemy of the best is often the good.

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    Default Re: Cheap Cree LED Flashlight

    So sorry guys, all the extra 7 lights have been taken. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumbee1
    Does anyone have any beamshots of the Jetbeam AA Cree?
    here's a link to a beamshot taken from the other thread -
    http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5847/6sh2.jpg

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